A member of spotify team said to separate the FLAC idea post, into FLAC local playback and FLAC streaming. Someone else can create a FLAC streaming post, as I'm only after local playback. The original post with the 2 ideas in one post is here.
WHO THIS POST IS FOR: This post is for people who listen to spotify using a hifi, or people that listen with half decent cans (headphones) on the move.
Vote for this post if you want LOCAL PLAYBACK OF FLAC FILES ONLY. You will need to create another post if you're after lossless streaming or anything else. I have created the following other post for full ReplayGain for MP3 and our FLAC files here (when flacs supported). Please read and vote for the following if you agree.
WHY WE NEED SPOTIFY TO PLAY OUR FLAC COLLECTION Spotify already plays ALAC (if QuickTime is installed), but what we really want is local FLAC playback, as FLAC is the defacto standard for lossless audio encoding. 7digital has recently started selling flac yet spotify can't play them. Why not???
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