Quote: Originally Posted by RST101
Does anybody on this fine forum know how to enable my use of the flac format? Been to the various places that Iv'e been pointed towards when both trying to open in explorer and also media player and Iv'e had no joy thus far. Has anybody had any success in getting the said format to play. your help would be greatly appreciated.
p.s I wish not to change from WMP12 so comments on get this media player and that media player will fall on deaf ears (and eyes).
I'm a BIG supporter of FLAC -- I HATE compressed mp3 music.
1) install NERO mega plugin pack -- this will allow you to create "Virtual" or real Audio CD's directly from FLAC files.
2) Winamp or other similar sofware will rip CD's etc directly to FLAC (and play FLAC directly).
3) Mount the virtual CD and then use whatever music software you need to copy to IPOD (or other music device -- I still use a Minidisc player -- beats the shXT out of IPODS even though it's for old Dinosaurs like me.
If you can't find th NERO mega plugin pack PM me and I'll send it to you --works fine on Windows 7 X-64 (even build 7068).
However this link should work
Chose the Romanian mirror rather than the US one -- no DRM probs. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Codec-Packs-Video-Codecs/Nero-Mega-Plugin-Pack.shtml
Added -- Winamp etc play FLAC direcly -- and if you use Audio streaming such as Squeezebox etc. these devices will also play flac directly.
BTW once you've ripped FLAC to a virtual Audio CD ( or compiled your own CD from FLAC) all the standard CD players will play the music. It's always better to keep music UNCOMPRESSED then you can do anything you like with it. FLAC whilst compressed is LOSSLESS.
P me if you need more help on FLAC.