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teabaggins
2008-02-20, 10:50 AM
i use to have a flac player installed on my PC that would play the files without converting them to an audio format. any help? thanks

Five
2008-02-20, 10:55 AM
foobar2000!

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item#faq_software

saltman
2008-02-20, 10:56 AM
you can also use winamp with the flac plugin. If you install winamp first. Then the flac frontend it will add the plugins for winamp for you.

teabaggins
2008-02-20, 10:57 AM
thanks five and saltman, i was looking for the section that provided a list of free software, couldnt find it. are you familiar with VLC?

saltman
2008-02-20, 01:13 PM
I have used VLC before to play videos, which it does great. I did not think of using it to play audio. I am not sure if it plays flac.

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/faq.php?faq=new_faq_item#faq_software

Five
2008-02-20, 02:14 PM
these days the new versions of winamp play flac with no extra plugins installed. woo-hoo. you can also go in the settings and enable 24bit playback.

iirc vlc can play flac too

stripeydave
2008-02-23, 10:24 AM
vlc will play flac without decoding. at least it does on the mac side of life. Also for macs, you can use Toast Titanium for flac playing, and can burn discs without decoding as well.

mooncusser
2008-02-23, 11:10 AM
VLC does play flac without decoding on the PC. Great little program.

paddington
2008-02-23, 12:53 PM
winamp 5.x or better

sleepless
2008-02-23, 09:24 PM
Foobar is my choice...I use winamp for video...don't ask me why

Karst
2008-02-24, 01:29 PM
winamp is soooo 90s! ;)

saltman
2008-02-24, 01:55 PM
I have to say I switched to foobar this weekend to try it out. And I like it. For some reason I was confusing it with dbpoweramp, which sucks IMO. Only thing I dislike is it doesn't play shns. Or I haven't spent enough time to figure it out. I get the unsupported file format error. Perhaps there is a plugin. I also like how the GUI is much smaller in winamp. But I am liking foobar.

chinajoe
2008-02-24, 02:10 PM
is there an audio deck for the car that will play flac, shn, etc? or is that just a pipe dream?

saltman
2008-02-24, 03:43 PM
Only thing I dislike is it doesn't play shns. Or I haven't spent enough time to figure it out. I get the unsupported file format error. Perhaps there is a plugin.There is. works great.

Five
2008-02-24, 04:33 PM
is there an audio deck for the car that will play flac, shn, etc? or is that just a pipe dream?
best I can suggest is to get an iPod-like device that plays lossless and hook that in thru your lineins or a cassette adapter or whatever. Most iPods can be rockboxed (rockbox.org) to play shn & flac but the very latest models, touch and some others are not supported as of yet.