1. flapadlr's Avatar
    I am finally getting the chance to really play around with this beast of a phone, about 2 weeks in. I was thinking, this phone has a monster processor, I can put a large SD card in it, why not move some of my FLAC files onto it and see how it sounds?

    I admit I don't have an optimal audio setup, since I am using Bluetooth and an LG Tone HBS 730. It sounds pretty good, but it's by no means audiophile quality.

    So, the meat of my question is do we have a favorite app? I proved that it works just fine using "FLAC Player SD for Windows Phone" by rainbow.serpent.software. I am playing lossless 16bit FLAC files.

    This app works, but it has a couple of shortcomings. One seems to be based on a Microsoft limitation where the Music folder is not accessible by third party apps. This is according to the vendor of this app, so grain of salt taken. The other issue I have with this app is that when I move off of it it doesn't seem to stay open and certainly doesn't save my place in a song. I'll address these with the vendor as well since they deserve it, the app does work pretty well.

    Most of the other apps seem to only stream the music and not decode and play FLAC music.

    Anyone else interested in this?

    ​Ivan from Florida.
    Lumia 1520.2 on AT&T
    06-17-2014 02:18 PM
  2. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    Flac Player | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Did you try this one?
    There is also an option to encode your FLAC into WMA, cuz AFAIK there are no issues playing WMA on WP.
    flapadlr likes this.
    06-17-2014 02:42 PM
  3. flapadlr's Avatar
    I didn't try that one due to the fact that it only gets songs from your OneDrive. I wanted to play songs locally, since we have all of this CPU on this phone. also, sound quality would be compromised by any network latency to the cloud. The reviews were not great for this approach.

    I listen to most music in compressed formats like WMA, but do own some "HD" music in FLAC format such as what you can buy from HDTracks. It's higher quality sound.

    ​It's a fun question, academic really. I don't mind compressed music, within boundaries, but I like lossless better.
    06-17-2014 02:49 PM
  4. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    06-17-2014 02:52 PM
  5. flapadlr's Avatar
    Every time I go "back" or move off the app the music stops. And the volume level and sound quality are low.

    An app called Light seems to work, and sounds good. Spelling though! Ugh. There are misspellings in the app.
    06-17-2014 04:12 PM

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