Best Windows 7 Audio Player

Windows 7 Audio Player So, what’s the best Windows 7 Audio Player? There are many freeware audio players out there, but one is currently becoming more and more popular amongst music lovers. Do you know which one?


The best free audio player for Windows 7 is clearly Foobar! With nearly 200,000 downloads on Softpedia this is one of the hottest audio players for Windows 7. One of the reasons why Foobar2000 is so popular is that the layout of foobar can be customized just as you need it and provides a lot of useful features.

Here’s the quick appearance setup of foobar:

Foobar Quick Appearance Setup

You can choose from many preconfigured layouts that provide a lot of rooms for Spectogram, Spectrum, VU Meter, Oscilloscope, meta data, playlists and a lot more:

Foobar Layout

Many music fans love foobar2000 more than VLC because it provides a lot of features that VLC does not have, e.g. the VU Meter that allows musicians to tweak their audio settings.

Foobar Main Features

Foobar2000
Secure Free Download Report broken: comment
Last Updated: 2010-03-15
Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB

Oliver Krautscheid rates Foobar2000 Software 4 out of 5 stars - Some Pros and Cons:

  • Fully supports the audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND
  • Gapless playback.
  • Full unicode support.
  • Easily customizable user interface layout.
  • Advanced tagging capabilities.
  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.
  • Full ReplayGain support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.

Download Windows 7 Audio Player: Foobar2000

Download Best Windows 7 Audio Player

Foobar Windows 7 Integration

By default Foobar2000 does not come with support for Windows 7 and that means you can’t access it from the Windows 7 taskbar and there’s no support for jumplists. Sucks, eh? Well, luckily there’s a great plugin that adds full Windows 7 support and makes foobar the BEST Windows 7 Audio Player:

Foobar Windows 7 Gadget: Taskbar Integration Plugin

5 of 5 0 (100%) 1 vote
- Cheers!


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4 Responses to Best Windows 7 Audio Player

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    bob said:

    foobar is shit and we all know it is – now if they decided to ship it with an interface that was fucking useful, some people might start using it other than fanboys who have no clue.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    agnieszka said:

    @bob
    actually, i’ve just installed it and am very impressed. working from a portable installation at the moment and it had save my playlist using a relative path, which is great because my music is on the same drive as the foobar. easy.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ramesh said:

    i totally agree with the review…..i like foobar more than any dominating audio player….its full of features nd endless opportunities for customization….thanks to Peter Pawlowski n all those who r contributing there efforts to make it more n more better.
    I think new users get bad feeling about it because of its simple user interface, but it is not like that…try it understand few things, m sure u will love this stuff.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Upsetter said:

    Foobar 2000 is definitely one of the best players around
    (probably the best…)
    the fact that u can use an Asio driver without all the bells and whistles that the competition seems to need says enuff
    no realplayer, winamp , vlc or whatever comes close
    if you are a sucker for pure audioquality Foobar is your thing…
    (but you got to sell your soundblastercard and pc speakers…)

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