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Windows 7: Windows Media Player with Flac?

27 Feb 2010   #1
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows Media Player with Flac?

I have w7 x64 installed and I can't get flac files to play on WMP. I am using winamp for now but I would really like to keep WMP as my music player. Any help?


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27 Feb 2010   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
I have w7 x64 installed and I can't get flac files to play on WMP. I am using winamp for now but I would really like to keep WMP as my music player. Any help?
Hi, you should find the plugin for WMP at:
FLAC - download

Go to player & plugins => windows => direct show => and Download "Coreflac".

When you gonna open the flac file in Wmp it will tells the player doesn't recognize the file. Click ok, then it will open in wmp to play. (looks a normal attitude)
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27 Feb 2010   #3
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks! it works!

but I can't get the flac files to show up in my music library for some reason, any help on that?
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27 Feb 2010   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
Thanks! it works!

but I can't get the flac files to show up in my music library for some reason, any help on that?
humm, does the files appear blank iconed?

I guess you need to download the "flac frontend" at the same page.
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27 Feb 2010   #5
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

They don't show up at all when I add the folder with the flac files, but they play if I select a file in the folder and double click. What can be done?
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28 Feb 2010   #6
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

look for a folder in the Library entitled 'Unknown'.
Artist, Album and Genre, all have it.
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29 Mar 2010   #7
Tim De Baets

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exia View Post
but I can't get the flac files to show up in my music library for some reason, any help on that?
They are probably added to WMP's Other Media section instead of to Music.

To have library and tag support for FLAC in WMP, you need to install the WMP Tag Plus plug-in. Remove the FLAC files from Other Media, then install WMP Tag Plus, and finally re-add the files (Tools - Advanced - Restore deleted library items in WMP).
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25 Apr 2010   #8
exia

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I decided to use media monkey. I didn't want to do any work arounds with WMP just to get flac files playing and showing up in the library.

The only issue now is Media Monkey not behaving properly with UltraMon. Media Monkey seems to use some proprietary titlebar system and the name in the taskbar won't show up in the correct monitor. So I am still on the look out for a new media player. Winamp doesn't work since it too uses a non standard menubar and won't work with the Win+Left/Right options.

Any suggestions?
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26 Apr 2010   #9
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player

VLC will play just about anything ; Flac - shn - MP3/4 - DVD I use it for everything.
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