FLAC File Extension

Have a problem opening a .FLAC file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what FLAC files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .FLAC file type?

FLAC, short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a free-to-use audio compression technique commonly used for packing digital audio files in order to get higher data storage capacity and make the downloading process quicker.

Files in the .flac format work similar to MP3 or WMA files, but they maintain a better sound quality - audio is compressed up to half of its size without hurting quality of the music. That's why the .flac format is often referred to as a "lossless format".

This lossless compression scheme makes the .flac format very popular among owners of instrumental or classical music collections where the smallest tonal nuances have great significance. They create FLAC copies of their audio tracks to ensure high-quality data restoration.

Since some software developers prefer supporting their own proprietary audio formats, it may be necessary to install an appropriate application or codec for your media player to listen to .flac audio files without any additional conversion or modification.

Software to open or convert FLAC files

You can open FLAC files with the following programs:
mp3Tag Pro
mp3Tag Pro by ManiacTools.com
AudioConverter Studio
AudioConverter Studio by ManiacTools.com
VLC media player
VLC media player by VideoLAN
Winamp by Nullsoft, Inc

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