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How to play FLAC on Android phones?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I can't get anything higher than 16/44.1 to play on my new phone. I go to the music player and it shows it but no matter how many times I click it, it won't play. 

 

It's a Sony Xperia Z2. First Andriod ever, I got sick of iOS. 

post #2 of 11

Poweramp will play all of your FLAC files very well.

post #3 of 11

In this french review of the Z2, they played 24/96 FLAC files with the default audio player. 192kHz files will not work though.

 

http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/info/Hi-Fi-Guide/Smartphones-compatibles-audio-HD/Test-audio-du-Sony-Xperia-Z2-avec175443

post #4 of 11

you realise that playing such super high res files is a bit pointless on a phone?

post #5 of 11

Media Monkey will also play FLAC just fine on androids

post #6 of 11

Sometimes the default music player will play it fine. The "Music" app on my LG works fine with flac. Doubletwist is free and plays them fine. Poweramp will also but it costs money.

post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

thanks, didn't know it took another app to get it to work. I downloaded rocketplayer and it works great.

post #8 of 11
Neutron and Poweramp media players are the old favorites of audiophiles for playing flacs on Android. But there could certainly be some new apps out there that do it well too.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

you realise that playing such super high res files is a bit pointless on a phone?

As they seem to take up so much space, what is the best and most efficient file type to use. Is it just mp3 at a certain resolution?
I have only a 16 GB nexus 5 for example, with no external storage.
Edited by brymuse - 11/24/14 at 3:43am
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by brymuse View Post


As they seem to take up so much space, what is the best and most efficient file type to use. Is it just mp3 at a certain resolution?
I have only a 16 GB nexus 5 for example, with no external storage.


 well, aac is a better codec than mp3 but...... (and i know some will totally not agree with me) i would say go with 320k mp3's.

 

yes aac would be better but i know for me if i have to keep another file for things that flac wouldnt do then mp3 gives you massive flexibility because everything plays it.

post #11 of 11
Thanks. If I rip to PC using a lossless format and then sync to the phone does the PC sync use the lossless file or do I have to rerip at mp3 320?
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