Windows 10 will support FLAC natively

    Windows 10 will support FLAC natively

    Windows 10 will support FLAC natively


    Posted: 26 Nov 2014
    For media enthusiasts, Windows 10 is shaping up to be a good OS for your next media player as Microsoft has announced that FLAC support will ship with Windows 10. This codec is widely used and will be a welcomed addition to Windows 10.

    FLAC stands for 'Free Lossless Audio Codec' and can shrink a file to roughly 50-60% of its original size; when decompressed the file goes back to its original state. It's important to note that this is OS level support, so any Win32 or modern app will be able to take advantage of this feature.
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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    26 Nov 2014

  1. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #1

    Just more win!!

    Well, IMO.
    Again, YMMV...

    Jeff
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  2. Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       #2

    Cool. Got many flac files in my 94GB music folder...
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  3. Petey7's Avatar
    Posts : 98
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    Yay! Now if only my stupid iPhone supported it. *glares at Apple*
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  4. nomadgamer13's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    Nice!
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  5. Indianatone's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    I recently ripped my entire music collection to FLAC. So much better than MP3.
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  6. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,455
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #6

    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
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  7. Petey7's Avatar
    Posts : 98
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    jimbo45 said:
    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
    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.
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