foobar2000 Components

For foobar2000 v1.5 and newer

List foobar2000 v1.4+ components (last versions with Windows XP support)

List older foobar2000 v1.1+ components

These components are designed for foobar2000 v2.0.

They are compatible with foobar2000 v1.5 and newer but require at least Windows 7 and CPU with SSE2 instruction set.

The components support both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the player and they handle dark mode.


ComponentDescriptionLast Updated
Amplifier DSP v1.0.4A simple volume adjustment DSP allowing the signal amplitude to be both boosted and lowered. 2023-03-16 12:06
Audio MD5 v0.6.5A tool for generating and verifying MD5 checksum of audio data. Uses ffmpeg.exe and supports all formats FFmpeg supports. 2023-09-08 18:21
BPM AnalyserRecompile of foo_bpm by Michael Balzer/Holger Stenger. Added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2023-10-06 08:00
Crossmix DSP v0.4Mixes the beginning of the next track over the ending of the previous track without any fading. 2023-10-13 19:09
Cuesheet Creator v0.4.6dRecompile of foo_cuesheet_creator by Synthetic Soul. Adjusted for the latest SDK and added 64-bit support. 2023-08-29 10:09
Downmixer DSP v1.2Downmixes source to the selected output format. 2023-03-16 12:05
External Tags v1.5.14Adds tagging support for non-taggable file formats. 2023-03-16 12:05
Fade In/Out DSP v1.0.7Allows adding linear, sine, cosine, or logarithmic shaped fade-in and fade-out effects. 2023-03-16 12:05
Fake Gapless DSP v0.6Briefly fades track changes to silence to avoid glitches with gapless tracks when encoded with lossy codecs. Meant to be used with the Converter component when creating files for portable players. 2023-03-16 12:05
fdk-aac packet decoderRecompile of foo_pd_aac by kode54. Added 64-bit support. 2022-09-06 06:45
Gap Killer DSP v0.4.6Removes silence from track transitions. 2023-03-16 12:06
Hard Clip DSP v1.0.3Clips peaks forcing foobar2000 output to match players that don't support floating point output. 2023-03-16 12:06
mda Dither DSP v0.3Range of dither types for word-length reduction. Almost direct conversion of Paul Kellett's VST plug-in. 2023-03-16 12:05
No Display Standby v1.1.4Disables monitor power saving feature while music is playing. 2023-03-16 12:05
No Sleep v1.2Prevents system from entering standby mode while foobar2000 is running. 2023-03-16 12:05
Play NextAdds the selected track to the beginning of the playback queue to be played next. 2023-03-16 12:05
Pregap DSP v1.0.7Inserts silence before real playback begins. For use with slowly initializing digital receivers. 2023-03-16 12:06
Recorder v0.2.3Record audio from selected sound card input. 2023-03-16 12:05
Renamer v0.3.5An alternative file renamer for people who wish to configure reserved character replacement rules manually. 2024-01-13 07:04
ReplayGain DSP v0.2.10Alternative RG implementation with smart RG mode selection based on playback mode and playlist contents, automatic loudness estimation for tracks with missing RG info and different methods for clipping prevention. 2023-03-16 12:05
Reset Stop after current v0.1Replicates the core feature 'Reset the above when stopping' for 'Stop after current' so that it can be added to the UI as a button. 2024-01-06 09:42
Seek to Time v0.5Allows defining timestamps to directly seek to with keyboard shortcuts. 2023-03-16 12:05
Skip Silence DSP v1.0.5Automatically fast forwards over extended periods of silence. Now a built-in feature but this component allows leaving in longer silence. 2023-03-16 12:05
Skip Track v1.39Skips tracks that match user configurable title formatting string. By default skips over each track with Rating set to 1.
  • 1.39 (2024-01-09): Fixed preferences dialog being clipped on high DPI mode. Added Default UI button state support.
  • 1.38 (2023-09-15): Changed skip_count title format field name to skip_track_skip_count. Updated to latest SDK.
  • 1.37 (2023-03-16): Recompile with latest SDK and foobar2000 v1.5 compatibility.
  • 1.36 (2022-08-27): Added dark mode support.
  • 1.35 (2022-07-01): Fixed incorrect time parsing when millisecond accuracy was used.
  • 1.34 (2021-08-05): Fixed converter DSP not resetting partial skip list after each track. Reverted to older SDK to restore Windows XP compatibility.
  • 1.33 (2021-03-21): Fixed playlist length not changing when changing playback to another playlists.
