foobar2000 Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to foobar2000 for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is AIMP, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to foobar2000 and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to foobar2000 are Clementine (Free, Open Source), DeaDBeeF (Free, Open Source), MusicBee (Free Personal) and Strawberry (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    1. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.
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      AIMP vs foobar2000 opinions
      Almost everyone thinks AIMP is a great alternative to foobar2000.
      Fast and continuous playing. Option to edit meta data.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It is a very good audio player with a pristine sound quality
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      AIMP is a complete music player for most users. It has a very beautiful and very customizable graphical interface (in addition to skins), amazing sound quality, great amount of features and integrations with other services, wide compatibility and some availability of plugins (which still need to be improved). The only most immediate cons I can think for now is the speed of reading local files and perhaps the lack of clarity in some features.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Very powerful and flexible, with support for advanced skins, playlists, online radio, multi-channel audio, and much more.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      munteanzeno Downloaded an .ogg file, foobar2000 didn't open it (as most apps), this did.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      ososstar It's even better than foobar, nice interface also we can handle the music playlists, set hotkeys local/global, quick play/pause from icon in the tray and more of good features
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    2. Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.

      Discontinued

      The latest version is from 2016.
      Source: https://www.clementine-player.org/#news

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      Clementine vs foobar2000 opinions
      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Remote player control from Android
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Lots of design, little contents
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      -7


    3. 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.
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      DeaDBeeF vs foobar2000 opinions
      Most users think DeaDBeeF is a great alternative to foobar2000.
      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      bVork The only Linux audio player that's as simple, compatible, and customizable as foobar2000.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    4. MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.
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      MusicBee vs foobar2000 opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MusicBee is a great alternative to foobar2000.
      Can easily reorganize and rename large and messy music collections.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      I can manage 1000+ files with it
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      More simple than foobar2000.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. 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.
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    6. Winamp is a media player for Windows developed by Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev by their company Nullsoft, which they later sold to AOL, who sold to Radionomy in January 2014.
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      Winamp vs foobar2000 opinions
      Most users think Winamp is a great alternative to foobar2000.
      Discontinued, yes, but set the standard in Windows audio playback. Incredibly feature rich and sounds excellent.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Windows 98 + Winamp + MP3 + Limewire = The good old days of adopting a new music format. Still works in W10.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Winamp is around but an old version no longer updated at Winamp.com and using the old version site you can get earlier versions. Foobar2000 is the main replacement.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    7. Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp.
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      Audacious vs foobar2000 opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Audacious is a great alternative to foobar2000.
      If you are looking for a Linux program to do the same thing foobar2000 does, this is probably your best bet. Has a gui very reminiscent of fb2k, a similar plugin system bundled with it, and support for almost all video game music formats out of the box.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      gapless playback work perfectly :) bothing worse than those short pauses! if this had a remote function would be awesome the only thing i dont like is not being able to navigate to the folder from the context menu
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Unk42 Very similar to foobar2000 minimalistic interface. There is also support for Winamp skins + its a open source software.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Poor audio settings and useless/featureless gui.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    8. MediaMonkey is a music player and a music library manager with support for 50,000+ files and many features for organizing, tagging, converting and burning your music. It also has advanced podcasting and syncing features.
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      Most users think MediaMonkey is a great alternative to foobar2000.
    9. 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).
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      Most users think Quod Libet is a great alternative to foobar2000.
    10. Amarok is a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows with an intuitive interface. It makes playing the music you love and discovering new music easier than ever before - and it looks good doing it!
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      Amarok vs foobar2000 opinions
      Some users think Amarok is a great alternative to foobar2000, some don't.
      I have not seen a better yet still good-looking software than Amarok.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Meant for power users. Has global shortcuts, replay gain and a ton of features.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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