Media Foundation FLAC Codec is able to decode the FLAC format. At the same time, it is a Windows Media Foundation file source.
Media Foundation FLAC Codec can be used with any player using the Media Foundation pipeline, such as Windows Media Player.
This codec is not a DirectShow source or filter which means it can be used with DirectShow-based player.
Additionally, it doesn’t work on computers with Windows XP because it uses a more recent API.
Media Foundation FLAC Codec is being constantly updated, and its last versions feature read-write and read-only support for FLAC tags and better integration with shell.
These two functions are implemented separately in order to enable FLAC decoding from other containers.