DNG Flatfield not readable by non-Adobe programs?

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I started a thread on the Lightroom forum, but I believe this may be a more appropriate venue for my question: 

I'm using the Adobe DNG Flat Field Plug-in, and I'd like to analyze the flat-field converted files in a program that doesn't require converting to a color profile to view histogram data (for scientific work).

I'm able to convert my files with the flatfield correction (producing a new ff_dng file), but when I open them in a non-Adobe program, such as RawDigger or Image-J, the flatfield correction disappears from the converted file. Does anyone have a way to get around this or know why it's happening? My hunch is that it has to due with how the correction layer is integrated into the DNG, making it invisible in other programs.

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Exporting with a compatibility setting for an older version of Camera Raw helped me, I believe lower or equal 4.x - just try the different options.
My explanation is that this way flat-fielding is not reflected by some meta-data, but directly baked into the pixels.