A BEGINNER’S GUIDETOSETTING UPFOOBAR2000
The streaming revolution may be upon us, but for the diehard audiophile, nothing beats procuring your own high-quality files.
by If there's one thing Spotify doesn't offer, it's CD-quality sound. Sure, you could go to Tidal for that, but if you're looking to stream high-resolution audio, you'll pretty much be left out in the cold. Perhaps you're not even that much of a stickler for sound quality and just have an entire hard drive of songs you don't quite know what to do with. Either way, you'll need a dedicated music player to organize your music library. And no, we don't mean some new-fangled version of Windows Media Player.
For this, we return to a classic. Foobar2000 has been a staple media player and manager for Windows since the early 2000s, and it's still one of the better ones out there to keep your precious garden of tunes well-tended. It's a bit plain at first sight, but offers rich customization options and supports a wide range of add-ons for extra features.