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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