FLAC music support
FLAC is the predominant lossless open source format. Windows Phone is unique among all the mobile OS to not have support
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.
Please add support for flac
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.
John SMith commented
FLAC Please Pretty Please
I want Flac ! Android do it , why not you ?
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 Lillie commented
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
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 Kade commented
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 rickard commented
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 Hannaas commented
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 Sanjaya commented
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.
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 Davis commented
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.
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.
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.
Mattheus L. commented
The next update of Windows Phone will get the extension. Flac?
Please get FLAC support inbox.
Tolga Perperek commented
LOL the Lumia 1020 can catch 200hz of sound but cant play any FLAC-embrassing and a big fault from Microsoft side.
really importent to me as almost all of my music is flac.
why doesnt it works with the WMP codecs?