Recently I have been trying to get my hands on FLAC music as much as possible. Windows does not appear to support FLAC files in any way. To make windows 7 a bit more FLAC friendly I installed 2 files.
- "opencodecs" - makes Windows Media Player etc able to play the FLAC format.
Oddly this didnt actually solve the problem which I was having. What I really wanted was for Explorer to understand and display the FLAC metadata.
- "FLAC Property Handler" - Something I stumbled upon (well it was on the front page of google but still) on a windows forum. There was a few different mirrors of it on the forum and I have uploaded the 64 bit version here, just for safe-keeping.
That is all it took, lovley extra metadata for FLAC files in Windows 7.