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MRakestraw

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FLAC support
« on: February 23, 2021, 10:33:56 PM »
As an embedded systems hardware engineer and have been involved with many firmware / software validation projects and am aware how important it is to have a plan and stick with it when it comes to this type of development, that being said...
Last year I started to convert my collection from mp3 to FLAC, about 700 CDs, and had to start using MusicBee to play my FLAC content. I'm not knocking MusicBee it has some great features but Winamp/WACUP is so much more intuitive for me not to mention I have been a Winamp user for almost 20 years.
I cant imaging the time and effort that has been put into the WACUP project and I don't want to make anyone feel that I don't appreciate it,
but I am just wondering if their is a guess about when WACUP might implement FLAC support?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 10:35:47 PM by MRakestraw »
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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 11:07:14 PM »
WACUP has always supported local FLAC playback. Maybe I'm missing something as it should already work as long as the FLAC input plug-in is installed & nothing else is trying to handle those files before it gets a chance.

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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 12:00:23 AM »
In the words of Emily Litella, "Never mind!"
Well now I feel a little stupid,   Problem solved!

Thanks!
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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 03:03:31 AM »
Not to worry. There were bugs in some of the older builds that caused failure to play in some setups so it might've been related to that. Also there's still a need for FLAC streaming support so I'll count it as that's what you're missing ;)

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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 09:20:53 PM »
If I remember well, flac playback was possible from day 1 of Wacup. What is still in the todo list is flac .cue support.

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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 01:07:07 AM »
I don't understand the benefit of converting MP3s to a lossless format.
The quality won't be better as the damage is already done, and you waste a lot of space.

@Mits WACUP does have CUE support but not as a playlist.
Open the wave display for a file and if the CUE file is there you should see names and dividers.
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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 01:11:07 AM »
For what's expected with proper CUE support (where each item is treated as separate of the main file), I can't really count the waveform seeker support other than just being a visual guide. It'll be added, just not sure on the ETA for it. Anyhoo, the reason for the thread has been dealt with :)

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Re: FLAC support
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 11:49:54 AM »
@Dr Flay
> the benefit of converting MP3s to a lossless format

Of course there's no benefit! There's a benefit only when you re-rip your purchased CD to flac.