- New: Startup notification when some of loaded components are known not to cooperate correctly with this version of foobar2000.
- New: “Library Viewer Selection” playlist, compatible with Album List and Media Library Search.
- New title formatting functions: $stripprefix(), $swapprefix(), $year(), $month(), $day_of_month(), $date(), $time().
- New extensions to the search query syntax.
- Album List: faster refresh when using the built-in search box.
- ReplayGain scanner: applying ReplayGain to MP3 data no longer chokes on noncompliant ID3v2 tags with false MPEG sync words.
- ReplayGain scanner: new services allowing third-party components to perform ReplayGain analysis.
- No longer compatible with components using metadb_display_hook API.
- Changed component DLL loading logic - only “components” subdirectory along with its subdirectories is processed if it exists.