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foobar2000 v1.2.1

What is foobar2000?  (from Peter Pawlowski)

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additional components. Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of...  Read more


foobar2000 v1.2.1 is a program developed by Peter Pawlowski. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is foobar2000.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 9.62 MB (10,083,394 bytes). foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 30% of users of foobar2000 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foobar2000.org
Help link: forums.foobar2000.org
Installation folder: C:\foobar2000
Uninstaller: "C:\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" _?=C:\foobar2000
Estimated size: 9.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by foobar2000 v1.2.1

Program executable:foobar2000.exe
Name:foobar2000 Application
Additional files:
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sf.net) - L.A.M.E. (MP3 Encoder.)
  • libpng13.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • uninstall.exe (by foobar2000.org) - foobar2000 (foobar2000 Installer)
  • avutil-51.dll
  • foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe - foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater
  • iTunesEncode.exe
  • lame_enc.dll
  • lastFmArtist.exe - lastFmArtist
  • msvcp110.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll (by Microsoft)
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
  • neroAacEnc.exe (by Nero AG) - Nero Suite (Nero AAC Encoder)
  • shared.dll
  • ShellExt32.dll - foobar2000 shell extension
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • tak_deco_lib.dll (by Thomas Becker, Osnabrueck) - TAK Lossless Audio Compressor (TAK Decoder Library)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • foobar2000.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe'.

How do I remove foobar2000?

You can uninstall foobar2000 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program foobar2000 v1.2.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove foobar2000.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.41%
Windows 10 17.24%
Windows XP 6.90%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.59%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.86%
Windows 7 Professional 15.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows 8 Pro 5.17%
Windows 8 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.16%
  Germany 7.94%
  Finland 4.76%
  Sweden 4.76%
  Japan 4.76%
  Poland 4.76%
  France 3.17%
  RS 3.17%
  Netherlands 3.17%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Taiwan 2.38%
  Switzerland 2.38%
  Australia 2.38%
  Thailand 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.40%
Acer 19.40%
Dell 17.91%
Hewlett-Packard 17.91%
American Megatrends 7.46%
Lenovo 2.99%
Samsung 2.99%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7360 3.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad Y58... 2.50%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 1.25%

Publisher URL: www.foobar2000.org


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