FLAC 1.3.0

Free lossless audio codec
FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio.

You can playback compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your home stereo or your car just like you would an MP3 file.

NOTE: FLAC is licensed and distributed under the terms of the BSD License, GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

How to install and run:
Unarchive, open a Terminal window, go to FLAC's folder and run the following commands from the command line:

sudo make install

last updated on:
June 11th, 2013, 14:19 GMT
file size:
1.1 MB
developed by:
Josh Coalson
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Home \ Audio


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FLAC - This is the help message displayed when running the flac utility from the command line using the "-h" argument.
What's New in This Release:
  • General:
  • Move development to Xiph.org git repository.
  • The --sector-align option of flac has been deprecated and may not exist in future versions. shntool provides similar functionality.
  • Support for the RF64 and Wave64 formats in flac (see below).
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