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Details of the .flac file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .flac file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .flac file?
  • What program do I need to open a .flac file?
  • How can the .flac file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .flac?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .flac extension?
  • How can I convert .flac files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .flac?

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

.flac file extension details

Free Lossless Audio Codec File

Free Lossless Audio Codec File .flac file icon
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
Mime-type: audio/x-flac
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
FLAC aliases:
FLAC related links:
FLAC 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

AC-3 Compressed Audio

Other types of files may also use the .flac file extension.

.flac file extension error

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?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Shockwave Flash Source File
Autodesk Animator FLIC File
open .flac file

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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .flac file association, check the FAQ.

.flac file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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