Audio Players


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Dec 19, 2021 Last updated


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# Change Log

### Discogs

New discogs plugin can provide automatic or on demand artwork downloads.

It works best when an artist and album tag are available but will attempt a title lookup otherwise.

Plans to add other auto-tagging features in future.

### Release Process

Pipelines are now implemented for the nightly and release builds.



They emit an artifact called which contains builds for all supported platforms including msix.

### Other Fixes

1) Show 00:00 on position counters when nothing is playing.

2) Fix visualizations don't start when opened during playback.

3) Fix visualisations don't load config correctly on startup.

4) Store EQ presets in a writable folder (Windows Store).

5) Close the settings window when saving.

6) Re-scan library when meta data options are modified.

7) Fix issues with playlist drag-drop re-ordering.

8) Read the "IsCompilation" tag where possible.

9) Implement sort playlist by plugin (e.g. rating).

10) Allow archives to be added to the library.


FoxTunes is a free, open source modular music player built on the BASS framework - a powerful audio library.

The program uses a simple and intuitive user interface with components that can be relocated and removed - access the settings area, and you will be able to customize the player in many ways. Also, the playlist, library, and other elements can be customized using Javascript, DirectSound, ASIO and WASAPI output modes are supported, and it also includes a mini player with optional artwork and playlist. Thanks to BASS audio library, FoxTunes is a powerful music player.

Note: FoxTunes is offered as a ZIP archive. To run the program, unzip the downloaded file in a folder and click on the "FoxTunes Launcher" icon. If you want to use the music player on Windows XP a compatible .NET 4.0 build is available, can be configured minimally. The requirements are; 

KB2468871 - Portable class libraries patch

msvcp100.dll and msvcr100.dll - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

Stock plugins;

- SQLite - Use SQLite for database functions.

- TagLib - Use TagLib for metadata functions.

- DirectSound - Use standard windows audio session for output.

- Javascript - Use JS for scriptable elements.

- Logging - Use Log4Net logging back-end. Can be configured and disabled.

- Config - Use a binary config file.

Various optional plugins are available;

- Windows - Global key bindings (Multimedia keys), system tray icon.

- SqlServer - Use Microsoft SQL Server for database functions.

- SimpleMetaData - A metadata provider using the file path and regular expressions. Recommended for older systems.

- ASIO - Low latency exclusive output, supports DSD directly.

- WASAPI - Windows Audio Session API output.

- DSD - Required for DSD direct.

- DTS - Play .dts multichannel format.

- CD - Play audio CDs from a physical drive.

- Resampler - SOXR based high-quality configurable resampler. Can perform up/downsampling.

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