Columns UI

Columns UI is a user interface for the foobar2000 audio player. Some features include:

  • Playlist view with columns, grouping and artwork
  • In-line metadata editing
  • Customisable layout through interchangeable panel and toolbar components
  • Built-in panels: playlist view, artwork view, filter, item details, item properties, playlist list, playlist tabs, tab stack
  • Built-in toolbars: menu, buttons, seekbar, playback order, volume, spectrum analyser
  • Extensible through official and third-party panel and toolbar components



  • Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later
  • foobar2000 or newer


  • Extract the downloaded archive - using suitable compression software, such as 7-Zip and WinRAR - to the components sub-directory of your foobar2000 directory.
  • Start foobar2000, and select Columns UI from the User Interface Module Selection dialog that appears.

Downloads beta


Album List Panel

Panel version of album list. Allows you to browse your music library in a hierarchical structure. Requires Columns UI or newer.

Console Panel

Panel version of console. Displays diagnostic messages. Requires Columns UI or newer.


Provides some in-line search facilities. Requires Columns UI 0.1.3 beta 1 or newer.

Alternative buttons

You may download the following official alternative button sets by clicking on the image. To import, right click on the buttons toolbar you wish to customise and select the customise option, followed by the tools and "Load from file.." option. Then select the downloaded file.
ASCII button set
ASCII art button set


The Columns UI SDK allows you to develop panel components for Columns UI. See the documentation for more information.