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Details of extension .flac

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .flac file?
  • Which program can create the .flac file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .flac format?
  • What can convert .flac files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .flac extension?
Free Lossless Audio Codec File .flac file icon

Free Lossless Audio Codec File

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.
Category: Audio files
Application: FLAC
Program name: -
Mime-type: audio/x-flac
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Audio Interchange File
CD Audio Track
MIDI Music
MPEG Audio Layer 3 File
Real Audio Sound
Macintosh Sound Resource
Amiga 8SVX Sound
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Sound
Windows Waveform Sound

Other types of files may also use the .flac file extension. If you have helpful information about .flac extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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

The .flac filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

flc (1), fac (1), lac (1), fla (1)

Can't open a .flac file?

If you want to open a .flac file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .flac association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.flac

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android