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Windows 7: WMP12 FLAC Seek bug.

11 Oct 2009   #11
Sybock

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Winamp plays FLAC without any probs whatsoever as do quite a lot of other of these types of apps - and often have better ways of organising multi-media libraries too.
Winamp certainly has its virtues but the point is that we'd like to use WMP. Personally, I prefer the new WMP library to anything of Winamp's. I use WMP for playing everything from personal Bluray backups to mp3s, so why not get it working for FLAC too?

The new version of WMP in combination with a single codec pack installation allows me to do all this and sync my iPod to my music library and it comes pre-installed in Windows 7. It does everything I want it to do, it's not noticeably heavier on resources even though I know for a fact that it is and it's got an attractive look to it that gives my HTPC a bit of class where I can't say the same for the cheesy Winamp skins.


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11 Oct 2009   #12
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Still, I just found a solution: XIPH
Try it out, after install it should work perfectly.
LOL @ works perfectly...
Nice solution except for the fact that it breaks several aspects on WMP.
For starters, WMP's open dialog is now hosed. It used to look like this:



but now the media dropdown list is missing.

In my opinion, putting up with a small annoyance, cannot seek, which only occurs when directly played, and can easily be avoided by choosing to use a rightclick of the FLAC file, and clicking on 'Add to Windows Media Player List', is better than hosing your system.
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12 Oct 2009   #13
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

BTW, Add to Windows Media Player List, suggested in my previous response is only possible for FLAC files when using my codec releases and also choosing to use the Filetypes Association button on the Help TAB.
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13 Oct 2009   #14
koawmfot

windows
 
 

WMPTagPlus has been updated to support FLAC as well as others.
WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP - Hydrogenaudio Forums


on a clean install of Win7x64 with WMP12, i have zero issues with both the x86 and x64 XIPH direct show filters.

once WMPTagPlus is added, then flac seek works for a regular libray. you no longer need to add the files through explorer.

i have never had WMP crash on me with this config, and i do not use the shark codec pack for flac support in WMP.
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13 Aug 2010   #15
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koawmfot View Post
WMPTagPlus has been updated to support FLAC as well as others.
WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP - Hydrogenaudio Forums


on a clean install of Win7x64 with WMP12, i have zero issues with both the x86 and x64 XIPH direct show filters.

once WMPTagPlus is added, then flac seek works for a regular libray. you no longer need to add the files through explorer.

i have never had WMP crash on me with this config, and i do not use the shark codec pack for flac support in WMP.
I can confirm this does in fact solve the seeking problem. I use the Xiph plugins as well. Shark007 is probably trying to promote his codec... the latest version of Xiph doesn't damage WMP. I recommend installing WMPTagPlus alongside Xiph to guarantee perfect FLAC playback.
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29 Aug 2010   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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I can confirm this does in fact solve the seeking problem. I use the Xiph plugins as well. Shark007 is probably trying to promote his codec... the latest version of Xiph doesn't damage WMP. I recommend installing WMPTagPlus alongside Xiph to guarantee perfect FLAC playback.[/QUOTE]
Firstly Shark007 doesn't need to promote his codec hundreds of sevenforum members do that for him regularly and as a recent convert to sharks pack i consider myself a supporter.
I used to use klite mega pack but it was tricky to configure for noobs , sharks pack with x64 support addon pack couldn't have been more simple to use it plays everything i have thrown at it and i also use wmp tag plus as it shows my flac albums in wmp.
shark007 spelt out the reason why his pack performed better , seven forums is about helping one another and when you are passionate about something and see a better way then your going to say so, its the ethos of sevenforums ,i appreciate you are entitled to your own opinion, this is mine.
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29 Aug 2010   #17
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LuzTeTT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koawmfot View Post
WMPTagPlus has been updated to support FLAC as well as others.
WMP Tag Plus - MPEG4, Vorbis and FLAC metadata support for WMP - Hydrogenaudio Forums


on a clean install of Win7x64 with WMP12, i have zero issues with both the x86 and x64 XIPH direct show filters.

once WMPTagPlus is added, then flac seek works for a regular libray. you no longer need to add the files through explorer.

i have never had WMP crash on me with this config, and i do not use the shark codec pack for flac support in WMP.
I can confirm this does in fact solve the seeking problem. I use the Xiph plugins as well. Shark007 is probably trying to promote his codec... the latest version of Xiph doesn't damage WMP. I recommend installing WMPTagPlus alongside Xiph to guarantee perfect FLAC playback.
Firstly Shark007 doesn't need to promote his codec hundreds of sevenforum members do that for him regularly and as a recent convert to sharks pack i consider myself a supporter.
I used to use klite mega pack but it was tricky to configure for noobs , sharks pack with x64 support addon pack couldn't have been more simple to use, it plays everything i have thrown at it and i also use wmp tag plus as it shows my flac albums in wmp.
shark007 spelt out the reason why his pack performed better , seven forums is about helping one another and when you are passionate about something and see a better way then your going to say so, its the ethos of sevenforums ,
i appreciate you are entitled to your own opinion,
this is mine.
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