Open flac file

flac file icon Did your computer fail to open flac file? We explain what flac files are and recommend software that we know can open your flac files.

What is flac file?

Files with flac extension are 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.

flac file description

File extension flac 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 features:

  • Lossless
  • Fast
  • Hardware support
  • Seekable
  • Streamable
  • Error resistant
  • no DRM

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.

Mime types:
audio/x-flac

Software that will open flac file

FLAC - Free lossless audio codec

Codec for FLAC lossless audio format

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 file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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