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FLAC music support

FLAC is the predominant lossless open source format. Windows Phone is unique among all the mobile OS to not have support

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      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Im now looking for an alternative music player so that i can have my entire music library in one location

      • AnthonyAnthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add FLAC, It can't be that difficult, and masses of people use it

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i also recently switch from android,and all of my collection almost FLAC and i found in WM only having this semi useless App provided by Store.
        http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/flac-player/7624b8fb-798a-4f48-84ab-6963eb624f2b
        it work with sky drive(one drive)
        and it need huge data amount to cover upload and download to enjoy Flac i am upset with this lovely Nokia devices,please make it thanks.

      • edgaredgar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Plese add flac format support on WP8 Im an android current user, and I use Poweramp to play all my music files. It´d be nice to have that software on makertplace, or supported. Thats why I keep with android....That's the only reason.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Almost all of my collection is FLAC or OGG.
        I just bought my first Windows phone (coming from Android) last week and was shocked that the file support is so limited for audio.
        Please dump a decoder for both formats in so I can listen to my music on my Lumia 820.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        everybody, i am french and i contacted french WP journalist, if you are american or citizen of other country contact your favorite WP journalist and say that. For a beter WP thanks for reading.

      • Paul LilliePaul Lillie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on MS, get FLAC support developed ASAP. People are buying your Nokia products because they like quality, the same goes for there music collections

      • BryanBryan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The absence of FLAC on Microsoft products comes from the Steve Ballmer legacy. I think FLAC will eventually be supported but it will take awhile.. Satya Nadella is far more open to standards and being cooperative with competitors when it comes to mutual customer interests. Give him a chance as he's got 12 years worth of gross mismanagement to straighten out.

        The FLAC Decoder is already built into Windows 8 at least. You can tell this by attempting to copy a FLAC file to a Windows Phone.. You will be prompted to "convert" the file.. This would not be possible without the decoder present on the system somewhere.

        Agreed though that by not supporting FLAC, Microsoft is handing the small but vocal audiophile market to Google on a silver platter.

      • Illutian KadeIllutian Kade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really can't understand why Microsoft would carry MP3...but not another free codec.

        Google's own app, Google Music, plays FLAC...But Microsoft's doesn't....the logic (or lack thereof) it hurts

      • jd rickardjd rickard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Let me add my straw to the pile. FLAC is essential. Don't be the last to this party Microsoft. Pono has it and all serious music lovers are moving to lossless.

      • Nils Henrik HannaasNils Henrik Hannaas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We want high quality music playback on our phone. Many people use theyr phone as a music player. WP is not an option for high quality sound. Get a good dac in the phone too. Such as Oppo and others have done. Cheers.

      • Gigih SanjayaGigih Sanjaya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Windows Phone shall play any of music file, especially for lossless format like flac, ape, ogg lossless, wma lossless, m4a lossless, etc.
        Even, android 4.3 can play flac. WP is very lack on this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The future of subscription based audio has already started to emerge, in the flac format. Wimp hifi is now streaming lossless flac to the android platform and ALAC for the ios platform. No lossless support for WP8.
        Come on Microsoft, You may be protective of WMA but but no-one is offering it as a streaming format.

      • Will DavisWill Davis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any music player that doesn't support .flac is shooting itself in the balls. My archived collection is all in .flac and I listen to it on my Cowon mp3 player - and foobar 2k. yes even mp3 players support .flac.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        WM8.1 does not support FLAC, this is very sad. Compared to Android this is a major lack of state of the art music listening.

      • BalaBala commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like hearing songs in .FLAC because it brings the life of sound in the song. So Microsoft please add .FLAC support in the next release. I don't want to switch to another phone because of this and I don't want to use other software as this has to be provided by Microsoft.

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