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Posted: 26 Aug 07, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Hi i've just been downloading plenty of queen concerts in FLAC format and i then downloaded a flac program to open them up or whatever. but everytime i go to encode or decode the files they come up with a error box and won't let me open them.

what do i do? i realy want to convert them for my own use so i can put them on the ol' mp3 player.

also RAR. .... what's this? i tried downloading a program to open these rar files, but it won't let me install the program. i don't want to pay for a zip file opener thing because i wont use the thing. somebody, can you help me?


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Posted: 26 Aug 07, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

your best bets are:-

for playing - winamp
for editing - cool edit pro
for burning - nero

then googel "flac plugins" and include the program name in the search - download the plugins and away you go

the rest is easy


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Posted: 26 Aug 07, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess you run on Windows. If this is true, here are my tips :

VUPlayer - a free excellent player and converter, it will play your flac files and it can also convert them to mp3 files, if you really think it's a good idea.

Rar files - I can't understand how many people don't know this file format, it was probably the second file format I've known (the first one was txt). It's an archive, so it is simply a file which contains other files. If you want to unpack the archive, there are many programs for doing that, like Total Commander, but you really should have installed WinRar on your computer - I don't understand how some people can live without some programs

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Posted: 26 Aug 07, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dbpoweramp will also convert to either WAV or (for personal use only) mp3

in general, you can search for any file format in google and find out what it's used for..

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Posted: 26 Aug 07, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


sorry should have elaborated more. yes i am running on a tosh laptop which in itself is running xp. the thing is i took the advice of the first poster and downloaded the trial ver. of cool edit pro for 21 days. but the thing is i open songs up in it, and it doesn't play them. well, there is sound coming in but it's static. i was wondering:

1) do i fiddle about with the setting before i enter a song into the program. .... grrr, i really don't know what to do as there are so many tabs in this cool edit pro software.


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Posted: 26 Aug 07, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never had any problem with good old winamp. Of course with flac-plug in, which is easy to get and install.

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Posted: 27 Aug 07, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jim_jenkins4life wrote:


sorry should have elaborated more. yes i am running on a tosh laptop which in itself is running xp. the thing is i took the advice of the first poster and downloaded the trial ver. of cool edit pro for 21 days. but the thing is i open songs up in it, and it doesn't play them. well, there is sound coming in but it's static. i was wondering:

1) do i fiddle about with the setting before i enter a song into the program. .... grrr, i really don't know what to do as there are so many tabs in this cool edit pro software.


then you didn't take my advice as i typed it


i said google the program names and "falc plugin"
you will then find the plugins to make it work

all progs require plugins for some file formats






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Posted: 27 Aug 07, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You mean "flac plugin" and not "falc plugin". Don't confuse him :)

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Posted: 27 Aug 07, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

or talc plugin - gives you a very dry sound...

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Posted: 28 Aug 07, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Windows Media Player on Windows Vista automatically acquired a FLAC codec the first time I tried to play a FLAC file.


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