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What is FLAC?

FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. FLAC is a kind of lossless MP3. FLAC is mostly used where the quality of sound is crucial - clasical music. Thanks to its sound quality FLAC has become quite popular. Today you can play back FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo) just like you would an MP3 file.

Pros

  • Great sound quality within a small file size
  • Portable to many systems
  • Source open and freely licensed
  • Hardware support (PhatBox, Kenwood MusicKeg, Rio Karma, etc.)
  • Streaming support
  • Extremely fast decoding
  • Supports multichannel and high resolution streams
  • Supports ReplayGain
  • Supports cue-sheet (with some limitations)
  • Gaining wide use as successor to Shorten

Cons

  • Compresses less efficiently than other popular modern compressors (Monkey's Audio, LPAC, OptimFROG)
  • Higher compression modes slow, for little gain over the default setting.

When you need to convert FLAC files to other lossy or lossless format choose Total Audio Converter. It supports a lot of target formats and always keeps highest quality of your music.

Audio converter
  • FLAC to AAC, WMA, WAV, APE
  • FLAC to iPod, iPhone, iPad
  • FLAC to any cell phone
  • Add music to Archos, PSD, xBox
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Total Audio Converter supports the following conversions with FLAC format files:
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