Well, I have given up on being able to install FLAC into foobar2000. To make a long story short, I have tried everything. Wasapi on the other hand loaded just fine into foobar. I was able to load Flac into EAC (Exact Audio Copy) without a hitch as well. I have a number of CD's now ripped to Flac via EAC. I am using foobar to play these flac files created by EAC. My question: Because my foobar does not contain a Flac exe. file is foobar playing in Flac format the music I ripped to Flac with EAC? Or, do you still have to have Flac encoded within foobar to truly play Flac files in foobar not matter where they originated from?