I'm not sure why but this went privately to Joe Salerno when I hit
the "Reply" tab. It was meant for the list.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:10:33 -0800
>To: [log in to unmask]
>From: Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] What's the best Windows app for playing
>24-bit FLAC files?
>The Windoze media player codec is unable to read 24 bit audio files
>of any type at least up through XP. I'm not sure about Vista or
>Win-7. For those of us that still use XP, Windoze Media Player won't
>even play a DVD unless you buy a $20.00 plug in.
>If anyone else besides me finds that annoying, you can try the VLC
>media player. It's free, plays everything and is available for all
>Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>At 07:57 AM 12/22/2009, you wrote:
>>I have had success reading FLACs with WinAmp, but do not know about
>>the 24-bit issue.
>>Tom Fine wrote:
>>>Subject says it all. Have been very unimpressed with FooBar. Would
>>>be best if the software would set 24-bit automatically when it
>>>sees a 24-bit file instead of down-converting to 16-bit unless
>>>told not to. Computer's audio card is capable of 24-bit playback,
>>>and opening and playing these files works fine in SoundForge 9.
>>>Would prefer something Media Player-like to use for playback listening.
>>>-- Tom Fine