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foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

A release candidate version of foobar2000 v0.9 is available for public testing.

Further release candidates / 0.9 final release date

Neither the release date for the next release nor the number of release candidates before v0.9 final is known at this point. We can understand that people are anxious to play with new stuff, but please be patient and don't clog this thread up with questions about release dates. All you're going to get is the canonical "When it's done" answer.

You will be informed whenever a new version is released.

Compatibility with previous versions

Components made for v0.8.3 and older will no longer load.

Public SDK

An SDK will be released to the public after foobar2000 v0.9 goes final. This is to simplify bugfixing by ensuring that the bugs and issues people report are all related to / caused by foobar2000 and its official components themselves and not unexpected behaviour of third party components.


Please use separate threads for different issues. The thread title should give a good idea about the contents of the thread and contain a hint that it is about the 0.9 release candidate.

Installation notes
  • Please install into a clean directory. (The installer will block any attempts to install over an existing 0.8.3 installation.)
  • Disable “per-user settings” in the installer if you want to keep your old configuration. The configuration file is not compatible with v0.8.3 and older.

foobar2000 v0.9 release candidate requires a Unicode capable version of the Windows operating system. It will not work on Windows 95, 98 or ME.

Downloads links

Please see the official beta page for download links for the installer and additional components.

Components bundled with installer
  • Default User Interface
  • Standard input array
  • Standard DSP array
  • ABX comparator
  • Album List
  • Archive reader (supports RAR, ZIP, GZIP)
  • Converter [span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'](formerly known as Diskwriter)[/span]
  • CD Audio decoder
  • Masstagger
  • ReplayGain Scanner
Additional components
See the beta components page for a list of additional components and links to compatible third party components.

New features (incomplete)
  • Improved playlist management: all playlists are editable without being active, multiple playlists with the same name, Autoplaylists
  • Field remappings in titleformat scripts: see Titleformat Introduction and Titleformat Reference for details
  • Tag merging: combines information from multiple tag formats on the same file
  • ID3v2 support with padding for fast tag updates
  • Cleaned-up preferences
  • On-line help system for preferences pages (uses the HA wiki)
  • Playback queue (contents are currently not viewable)
  • Instantaneous volume changes
  • User interface selection: if a new user interface is detected at start-up, you can chose which one to use
  • File type associations editor in preferences
  • Ability to reset individual pages in preferences (if supported by the component that provides the page)
  • Enhanced playlist generator syntax; also used in other components like Autoplaylist (details)
  • More information in the changelog

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #1
Beta 8 out.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #2
Beta 9 out.

Changes include:
  • redone most of converter and rgscan
  • fixed issues with cuesheet handling
  • removed ALAC decoder (stability issues)
  • removed recorder
  • removed tag update queue; you can now update tags on currently playing file

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #3
Beta 10 out.


Mostly bugfixes.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #4
Beta 10 reuploaded with a hotfix concerning an issue where output cue sheets were getting corrupted.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #5
Beta 11 released. Details will follow.

Warning: Playlist names will be lost when upgrading from beta 10 to bet 11. The list of playlists is no longer stored in foobar2000.cfg, but in index.dat in the same directory as the playlists.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #6
Beta 12 released.

Various bugfixes.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #7
Beta 13 released.

Components for beta 12 or older no longer work with beta 13. The installer will remove already installed components.

Some components are not or no longer bundled with the installer; see the beta components page for details.

Note: The address of the beta page has changed, so update your bookmarks.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #8
Beta 14 released, featuring reworked main menu structure, new keyboard shortcut assignment preferences page, rewritten HTTP streaming and ID3v2 support.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #9
0.9 Release Candidate is out. Only changes from now on (until 0.9 release) will be fixes for reported bugs.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #10
After large number of useful bug reports from forum members in last days, Release Candidate build has been updated with fixes for documented unintended behaviors. I would like to thank everyone who contributed user feedback once again.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #11
Release Candidate 2006-03-05 is out.
CD pregap detection feature has been disabled until identified problems with it are sorted out, most likely for 0.9.1 release.

foobar2000 v0.9 Release Candidate

Reply #12
Release Candidate 2006-03-11 is out, mostly to re-test internal changes we made to workaround design issues discovered during SDK cleanup.
This is the last scheduled build before 0.9 final next weekend.

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