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Tell us why have you chosen foobar2000

Reply #25
my reasons:
0) perfect interface - love not being forced to have buttons or a seekbar clutter up my screen. The only look I touch personally is the interface from the first release.
1) supports everything (aside from dinosaurs like VQF) 'out of the box' or by adding a simple .dll file
2) powerful diskwriter -only reason I  upgraded to 0.8 actually
3) ideal for those who are keyboard-centric

one minor gripe, nothing big though:
has an installer from 0.7 on (APE 3.98 support was the only reason I upgraded from 0.6), much preferred the .zip versions and manual file associations. At least the installer is unobstrusive and avoids the 'write 500 registry entries' syndrome like some programs out there.

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Reply #26
All of the above...
I love Foobar because it can do everything related to playing music.
With this program I can replaygain, tag, convert and search for my music files, all in one place.
And I can configure everyting I want.

It's one of the programs keeping me from switching my main operating system to linux.

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Reply #27
pro:
- low memory usage
- foo tunes (it's great!)
- dsp
- formatting
- available components

About foo-looks: it could be a good feature, but I don't need it simply because I'm using foobar scripts for BlackBox :-)

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Reply #28
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Yup, I like foobar2000. It's the best player ever. It has no skin support (foo_looks is a crap), so what? Some ppl don't like it just because of this.
Anyway, it rules.
Say your words, ppl.

Wow that was totally rude and inconsiderate.  foobar2000 is free and so are all of the plugins so the least you could do is show some appreciation.

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Reply #29
1) kernel streaming/ASIO
2) low memory usage
3) replaygain
4) foo_convolver
5) the formatting playlist!!!
6) native mpc
7) dithering

i can find more
simply it's the best PLAYER!!!!!!
THE BEST!

i have used musicmatch, winamp, quintessential... and one day a friend converts me 8 months ago
alléluiah...



la vie est faite de morceaux qui ne se joignent pas.

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Reply #30
1) formatting strings, for playlist (thx upNorth) and albumlist
2) uses Windows GUI by default
3) Replaygain
4) global keyboard shortcuts
5) good choice of 3rd party components!

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Reply #31
the reason is
1.look simple to use
2.full power
3.wonderful quality of sound
4.less system resource
5.better used in old computer
everything looks like professional.
SO I LIKE IT

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Reply #32
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Beacuse my girlfriend won't let me use anything else.....

1) Best Sound
2) Best GUI when used with Foo_tunes
3) ReplayGain
4) Best Sound
And the most important, Best Sound

sounds better?

how? proof?


I use it cause its clean, simple, 40GB of music can be organized. can convert from ape,flac, mpc  to mp3 (mp3 player) quickly. good tagger, good renamer

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Reply #33
Main five reasons among a lot more :

1. Flexibility of the playlist,
2. Native support of a lot of audio formats,
3. Tagging capabilities & flexibility (APEv2),
4. ReplayGain,
5. Not bloated.

Edit: typo

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Reply #34
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Beacuse my girlfriend won't let me use anything else.....

1) Best Sound
2) Best GUI when used with Foo_tunes
3) ReplayGain
4) Best Sound
And the most important, Best Sound

sounds better?

how? proof?

FYI: Best = There's nothing better but there can be others that are equal. In this special case: "Best sound" *can* mean "Many other players may sound the same, but no player sounds better for sure". Problem solved I guess.
Let's suppose that rain washes out a picnic. Who is feeling negative? The rain? Or YOU? What's causing the negative feeling? The rain or your reaction? - Anthony De Mello

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Reply #35
Made FOR people with ears BY people with ears.

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Reply #36
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Best = There's nothing better but there can be others that are equal


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best    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (bst)
adj. Superlative of good.
Surpassing all others in excellence, achievement, or quality; most excellent: the best performer; the best grade of ore.
Most satisfactory, suitable, or useful; most desirable: the best solution; the best time for planting.
Greatest; most: He spoke for the best part of an hour.
Most highly skilled: the best doctor in town.

adv. Superlative of well2.
In a most excellent way; most creditably or advantageously.
To the greatest degree or extent; most: “He was certainly the best hated man in the ship” (W. Somerset Maugham).

n.
One that surpasses all others.
The best part, moment, or value: The best is still to come. Let's get the best out of life.
The optimum condition or quality: look your best. She was at her best in the freestyle competition.
One's nicest or most formal clothing.
The supreme effort one can make: doing our best.
One's warmest wishes or regards: Give them my best.

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Reply #37
+ Title formatting
+ Converter
+ Masstagger
+ Replaygain
+ Gapless playback
+ supports many formats
+ no skin
I mourn for those who never knew you

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Reply #38
ReplayGain, SSRC, Kernel Streaming

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Reply #39
Port it to Linux and there will be nothing to dislike!


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Reply #41
It's simple, but yet powerful.
It fits great in Windows GUI.
It has great systray integration.

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Reply #42
It's incredible l33tness.
Nothing more to say.

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Reply #43
1) flawless *gapless* replay of my LAME archive.

2) ASIO. allowing the SPDIF out on my M-Audio card to work properly, and thence feed my treasured dual-18-bit *multibit* Audio Alchemy DAC (I guess kernal streaming would also work).

I need absolutely nothing more from a player.

RF

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Reply #44
1) out of the box best sounding player IMO
2) tabbed playlists
3) native file support for everything! I love .cue's for all my ape single file cd rips
4) customizable UI, simple yet powerful

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Reply #45
I like foobar because:

It's playlist-centric, rather than whatever one would call Winamp. I have a lot of tracks, and I want to work with them all, not just look at the pause / play / skip buttons.

Conversion.

ReplayGain.

MassTagger, especially with the "trader's friend" plugin.

Format strings. They aren't perfect or anything, but I can do pretty much everything I need to with them.

APEv2 tags.

Did I miss anything?

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Reply #46
I initially loved it because it takes up the least RAM ever.  I've come to love it for lots of other reasons--the fantastically flexible DSP and the sheer usefulness of the diskwriter, for instance.

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Reply #47
Why do I like foobar?

1.  Formats: supports my new fav format .mpc (musepack) out of the poverbial box.
2.  I don't look at it other than when I'm changing the playlist around, and I tend to run through long strings of entire albums, so it plays nicely in the tray.
3.  Memory.
4.  Replaygain!
5.  See 4, and hug k-14 headroom while you are at it

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Reply #48
My reasons :

+ playlist capability (I always load one playlist containing my whole 17,000 audio files collection, and another with the same playlist minus some albums I don't like at the moment). Winamp would usually crash at no more than 1000 files. 
+ native MPC
+ masstagger & massrenamer (scripts, access to freeddb)
+ APE tags native support (allows all kinds of custom tags)
+ playlist formatting (combined with APE custom tags)
+ replaygain
+ foo_pl_hopper (jumping from one album to the next, just using my remote control, is just great)
+ "copy names" function (customisable!)
(edit  :
+ tabbed playlists
+ gapless lame playback)

A few cons only:

- not so good looking GUI (aliased fonts & buttons, no check boxes)
- default volume control (no GUI controls, waiting time when turning it up or down)
- not so intuitive menus (Preferences)
- (seemingly) buggy progress bar

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Reply #49
support lots of format
small
less memory

 
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