Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Sound Science › Problem with playbacking FLAC files in Windows Media Player?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Problem with playbacking FLAC files in Windows Media Player?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

So I just downloaded WMP Tag Plus with the Media Foundation FLAC Codec pack, and while the FLAC files do play fine in WMP, I can't playback most FLAC files in Windows Media Player, only on 4 songs. So how can I playback ALL the FLAC files?

post #2 of 10

WMP is not meant to play FLAC, why not just use Foobar?. it's free, sounds better

and plays anything,

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KT66 View Post
 

WMP is not meant to play FLAC, why not just use Foobar?. it's free, sounds better

and plays anything,

Because I prefer the media library of WMP, it's way more easier than foobar. I tested it out, and it had a slightly warmer sound than WMP.

post #4 of 10

If you want free you can try out Music Bee.  I used it up until purchasing JRMC.  

post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

So I just downloaded WMP Tag Plus with the Media Foundation FLAC Codec pack, and while the FLAC files do play fine in WMP, I can't playback most FLAC files in Windows Media Player, only on 4 songs. So how can I playback ALL the FLAC files?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Because I prefer the media library of WMP, it's way more easier than foobar. I tested it out, and it had a slightly warmer sound than WMP.

Nobody uses windows media player to play flac. This has been asked and answered countless times around the internet, if you'd bothered to do a search.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by L0SLobos View Post
 

 

 

Nobody uses windows media player to play flac. This has been asked and answered countless times around the internet, if you'd bothered to do a search.

Well, my problem has been solved. WMP DOES play FLAC now properly. 


Edited by dakanao - 2/20/14 at 11:49pm
post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

Well, my problem has been solved. WMP DOES play FLAC now properly. 

 

Just a fair warning if you installed new CODECs - it caused a number of conflicts on my XP (and a Vista laptop before I got XP for it) computers. I can't remember anymore how exactly those happened, but basically it would conflict with iTunes and the video player I downloaded because WMP had no codecs (at the time, maybe it has now) for some video formats. I installed VLC and Foobar (later MediaMonkey; VLC's file browsing for music wasn't doing it for me) and removed the new CODECs, problem solved.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

Just a fair warning if you installed new CODECs - it caused a number of conflicts on my XP (and a Vista laptop before I got XP for it) computers. I can't remember anymore how exactly those happened, but basically it would conflict with iTunes and the video player I downloaded because WMP had no codecs (at the time, maybe it has now) for some video formats. I installed VLC and Foobar (later MediaMonkey; VLC's file browsing for music wasn't doing it for me) and removed the new CODECs, problem solved.

I don't notice anything weird with my other programs now I installed those codecs... What player had the best sound quality for your FLAC files?

post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

I don't notice anything weird with my other programs now I installed those codecs...

 

Mine didn't start happening until about a few days in, but of course I wish you better luck :D

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

What player had the best sound quality for your FLAC files?

 

Foobar was a little thin for me but that ultimately I just like MediaMonkey more for the UI. Songbird if I remember correctly had a slight bump somewhere; my Dad still uses this one on his computer at home. A few minutes on a good EQ plug-in would make any of them sound like the other though, given the minute tonal differences. Honestly I'm not even 110% sure there were differences or my brain is affected by the color and look of the UI.

post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

Because I prefer the media library of WMP, it's way more easier than foobar. I tested it out, and it had a slightly warmer sound than WMP.

If you are going to come to the sound science forum and assert that the playback of a lossless audio format sounds differently from different user interfaces, you had better provide evidence in the form of ABX results, or an explanation that describe/show how one of those flac decoders changes the audio information.

In the meantime, you are asking ill posed questions that have no answers.

Cheers
Edited by ab initio - 2/22/14 at 6:44pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Science
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Sound Science › Problem with playbacking FLAC files in Windows Media Player?