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A lot of the Fruity Loops Studio samples are shown in red and don’t make any sound, why?

This problem might have two reasons.

I. The .flp has used samples from previous FL Studio/Fruityloops editions.

When new versions of their software get released they sometimes update the samples that come with it. This means that some samples are not available in the standard download anymore. However, you can download these ‘dumped’ samples from the download section of their site.

II. An Audio Codec problem.
A lot of the samples that come with FL Studio have been compressed with Ogg Vorbis. To play them, you need to have the correct codec installed. FL Studio installs this codec, but on some systems it’s turned off by default (especially in Windows XP).

Follow these steps to turn it on again (also see the attached image):

1. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel. Then select “Sounds and Audio Devices”.

2. In the window that opens, go to the Hardware tab and select the entry “Audio codecs”. Then click on the button labeled “Properties”.

3. A new window opens. Go to the “Properties” tab and select “Ogg Vorbis Audio CODEC”. Then click on the button labeled “Properties”.

4. In the window that opens, make sure that “Use this audio codec” is selected. Then press OK and close the other two windows as well.

For Windows 98, follow these steps:

1. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel. Then select “Multimedia”.

2. In the window that opens, go to the Devices tab and click on the + sign next to “Audio compression codecs”.

3. Select “Ogg Vorbis Audio CODEC” from the list that appears. Then click on the button labeled “Properties”.

4. In the window that opens, make sure that “Use this audio codec” is selected. Then press OK and close the other two windows as well.