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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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Custom Tags - I like how foobar allows me to efficiently manage custom tagging schemes on not just one but large batches of files at a time. Either manually from the properties editor, automatically from the filenames, or a mixture of both. Other players offer some basic functionality in this regard but nothing comes close to foobar when it comes to large batch tagging IMO.

Custom Interface - Different people use their computers in different ways. Furthermore different people use different features of foobar with different priority. I particularly like to use playlist grouping with embedded album art (NG Playlist, EL Playlist, SCPL, etc.). While a few other players offer this sort of playlist in addition to skinning, nothing comes close to foobar with regard to flexibility. I can easily use custom tags and crude titleformat logic to overhaul the foobar interface into something simple that suits my particular needs (which occasionally change over time).

Wine Compatibility - While foobar is developed exclusively for the windows platform, its clean use of API calls make it compatible with wine. This allows me to bring my custom interface onto Mac and Linux. I often bounce between different platforms at both work and home and I appreciate the ability to bring foobar with me.

Community - While many people in this forum are quick to smack down inexperienced users and wild questions, the community on this forum help to develop and explore foobar in ways unparalleled with any other player, even WinAmp. I regularly read through these forums and try to help others solve their problems and by doing so I keep finding new and interesting ways to use my own foobar.



So to sum things up: I love foobar because it allows me to listen to my music the way I want to like no other player and keeps giving me new ways to do it.


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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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