  • 1.32 (2020-11-29): Added support for skipping streams. This requires enabling the setting "treat query as titleformat string" and writing the skip string as a regular titleformat string. If the string evaluates to anything but empty string or 0 the track will be skipped.
  • 1.31 (2020-10-17): Added Columns UI button state support.
  • 1.30 (2020-09-13): Removed all restrictions from bookmarking code that limited it to function only with local files and changed bookmarks to use foobar's metadb index store instead of file tags.
  • 1.29 (2020-07-10): Improved performance of playlist length computation.
  • 1.28 (2020-06-22): Changed behavior with "Repeat (track)" playback order. Now manually selecting a skippable track will allow the track to play once but not continue looping.
  • 1.27 (2020-06-21): Fixed skipping not working with "Repeat (track)" playback order. Added tracking of skip counts - visible in the properties dialog and accessible with title format field %skip_count%. Added rounding to playlist_length functionality and made $playlist_length() function return one as a minimum value instead of zero.
  • 1.26 (2020-05-16): Fixed playback resume to be treated like manual track selection. Added new titleformat variable %playlist_length% which returns the total duration of the playing playlist in minutes. Added new function $playlist_length(unit, percentage) which returns the wanted percentage of the total duration of the playlist in chosen unit.
  • 1.25 (2020-04-09): Fixed the timestamp skip check.
  • 1.24 (2020-04-09): Reverted the change introduced in version 1.17. Instead SKIP isn't treated as a timestamp if it doesn't include colon or decimal dot.
  • 1.23 (2020-03-28): Automatic bookmarking will ignore the playing track if the bookmark is manually removed. Adjusted autobookmarking behavior with seeking. Added new titleformat variable %playback_reason% to further control skip behavior.
  • 1.22 (2020-03-25): Fixed autobookmarking of tracks outside media library to also require 10 seconds of playback before being triggered. Added 10 second playback requirement after forward seek until new position is used for autobookmarking. Renamed bookmark menu entries to include mention of Skip Track.
  • 1.21 (2020-03-24): Added setting to allow automatically bookmarking tracks outside media library too. Added option to restrict bookmarking to tracks that match a query string.
  • 1.20 (2020-03-14): Made %playlist_name% and %playback_order% checks case insensitive. Fixed %playlist_name% to reflect playing playlist and not active playlist.
  • 1.19 (2020-03-07): Fixed dynamic_assert failure with repeated skip.
  • 1.18 (2020-02-24): Switching component on or off unintentionally triggered the bookmarking command.
  • 1.17 (2020-02-10): Doesn't use %SKIP% tag for time based partial skipping if it's used in the skip query.
  • 1.16 (2019-10-04): Reintroduced bookmarking support (requires foobar2000 v1.5 series).
  • 1.15 (2019-08-24): The DSP is automatically enabled when playback is started on foobar2000 v1.5 series and disabled on foobar2000 v1.4 series.
  • 1.15beta2 (2019-08-20): Restored the ability to force play a skippable track that got broken in beta 1. Made the component not skip the playing track mid-playback if the decoder gets reinitialized for any reason.
  • 1.15beta1 (2019-08-07): Added support for arbitrary number of skip positions. Added support for new APIs introduced with foobar2000 v1.5. The new interface makes the component fully compatible with External Tags and partial skipping works without altering track lengths and remains compatible with DSP effects. The component needs to be inserted into the DSP chain on foobar2000 v1.5.
  • 1.10.3 (2019-07-29): Removed the restrictions added for 1.10 that excluded the component from streams and prevented it from using input redirectors
  • 1.10.2 (2019-07-19): Removed External Tags exclusion when new-enough version of the component is installed. Restored partial skip support for tracks that would normally be skipped
  • 1.10.1 (2019-07-17): Fixed delay insertion when continuously skipping tracks. Fixed "stop playback after repeated skips" to work when looping backwards. Fixed manual skip override to work with m-TAGS
  • 1.10 (2019-07-16): Added configuration to select if full track skipping should be active outside normal playback. Fixed queue not being able to force play tracks that would normally be skipped. Fixed Previous button being able to jump backwards in history over skipped tracks. Removed bookmark support
