.FLAC File Extension

Free Lossless Audio Codec File

Audio File
Files with the FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) extension are created using a compression algorithm developed by the Xiph.org non-profit organization. FLAC is the most widespread lossless audio codec and the only one that comes with open source reference implementation and it's both non-proprietary and unpatented.
The FLAC File Format enables efficient audio compression without any loss of sound quality. FLAC files are 50 - 60% smaller than the original audio files used for compression. The process can also be reverted resulting in an identical copy of the uncompressed audio file. FLAC files offer support for album cover art, metadata tagging and for fast seeking.

How to open FLAC files

The FLAC format is supported by most operating systems including Windows, Linux, Amiga, OS/2, Mac OS and BeOS.

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2007-06-14 13:40:29
how can i burn flac file to audio cd?
2009-09-21 04:13:22
How can I copy flac files to cd to play on a stereo?
2009-12-02 12:30:44
Download and install Flac Front End:

With it you can convert to and from Flac. During installation you can also select to have it plug into Nero and then when you have a load of Flack files you can select them in Nero Burning ROM and Nero will convert them automatically before it burns an audio CD for you. If you do that check out the properties of each track before burning if you are also including CD Text as Nero often falls down on filling in these fields correctly from Flack files.