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Windows 7: Flac files incorrectly displayed as mp3 file type in explorer!?!?

14 Dec 2011   #21

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

That thing I installed from xiph.org is simply a codec for flac playback with WMP. Nothing more. Nothing less. No flac codec. No flac playback. But you already know that. Here's the website:

Xiph.org

Here's where I got the codec download:

Directshow Filters for Ogg Vorbis, Speex, Theora and FLAC: Home

Yeah, I'm interested in something new and if you've got the time (and a little bit of patience) I'm willing too.

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14 Dec 2011   #22

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

"And yet you say WMP can play FLAC files. But do you have to open WMP and then navigate to FLAC files, and select them and open them... from within WMP? Or does WMP get launched automatically when you double-click a FLAC file in Explorer? This latter action seems impossible now that you've shown the "default programs" list with nothing associated with FLAC."

Well, to be completely honest with you, I haven't the foggiest notion as to how it works but it just works. It really is the bees knees. I can click on ANY file in the WMP library or within the explorer itself and it will have instant playback. WMP will launch and there you go. It's pretty straightforward. MP3 files have the mp3 Windows logo and flac files have the xiph logo. There really isn't a deep end of the pool to drown in. Especially since I'm currently only using the two aforementioned file formats. People seem to disparage on WMP a lot around here but when it works it works just fine. Yeah, I know some people hate the fact that it doesn't work "out of the box" from the get go but a few plugins and a basic codec package and you're set. However, like I mentioned earlier, I'm willing to see what its looks like on the other side of the fence.
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14 Dec 2011   #23

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Also, how do you select and divide up all my previous remarks into quotes like you do? Very noobish question I know. Never could get that one straight...
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14 Dec 2011   #24

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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Also, how do you select and divide up all my previous remarks into quotes like you do?
its easy just copy the txt you want to quote and in the message box click the speech bubble tab and insert the tx between the two sets of brackets ie.
[QUOTE] insert txt here [QUOTE]

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also if you want to quote a whole post just click the quote button on the post you wish to quote

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14 Dec 2011   #25

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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also if you want to quote a whole post just click the quote button on the post you wish to quote
You mean, like this? Shame I can't preview the quick reply.
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14 Dec 2011   #26

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

looks fine from here.
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14 Dec 2011   #27

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I was going to Select the "Post Reply" but it was full of previous posts and quotes. Why? Can't seem to dump them.
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14 Dec 2011   #28

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

not sure i follow you ,the post quick reply is just the button to post your message . if there are quotes etc in the message window then just delete them ,though im not sure how they are getting there, post a snip
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14 Dec 2011   #29

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gums View Post
Pretty much WMP 12 all the way.
Well... I'm stumped. You have no default program associated with file type FLAC. There's no entry in that list for FLAC, so I don't understand why/how Windows would launch any program at all when you double-click a FLAC file in Explorer.

This is NOT how things would look if you'd installed Winamp and kept it. You'd see a FLAC entry in that list and Winamp would be the named program, as was shown in my own screenshots.

And yet you say WMP can play FLAC files. But do you have to open WMP and then navigate to FLAC files, and select them and open them... from within WMP? Or does WMP get launched automatically when you double-click a FLAC file in Explorer? This latter action seems impossible now that you've shown the "default programs" list with nothing associated with FLAC.


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From my experience, Winamp was constantly freezing up on me. For instance, click "Audio" and nothing would happen.
I have no idea what you're talking about here.

Where is "audio" to click on???

That's not how I play music with Winamp, i.e. within Winamp once it's opened as a "media player" (forgetting about it getting auto-launched automatically when I double-click on a music file in Explorer or any other Explorer-like program).

Assuming the program is open, you can initiate music playing by selecting one or more files using the main interface File -> Play file or Play folder or etc. The file(s) you select will be placed into the "Playlist editor" window and playing will be initiated in the main window.



Alternatively, you can select music through the Playlist Editor window itself, replacing what's there right now or adding (i.e. "enqueing") additional music files to the ones already there.




Well, I'm sure it's just that you're not familiar with it. It's actually a wonderful program as I'm sure many millions of users would attest to.


Not at all.

For me it's got three separate windows: (a) Main player, with EQ dropped down, (b) Playlist editor window, showing current playlist and supporting related playlist functions, and (c) Album Art window to display my 500x500 "cover.jpg" album art.


I would recommend a program named Jaangle, which is the music "organizer/player" that I use... in addition to Winamp which is my "external player".



I do NOT use WMP for anything audio. I only use it to play assorted video.


I do NOT use VLC for anything audio. I only use it to play assorted video.

I use Winamp to play all my music. And I use Jaangle as my general collection software for music files, playing music either (a) within Jaangle using its built-in player... including for FLAC (and without any external codec installed), or (b) launching Winamp through playlist music files selected through Jaangle if I feel like it.


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Might give MediaMonkey a try next.
I've tried and discarded this program. I do NOT like its "intrusiveness". I use Jaangle for all of the functions that MediaMonkey promises.


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Looking for the right player/library combo...
Jaangle is what you should explore. I'll be glad to help you get started.
This is from the Orange/Yellow "Post Reply" option located just above the "Quick Reply" option. Everything you see above this was already "loaded" into the reply. Sorry for the mess.
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14 Dec 2011   #30

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Now it's empty. Huh, go figure. Rhetorical question time, "Why me?"
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