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Windows 7: Flac Codecs

05 Apr 2009   #11
PhilSE1

Windows 7 Beta Build 7000
 
 

I use Media Monkey to play my music. You need to have both WMP and Quicktime installed because MM piggybacks on those for some formats. Here's more info: MediaMonkey » Free Media Jukebox, Music Manager, CD Ripper & Converter

Cheers

Phil


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05 Apr 2009   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

I might be wrong but I don't think WMP has user settable "plugins" so you are stuck with whatever Microsoft dishes up.

For Audio there are so many better choices around and smaller too -- apart from Winamp, Media Monkey, Foobar etc etc why not go for the really simple and FREE player VLC. (It "does" DVD's as well).

If you need a Music Organiser / Media Library system or whatever then that's another issue but as a player VLC will handle almost any codec in the known universe including those "from a galaxy far far away...".

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Apr 2009   #13
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhilSE1 View Post
I use Media Monkey to play my music. You need to have both WMP and Quicktime installed because MM piggybacks on those for some formats.
Maybe for movies, but not for audio, i've ran media monkey without wmp nor quicktime or realplayer

i would not use the same program to run audio and video - winamp can do it, but km player is a lot better for the video - as in the same way media monkey or Jriver or winamp are better and specialize in audio. Media Center - J. River Media Center software

as for libraries go - the best i have found to date - is orangecd - OrangeCD – Best CD catalog software to organize MP3 collection this is the only cataloger i'd use, and it connects with winamp or others to play files from catalogue as well, most do not.

The only way to figure this out is to try them out one at a time and see what you like. I did that and a lot of research to come up with my conclusions, but opinions are just like A#holes everyone has one. lol
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17 May 2009   #14
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
but I guarantee you'll be happy with this set
Yup, this is an excellent find and I appreciate your link and description, haven't tried all the file formats yet, and may well go back to WinAmp - but WMP 12 is pretty solid and looks good so, not having a built in rejection response to Microsoft (just healthy suspicion) and now being able to play my amon Tobin in Flac I'm pretty pleased.
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18 May 2009   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
There's really only one Codec pack that I'll use anymore these days. It's lightweight and has all codecs needed to play any file in Vista and W7. There's no extraneous crud like some others carry and it's constantly being updated as codecs and certain filter tools are released.
Shark007 Codec Pack and 64bit Tools

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Hi there
any WORKING links to this package

Cheers
jimbo


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18 May 2009   #16
Quill

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu
 
 

Personally I use foobar2000 for all my audio needs it's very versatile (hopefully I'll be able to listen to some music when I get the realtek issue sorted) it comes with everything needed to play most media formats.

If you do need something specific by way of a codec you can go to:

Free-Codecs.com :: Download latest audio codecs, video codecs, codec packs and tools, FREE!
or
Codec Guide: K-Lite Codec Pack and other useful stuff

The both have a great selection of free codecs and utilities available.

I tried win7codec pack and after installation I was unable to play mp3 files, so I removed it.
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19 May 2009   #17
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
any WORKING links to this package

Cheers
jimbo
Works for me - here's the direct link to the win7 Codecs

good luck
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06 Dec 2010   #18
psteiny

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

well I tried to get the codec from Shark007's FREE Codec solutions - Windows 7 codecs, but stupid as it may seem. All the immediate download links on the page send you somewhere else to software I don't want.

It kinda seems the site was created for advertising someone else's software than the intended codec.

Am I alone in thinking the site is very poorly made?
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08 Dec 2010   #19
NickF

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Don't be put off by the route to the download site. Follow the link to MajorGeeks.com near the bottom of Shark007's explanation page. Choose the Official Mirror at the top of the MajorGeeks page and you will get the Win7Codecs file. Remember his instructions, particularly to uninstall all other codecs. It worked fine for me. You also need WMPTagPlus. Good luck.

Nick.
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08 Dec 2010   #20
psteiny

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

all sorted, thanks heaps for the pointers.
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