I wonder if someone can help me with the problems I've been having with Flac files. Recently I joined the B&W Society of Sound, which offers Flac downloads by subscription. I can play these no problem on my computer, through my new B&W MM1s. I have two MP3 players, a Sansa Clipzip and a Hisound Studio, both of which can handle Flac. After I transfer the downloaded files to the players, I can play them through the computer. No problems so far. However, after either of the players is disconnected from the computer, the files don't play. The titles appear briefly in the display window, then they disappear without having emitted the slightest sound. This is annoying because I want to hear the files through headphones and through my lounge stereo system, using the MP3 player as a source.
This is driving me a little crazy. I have been in contact with support at both manufacturers, and both have done their best, but to no avail. I should mention that I first suspected that VLC media player may be to blame. I have used VLC as the Flac player on the computer, and thought that once the files were "tagged" as VLC-compatible files, that may make them incompatible with the portable players. However, deleting VLC and downloading a new Flac file made no difference. I have also downloaded a Flac file from eclassical.com, and this had the same problem. I would be grateful for any suggestions.