Firstly, I wasn't sure which Forum was most appropriate for this question but ultimately chose this one as it certainly relates to my efforts to get music distributed around my home via network devices and, of course, portable players. Basically I'm wondering if anyone has managed to get ALAC to play successfully on WMP/MCE.
I am in the process of re-ripping all of my old CD's to a lossless format and ultimately settled on ALAC since my Squeezebox supports it (where my HiFi lives - Benchmark DAC, Adam Audio speakers, etc), my car supports it (Audi AMI) and, of course, all of our iPods support it.
The lone outlier of course is WMP and more importantly MCE on the HTPC in my living room. I have the library on Itunes shared to that PC and, yes, I can switch to that from MCE, but it just is nicer to work within MCE on this.
After some Google searching on this topic I found this thread: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/...howtopic=46551
. I followed the instructions on there, but I'm getting nowhere. I downloaded the BASS modules from http://www.dsp-worx.de/
and installed them. Using DirectShow Filter Manager I can see File Source (MP3) referring to the module MP3Source.ax and I manually set the priority to Normal. First attempt, WMP cannot play any ALAC files.
The really odd thing though is WMP can play AAC files. So, suspecting another filter is getting in the way, I tried using GraphEdit to view which filter it was using. However, when I try to load an AAC file in GraphEdit I get an error saying it could not construct a graph from the file and it asks if I have the right filters installed. Now I'm really lost!
Any help is appreciated...