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Windows Media Player FLAC Not Playing? Here Are 2 Simple Methods

Author by Annie

Oct 10, 2018

Although Windows Media Player cannot play FLAC files directly, we will offer you 2 methods to help you solve how to play FLAC files on Windows. The first one is with Windows Media Player FLAC codec installed. The other is to convert the FLAC to Windows Media Player compatible format, and here is a fantastic FLAC converter for you:

Can Windows Media Player Play FLAC

Although many people are used to playing media files with Windows built-in media player, WMP (Windows Media Player), the types of media files format it supports are limited. For example, if you want to play a huge of FLAC music library in Windows Media Player, unfortunately, the following error message will pop up: Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file. But don’t feel upset. There are always various solutions to the same problems. Just follow the tutorial to solve your Windows Media Player FLAC playback issue.

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How to Play FLAC in Windows Media Player

Although WMP does not provide native support for the popular lossless format FLAC, with media codec pack installed, you can easily make WMP play all the popular and even rare media formats. Here, let’s take K-Lite Codec Pack as an example to show how to play FLAC with Windows Media Player.

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Step 1. To solve Windows Media Player FLAC playback issue, first, click the below link to free download the basic version of K-Lite Codec Pack first:

https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

Step 2. Launch the Windows Media Player FLAC codec. Then click Miscellaneous Thumbnails. There will pop up a Thumbnail Settings window, including almost all the media files formats. Now, make sure you have already checked .flac, and click Apply & Close.

Step 3. After all the above process, just run Windows Media Player and open your wanted FLAC files. Now you can successfully play FLAC in Windows Media Player.

As you can see, there are other kinds of media files formats in K-Lite Codec Pack, if you encounter the similar problem that Windows Media Player can’t play some certain media files, just follow the above steps.

Convert FLAC to Windows Media Player Supported Audio Format

If you are looking for some more flexible ways to play FLAC files, the best way is to convert FLAC to Windows Media Player compatible format. HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the wonderful and handy audio and video formats converter. With it, you can easily convert FLAC to WAV without quality loss, and convert FLAC to the most common format MP3, and other Windows Media Player supported formats. In addition to converting audio files, HD Video Converter Factory Pro is also good at converting videos. It has the highest converting speed and contains over 300 video/audio formats and devices. With the aid of HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you can easily and quickly solve FLAC Windows Media Player playback issue or other media players’ incompatibility problems.

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3 Steps to Convert FLAC to Windows Media Player Compatible Format

Before we start the process, just free downloadfree download HD Video Converter Factory Pro and install it on our PC. And here, we will take converting FLAC to WAV as an example.

Import FLAC Files to the FLAC Converter

Step 1. Import FLAC Files to the FLAC Converter

To solve Windows Media Player FLAC playback issue, firstly, launch the easy-to-use FLAC converter on your computer, then click “Add Files” to add your desired FLAC files to the program, or you can just drag and drop them to the main interface. Next, click the Output Format window on the right of the main interface

Choose WAV and Continue the Process

Step 2. Choose WAV and Continue the Process

Select WAV format under the Audio tab to go on the converting process. As you can see, compared with Windows Media Player FLAC codec, HD Video Converter Factory Pro gives you more options. You can convert audio files to many other formats to solve various media players’ incompatibility issues, or convert audio files directly to a certain device to easily solve the compatibility issue between audio formats and devices models, like converting FLAC to iPhone.

Start to Convert FLAC to WAV

Step 3. Start to Convert FLAC to WAV

After choosing the WAV format, just click RUN button to start the conversion process. Of course, before that, you can click the folder icon in the bottom of the main interface to change the output path.

As we mentioned above, there are 2 easy ways to solve Windows Media Player FLAC playback issue. Of course, you can choose some Windows Media Player alternatives with abundant built-in audio/video decoders to directly play FLAC files.

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