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

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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
Convolver (gapless) DSP v0.4.8Recompile of foo_dsp_convolver by lvqcl. Added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2024-02-12 16:16
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
DR Meter v0.4A simple Dynamic Range meter based on DR estimation formula published by https://dr.loudness-war.info/. 2024-05-18 08:37
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. 2024-04-15 05:30
Gap Killer DSP v0.4.6Removes silence from track transitions. 2023-03-16 12:06
HALAC Decoder v0.1.2Decoder for HALAC - High Availability Lossless Audio Compression. 2024-05-01 10:20
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
LCC DSP v0.1LCC (Localization Cue Correction) is a solution for spatialized audio through stereo speakers. 2024-04-12 16:56
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 v0.2.11Alternative 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. 2024-05-08 17:53
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
Retain Playtime v0.1.2Retains absolute playback time when switching track. 2024-05-06 07:01
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 v1.40Skips tracks that match user configurable title formatting string. By default skips over each track with Rating set to 1. 2024-05-07 09:27
Smart Dither DSP v1.0.9TPDF dither DSP that leaves digital silence untouched. 2023-03-16 12:06
SoX Lowpass filter DSP v0.0.4+Recompile of foo_dsp_lowpass by lvqcl. Added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2024-04-29 08:35
SoX Resampler DSP v0.8.7+Recompile of foo_dsp_resampler by lvqcl. Added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2024-05-02 16:28
Spatial Audio output v0.2Spatial Audio output for Windows 10 and newer. 2024-05-22 14:32
SRC Resampler DSP v1.0.14Secret Rabbit Code resampler. Uses libsamplerate 0.2.2. 2023-03-16 12:05
Stereo Convolution DSP v1.0.1Recompile of foo_dsp_stereoconv by Eric Larson. Added support for dark mode and 64-bit foobar2000. 2024-05-05 08:40
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 Bar v1.1.3Recompile of foo_taskbar_playback_progress_bar by Alexey V. Grishin. Fixed potential divide by zero crash and added 64-bit support. 2024-05-05 08:33
Trifield LR→LRC Decoder DSP v1.1.4Implementation of Michael Gerzon's Trifield decoder. 2023-03-16 12:05
True Peak Scanner v0.6.10ITU-R BS.1770-5 compliant True Peak scanner. Can report and store to tags number of clipped samples and the position of highest peak inside scanned tracks. 2024-05-22 15:12
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 v0.6.24Shared 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. 2024-03-30 14:56
WASAPI shared output (debug) v0.6.24dShared mode WASAPI output with extra diagnostics. Monitors buffer filling timings and some other issues and reports problems on console. 2024-03-30 14:56
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.
  • 1.2.58 (2024-01-16): Better fix for out-of-memory error for waveform render. Now just the waveform rendering is skipped and error reported.
  • 1.2.57 (2024-01-16): Fixed an unhandled crash on memory allocation failure when rendering waveform. Added Default UI button state support. Tooltip dark mode now supported on Columns UI even without foobar2000 v2.x. Changed transparency feature to only have effect with Columns UI.
  • 1.2.56 (2024-01-14): Added option to use transparent background.
  • 1.2.55 (2023-07-11): Made tooltip dark mode aware.
  • 1.2.54 (2023-05-05): Improved scroll wheel seek amount adjustments.
  • 1.2.53 (2023-03-16): Recompile with latest SDK and foobar2000 v1.5 compatibility.
  • 1.2.52 (2022-09-03): Fixed custom color adjustment to update the UI properly.
  • 1.2.51 (2022-08-27): Right click context menu cancels active seek drag. Switched to use SQLite bundled by the player. Added dark mode support.
  • 1.0.50 (2022-08-20): Added option to scale waveform by ReplayGain values.
  • 1.0.49 (2022-04-24): Fixed the preferences page font some more.
  • 1.0.48 (2022-04-20): Fixed component hanging on sources without length.
  • 1.0.47 (2022-04-06): Enhanced half wave mode to always show the larger peaks instead of always showing just the top half. Added half wave mode to the UI element context menu. Changed the preferences page to use the default dialog font. Made the waveform regeneration of the currently visible track take immediate effect.
  • 1.0.46 (2022-03-06): Fixed UI element flashing white on start. Enhanced rate limiting for render progress updates so drawing frequency is automatically reduced if machine can't keep up. Added option to blank waveform display after playback stops. Added option to render only half of the waveform.
  • 1.0.45 (2021-05-09): Latest foobar2000 SDK generates code that requires Vista+. Reverted to 2019-11-29 SDK. Also reverted to older SQLite for reduced binary size.
  • 1.0.44 (2021-05-08): Fixed seek tooltip showing invalid timestamps when dragging the slider beyond the minibar. Updated to latest SDK and SQLite.
  • 1.0.43 (2020-11-22): Further increased the allowed length mismatch before scan results are discarded.
  • 1.0.42 (2020-11-22): Waveform scan result is no longer discarded if the decoded length is slightly shorter than the file info indicates.
  • 1.0.41 (2020-10-19): Added milliseconds as an optional unit for wheel scroll.
  • 1.0.40 (2020-10-18): Fixed a crash bug with the new scan feature.
  • 1.0.39 (2020-10-18): Added Columns UI button state support for the halt command. Added context menu command for generating missing waveforms.
  • 1.0.38 (2020-09-23): Changed decoder initialization flags to allow inaccurate seeking to improve subsong scanning speed.
  • 1.0.37 (2020-08-17): Removed useless console debug output.
  • 1.0.36 (2020-08-09): Stores the lengths of unseekable tracks in memory. Added a workaround for unseekable file seeking failing if foo_skip is installed.
