illiminable Ogg Directshow Filters for Speex, Vorbis, Theora and FLAC. I use FLAC for lossless compression to archive music. Until now I’ve used winamp to playback FLAC files or dbPowerAmp to convert them back to WAV or MP3.
A strange thing is that Ogg has a set of DirectShow filters that will let any DirectShow capable player like Windows Media Player or BSPlayer playback not just Ogg formats like Vorbis, but also Flac. So, loading this gets rid of a reason to have winamp on my machine. Now I just need Musicmatch to do MP3 tagging and BSPlayer for Dvix and Xvid movie playback plus itunes for my ipods.
Interesting to note that FFDShow also claims to decode Flac as well in addition to a zillion other formats but I’ve not gotten that to work in either the 8-2004 buiild nor the latest 12-21-2005 build.