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Subject: FLAC playback not possible in WinAMP 2.xx...
Posted by: FrontierDK
Date: 2/18/2013 1:38:37 PM

...only seen after installing SoundForge.

I noticed that no matter if I chose WinAMP as the player for .flac files, SoundForge would still open when I clicked a file in Windows Explorer.

How to fix:
1: Start Regedit
2: Delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.flac
3: Delete HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.flac
4: Find any flac file in Windows Explorer, doubleclick it and point it to your favorite flac player.

That fixed it at my end (Win7 x64 + WinAMP 2.95). If you're unsure of what to do, remember to create a system restore point BEFORE changing anything in the registry.

Subject: RE: FLAC playback not possible in WinAMP 2.xx...
Reply by: kryten
Date: 2/18/2013 7:24:39 PM

And you're using Winamp 2.x... Why? Well before Windows 7.

Subject: RE: FLAC playback not possible in WinAMP 2.xx...
Reply by: FrontierDK
Date: 2/19/2013 4:54:40 AM

WinAMP 2.95 takes just about zero resources, it's able to just sit in the tray when running, doesn't contain a ton of adware, it's free and it's playlists are created in a universal format which suits any MP3 player, it supports ID3 tags version 1 + 2. And the entire WinAMP folder takes up...3.2MB. Anything more than that is sloppy programming :-)

I guess those are my main reasons.

Subject: RE: FLAC playback not possible in WinAMP 2.xx...
Reply by: rraud
Date: 2/19/2013 10:22:07 AM

WinAMP 2.95 takes just about zero resources, it's able to just sit in the tray when running, doesn't contain a ton of adware, it's free and it's playlists are created in a universal format which suits any MP3 player, it supports ID3 tags version 1 + 2. And the entire WinAMP folder takes up...3.2MB. Anything more than that is sloppy programming :-)
+1

Subject: RE: FLAC playback not possible in WinAMP 2.xx...
Reply by: musicvid10
Date: 2/19/2013 1:28:24 PM

And Winamp 5 opens FLAC without any registry fixes. Just checked.

Message last edited on 2/19/2013 1:29:16 PM by musicvid10.

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