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Windows 7: Windows can't read FLAC tags

30 May 2014   #31
mtcsltd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just what I was looking for too. Works a treat.
Thanks.


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11 Aug 2015   #32
deepdish7

Win 10
 
 

the FLAC Property handler actually worked in Windows 8, but not it doesn't work in Windows 10 again.

neither i was able to find a similar fix for ALAC/M4A files for Win8 or Win10.

we only have to pray until someone updates FLAC property handler to work in Win10, and produces similar ALAC/M4A property handler to work in Win8/Win10
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12 Aug 2015   #33
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Microsoft has added native FLAC support in Windows 10 so you don't need a third-party property handler anymore there.

For M4A tags (including ALAC) there has already been native support since Windows 7. To play ALAC you still need the DC-Bass Source Filter though.
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12 Aug 2015   #34
deepdish7

Win 10
 
 

both are not true.

win10 does not support FLAC tags, neither did Win7 (or Win8, or Win10) support ALAC/M4A tags (to be precise, only certain tags were supported, but not all for ALAC/MP4 and absolutely no tags were supported for FLAC). please see attached screenshot. sorry it's in Russian language, but the language doesn't matter, for English version of OS it's absolutely same. The column names are "year" and "publisher". Both publisher and year tag are filled in for FLAC/M4A files in the folder in question, but neither is displayed for FLAC and only year is displayed for M4A, but publisher tag is not displayed. while they are both shown (as always) for MP3 files.

btw if you google a bit, you'll find out that now everyone has same problem - ppl who used FLAG tag property handler for Win7/Win8 confirm that it doesn't work anymore in Win10/the system doesn't support FLAG tags either


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13 Aug 2015   #35
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

So you're basing the presence of FLAC support on just the Year and Publisher tag? I suggest that you check other tags like Length, Artist and Title. Native FLAC support has been added in Windows 10; that's a fact. If *you* would Google around a bit, you'd quickly find that out yourself.

And yes, certain FLAC tags aren't recognized, but that's because Microsoft's support isn't complete yet. I suggest that you use the feedback tool in Windows 10 to report that.

I'm not going to further comment on M4A as that's off-topic here.
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13 Aug 2015   #36
deepdish7

Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tim De Baets View Post
So you're basing the presence of FLAC support on just the Year and Publisher tag? I suggest that you check other tags like Length, Artist and Title. Native FLAC support has been added in Windows 10; that's a fact. If *you* would Google around a bit, you'd quickly find that out yourself.

And yes, certain FLAC tags aren't recognized, but that's because Microsoft's support isn't complete yet. I suggest that you use the feedback tool in Windows 10 to report that.

I'm not going to further comment on M4A as that's off-topic here.
well what's the use to me that microsoft declares win10 now supports FLAC, where it actually does not? little help. and again, it's not me, but other people complaining too. and, for MP3 these tags work. so if FLAC support is declared, then same fields should work for FLAC too, otherwise there's no logic. And what's the point to display artist and title in the columns on the right, if they are usually a part of filename anyway? there's much more sense to display publisher (label) and release year on the right. if you had a large music library, you'd understand me.

i actually did mention this in the feedback tool. hope Microsoft responds. though not soon probably, as these guys are usually a bit slow, unfortunately :-(
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13 Aug 2015   #37
deepdish7

Win 10
 
 

luckily I just found a solution how to fix this.

first you need to disable the fuсked-up native FLAC support in Windows 10:

FAQ (WMP Tag Plus) - BM-productions

and then you can install the above mentioned FLAC property handler tool, and now it will work!!! VOILA!!!
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