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.FLAC File Extension

File TypeFree Lossless Audio Codec File

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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an FLAC file?

Open-source audio format that uses lossless audio compression, meaning it does not remove any of the original audio data; compresses audio files with no loss in quality.

More Information

NOTE: A FLAC Fingerprint file, which contains the filename and checksum information for a FLAC file, may be generated along with the FLAC file. This file is typically named "ffp.txt" and can be created using the following command:

"metaflac --show-md5sum flac_file_names > ffp.txt".

For additional information about the FLAC format visit the FLAC website.

Open and view .FLAC files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open FLAC files
Updated 3/17/2016

About FLAC Files

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