Beta version of foobar2000.


Application Details:

Version: 0.9.x
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

  • layout editing
  • get tag from freedb
  • Replaygain scan and playback
  • Add to Playback queue
  • Album list
  • Media Library Search
  • always show notification area icon
  • minimize to notification area
  • console
  • edit metadata and view properties
  • adjust volume
  • using seekbar

What does not

Basically playback works, but the audio is choppy. It seems like Wine not work well with pulseaudio.

  • global shortcuts
  • shortcuts with Win-key
  • show balloon tooltip on song change
  • Equalizer


What was not tested

  • additional plugins
  • other advanced features
  • file formats expect FLAC with cuesheet and MP3
  • play audio cd

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You need Microsoft GDI+ library (gdiplus.dll) to make the cover art work well.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20111.2.3Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 06 20091.1.32Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20091.1.29Yes Yes SilverRyan 
ShowMandriva 2009.1 'Spring'Jun 16 20091.1.23Yes Yes PlatinumRyan 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20091.1.23Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2286 Foobar2000 audio player has redraw problems CLOSED FIXED View
3500 Foobar2000 Preference dialog won't work like it should(comctl32 bug) CLOSED FIXED View
3501 Foobar2000 main toolbars can't remember their position CLOSED FIXED View
3502 Foobar2000 DirectSound output causes terrible background noise CLOSED FIXED View
5158 Foobar2000 fails to write ID3v2 frame to file CLOSED FIXED View
7205 Using ALT-F to bring up File menu crashes foobar2000 CLOSED FIXED View
10495 Wine should support PulseAudio CLOSED FIXED View
11233 foobar2000 only uses 1 CPU CLOSED DUPLICATE View
11919 foobar2000 with foo_facets.dll: clicking popup menu item to display facets pane/view does nothing CLOSED FIXED View
12003 foobar2000- status bar not updated CLOSED FIXED View
12004 foobar2000- toolbars not moveable CLOSED FIXED View
12045 foobar2000 - window close lag CLOSED INVALID View
12939 Selection using control key and mouse button does not work CLOSED FIXED View
12989 Foobar2k: crashes wine when reading MP3 file from my local MP3 server. CLOSED ABANDONED View
13539 Equalizer in foolbar2000 does not work CLOSED FIXED View
18749 Certain Applications can't be resized larger than screen resolution CLOSED ABANDONED View
19058 foobar2000: the window is messed up CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


The beta version of foobar2000 uses Directsound by default, which can cause some problems when playing music. In order to get the program to play music properly, you must set the Hardware Acceleration to emulate Directsound. Go to a terimal and type in "winecfg". A window will open with options for you to modify. Click on the Audio tab, and then look for "Hardware Acceleration". It is currently on "Full". Click on it, and you will have a list of options. Click on "Emulation", and then click on "Apply". foobar2000 should now be able to play music. Note that this will make foobar2000 version 0.8.3 give out an error when you try to play an audio file. Just change it back to "Full" in winecfg when you're done using foobar2000 version 0.9 beta.

[HOWTO]solve audio choppy problem in Ubuntu 8.10

following this link:

Launch winecfg with below command.

padsp winecfg

In audio tab, only select oss driver.

Using below command to launch foobar2000, or just prefix the launch command in the shortcut with padsp

padsp wine foobar2000.exe


P.S. This workaround may crash pulseaudio.

If you have a LARGE music library foobar2000 may hang while attempting to load it, which may freeze your computer for a short while. During this time, do NOT interrupt the process.