View Full Version : Getting Windows Media Player 12 to display flac.

06-06-2013, 05:04 PM
Getting Windows Media Player 12 to display flac recordings is difficult, but I have found out how.

I had dozens of albums that would play if I clicked on them in explorer and chose play, but they were not visible in the program, in 'Artist' or 'Album view

Installing "xiph open codecs" did the trick.

Now I can see all the albums and over 300 tracks that had been invisible.:)

06-06-2013, 05:16 PM
I just converted mine to WMA lossless. File size is about the same and media player obviously has native support for them.

I understand if you prefer Flac or dont like using WMA but there's really no problem as long as you dont turn on DRM.