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What does foobar2000 do for you that no other player does?
Canar
post Aug 31 2009, 19:59
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It's been a while since I've seen a thread like this, so I figured I'd float a simple question out there: What does foobar2000 do for you that no other player does?

For me, one such feature is the fact that I can confidently use foobar2000 as a basic mastering step when converting from high sampling-rate and/or high bit-depth down to CD audio or MP3. This is thanks to foobar2000's wonderful dither, limiters, resamplers, and streamlined conversion process.


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post Sep 1 2009, 09:59
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I was eager to find a way that made it easy for me to tag my songs with my own customized info. I used Helium MM back then which did the task somewhat well, but still was very slow and was still somewhat limited in it's functionality.

Then I (for the 3rd time or so) found out that foobar2000 actually did this and did it well, and also it was extremely lightweight.

Immediately I fell in love with ColumnsUI and it's flexibility and panels. Also I started ripping my music to FLAC after being comfortable with foobar2000. For some reason everything just feels easier with foobar2000 around. Also I'm totally in love with the addition of autoplaylists.

Another thing I love about foobar2000 is it's media library - 5 years ago in my Winamp-age, I still used file-handling to create playlists and organize my music (even though Winamp had a ML then).

There are still room for improvement of components and foobar2000 core and I have listed my ideas with links to respective threads in my "About me"-page.


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- Canar   What does foobar2000 do for you that no other player does?   Aug 31 2009, 19:59
- - smkk   Foo_facets, title formatting, custom tags and the ...   Aug 31 2009, 20:10
|- - boombaard   QUOTE (smkk @ Aug 31 2009, 21:10) Foo_fac...   Sep 4 2009, 18:58
- - 2E7AH   It manages and presents my music collection in eas...   Aug 31 2009, 20:18
- - marc2003   i first got into foobar around 2005-2006 because i...   Aug 31 2009, 20:20
- - q-stankovic   I could mention so many things - but there is one ...   Aug 31 2009, 20:27
|- - MordredKLB   Foobar allows me to organize my large collection e...   Aug 31 2009, 20:34
- - DocBeard   Bear in mind that the only time in the past severa...   Aug 31 2009, 22:32
- - Rozzo   Foobar2000 doesn't crash so often as other pla...   Sep 1 2009, 00:40
- - shakey_snake   If this was a few years ago, I'd have said gro...   Sep 1 2009, 06:23
- - Olaf   I guess my answser is "everything". I tr...   Sep 1 2009, 07:59
- - buktore   I got laid because I use foobar. Seriously, th...   Sep 1 2009, 09:36
- - odyssey   I was eager to find a way that made it easy for me...   Sep 1 2009, 09:59
- - BoraBora   Mostly? Like q-stankovic, "Custom tags and th...   Sep 1 2009, 10:11
- - Anas   I'd say the most important aspect of foobar ar...   Sep 1 2009, 11:00
|- - odyssey   QUOTE (Anas @ Sep 1 2009, 12:00) But when...   Sep 1 2009, 12:54
- - mixcherry   QUOTE (Canar @ Aug 31 2009, 20:59) What d...   Sep 1 2009, 11:50
- - cmdrpaddy   I use foobar for 2 reasons . 1 - It's the onl...   Sep 1 2009, 14:15
- - mystNZ   Sure....for all the reasons mentioned in this thre...   Sep 1 2009, 17:41
- - seVen   I would say everything... but now for me for some ...   Sep 1 2009, 21:14
- - Takaji   It's the perfect audio program for power users...   Sep 1 2009, 21:19
- - Yotsuya   Custom Tags - I like how foobar allows me to effic...   Sep 2 2009, 03:06
- - Robertina   What foobar makes unique for me is what foobar2000...   Sep 2 2009, 05:16
- - s33m33   Speed & Customization Continuous development G...   Sep 2 2009, 05:53
- - TREX6662k6   It organizes my library, rips and encodes music an...   Sep 2 2009, 12:49
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (TREX6662k6 @ Sep 2 2009, 07:49) An...   Sep 3 2009, 00:28
- - mrinferno   hard core winamp convert myself...never really rea...   Sep 3 2009, 04:57
- - Kitsuned   I used to use winamp before changing to foobar whe...   Sep 3 2009, 12:52
- - leobeach   I would say customization ! I needed a PC in ...   Sep 3 2009, 14:12
- - tom_vienna_at   It's stable, doesn't use a lot of resource...   Sep 4 2009, 08:57
- - dhromed   Converted from Winamp because with 5.5 that totall...   Sep 5 2009, 19:58
- - krazy   Repeating some others but: - Tagz everywhere. eg. ...   Sep 7 2009, 19:16
- - fishgrit   I am a classical music nut. Classical music meta...   Sep 9 2009, 21:26
- - WolfenNights   Foobar lets me rename files by track and title, wh...   Dec 11 2009, 06:12
- - Digmen1   I said this a few years ago but It is Foobars Pla...   Dec 11 2009, 09:51
|- - garym   QUOTE (Digmen1 @ Dec 11 2009, 02:51) But ...   May 8 2010, 23:56
- - MartDann   It plays Music Long time ago i've switched f...   Dec 11 2009, 15:25
- - Finiderire   Long life to Foobar2000 and it's playlist ...   May 8 2010, 10:44
- - muzack   with wsh panel foobar2000 becomes a kind of framew...   May 8 2010, 12:32
- - Slotos   Plays music. I'm dead serious, no other playe...   May 8 2010, 14:05
|- - dv1989   QUOTE (Slotos @ May 8 2010, 14:05) Plays ...   May 8 2010, 19:42
|- - Slotos   QUOTE (dv1989 @ May 8 2010, 20:42) hurrrr...   May 9 2010, 00:50
- - LithTech   such sings as renaming files by the preset, useful...   May 8 2010, 14:23
- - accuratecopy   Switched from Winamp years ago. Now it's one o...   May 8 2010, 16:05
- - dv1989   Yeah, I think that's more the kind of thing th...   May 9 2010, 10:56
- - Meeko   For me, foobar keeps things simple and uncluttered...   May 10 2010, 15:36


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