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    hooray!
    some one else who know about it

    any chance you could add flac to the file list for the nxt version

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    technicly it already plays FLAC (i've been kinda a nerd when it comes to format) he kept the system basic enought to just respond to WMP, which is a bit bloted of a player (even more bloted with 10 and you got all those "music shopping" options) but because he uses that all you need to do is install the codec on the comp, and then boom you can play FLAC, the prob as he was saying is that his software isn't setup to except that format, not so much the format but the extension of the file (.flac right?).

    The fix:
    now i haven't tried this but i've been around computer enough. try renaming the whole collection to .mp3 then redo your database (how ever thats done with this software or if you do in the WMP database). then once it's support just use that mass renamer to rename all the extensions to the .flac I found this trick out back when I wanted to listen to mp3s on the school computers, the admins don't like it cuzz most mp3s arn't legit. So to buy pass it we would call it .wav because we had permission to read .wav but not .mp3 thanks to WMP when it opens a file, it doesn't use the extension to determin what it is, it looks at the file it's self, so the system thought we were playing .wav and once WMP opened it, it just loaded mp3 like normal. So i figure the same thing would apply here, just rename it to .mp3 to get the system to see the files, and then WMP will use the right codec to play it when it comes down to it.

    So someone try it and report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maver
    technicly it already plays FLAC (i've been kinda a nerd when it comes to format) he kept the system basic enought to just respond to WMP, which is a bit bloted of a player (even more bloted with 10 and you got all those "music shopping" options) but because he uses that all you need to do is install the codec on the comp, and then boom you can play FLAC, the prob as he was saying is that his software isn't setup to except that format, not so much the format but the extension of the file (.flac right?).

    The fix:
    now i haven't tried this but i've been around computer enough. try renaming the whole collection to .mp3 then redo your database (how ever thats done with this software or if you do in the WMP database). then once it's support just use that mass renamer to rename all the extensions to the .flac I found this trick out back when I wanted to listen to mp3s on the school computers, the admins don't like it cuzz most mp3s arn't legit. So to buy pass it we would call it .wav because we had permission to read .wav but not .mp3 thanks to WMP when it opens a file, it doesn't use the extension to determin what it is, it looks at the file it's self, so the system thought we were playing .wav and once WMP opened it, it just loaded mp3 like normal. So i figure the same thing would apply here, just rename it to .mp3 to get the system to see the files, and then WMP will use the right codec to play it when it comes down to it.

    So someone try it and report back.

    Hmm, this might just work, just as long as media player doesnt try to play a .flac file using mp3 guidelines.
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    like I said, take any file,like .ogg and change it to .mp3 and WMP will still load it just fine. because it doesn't care about extensions it insted looks inside the files, because inside each file it has a bit of hash that says what kind of file it has and what kind of guidelines.

    same goes for movies, i just tryed chaning .avi to .mpeg and both WMP and winamp still opened and played the file, though if you change a .avi or other movie format to somthing like .mp3 then they don't work, i think thats because it does use the extension just to determin music or video.

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    flac OWNS!!!

    I am also slowly converting my collection to flac because if you know what your listening to it makes all the difference in the world thats why my car pc has an creative xfi in it and if you have a decent system you can totaly tell the difference

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    as long as your making flacs from a CD, if your converting from MP3 to flac it's nothing more then a waste of space.

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    vary true

    Quote Originally Posted by Maver
    as long as your making flacs from a CD, if your converting from MP3 to flac it's nothing more then a waste of space.
    you cant add what isnt there you need to make the flac from the origional cd or its just a waste of time and space or figure out how to convert an sacd to flac

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    yeah you have to rip from the original straight to flac (or another lossless format) and yeah you can tell the difference

    p.s. the file name change thing doesn't seem to work

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