How come flac suddenly are supported through the finder?

Apple Imac all-in-one desktop (2.9 ghz i...
October 18, 2014 at 12:36:11
Specs: OSX 10.3.9, core 2 duo / 8 gigs
I'm unsure precisely when it occurred, but over the last few months (or longer) I've noticed that when I open flac files with the finder (via "get info") they play just fine. Not in iTunes, however. I recall installing iTunes flac support a couple of years ago, but it didn't appear successful. Snow Leopard doesn't have native flac support, of that I'm sure. I also installed iTunes 11, but rolled it back to 10.7 after finding out how unpleasant (and, for that matter, slow) it was. I do have iTunes 11 on my Mavericks partition but haven't noticed it supporting flac either. And, oh, how do I disable this offensive spellchecker.. Here is a list of my "errors" followed by it's suggestions:
I'm - IMO, flac - fl-ac, iTunes - attunes, didn't - dint, doesn't, docent.. Clearly this sites spellchecker is a POS.. ;-(

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October 18, 2014 at 15:24:32
Never heard of "flac" until now... Know about the other kind though "flack"...

If this is the item you have then this link may help?

I don't understand your reference to "offensive spellchecker" either; perhaps you can elaborate some more on that issue as well?

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October 18, 2014 at 18:05:16
VOX is a free FLAC player

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October 19, 2014 at 13:38:20
RE the spell checker.. have you looked at the suggestions it gave.. my spelling is first followed by an "-" , and then it's suggestion follows.
Perhaps though if you've never heard of FLAC, then, it's a moot point.

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October 19, 2014 at 13:40:31
Thanks re "VOX" , but I want to know why my OS is suddenly supporting FLAC. If I have to do a fresh install I need to know what changed, so I can add it again.

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October 19, 2014 at 15:25:53
I don't use ITunes so I can't comment on the FLAC support you installed but was unsuccessful according to you.

Perhaps the integration with ITunes did not succeed, but the program itself did installed on the OS. Some OS upgrades (??!!) may have associated FLAC files to the correct application.

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October 19, 2014 at 16:45:37
And, oh, how do I disable this offensive spellchecker..

There are spell checkers and spell checkers... Which one are you discussing...; where is it actually active in your case? Or are we mere mortals presumed to be omniscient, or at least 110% psychic?

Without knowing where it is installed, with what app it is installed and operates from, who knows how your problem may be resolved...

M$-Office has its own; Coral likewise; Open Office similarly...; and there are many more besides...

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