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Windows 7: AYOR - a Hack for playing FLAC in WMP/WMC

11 Jan 2010   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
AYOR - a Hack for playing FLAC in WMP/WMC

Hi all
I prefer other players but for those that use WMP / WMC here's a get around to play FLAC files. (At You Own Risk -A.Y.O.R) however.

Playing FLAC files in WMP & Media Center

Cheers
jimbo


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nice post, will check it out, though I rarely use FLACs at all... A totally pointless codec to me... Want loosless? WAV
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12 Jan 2010   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Nice post, will check it out, though I rarely use FLACs at all... A totally pointless codec to me... Want loosless? WAV

Hi there
the point of FLAC is that although its LOSSLESS it is COMPRESSED so you can get around 3X the amount of music that you can compared to WAV.

This is important particularly if you want to play HIGH QUALITY music on a portable device - the music will still be played in UNCOMPRESSED mode of course.

Similarly on a 500 GB HDD drive you could store approx 3,000 CD equivalents in FLAC compared with around 1,000 in WAV.

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Jan 2010   #4
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
Nice post, will check it out, though I rarely use FLACs at all... A totally pointless codec to me... Want loosless? WAV

Hi there
the point of FLAC is that although its LOSSLESS it is COMPRESSED so you can get around 3X the amount of music that you can compared to WAV.

This is important particularly if you want to play HIGH QUALITY music on a portable device - the music will still be played in UNCOMPRESSED mode of course.

Similarly on a 500 GB HDD drive you could store approx 3,000 CD equivalents in FLAC compared with around 1,000 in WAV.

Cheers
jimbo
Agreed....WAV is silly.
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