I just downloaded DBpowerAmp to see if it would play FLAC files directly rather than decoding them to the much larger WAV format first - the information suggests this is possible. I tried downloading and installing both the current FLAC Codec (release 9) and the legacy FLAC codec. If I try the current release 9 FLAC codec, installation reports "error whilst running 'c:\program files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\dBconfig.exe'. This is not surprising since there is no executable by that name in the directory. If I try the legacy Codec, installation produces an error message that it cannot run a different file.
I don't want to convert formats, I just want to listen to FLAC files directly - is this supported? What am I doing wrong?