  • 1.0.35 (2020-08-08): Improved downmixing of multichannel audio. Moved length scanning of tracks with unknown length to a background thread. Restored length scanner to respect the speed-based abort option. Fixed unscanned tracks to be shown as blank.
  • 1.0.34 (2020-04-12): Changed waveform scale normalization to take place after image scaling to improve its accuracy.
  • 1.0.33 (2020-01-29): Fixed a crash bug introduced by the error reporting change.
  • 1.0.32 (2020-01-29): Fixed %filesize% formatting not working. Improved error reporting in case of an error after requested decoder release.
  • 1.0.31 (2019-10-21): Added file lock manager support to allow tagging files during waveform scanning.
  • 1.0.30 (2019-10-19): Fixed waveform rendering stopping on its own when non-playing waveform was viewed for too long.
  • 1.0.29 (2019-10-18): Changed render loop to stop update timer on pause only after playback actually stops progressing - previously progress during output component's fade-out was not shown. Added render target preference and halt processing settings to context menu.
  • 1.0.28 (2019-08-02): Made the seek hack DSP hidden. Added configuration option to select which scan results to store in the database. Moved the "do not revert..." option to "track to prefer" dropdown.
  • 1.0.27 (2019-07-23): Added optional translucency support for cursor.
  • 1.0.26 (2019-07-07): Fixed waveform display of short tracks.
  • 1.0.25 (2019-03-23): The old cursor render code was used for case where waveform was missing or disabled.
  • 1.0.24 (2019-03-18): Added basic right click context menu that allows switching between linear and logarithmic modes quickly and has a shortcut to open the configuration screen.
  • 1.0.23 (2019-03-17): Added configuration options to seek shorter distances with mouse wheel. Improved cursor motion smoothness. Made cursor width configurable.
  • 1.0.22 (2019-02-14): Setting minibar width or height to 5 pixels or less will turn the element blank. Improved waveform render canceling with stop. Now the canceled waveform is cleared.
  • 1.0.21 (2018-12-06): Fixed waveform not updating while paused if seeking without using minibar. Waveform extraction for playing track is aborted when playback is stopped. Unhalting waveform processing refreshes current track automatically.
  • 1.0.20 (2018-11-18): Added option to disable waveform extraction speed check.
  • 1.0.19 (2018-08-24): Added optional logarithmic scale for waveform display.
  • 1.0.18 (2018-08-14): Removed buggy color client entry from Columns UI color configuration. Made border style adjustment take effect immediately.
  • 1.0.17 (2018-07-16): Render cursor even in halted mode.
  • 1.0.16 (2018-07-14): Changed halt status into a saved setting. Unhalting will now automatically process the current waveform. Added experimental feature where automatic waveform extraction gets terminated when decoding happens too slowly.
  • 1.0.15 (2018-06-18): Added third waveform display method that prefers playing track and reverts to selected track in stopped state. Added menu command to temporarily stop waveform processing.
  • 1.0.14 (2018-05-29): Added option to reverse the mouse wheel seeking direction.
  • 1.0.13 (2018-05-27): Added vertical scaling setting for waveform. Fixed config having unintentionally editable comboboxes.
  • 1.0.12 (2018-03-02): Fixed a typo in the code so sync-with-library can actually be started. Changed SQLite not to allow opening the database in read-only mode. Made the component refuse to perform long scan operations if database can't be written. Added file names to console scan reports. Switched compression routines to use the zlib1.dll bundled by the player. Whitelisted tone:// and sweep:// protocols so their waveforms are shown.
  • 1.0.11 (2018-02-28): Added support for seeking with mouse wheel.
  • 1.0.10 (2018-02-25): Fixed crash with decode errors.
  • 1.0.9 (2018-02-23): Enabled waveform display for local files that report no length. Added a hack to allow seeking in non-seekable local files.
  • 1.0.8 (2018-01-21): Fix to waveform not updating when stopping from a paused state. Made waveform not disappear when layout is modified.
  • 1.0.7 (2018-01-20): Made refresh rate configurable. Screen updating is halted while playback is paused or stopped.
  • 1.0.6 (2018-01-10): Added option not to show the waveform for active track when player is started and nothing is playing.
  • 1.0.5 (2018-01-06): Fixed a situation where database was loaded too late and the first track after player start was rescanned unnecessarily. Dynamic C runtime version for foobar2000 v1.4
  • 1.0.4 (2017-12-16): Fixed a bug that waveforms scanned with the context menu tool were always saved in the database. Added option to always show playback position cursor. Normally it's visible only when waveform can't be shown.
  • 1.0.3 (2017-12-11): Seekbar now allows starting playback of the viewed track from the selected position by clicking on the waveform. Modified selection based waveform viewing to require single selected track.
  • 1.0.2 (2017-12-09): Moved configuration from advanced preferences to regular preferences. Added ability to use UI colors and changed the waveform to use UI colors by default.
  • 1.0.1 (2017-12-08): Fixed scanning hanging with very short files
  • 1.0 (2017-12-07): First released modified version of zao's Waveform Minibar component. Changed database name not to conflict with the original. Added some safety checks to prevent crashing on errors. Modified the waveform display to show waveform shape for short files. Fixed RMS rendering not to overlap with waveform. Added ability to optionally show waveform for selected track instead of currently playing track.
2024-01-16 11:24
XAudio2 output v0.4.2XAudio2 output for Windows 7 and newer. 2024-03-14 19:36
XAudio2 output (debug) v0.4.2XAudio2 output version with extra diagnostics. Monitors possible playback glitches and reports issues on console in real time. 2024-03-14 19:36