Windows 10 will support FLAC natively

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    Windows 10 will support FLAC natively


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    Brink, Nov 25, 2014
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  2. Mike300ZXna Win User

    WMP 12 in Windows 10 won't convert .flac when syncing to Windows Phone Lumia 1520

    Thank you Marek. My point is that WMP has several formats it recognises and uses. With Windows 10, this now includes officially .flac so .flac is supported by WMP natively. Good step.

    In the past, WMP converted all the formats it read for sync with Windows Phone. For example, lossless .wma is converted during the sync process to a lossy format which is usable on the Windows Phone connected to the PC. This is desired behaviour as it reduces
    the size of the music file to fit on the limited space on the phone. It does the same if you use a USB stick as the sync device (and have set the WMP Device options accordingly).

    However it does not convert the now officially supported .flac in the same way. Why not? it should.

    I know that Windows Phone does not support .flac natively (unless you install .flac player). Which is why WMP should convert it.

    Under Win 10, the natively supported format of lossless .wma gets converted by WMP while syncing to Windows Phone into a format usable by the native player on Windows Phone. This is good.

    Under Win 10, the natively supported format of .flac does NOT get converted by WMP while syncing to Windows Phone into a format usable by the native player on Windows Phone. Why not? This is not good.

    I don't want to have two windows music systems on my PC and on my phone - I just want Windows 10, Windows Media Player and Windows Phone to support the same file types in the same way. Why would Microsoft want me to install non-Microsoft apps?
     
    Mike300ZXna, Nov 25, 2014
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  3. Ehsu99 Win User
    FLAC tag/metadata reading in WMP on Windows 10

    Gets temporary soultion from Tim De Baets, thanks for his advice,

    There are indeed still issues with the native FLAC tag support in Windows 10. I suggest that you report these with the Windows 10 feedback tool. That's the best way to urge Microsoft to fix their FLAC support.

    To get better tag support again in WMP, you can first install the WMP Tag Plus plug-in (like you probably did in Windows 7/8.1). Then you will also need to disable the native support; for instructions see How
    do I disable Microsoft's native FLAC tag support in Windows 10?
    in the WMP Tag Plus FAQ.
     
    Ehsu99, Nov 25, 2014
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Windows 10 will support FLAC natively

    Just more win!!

    Well, IMO.
    Again, YMMV...

    Jeff
     
    BunnyJ, Nov 25, 2014
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  5. Rickkins Win User
    Cool. Got many flac files in my 94GB music folder...
     
    Rickkins, Nov 25, 2014
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  6. Petey7 Win User
    Yay! Now if only my stupid iPhone supported it. *glares at Apple*
     
    Petey7, Nov 25, 2014
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  7. Indianatone Win User
    I recently ripped my entire music collection to FLAC. So much better than MP3.
     
    Indianatone, Nov 26, 2014
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  8. jimbo45 Win User

    Windows 10 will support FLAC natively

    Hi there

    FLAC is the obvious way to store audio files these days - it's an OPEN LOSSLESS Codec -- those of you who want lots of highly compressed mp3 files on things like ipods or phones can always convert them. (Some of the better phones support FLAC these days anyway).

    FLAC files are essentially like old Photo negatives as they can be used over and over again and are the ORIGINAL source file. FLAC also has compression unlike WAV so better use of media --audio quality is not lost though as it is a LOSSLESS compression.advanta

    Another advantage is that it's an OPEN codec so no stupid CLOSED proprietary data bases needed etc.

    As for native support on Windows -- OK fine - but VLC plays them as well as the old WINAMP. However I'm not against windows supporting more multi-media formats.

    @Petey7 -- get a Samsung - those phones all play FLAC !!!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Nov 27, 2014
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  9. Petey7 Win User
    I plan on getting a Windows Phone next time I can upgrade. Probably a Lumia. Since Windows 10 is supposed to be "One OS for all devices" I should be covered. As for VLC, this is probably just me, but I've never really liked VLC. I can't give a very specific reason why, but I just don't like the look of it, don't find very user friendly, I don't like the icon... I have it installed because it is capable of handling MKV files with multiple audio tracks and multiple subtitle tracks, but I usually end up converting stuff to different formats because, for some reason, I just can't convince myself to like it.
     
    Petey7, Apr 4, 2018
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