FLAC File Type- The quick facts
What are FLAC files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a FLAC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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 7 FLAC openers that are compatible with this specific type of FLAC file.
Programs that open FLAC lossless compressed audio files
Last updated: March 26, 2022
Suggest another file format using extension FLAC
While we know of one file format using the .FLAC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FLAC file.
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.