A flac file extension is used for audio files compressed with the FLAC, aka Free Lossless Audio Codec. FLAC files do not lose any quality with their compression as MP3 do, but they are generally larger. Most modern media players support playback of FLAC files.
Software that works with flac file extension
FLAC file extension - Audio files encoded by Flac - free lossless audio codec
What is flac file? How to open flac files?
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The flac file extension is commonly related to FLAC lossless audio format.
FLAC is open-source audio format that uses lossless audio compression - audio is compressed in FLAC format without any loss in sound quality or original data.
FLAC file format is freely available and supported on most operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X (macOS), Linux and mobile phones. Nowadays is defacto standard for lossless audio files.
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FLAC is audio codec used to create compressed audio files. FLAC is similar to MP3, but its big advantage is, that the compression is without any loss in quality. Audio sources encoded to FLAC format are reduced to 50% - 60% of their original size. FLAC is distributed as free software.
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VideoLAN Project Team
VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.
VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.
List of software applications associated to the .flac file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open flac file, edit flac file, convert flac file, view flac file, play flac file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the flac files.
- Open flac file
- Save flac file
- Edit flac file
- Play flac file
- Convert flac file
- Create flac file
- Record flac file
- Import flac file
- Export flac file
- Burn flac file