FLAC File

This page contains information on the FLAC file extension (Free Lossless Audio Codec), a popular music file format

File extension .flac
Category Music File
Description Free Lossless Audio Codec, or FLAC for short, is an audio compression technique. It is a lossless compression type meaning that the compression takes place without data being discarded. FLAC is an open source codec. FLAC is a format that is recommended to those backing up a CD collection because the sound quality will remain high, whereas MP3 compression will result in a deterioration compared to the original.
Actions Convert FLAC file
View other music file formats
Technical Details Using FLAC to compress an audio file to approximately 50% of its original size. The main benefits of a FLAC file in addition to it being lossless is that it can be used for streaming, and decoding is fast, allowing for real time decoding to take place. A FLAC file also contains several data integrity checks in the header file. The metadata associated with the audio has been future proofed also to allow new fields to be defined without impacting existing decoders.
Associated programs Real Player
VLC Media Player
Windows Media Player
Developed by Xiph.Org Foundation
MIME type audio/x-flac
audio/flac
Useful links Detailed Information on FLAC
More Information on FLAC
Convert FLAC file

Convert FLAC file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert FLAC files to a variety of other formats

Convert FLAC file