  • 1.10 beta 2 (2019-07-14): Made "Skip even manually selected tracks" setting work. Prevented the component from being able to freeze the player on continuous track skipping.
  • 1.10 beta 1 (2019-07-14): Removed DSPs and made the skip component work as an input decoder. Added option to stop playback on repeated skips
  • 1.9.10 (2018-01-06): Skip timestamp parser doesn't overflow from decimals so easily anymore. Dynamic C runtime version for foobar2000 v1.4
  • 1.9.9 (2017-08-15): Skipping the end of a track prevented Stop after current from working. Now playback is stopped in this case. Unfortunately cursor won't advance to the next track like it normally would
  • 1.9.8 (2016-04-17): Fixed incorrect behavior when using Previous-command after skipping a track
  • 1.9.7 (2015-01-05): Fixed conflicts between SKIP tag and other components that try to seek
  • 1.9.6 (2014-12-03): Fixed DSP part playing silence if component was enabled while playing a track that should be skipped
  • 1.9.5 (2014-11-06): Fixed to work with other DSPs that request track change marks
  • 1.9.4 (2014-10-13): Added safety checks to callbacks to stop all action after on_quit is called
  • 1.9.3 (2014-09-30): Fixed query string length limit
  • 1.9.2 (2014-09-29): Moved settings from advanced preferences to main preferences
  • 1.9.1 (2014-09-20): Bugfixes
  • 1.9 (2014-08-05): Fixed muted output when resuming in paused state. SKIP and BOOKMARK fields no longer override playback resume position. Allows other components to seek to any position on track start regardless of SKIP field's presence.
  • 1.8.9 (2014-07-19): Changed not to skip tracks if skip query is empty.
  • 1.8.8 (2014-07-06): Fixed %playlist_name% handling.
  • 1.8.7 (2014-05-01): Fixed playback skipping not always working.
  • 1.8.6 (2014-04-28): Properly fixed Converter DSP failing to skip parts. Fixed playback failing to skip ending of track if SKIP tag specified also beginning of track.
  • 1.8.5 (2014-04-27): Fixed Converter DSP failing to skip end of track.
  • 1.8.4 (2014-04-20): Fixed skip check for the next track if component was enabled during playback. Added status printing for queue sourced tracks.
  • 1.8.3 (2014-03-06): Removed the DSP change checks introduced in version 1.7.3. These were misbehaving with at least foo_playlist_attributes.
  • 1.8.2 (2014-03-04): Now considers queued tracks to be manually selected and uses the appropriate skip rule.
  • 1.8.1 (2014-02-27): Recompile with SSE2 optimizations disabled.
  • 1.8 (2014-02-23): Moved track skip logic to be performed entirely in the DSP. Fixed partial skipping with SKIP tag. Now also comes with an additional DSP for Converter use. Converter behavior when skipping entire tracks depends on output codec. WAV for example produces zero byte file and converter reports error, FLAC produces no output.
  • 1.7.8 (2013-04-13): Changed DSP skip check to allow core callbacks more time to skip track before giving up
  • 1.7.7 (2013-03-24): Fixed bug that component did not respect playback queue
  • 1.7.6 (2013-03-23): Documented all the special fields skip query supports
  • 1.7.5 (2013-01-26): Added support for $rand() function
  • 1.7.4 (2011-07-02): Bookmark tag isn't updated if another component changes playback position immediately after track is opened. Fixed 'Skip to end' behavior with 'Repeat (track)' playback mode. Allowed use of 'Skip to end' feature together with bookmarks.
  • 1.7.3 (2011-06-29): Fixed DSP chain adjustments causing pauses in audio. Fixed bookmarks disappearing unintentionally in some cases.
  • 1.7.2 (2011-06-25): Fixes to bookmarking related features. Changed autobookmarking not to tag files during the first ten seconds of playback.
  • 1.7.1 (2011-06-25): Added an option to keep bookmarks of manually bookmarked tracks updated too. Now updates bookmark also when playback is stopped.
  • 1.7 (2011-06-25): Added support for bookmarking tracks. Can also automatically bookmark tracks that are in Media Library.
  • 1.6 (2011-06-20): Added support for querying current playback order name using %playback_order%
  • 1.5.1 (2011-03-27): Fixed an issue where the DSP could start playing silence in some situations when using time expressions.
