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foobar2000 Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to foobar2000 for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Clementine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to foobar2000 and loads of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to foobar2000 are Strawberry, DeaDBeeF, Quod Libet and Apple Music.

foobar2000 alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Media Players or Internet Radio Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of foobar2000.
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  1. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

    ⚫︎ LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Discontinued

    No stable release since 2016. Newer release candidate seems to be available on Github.

    Clementine with lyrics pane
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    Almost everyone thinks Clementine is a great alternative to foobar2000.

    It's free, it has a lot of features, but it is not as good as foobar2000. bug: memory leak.

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    Remote player control from Android

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    Clementine is just a basic audio player, whereas foobar2000 is a very advanced player.

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    mrdaltro

    It's not well maintained, so... Expect encoders and decoders to be a lot obsolete, specially if you use Windows and the common static libraries! Also, you can expect a lot of online service libraries to not work very well. See Strawberry instead.

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    Lots of design, little contents

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  2. Strawberry is a music player and music collection organizer. It is a fork of Clementine released in 2018 aimed at music collectors and audiophiles. The name is inspired by the band Strawbs. It's written in C++ using the Qt framework.

    ⚫︎ LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableStrawberry is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ Goal Setting Strawberry can set individual or group goals to meet over a particular period.
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    Strawberry has many features that are similar to the ones I use most in foobar2000. I particularly like the queuing system as it allows me to maintain my playlists in the order I want while easily being able to cherry pick what I want to listen to right now. This is the best music player I have found that is available for Linux and it gets me closest to the experience I loved about using foobar2000 in Windows.

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  3. DeaDBeeF icon

    DeaDBeeF

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE
    • Cinnamon
    • GNOME
    • MATE
    • Xfce

    DeaDBeeF is a lightweight graphical music player created for easy playback of music and management of playlists. It supports major audio codecs and tags, global hotkeys, gapless playback, streaming audio, command line control, and has an 18-band equalizer.

    ⚫︎ LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to foobar2000.
    onkoe

    Very customizable, with a default GTK interface! Looks and runs great! Exactly what I wanted from a music player :)

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    Interface is very similar. Only the the animation is missing, but that's not why I used foobar in the first place.

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    23C5DA

    Very similar to foobar2000 but lacks a lot of refinements and details. Some hotkeys binding simply doesn't work. Cannot import/export theme and settings.

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    bVork

    The only Linux audio player that's as simple, compatible, and customizable as foobar2000.

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    Looks 99% like foobar2000, as a previous foobar2000 user. UI is almost exactly the same, never crashes, uses very little memory.

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    Like Foobar2000, you can customize the interface as well as you want, it supports easily flac files and metadata edition. DeadBeef is the alternative and open source furthermore.

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  4. Quod Libet is a Gapless GTK+-based audio player written in Python. Its designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (dont worry, regular searches work too).

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
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    Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to foobar2000.
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    Apple Music

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    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Online

    To bring you more music than ever with access to millions of songs. To give you personal recommendations from people who know and love music. To deepen the connection between artists and fans. To reimagine radio with a 24/7, global station.

    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioApple Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ PortableApple Music can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Personalized RecommendationsApple Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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    mrdaltro

    Apple Music is a streaming service; foobar2000 is just "agnostic" music player that CAN play streaming, if configured to.

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  6. It just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features & support for all audio formats you should ever need.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Lossless AudioVox Music Player has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    ⚫︎ LightweightVox Music Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. Tomahawk gives you to access to all of your favorite music in one powerful media player.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTomahawk can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained. Last version, 0.8.4, released in April 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  8. Musique unclutters your music listening experience with a clean interface that keeps you focused on what really matters: music.

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  9. Swinsian is a sophisticated music player for macOS with wide format support, folder watching, advanced tag editing and designed to be responsive even with the largest libraries.

    ⚫︎ File TaggingSwinsian can organize and highlight your files with tags and labels.
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    It can manage very large media librairies

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  10. cmus is a small, fast and powerful console music player for Linux and *BSD.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceC* Music Player either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightC* Music Player consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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