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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 2 2009, 05:16
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What foobar makes unique for me is what foobar2000 does (its functionality) and how it does that (its style), in short it is a combination of all.

After some experiences with other players (e.g. Windows Media Player, Winamp, MediaMonkey, Sonique) I tried 1by1, a directory player, and then became acquainted with foobar and fell in love with it:

  • No fear of adware, spyware, malware, no fear of user statistics which are collected in the background and send to the internet "to make the software better" (foobar monitors its media library but not me, it respects my privacy and is not interested in user behaviour)
  • Since the day I am using it I never had a crash, beta versions included,
  • the program is developed further continuously.
  • A clearly structured user interface with a practical integration of functions into context menus instead of main menu items with an excessive number of entries
  • No colourful buttons or obtrusive button images (please never change this) but elegance by means of simplicity.
  • A highly configurable design (I don't speak of theming, but user defined columns, status bar information and so on)
  • Instead of a tiny little player window a GUI which can be maximized (very important for me)
  • Full tagging, converter, Media Library organizing options
  • Great plugins which enrich foobar's value for me
  • Possibility to get in contact with the developers of foobar or of third party plugins
  • Very good forum here on Hydrogenaudio; I never had a question which remained unanswered.
  • So much more...

My English is not very good, for each post I need to look up most words in the dictionary but I hope it became clear how gratefully I am for this software.

Music is the most important thing in my life and I do listen, organize and sometimes even produce some parts of it (Converter, Resampler, DSP and VST functions) with foobar2000.

So nothing more to say than thank you.
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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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