1.    10 Aug 2017 #1
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    File Explorer does not display embedded album art in FLAC files


    I do remember clearly that in Windows 8.1, I was able to see embedded album art in FLAC files in File (Windows) Explorer. But after Windows 10 got here, this stopped. I can only see them in MP3 files. Did something happen to this functionality? Can anyone confirm this (or deny?).

    Thanks.
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  2.    11 Aug 2017 #2
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  3.    11 Aug 2017 #3
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    No, I mean this way:

    FLAC is like this:
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    MP3 works like this:
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  4.    11 Aug 2017 #4
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    Right click on a FLAC file > Open with... > Select the same program that the mp3s open with > then CHECK Always use this app to open FLAC files. See if that fixes it.
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  5.    11 Aug 2017 #5
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    No. That doesn't fix. Notice that foobar2000 is already the selected program to open either MP3 or FLAC. In the case of FLAC, it shows only the native icon (orange). In the case of MP3, it reads the embedded album art in the tag and also places a small tiny icon from the foobar2000 application. Problem that puzzles me is that in Windows 8.1, FLAC was just like MP3, getting the embedded art shown.
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  6.    11 Aug 2017 #6
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    Go to foobar2000's settings. See if the album art is disabled for FLAC files.

    Last case resort: You can uninstall
    foobar2000, then re-install it.
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  7.    11 Aug 2017 #7
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    Album art has never been disabled for any kind of file. So no point there.
    Uninstalled and reinstalled. Problem persists.
    I think this is a bug involving foobar2000 and Windows 10.
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  8.    12 Aug 2017 #8
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    Thank you for your reply. A screenshot often helps.
    You may find the free program Icaros shown here of interest. That should solve the problem.
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