How to listen to wav/flac files in Windows XP or 7 2017-09-11 22:56:28 Hello everyone... OK, I’m simple man with even simpler needs. I’m in the process of digitizing my 40+year’s analog music collection. I’ve been using the wav file format (44.1 khz/16bit) because that’s CD quality and that’s enough for me. I recently found out that flac files do the same thing more or less, at a 50% reduction in file size, so I’ll be going that route from now on. My problem: WMP does not wav or flac, so friends suggested FOOBAR2000. My question: Is foobar2000 a good thing for me? Bear in mind that my music consists of either 2 or 3 hour long song compilations I originally composed on either cassette or reel/reel format (I still have the vinyl LPs they came from so trying to reproduce them digitally is being a slow but very enjoyable pastime). I really have an in-depth knowledge of each and every one of my musical compositions (rock/blues/folk/pop mixes from late fifties to early eighties). All my mixes are well cataloged, by numbers, in written/paper libraries and digital files. It’s the music I grew up with and still love today; I’m very happy with it and it satisfies me completely. I rarely, if ever, listen to individual songs anymore, just my compilations. So, again, do I need foobar2000? Or is there a much simpler program that would serve my purposes better?