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foobar2000 v1.1.8

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 v1.1.8 is a software program developed by Peter Pawlowski. The primary executable is named foobar2000.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 8 MB (8,392,126 bytes). The installed file foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 31% of users of foobar2000 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foobar2000.org
Help link: forums.foobar2000.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\foobar2000
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\foobar2000\uninstall.exe" _?=C:\Program Files\foobar2000
Estimated size: 8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by foobar2000 v1.1.8

Program executable:foobar2000.exe
Name:foobar2000 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe
Additional files:
  • ShellExt32.dll - foobar2000 (foobar2000 shell extension)
  • ShellExt64.dll
  • lame.exe (by http://lame.sourceforge.net/) - LAME MP3 Encoder - MMX (LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder - MMX)
  • zlib1.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • libpng13.dll (by LibPng) - LibPng (LibPng: PNG image compression library)
  • foo_ramdisk.dll
  • foo_vis_shpeck.dll
  • foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater.exe - foobar2000 Shell Associations Updater
  • foobar2000_v1.1.8_jp.exe (by Lameije) - udm Self Extract Updater
  • lame_enc.dll
  • lame64.exe (by http://lame.sourceforge.net/) - LAME MP3 Encoder (LAME Ain't an Mp3 Encoder)
  • neroAacEnc.exe (by Nero AG) - Nero Suite (Nero AAC Encoder)
  • nscrt.dll (by Nullsoft) - Win9x Unicode C Runtime Library (User-Generated Microsoft (R) C/C++ Runtime Library)
  • shared.dll
  • sqlite3.exe
  • tak_deco_lib.dll (by Thomas Becker, Osnabrueck) - TAK Lossless Audio Compressor (TAK Decoder Library)
  • uninstall.exe (by foobar2000.org) - foobar2000 Installer

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 v1.1.8, 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) 67%
Win 10 7%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.34%
Windows XP 8.59%
Windows Vista 7.03%
Windows 10 7.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.25%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.82%
  Germany 7.53%
  Poland 7.53%
  France 6.85%
  Taiwan 5.48%
  Japan 4.79%
  Russia 4.11%
  Canada 3.42%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Belgium 2.74%
  Finland 2.74%
  Italy 2.05%
  Sweden 2.05%
  Switzerland 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.25%
Hewlett-Packard 23.75%
Dell 17.50%
ASUS 11.25%
Lenovo 2.50%
MSI 2.50%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.06%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.06%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.06%
VIA K7VT4A+ 1.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 1.03%

Publisher URL: www.foobar2000.org


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