Foobar2000 1.0: Nicer Layout, Support For Windows Media

Windows only: Freeware audio player foobar2000 has a big new 1.0 release under its belt, sporting a bunch of new features and improvements. If you're looking for a lightweight media player that's highly customisable, then foobar2000 deserves a look.

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Foobar2000 has always gotten high marks from us, making our list of the top apps we're most thankful for as well as the garnering reader approval in our Hive Five best desktop media players. We like it because it's fast, portable, and has loads of plug-ins and customisations that let us do everything from show album art to connect an iPod.

The new version of foobar2000 has a new context menu structure that's a tiny bit less customisable but makes up for it by featuring a more intuitive layout from the get-go. Foobar2000 also has built-in support for Windows Media and RTSP streaming, and better compatibility with multimedia keyboards.



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