Open FLAC file

The most common choise: Free Lossless Audio codec

How to open Free Lossless Audio codec .flac files

flac file icon Have you had trouble opening the flac file on your computer? What are flac files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is flac file?

Audio files compressed with the FLAC, also known as Free Lossless Audio Codec, use the flac extension. Unlike MP3s, FLAC files retain their quality during compression, although they tend to be larger in size. 

Free Lossless Audio codec description

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

It reduces the size of audio files without losing any information, providing a 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 software.

Suggested software to open flac file

FLAC - Free lossless audio codec

Codec for FLAC lossless audio format

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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