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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, Strawberry, MusicBee and DeaDBeeF.

foobar2000 alternatives are mainly Audio Players but may also be Internet Radio Services or Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of foobar2000.
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  1. AIMP icon

    AIMP

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    • PortableApps.com
    282 alternatives to AIMP 

    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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    1.  LightweightAIMP consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of AIMP.
    3.  PortableAIMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Dark ModeAIMP supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAIMP can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Collaborative PlaylistsMake any playlist collaborative to let your friends add, remove, and reorder videos and tracks.
    7.  Batch EditingAIMP allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    8.  Support for VST PluginsAIMP support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Guest

    Fast and continuous playing. Option to edit meta data.

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    Guest

    It is a very good audio player with a pristine sound quality

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    mrdaltro

    It's not as customizable as foobar. The latter can be hackeable to the point where you write a script that changes completely any single point of its UI.

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    Very powerful and flexible, with support for advanced skins, playlists, online radio, multi-channel audio, and much more.

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    munteanzeno

    Downloaded an .ogg file, foobar2000 didn't open it (as most apps), this did.

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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

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    Clementine

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    231 alternatives to Clementine 

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer. It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and...

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    1.  LightweightClementine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioClementine has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    Discontinued

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

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

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    Guest

    Remote player control from Android

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    Lots of design, little contents

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    Strawberry

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    220 alternatives to Strawberry 

    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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    1.  LightweightStrawberry consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Lossless AudioStrawberry has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    3.  Privacy focusedStrawberry is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Works OfflineStrawberry can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  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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    MusicBee

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    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMusicBee can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Ad-freeMusicBee doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  PortableMusicBee can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    mrdaltro

    Amazing piece of software! I think it can do pratically anything Foobar can (even with extensions).

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    Can easily reorganize and rename large and messy music collections.

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    Guest

    More simple than foobar2000.

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    I can manage 1000+ files with it

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    DeaDBeeF

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    • MATE
    • Xfce
    154 alternatives to DeaDBeeF 

    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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    1.  LightweightDeaDBeeF consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDeaDBeeF can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableDeaDBeeF can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    onkoe

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

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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  6. Winamp icon

    Winamp

    • Windows
    • Android
    214 alternatives to Winamp 

    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. Since version 2 it has been sold as freemium and supports extensibility with plug-ins and skins...

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    Guest

    Windows 98 + Winamp + MP3 + Limewire = The good old days of adopting a new music format.

    Still works in W10.

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    Guest

    Discontinued, yes, but set the standard in Windows audio playback. Incredibly feature rich and sounds excellent.

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    Guest

    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.

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    Audacious

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    • Haiku
    • Xfce
    119 alternatives to Audacious 

    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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    1.  LightweightAudacious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAudacious can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  PortableAudacious can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It's open source, runs on Linux and Windows, has an intuitive UI and just works without any unexpected shortcomings.

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    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.

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    Unk42

    Very similar to foobar2000 minimalistic interface. There is also support for Winamp skins + its a open source software.

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    Guest

    Poor audio settings and useless/featureless gui.

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    Guest

    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

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  8. MediaMonkey icon

    MediaMonkey

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    • Windows S
    108 alternatives to MediaMonkey 

    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.
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    Quod Libet

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    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsQuod Libet can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  PortableQuod Libet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The paned browser, providing a customizable hierarchy of filters for finding your music
    The album browser, giving a visual anchor for a large library
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  10. Apple Music icon

    Apple Music

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    • Online
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    115 alternatives to Apple Music 

    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.

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    1.  Lossless AudioApple Music has lossless audio support, basically studio quality sound.
    2.  PortableApple Music can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Personalized RecommendationsApple Music can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    4.  Music StoreYou can buy music and keep ownership in perpetuity at Apple Music.
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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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