FLAC 1.4.3-2024-07-11

3.4 from 5 Reviews

FLAC (stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a compression tool which can handle FLAC, OGG and WAV formats.

Before you download FLAC, be sure to check out these guides:

How to play FLAC files in Windows Media Player
FLAC: The Lossless Audio Codec Demystified
FLAC vs MP3: Unveiling the Battle between Lossless and Lossy Audio Formats

Designed specifically for audio files, FLAC conversion ensures optimal performance. Experience seamless playback on various compatible devices without the need for decompression.

FLAC excels as a lossless audio coding format, reducing file sizes to 50-60% of their original without compromising quality, unlike MP3.

FLAC's comprehensive features include:

- Stream format compatibility
- Encoder and decoder libraries
- Plugins for popular music players
- Command-line utilities: "flac" for encoding and decoding, and "metaflac" for metadata editing

For novice users, FLAC Frontend provides a user-friendly interface for hassle-free operations.

Embrace the benefits of FLAC:

- Maintains data integrity
- Swift real-time decoding, even on low-end hardware
- Versatile hardware support
- Seamless integration with editing applications
- Robust error handling, preserving stream integrity
- Ideal for archiving, FLAC ensures no data loss during conversion to other formats. Its verification feature allows for comparison between encoded and original streams.

Though compact, FLAC introduces one of the most sophisticated audio coding formats, optimizing disc space without sacrificing music quality.

While primarily suited for experienced users, it's accessible to anyone seeking high-quality audio compression.

Updates in FLAC 1.4.3 include:

- Incremented libFLAC version to 13 with enhancements to interfaces
- Removal of PowerPC-specific code for improved efficiency
- Significant encoder speed improvements across all presets, particularly for 24-bit and 32-bit inputs
- Minor decoder speed enhancements for BMI2-capable CPUs

— Explore the full list of changes for a comprehensive overview.
Reviews & Comments
FLAC 1.4.1
on 23 September 2022
No instruction, how to installing?
FLAC 1.3.2-2019-05-04
on 15 May 2019
The very last version from developers was updated 2017.01.01 )) Today is 2019.05.16. Think.

Admin's note: It's latest git version, compiled by NetRanger.
FLAC 1.2.1b
on 04 May 2013
Ok, it not work wit 32 bit float files. Just convert to 24b Type 1. Don't worry it is perfect to lossless: 32b = 24b + 8b (exponent to manipulate, not really important) ;)

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_precision_floating-point_format

- Do you have problem to encode? Try to Disable Replaygain.
- I don't know why, but Once I had to disable the Add Tags to work...