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What are FLAC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a FLAC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your FLAC files.

What is a FLAC file?

A .FLAC file is a FLAC lossless compressed audio file.

FLAC is an acronym for Free Lossless Audio Codec. Files with the .flac file extension contain audio files that are compressed using 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 the use of 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.

How to open FLAC files

We have identified eight FLAC openers that are compatible with this specific type of FLAC file.

Programs that open FLAC lossless compressed audio files

Last updated: May 27, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of FLAC files. Remember, different programs may use FLAC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

DAEMON ToolsDAEMON ToolsVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
K-Lite Mega Codec PackK-Lite Mega Codec PackVerified
Shark007 Advanced CodecsShark007 Advanced CodecsVerified
GOM AudioGOM AudioUser submitted
BSPlayerBSPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
Adobe AuditionAdobe AuditionUser submitted
MixPadMixPadUser submitted

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