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 2023-08-02

Change log:

  • New: Added FluidSynth player again.
    • It can be selected after setting the path to the directory that contains the FluidSynth libraries. You can download FluidSynth [here]( Make sure you download the version that has the same CPU architecture as foobar2000 (x64 or x86).
  • New: Added .XFM as an alternative file extension for XMI files.
  • Improved: Added FluidSynth settings to preferences page.
  • Improved: MIDI standard detection
    • Some XG files where not recognized as such if the file contained anyy GS messages first.
    • GM 2 detection.
  • Changed: Renamed dynamic info tags *bassmidi_voices* and *bassmidi_voices_max* to *midi_active_voices* and *midi_peak_voices*. The FluidSynth player also sets those tags while playing.
  • Bug Fix: An old bug in the XMI parser prevent some XMI files from loading.

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


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