If you are like me, you don't have a lot of tools for playing video and music files. You use a few simple tools and keep in simple. In my case I primarily use WMP (Windows Media Player) on Windows 8.X and sometimes VLC Player, (esp. on my Linux systems).
If you try and play .flac files in WMP they will not play because the codec is not available. No worries, as there is a great project I found hosted on xiph.org that provides these files to the Windows environment.