This has confused some people so I’ll make it absolutely clear.
foobar2000 v1.3 is a minimum requirement as far as the player goes. The current version is 1.3.17.
As for my component, v1.3 and above (not to be confused with foobar version numbering) does require any version of windows with IE9 or later. This is basically
Windows 7 IE9-IE11
Windows 8 IE10-11
Windows 8.1 IE11
Windows 10 IE11
It should also work with server editions but they are untested.
An older version of the component (v1.2.4) is still available on github and this does run on lower versions of IE and Linux/ dev versions of WINE.
Windows 7 IE8
Linux / WINE (most recently tested with Ubuntu 17.10 - works fine)
A guide for configuring WINE for use with the component can be found below but does require installing files from the Microsoft evil empire!!