1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    How can I disable Windows Media Player's Native FLAC support?


    Is there a way to disable Windows Media Player's new native FLAC support, so I can use external codecs such as LAV filters with it again, as well as 3rd party metadata plugins like WMP Plus?

    When using the native FLAC support, basic metadata tags for flac files are not added to the library, such as the Year & Contributing Artist field - whereas WMP Plus imported those over without any problem... However they now refuse to work with WMP as it detects that WMP now supports it, so how can i turn that support off? I've disabled Windows Media Foundation but that's not made any difference for FLAC files, it's still playing those natively.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    Win 8.1

    I know this is not the answer you want and I hate when others post "Why do you" Just answer the damn question....


    However, I have found that using K-Light Codec Pack is an EXCELLENT alternative to the WMP.
    It has the ability to play 100% anything and the Codecs are constantly being updated and are free just opt out of any promotions.
    WMP Classic x64 has never failed me and can even play 4K videos with no lag, at least on my machine.
    Get it direct from Codec Guide and not some 3rd party like softpedia.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Shank View Post
    I know this is not the answer you want and I hate when others post "Why do you" Just answer the damn question....


    However, I have found that using K-Light Codec Pack is an EXCELLENT alternative to the WMP.
    It has the ability to play 100% anything and the Codecs are constantly being updated and are free just opt out of any promotions.
    WMP Classic x64 has never failed me and can even play 4K videos with no lag, at least on my machine.
    Get it direct from Codec Guide and not some 3rd party like softpedia.
    Yes I know that... But that's not my question. I WANT to use a 3rd party codec for FLAC, but I can't because WMP decodes it natively now and I can't see a way to turn that off...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Philippines
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10

    Install K-lite, run codec tweak tool, there should be options there for what codec to use, set everything to LAV for both 32-bit and 64-bit.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Jairus24 View Post
    Install K-lite, run codec tweak tool, there should be options there for what codec to use, set everything to LAV for both 32-bit and 64-bit.
    Yes, there is, but not for FLAC.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by bergqvistjl View Post
    Yes, there is, but not for FLAC.
    Perhaps try contacting K-Lite developer, he might know something or add option.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    20 Sep 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 7

    See How do I disable Microsoft's native FLAC tag support in Windows 10? in the WMP Tag Plus FAQ. Note that this only affects tagging support. I don't know how to disable the native playback support.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Music in Windows 7 Media Player transferred to Windows 10 Player ?
​I have a lot of music saved into Windows Media Player on Windows 7. I am aware that the new Windows 10 Upgrade will not have Windows Media Player, but that another player will either come within the Upgrade or a new music player is available. So...
Software and Apps
Windows 10 Media player?
from what i was reading i thought windows media player was going to be removed from windows but when i upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10 pro insider build i still have the media player and it still works.
Software and Apps
Windows 10: 9901 has native FLAC support
Read more...
Windows 10 News
Windows 10 will support FLAC natively
Read more... Source: 537376407291056128
Windows 10 News
Windows 10: Native MKV support becomes official
Read more...
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:02.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums