using flac
Since FLAC is supported by so many different programs, it can be a daunting task for the new user to choose a suitable program. This page will walk you through the steps. First, choose what environment you want to play FLAC files:

windows

Using iTunes? Sorry, due to iTunes' design we can't add FLAC support; ask Apple to support FLAC!

If you want to play FLAC files, here is how with some popular players: If you want to rip CDs to FLAC, here is a short list of the most popular programs. Experts generally prefer EAC for the most accurate ripping. dbPowerAMP also does a fine job and is easier to set up. If you want to burn FLAC files to CD, here is a short list of the most popular programs: If you want to convert audio files to/from FLAC, there are quite a few programs: If you want to edit the tags in FLAC files:

mac os x

Using iTunes? Sorry, due to iTunes' design we can't add FLAC support; ask Apple to support FLAC!

If you want to play FLAC files, here is how with some popular players: If you want to rip CDs to FLAC, there are a few options: If you want to burn FLAC files to CD: If you want to convert audio files to/from FLAC:

*nix
In the Unix world, FLAC support is quite widespread and it's usually only a matter of installing packages, so here are a few pointers. See the software links section for many more.

To play FLAC files: To rip CDs to FLAC: To burn FLAC files to CD, here is a short list of the most popular programs: To convert audio files to/from FLAC, there are quite a few programs: