Opening FLAC files

Did your computer fail to open a FLAC file? We explain what FLAC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your FLAC files.

What is a FLAC file?

FLAC is an acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec. Files with the .flac file extension contain audio files that are compressed using a lossless audio compression. The compression of a FLAC file is similar to the compression of a ZIP file, making the file more manageable and saving file storage space.

The FLAC lossless audio compression format is an open-source format, allowing use of the FLAC files across multiple operating systems and platforms. The FLAC file format is similar to the MP3 file format, but the sound quality of a FLAC file is superior to that of files that have been compressed with the MP3 file format.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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