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Windows 7: Windows can't read FLAC tags

10 Jul 2011   #1
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 
Windows can't read FLAC tags

I have several music files in flac format, and I can open them in progmras like Mp3tag, and they see the flac tags like artist, title..etc. and I can modify them as well.

Can I add anything to windows shell to make explorer and wmp able to read these tags? (I have flac codec installed and I can play them in wmp, but it only shows the filesnames)

I've installed somthing like this, but still nothing:
BM-productions


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10 Jul 2011   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi speedgamer01, if you like listening to music while using your PC install Download Winamp 5.62 Full - FileHippo.com
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12 Jul 2011   #3
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That was... completely irrelevant.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Can I add anything to windows shell to make explorer and wmp able to read these tags? (I have flac codec installed and I can play them in wmp, but it only shows the filesnames)
As far as the windows shell goes (I assume you mean reading tags in Windows Explorer), no.
As for WMP12, I thought it could read FLAC tags by default; unless they are in another format WMP can't recognize; not sure as I don't use the FLAC format.
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22 Jul 2011   #4
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
I've installed somthing like this, but still nothing:
BM-productions
After installing WMP Tag Plus, existing FLAC files in WMP's library need to be re-added for their tags to show up. Did you do this?

To re-add the FLAC files to the library, select them, right-click, select Delete, Delete from library only, and click OK. Then go to Tools - Advanced and select Restore deleted library items.
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22 Jul 2011   #5
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tim De Baets View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
I've installed somthing like this, but still nothing:
BM-productions
After installing WMP Tag Plus, existing FLAC files in WMP's library need to be re-added for their tags to show up. Did you do this?

To re-add the FLAC files to the library, select them, right-click, select Delete, Delete from library only, and click OK. Then go to Tools - Advanced and select Restore deleted library items.
Man You ROCK, thank you very much it works like a charm!!
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23 Jul 2011   #6
Tim De Baets

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You're welcome WMP Tag Plus will only add FLAC tag support to WMP. To get FLAC tags in Explorer too, you will need a FLAC property handler. Such a property handler seems to be included in the Media Foundation FLAC Codec, but note that I haven't tried this myself yet.
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23 Jul 2011   #7
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

I've just made that app work, now explorer can read flac tags thanks again
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11 Aug 2011   #8
Lestrad

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
What program?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
I've just made that app work, now explorer can read flac tags thanks again
What program are you talking about? We need a property handler for flac. DOes your program have one? Media Foundation FLAC Codec did not do it for me.
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11 Aug 2011   #9
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Um, I had a clean install since then (lol)
I am installing wmp tag plus right now, you can find the link in post #1

edit: if you have it installed, open WMP and click organize > apply media info changes
Now wmp should read your tags.

Cheers
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11 Aug 2011   #10
Lestrad

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedgamer01 View Post
Um, I had a clean install since then (lol)
I am installing wmp tag plus right now, you can find the link in post #1

edit: if you have it installed, open WMP and click organize > apply media info changes
Now wmp should read your tags.

Cheers
What I need is for *Explorer* to read and write flac tags. WMP Tag won't do it, neither will Media Foundation FLAC Codec, and the way dbPowerAmp does it, in my opinion, is no good - adding two tabs to the Explorer Properties dialog when you can do it right within the Properties>Details tab with mp3. Also, dbPowerAmp's Install program looks like it was programmed with a kit. Very amateurish.

If Microsoft could figure a way to make money off flac, I'm sure they'd implement it right away. But the Party Line is that flac is a "minority" format.

Maybe somebody out there can program a properties handler worthy of the name; I sure as hell can't and dbPowerAmp botched it.
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