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Trouble streaming flac files from win 8.1 to HT

I ripped all of my CD's to my desktop PC using a program called "Helium Music Manager 11.1". I have a Marantz AV7702 and also a oppo 103D. Both are connected wireless to my PC. Both sees the music folder. And they will see ALAC and MP3 files. But neither one will see a FLAC file. But if I put the FLAC file on a USB, both sources will then recognize it and play the files.
So it seems to me its a Windows issue maybe or something with the router. But I dont see why a router would block a flac file. Windows natively does not support FLAC.
So far I have installed a codec and a tag program so the windows media player would see the flac files and play them. I thought maybe that was causing a problem. But that's not it.
Im lost to why I cant stream a FLAC file but I can other formats. I was hoping maybe someone else has been thru this and knows the answer.


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2 things enter my mind. One is that your AVR only does FLAC over USB and not network.

The other is something to do with your sharing method. If you are sharing as media (via WMC or similar), then the 'media server' simply is not registering FLAC as music files. If that is the case, you can overcome by using a different sharing tool, such as Serviio.
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The Marantz from what I read supports flac files. And I read the inductions this morning and everything is already set so I dont know.

0 This unit can play back music files and playlists (m3u, wpl) stored on a
PC and on Network Attached Storage (NAS) that supports DLNA.
0 The network audio playback function of this unit connects to the server
using technologies shown below.
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
0 The audio/video format types and specifications supported by this unit
for playback are as follows.
For details, see “Playing back a file saved on a PC or
NAS” (v p. 294).
0 WMA
0 MP3
0 WAV
0 MPEG-4 AAC
0 FLAC
0 ALAC
0 AIFF
0 DSD
0 JPEG



But I did make some progress with a media software call PLEX. But I will have to rebuild the whole library in order to use it, but it worked on a couple of songs that I did. So I may have to use it. I was hoping to do this without a 3rd party program though, so I will continue to research more. Another options is maybe Win 10 will have more success and its suppose to support flac now. So maybe I will install it this evening.


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I believe you're correct in thinking it's a windows problem as windows doesn't natively support FLAC. I've played FLAC over wifi to both a s700w and s900w using the Media Server function. You could try a simple media server like Serviio, no rebuilding of libraries required, just make sure to set it to NOT transcode as it is on by default.
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Windows 10 natively supports flac playback though windows media player

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I just tried WMP on a Win10 machine with a s900w and it streams FLAC. However, WMP doesn't seem to read the file tags, it uses some sort of scaper and downloads the metadata. If the OP has a large library it could take a long time to rebuild it. It's certainly a viable option but the OP didn't seem to want to do that.
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Just install Assett UPnP form https://dbpoweramp.com/asset-upnp-dlna.htm

It's a great audio-only DLNA (UPnP) server.

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Just install Assett UPnP form https://dbpoweramp.com/asset-upnp-dlna.htm

It's a great audio-only DLNA (UPnP) server.

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Hey that works great and I didnt have to redo the library a album at a time. It was automatic. I just doesn't show the albums all together and does them in separate alphabetic order index. Thank you so much.


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