Windows Media Player is bundled by default in every Windows installation. While not the most beautiful or feature-filled audio player, it has the obvious benefit of being bundled with Windows. Recent versions of Windows Media Player also includes a lot more functionality.
Unfortunately, Windows Media Player does not have FLAC audio support by default. FLAC is one of the most popular lossless audio formats available. FLAC is an abbreviation of Free Lossless Audio Codec. Lossless implies that no quality is lost while converting to FLAC format.
Play FLAC in Windows Media Player
FLAC Support Plugin for Windows Media player can, among many other features, support FLAC files on Windows Media Player. Note that it requires Windows Media Player 10 to work.
If you use Windows Media Player 11, see this method to add FLAC support (slightly longer and more difficult).ADVERTISEMENT