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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.

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About File Extension FLAC

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the FLAC file format or software that uses files with the FLAC suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.