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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'am have tried to find a plugin that would allow you to play FLAC in iTunes 9.0 or later on the PC.

Is someone aware of one, or instructions on how to play.
post #2 of 23
I remember I used to have a plugin for WMP10, not sure if I ever used it much, but I don't remember one for iTunes.
If you can't find anything, VLC is a very popular media player, it has support for FLAC, in case you don't find anything.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
I can play FLAC in other media players,the reason I need iTunes is because then I can stream FLAC through my airport express.
post #4 of 23
You can try this.
I haven't tried it myself, but I ran into it when I was trying out iTunes.
post #5 of 23
I think you are out of luck.
There are ways to do it on Mac OS X, using 3rd. party QuickTime Components, but afaik QuickTime do not support such components on MS Windows.

You can always transcode to Apple Lossless though.
post #6 of 23
SIGH...I thought someone had news!
post #7 of 23
I thought Itunes 9 could play flac?
post #8 of 23
The Mozilla (Songbird iirc) has FLAC support and at least it can let you sync with iPods (also iirc). Don't know about your streaming device but you might want to check it out.
post #9 of 23
iTunes Powered By foobar2000
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Multi-Plugin allows you to have all the usability of iTunes backed up by the power and configurability of Foobar2000. It's a remarkable hack and works remarkably well
worth a shot?
post #10 of 23
multi plugin won't work past itunes v7.x

Multi-Plugin 2.4 for iTunes 7 - Aqua-Soft Forums


Transcoding FLAC to ALAC wouldn't take too long on a modern PC. And once you've got it all as ALAC in iTunes you can run iVolume and replaygain the library.
post #11 of 23
If you install Firefly server, it can stream FLAC to iTunes so it will play them.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mrspoon View Post
If you install Firefly server, it can stream FLAC to iTunes so it will play them.
Any details, links on the Firefly server.
post #13 of 23
use VLC or Play in conjunction with Airfoil to stream FLACs to the Airport.

otherwise convert those FLACs to a format iTunes can play
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sesshin View Post
use VLC or Play in conjunction with Airfoil to stream FLACs to the Airport.

otherwise convert those FLACs to a format iTunes can play
That looks nice, have you tried it.

This means I can stream my music from foobar2000 directly to Airport express but wait is this application also for PC.

There is a note about the free version introducing some noise after 10 mins is that true.
post #15 of 23
oh sorry, I linked the Mac version. here the PC version. and yes I do use it and it works great. every other option I've tried for playing FLAC on iTunes won't stream because it converts on the fly. Airfoil just streams the digital info. you can stream VLC, Quicktime, Firefox, whatever to the Airport. the demo does play noise but the regular version is $25. there are also torrents floating around if you are into that type of thing.
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