Open FLAC file

FLAC files: what are they and how do I open them?

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Free Lossless Audio codec file

Audio files that are compressed by the FLAC codec, also known as Free Lossless Audio Codec. Unlike MP3s, FLAC files retain their quality during compression, although they tend to be larger in size. 

Further details:

FLAC is an open-source audio compression format compressed in the Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) format.

It reduces the size of audio files without losing any information, providing high-quality sound. The compression is lossless, meaning that the original audio data can be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data. FLAC files are often used where audio quality is considered more important than file size, such as in music archiving.

Playable with most modern audio player software.

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FLAC - Free lossless audio codec

Codec for FLAC lossless audio format

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VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

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Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

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Ableton Live

A program for writing, producing and performing music

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VLC Media Player for iOS

A multimedia player for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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Roxio Toast Titanium

Roxio Toast 11 Titanium makes disc burning, DVD copying and video conversion as easy as drag, drop and go

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Adobe Audition for Mac

Mac version of Adobe's prime audio editing software

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Amusic management application for GNOME

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FLAC for Linux

A free lossless audio codec

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VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.flac" has the file extension "flac". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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