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FLAC file format description

Many people share .flac files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .flac file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .flac files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.flac - Free Lossless Audio Codec File

The FLAC audio files are related to FLAC. FLAC file is a FLAC compressed audio. FLAC is similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.

Audio files
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Free Lossless Audio Codec File related extensions:
NeXTSTEP Sound File
TAK Compressed Audio
Nitro Composer Sound Data
Recomposer MIDI Sequence
Nitro Composer Sound Format LIB
Electric Pipes Music

Naturally, other applications may also use the .flac file extension. Even harmful programs can create .flac files. Be especially cautious with .flac files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .flac file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .flac file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

lac, fac, fla, flc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Cognos Local Authentication Cache
Bioware Aurora Faction
Shockwave Flash Source File
Autodesk Animator FLIC File

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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