  • 1.5 (2011-03-12): Fixed manual playback of files from Media Library Search window. Added support for time expressions in the skip string (time expressions in the DSP component require foobar2000 v1.1.6 or newer).
  • 1.3 (2010-08-23): Allows skipping both the beginning and the end of a track.
  • 1.2 (2010-07-04): Allows skipping a part inside a track. Syntax SKIP=[from-time]-[to-time]. Changed status bar description for main menu entry to show current skip query string.
  • 1.1 (2010-07-04): Added support for querying current playlist name using %playlist_name%. Added support for skipping the beginning or the end of a track by using tag field SKIP. To skip the beginning, use syntax SKIP=-<time>. To skip the end, use SKIP=<time>-.
  • 1.0 (2010-05-02): Previous version broke gapless playback. Simplified the DSP code. Skip Track should be the last DSP in the chain.
  • 0.9 (2010-05-02): Beginning of a skipped track was still played even when using DSP.
  • 0.8 (2010-04-24): Bugfix: DSP component skipped some short tracks always. Added console notification about skipped track.
  • 0.7 (2010-01-16): Better thread safety. Should no longer hang playback when changing DSP configuration while playing. Added support for dynamic title change detection.
  • 0.6 (2010-01-16): Added optional DSP component for increased skipping accuracy. Changed configuration to use search query syntax.
  • 0.5 (2009-12-25): Added option to force skip tracks even when manually selecting them.
  • 0.4 (2009-01-03): Behavior change: track is not skipped if formatting string evaluates to 0.
  • 0.3 (2008-11-03): Bugfix: backwards skipping didn't work properly when there were more than one track to skip.
  • 0.2 (2008-11-02): Doesn't skip manually selected track or currently playing track when foobar resumes after restart. Skips to previous track when to-be-skipped track was reached by user pressing Prev-button.
2024-01-09 17:08
Smart Dither DSP v1.0.9TPDF dither DSP that leaves digital silence untouched. 2023-03-16 12:06
SRC Resampler DSP v1.0.14Secret Rabbit Code resampler. Uses libsamplerate 0.2.1. 2023-03-16 12:05
Stereo Convolution DSPRecompile of foo_dsp_stereoconv by Eric Larson. Added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2022-08-28 17:44
Stop After Queue v1.2.3Stops playback at the end of the playback queue. 2023-03-16 12:06
Stop on Current v0.6.3Stops playback at the end of currently playing track. 2023-03-16 12:05
Stop on Error v0.6.2Stops playback after user configurable number of tracks that fail to be decoded. 2023-03-16 12:05
Tag Normalizer v0.2.2Normalizes Unicode characters in tags. 2023-03-16 12:05
TAK Decoder v0.5.8Decoder for TAK - (T)om's lossless (A)udio (K)ompressor. 2023-03-16 12:05
Taskbar Playback Progress BarRecompile of foo_taskbar_playback_progress_bar by Alexey V. Grishin. Fixed potential divide by zero crash and added 64-bit support. 2022-09-25 07:01
Trifield LR→LRC Decoder DSP v1.1.4Implementation of Michael Gerzon's Trifield decoder. 2023-03-16 12:05
TTA Audio Decoder v4.0.2TTA decoder component. Slightly improved version of Aleksander Djuric's original foo_input_tta. 2023-11-30 19:52
V2M Decoder v0.2.8Farbrausch V2 module (V2M) decoder. 2023-07-27 14:43
VLevelRecompile/update of foo_dsp_vlevel by wiesl/wore/Tom Felker/ssamadhi97/G-Lite. Fixed crash bugs, added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2023-08-27 19:22
Vocal Exciter DSP v1.0.3Adds harmonically related distortion to high frequencies to give more presence. Based on similarly named Audacity plug-in. 2023-03-16 12:06
WASAPI shared output v0.6.21Shared mode WASAPI output for Vista and newer Windows versions. This component tried to provide smoother volume adjustment and seek/pause/stop transitions than existing outputs. Now core supports identical features. 2023-09-15 08:32
WASAPI shared output (debug) v0.6.21dShared mode WASAPI output with extra diagnostics. Monitors buffer filling timings and some other issues and reports problems on console. 2023-09-15 08:32
Waveform Minibar (mod) v1.2.58Seekbar that shows the waveform of the track. Lighter, fully software implemented version of the original Waveform Seekbar. Heavily based on zao's excellent Minibar component. 2024-01-16 11:24
XAudio2 output v0.3.4XAudio2 output for Windows 7 and newer. 2024-02-21 15:23
XAudio2 output (debug) v0.3.4XAudio2 output version with extra diagnostics. Monitors possible playback glitches and reports issues on console in real time. 2024-02-21 15:23