Downloading foobar and installing the DSD decoder component

foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform, you can use it to play DSD files downloaded from

Information on how to install and manage the preferences within Foobar after downloading the plugin is available from their website.

Or, use the SACD plug-in from Sound Forge instead, which also supports DSDIFF:

  • The SACD Decoder plug-in for Foobar 2000 is available for download on the Sound Forge website. The Super Audio CD Decoder input plugin for foobar2000 is capable of playing back Super Audio CD ISO images, DSDIFF, DSF and DSD WavPack files. Direct DSD playback for compatible devices.

Editing metadata within Foobar

It is possible to edit the tags within .dsf files using foobar2000.  

  • Locate a checkbox called “Editable Tags” in the preferences pane
  • Check the box
  • Edit .dsf files in the properties window

For more foobar support, please visit the foobar support page

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