An absolutely stunning audio player. All the functionality I'd expect, and some I never thought of.
A stellar audio player. (source) - Written by Peter Pawlowski, who was the author of several of the input and output plugins for Winamp. He quit after a falling out with the official Nullsoft team. He set off to develop his own player to address the problems with Winamp.
- foobar2000 skins [ 1 ] was www.btinternet.com/~sean.m.kelly/foo_looks/gallery.htm
- columns UI [ 2 ] was members.lycos.co.uk/musicf/ - Installed with the special edition.
-- modifications to the columns UI [ 3 ] was www.neksus.dk/foobar/azrael.html
- skinning requires foo_looks [ 4 ] was www.btinternet.com/~sean.m.kelly/foo_looks/
- foopilot [ 5 ] was www.foopilot.republika.pl/ - Add-on for foobar2000.
- Clumsy preferences. The main UI was switched to the (included) "Columns UI" because I like that much more than the default.
Very VERY configurable. very.
Normalize my mp3s with a tool like MP3Gain.
- foobar2000 has this functionality, although playback with it doesn't seem to work. Huh?
[ 6 ] source was www.audioscrobbler.com/forum/25/_/2491
foobar2000 has this annoying "feature" that if it finds one tag type then it ignores all the other types. It gives preference to APEv2 tags, so if it finds and APEv2 tag in your file then it will read any information in this tag and ignore your ID3 tags.
This particularly causes problems if your files only have ID3 tags and then you MP3Gain them, because MP3Gain writes undo information (and other replaygain information such as peak level) into an APEv2 tag.
As far as I know the only ways round this are to disable tag writing in MP3Gain or to copy all your ID3 information to APEv2 before you MP3Gain.