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I need help getting FLAC to be useful., Installer doesn't work.
Leathlobhair
post Mar 31 2009, 08:48
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I don't want to step on any toes here, but I've exhausted all patience with this FLAC supposedly being better than MP3. I've tried every way that I can think of to install this thing called a "FLAC Frontend", or unzipping files and moving them around, or using the command prompt (a thing I really hate using because I barely know how) to jury-rig something. Over the past two weeks of trying to do this on my own, I've practically given up all belief that this FLAC thing is really any better than MP3s if it won't even work right. Case in point, it won't install properly because it can't register some kind of OCX file, and I have to run it as an administrator in order to do anything with it.

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate (beta) <---It looks just like Vista. You could boo-hoo it if you want, but every single program that I use on this OS works just fine, except for the FLAC installer and partially working player.

Like I said - I've tried to get this thing to work for the better part of two weeks to no avail. Any and every other program I have ever used on my OS works without a hitch, except for the FLAC installer/player that I found here. Not to mention that it left some kind of problem behind when I uninstalled it... Now there is an icon on my desktop that I can't delete because it says it doesn't exist.

The forum messages pertaining to these problems petered out some time last year, and I wasn't able to figure out if anybody actually FIXED IT. I'm hesitant to do anything further, since it's screwing up my computer.

Edit: I've also been searching other websites, I was able to locate a codec installer at xiph.org, but lo and behold: It didn't work either.

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trout
post Mar 31 2009, 21:27
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Leathlobhair,

For what reason do you want to use flac? If you just want better sounding audio files, you're probably wasting your time. High quality mp3 encoding sounds identical to the original cd. If you think your mp3s don't sound as good as the original cd, maybe they weren't encoded as well as they could have been or it could be your hardware. Or maybe you're just being misled by some of the widespread hype out there.
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post Apr 5 2009, 03:23
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QUOTE (trout @ Mar 31 2009, 14:27) *
Leathlobhair,

For what reason do you want to use flac? If you just want better sounding audio files, you're probably wasting your time. High quality mp3 encoding sounds identical to the original cd. If you think your mp3s don't sound as good as the original cd, maybe they weren't encoded as well as they could have been or it could be your hardware. Or maybe you're just being misled by some of the widespread hype out there.


I do not think so. I have the same track in 320 kbps in mp3 and in flac and you can hear differences. For instance I did notice some dogs barking and a rooster in some tracks of Sting´s Songs from the Labyrinth. I have both formats because not many portable players support flac. So if I want to listen to music in my computer, I have Flac files, and mp3 for my portable option.
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- Leathlobhair   I need help getting FLAC to be useful.   Mar 31 2009, 08:48
- - Bryanhoop   Use foobar2000 and the flac executable/plugin.   Mar 31 2009, 09:08
- - Nick.C   I've had foobar2000 and FLAC working successfu...   Mar 31 2009, 09:59
- - probedb   I'm sure the OP could've posted their ques...   Mar 31 2009, 10:49
- - ojdo   Given that you did not ask any question. So, step ...   Mar 31 2009, 12:44
- - greynol   There are so many better ways of using flac than w...   Mar 31 2009, 16:36
- - Ron Jones   QUOTE (Leathlobhair @ Mar 30 2009, 23:48)...   Mar 31 2009, 18:51
- - greynol   ...until you find a track with characters that win...   Mar 31 2009, 19:33
- - trout   Leathlobhair, For what reason do you want to use ...   Mar 31 2009, 21:27
|- - Big Olmec Head   QUOTE (trout @ Mar 31 2009, 14:27) Leathl...   Apr 5 2009, 03:23
||- - trout   QUOTE (Big Olmec Head @ Apr 4 2009, 22:23...   Apr 14 2009, 06:56
|- - Glenn Gundlach   QUOTE (trout @ Mar 31 2009, 12:27) Leathl...   Apr 17 2009, 04:37
- - Axon   Yeah, unless you've found specific issues with...   Mar 31 2009, 21:41
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