Is there any program that will let me play .flac files?

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  1. krej
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    All my music is in flac, and I just found out that moonshell doesn't play flac files which makes me sad. Is there any other program I can use to accomplish this?
     
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    No.

    First of all, FLAC is lossless audio, there's probably too much info/data for it to process on the DS.

    Second, your goal is to play high-quality lossless audio on a pair of low-quality, tiny, non-powered speakers. It's not going to sound any better than a 128kbps MP3, but it's going to take up about 10x the space on your MicroSD card.



    Apparently Moonshell2 can play FLAC... but my second point stands: You're playing Lossless audio on very low quality, unpowered speakers.
    The sound quality is going to bottleneck at the speakers giving you significant quality loss. You'd be better off with MP3s.
     
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    you gotta be kidding,

    are you reading the supported formats that moonshell2 can do?
     
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    Yes, I know I won't be getting the best of sound quality from the DS, but I dont really care. I have the equipment to listen to flacs at their best quality on my computer, so all my music is already in flac format. I don't want to have to go and convert them all because I'm lazy like that. I'd rather not have portable music if it means having to convert my whole library.
     
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    So did you actually attempt putting a .flac file on your mSD and seeing if Moonshell2 plays it, because it seems to play mine just fine?
     
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    krej doesn't specify Moonshell2, so maybe he's using the original Moonshell?
     
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    Lol dunno, but he did ask if there was any program that will let him play flac files and moonshell2 definitely is one of them xD.
     
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    I think lick's media player (LMP) also plays em IIRC. Might stutter occasionally though.
     
  9. dnniwa485

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    Heres the complete formats that MS2 can do:

    according to logbuf.txt

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