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Therese Lafaso

Nov 26, 2023, 5:56:42 PM11/26/23
Foobar2000.v1.3.8.FINAL...Portable.DarkOne.v4.0.wasapi.component: A Review
Foobar2000 is a popular and versatile audio player that supports many formats and features. It is also customizable and extensible with various components that add more functionality and enhance the user experience.


One of the most popular components is DarkOne.v4.0, which is a skin that changes the appearance of Foobar2000 to a sleek and modern dark theme. It also includes some useful features such as album art display, spectrum analyzer, lyrics panel, and more.

Another component that is often used with DarkOne.v4.0 is wasapi.component, which is a plugin that enables exclusive mode audio output using Windows Audio Session API (WASAPI). This allows Foobar2000 to bypass the system mixer and output audio directly to the sound device, resulting in better sound quality and lower latency.

In this article, we will review Foobar2000.v1.3.8.FINAL...Portable.DarkOne.v4.0.wasapi.component, which is a portable version of Foobar2000 that includes both DarkOne.v4.0 and wasapi.component. This means that you can run Foobar2000 from a USB drive or any other removable media without installing it on your computer.

We will also compare it with other audio players and show you how to set it up and use it to enjoy your music collection.


How to set up Foobar2000 with DarkOne and WASAPI
If you want to use Foobar2000 with DarkOne and WASAPI, you need to follow these steps:

Download Foobar2000.v1.3.8.FINAL...Portable.DarkOne.v4.0.wasapi.component from this link: This is a zip file that contains the portable version of Foobar2000 with DarkOne and WASAPI already installed.
Extract the zip file to a folder of your choice, such as a USB drive or your desktop.
Run foobar2000.exe from the extracted folder. You should see the DarkOne skin applied to Foobar2000.
To enable WASAPI output, go to File > Preferences > Playback > Output and select WASAPI: (Your output device) from the Device dropdown menu. You can also adjust other settings such as buffer length and volume control mode according to your preference.
Click OK to save the changes and close the Preferences window.
You are now ready to play your music files with Foobar2000 using DarkOne and WASAPI.

Note: If you are using Windows XP, you cannot use WASAPI as it is not supported by your operating system. You can try using Kernel Streaming instead, which is another plugin that allows direct access to the sound device. You can download it from here: foobar2000: Components Repository - Kernel Streaming support. To install it, copy the .dll file to the components folder of Foobar2000 and restart the program. Then, go to File > Preferences > Playback > Output and select Kernel Streaming: (Your output device) from the Device dropdown menu.


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