2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

FLAC is one of the most popular formats which make sure that the user gets the best audio ads well as the video quality within the minimum possible space that it takes onto the hard disk. There are tens of thousands of program which make sure that he format is supported and the user gets the best result in this regard without converting the format but unfortunately still the issues occur and this tutorial has been written to make sure that all such issues are resolved and the user gets the best and the state of the art end results.

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Part 1: What is FLAC?

FLAC or free lossless audio codec is an audio codec which makes sure that the user gets the best and the state of the art result in relation to the audio formats that are played using different players. It is also one of the codecs that plays in the best manner and also makes sure that the size of the files are compressed and it is also reduced by 50% when they are converted using the FLAC format. FLAC is a open source software that also has a free distribution and for the same reason it is also to be noted that a user should make sure that the best has been delivered on time and the user never faces any kind of issue when it comes to metadata tagging and fast seeking. The overall functionality of the FLAC format is only supported by the most advanced media players but the FLAC codec on the less advanced players can also be installed to make sure that the file format is supported with ease and satisfaction. In short this format is highly recommended for storage and transportation of the media with ease.

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

Part 2: Why Windows Media player cannot play FLAC?

Windows media player is one of the best and state of the art programs which make sure that the user gets the results when it comes to the different formats and also makes sure that the best and the state of the art programs are also installed in this regard which support different formats. Although the windows media player supports almost 50+ formats for playing but unfortunately it has not been configured by default to make sure that the FLAC format is played and this is one of the factors that lead to this issue. On the other hand knowingly if the user does not install the necessary FLAC codecs to play the files then it becomes the second reason to make sure that the issue has not been resolved.  Thus these are the two most common reasons to make sure that the FLAC format is not played by the windows media player and hence this tutorial has been written to make sure that the user gets the best results in this regard.

Part 3: Install FLAC codec

Following are the two most used and advanced FLAC codec for windows media player which make sure that the user gets the best result in relation to playing the FLAC files on WMP:

  1. FLAC documentation developed by XIPH and found at the URL http://www.xiph.org/dshow/
  2. FLAC codec developed by the Source Forge found at the URL http://sourceforge.net/projects/flac/?source=navbar

The step by step guide to install the FLAC codec from the http://www.xiph.org/dshow/ has been explained as follows:

1.The user should make sure that the http://www.xiph.org/dshow/ URL is visited to download the exe files as per the system version

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

2.The files are then to be saved to the desktop:

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

3. The user then needs to make sure that the exe file is clicked so that the installation begins:

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

4.The user needs to make sure that the prompts are followed and the installation is completed. Once it has been done the user needs to make sure that the system is restarted as the codec will work only if the system restart has been done complete in a professional manner. This also marks the end of the process in full and the user will then be able to play the FLAC file using the windows media player.

Part 4: Convert FLAC to windows Media Player compatible format

It is by far the easiest way for which a user should go and it also makes sure that the best and the state of the art results are obtained in this relation. It also makes sure that the user gets the best deals without any issue and the best convertor is also installed onto the system that would also help the user to make sure that if there is a second time then the user should go for the best convertor automatically and the name of this awesome invention is Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate. The program makes sure that 150+ formats are supported and by using this convertor the conversion from 2D to 3D is also possible so that the user can get the best and the state of the art results when it comes to the optimal viewing. Following is the process that is to be followed in this regard.

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1.The URL https://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-ultimate.html is to be visited to make sure that the user gets the best results and the program file is downloaded, installed and the program is run:

 

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

2. The files are then to be added by hitting the add files button on the home screen of the program:

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

3. The FLAC file is then to the converted to the format that is supported by the windows media player and this can be chosen from the right panel of the program as shown in the picture below:

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

4.In the last step the user needs to make sure that the convert button is located and pressed to make sure that the conversion of the file starts and the overall issue regarding the DVD playback is resolved in full:

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

5.The user should make sure that the file is the n played using the Windows media player which would then play without any issue and problem:

2 ways to play FLAC with Windows Media Player

Part 5: Comparison Table

Metrics and methods
Stability
Easy to use
FLAC XIPH Malfunctions sometimes Not easy at all
Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate Fully stable and steady Very easy

Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is the best tool as per the table above to make sure that the FLAC format is played as per the user’s need and desire. The reasons are elaborated as under:

Stability
Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is the most stable program as compared to other programs of similar genre and it is due to the fact that the company in this regard makes sure that the best and the most diligent processes are followed to make sure that the program is kept up to date with the technological trends.

Easy to use
Wondershare Video Convertor Ultimate is also very easy to use to the layout and the format support as well. The placement of different sections is the best way to ensure that the user who is new to the program can operate it without any issue and problem.

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