MIDI Player

By: pqyt

foo_midi is a foobar2000 component that adds playback of MIDI files to foobar2000.
It is based on MIDI Player by kode54.

  • Decodes General MIDI files (.MID, .MIDI, .RMI, .KAR) and several MIDI based formats. (.MIDS, .MDS, .HMI, .HMP, .MUS, .XMI, .LDS).
  • Supports several synthesizers, several of which do not require any additional files to play back music. The bundled synthesizers which do not require additional files may sound rather basic, though.
  • Supports FluidSynth SoundFont (.sf2) based synthesizer, including support for the newer compressed format. (.sf3). SoundFonts may be loaded in a simple, or even complex setup, using either basic .sflist text files encoded in UTF-8 format, but for now, it only supports a bare list of files.
  • Supports 32 and 64-bit VST instruments.
  • Supports dark mode.
  • Tested with Microsoft Windows 10 or later.
  • foobar2000 v1.6.13 or later (32 or 64-bit version).

Current version:, released on 2024-05-07

Change log:

  • New: The volume of BASS MIDI can be tweaked independently of the overall volume. Defaults to 0.15, determined experimentally to align with the other players.
  • Improved: Added detection of EUC-JP encoded meta data.
  • Improved: Added Shift-JIS and EUC-JP detection and conversion for lyrics.
  • Fixed: Mixed ANSI and Shift-JIS wasn't detected (anymore?).
  • Fixed: The BASS MIDI voice count was not initialized correctly when using a preset.
  • Fixed: Emu de MIDI sysex recognition.
  • Fixed: Emu de MIDI potential buffer overflow during rendering.

Supported processor architectures: x86 32-bit, x86 64-bit.


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