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Windows 7: WMP12 FLAC Seek bug.

31 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
WMP12 FLAC Seek bug.

Hi, I have several FLAC files in my Media Library, and so far I have no problems playing them. The only thing that bugs me is that I can't seek! If I try to seek, it starts the song from the beginning.
Here's a shot:

Also when I look up the FLAC files in the Artist section (only my Daft Punk music is in FLAC) it says "0 seconds"...

I suppose if I mess around with the drivers (Shark007 codec) I can get it, but I''m not sure where to touch. My system specs are all included in my profile if you need them. Could you please help?

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04 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

The topic can be closed, I solved the problem myself.
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29 Sep 2009   #3


ok then how did you manage to fix this one cause i am having the same problem...

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30 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7

Same boat, please help.
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09 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

I converted the files to MP3... sorry... That's what I thought of in the 1st place and since no one replied I just went with this classic solution.
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09 Oct 2009   #6


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09 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koawmfot View Post
Sounds very promising, but for now the beta offers only MPEG4, so it is of no use...

Still, I just found a solution: XIPH!
Try it out, after install it should work perfectly. Just another example that if you really Google something to oblivion you can ALWAYS find the solution!
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10 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7

Thanks for finding this! Also, your signature ****ing rocks.
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10 Oct 2009   #9

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi all
just to add 2 points here

1) 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.

2) FLAC is a nice LOSSLESS compressed system. This means you keep 100% of the original audio with no loss of quality.

If you compress it to mp3 which is a "Lossy" format - even at 256 kb you will get degradation in sound quality and a lot of hideous "artifacts".

This might not matter too much if you are listening on an Ipod in a train / on a bus etc with those hideous white "bud" type of earphones but play this stuff through a decent high quality Audio amp (not your average computer sound system) or listen to the flac output directly with a pair of expensive Bose headphones and you'll see at once what I mean. The MP3 sound will (particularly at 64 kb compression which is what a lot of people use) be excruciantingly HIDEOUS whether you are listening to heavy metal or a classical string quartet. Even 128 kb compression is not really tolerable for high end serious listening. (OK on an IPOD however).

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10 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sybock View Post
...your signature ****ing rocks...
Thanks! Glad you like it, its all Adobe Photoshop CS4. About the FLAC... an OK format, but when it comes to exporting the music to a portable music player it starts to suck... Very few MP3 Players and SmartPhones support FLAC and very few converters convert FLAC 2 MP3 the way YOU want to. The solution for portable devices is MP3 at highest bitrate, even though it's not that good... OK, now I'll catch ya later guys, going out!
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