DownloadsIf you are not sure what to download, see Using FLAC for instructions and guides on playing FLAC files, ripping CDs to FLAC, etc. This section is for the official FLAC tools. See the extras section below for third-party tools that support or use FLAC.
All source code and binaries are freely available and distributed under Open Source licenses. The codec libraries are distributed under Xiph.org's BSD license, and the plugins and command-line utilites (flac and metaflac) are distributed under the GPL. (For more information, see the license page.)
- Source code: tarballs for stable and beta releases; also includes documentation and build systems for Windows (MSVC++) and *nix, *BSD, OS/2, OS X (autotools). You can also take a look at the Development git repository
- Linux: most distributions have a FLAC package, use the package manager to get FLAC. If not, try rpmfind.net or Debian's packages
- Windows: FLAC for Windows (command-line tools only, the file flac-X.Y.Z-win.zip contains both 32 and 64 bit binaries).
- Mac OS X: FLAC tools for OS X from Homebrew.
- Older versions: Older versions.
ExtrasNOTE: these extras are not part of the FLAC project. Most (except those marked [$]) are freely available but distributed under their authors' own terms. Check out the links page for an even larger list of software supporting FLAC.
GUI encoding/decoding front-ends:
- ExactAudioCopy, an accurate CD ripper that convert to FLAC out-of-the-box
- foobar2000, a convinient audio player that can convert and tag FLAC
- Free Audio Converter, a free GUI audio file converter
- [$] dBpowerAMP, a swiss army knife that can convert and play many formats, including FLAC.
- [$] MediaMonkey can organize, encode, decode, edit tags, and rip to FLAC and other formats.
- audiotester, can test a whole tree of FLAC files for errors and corruption
Mac OS X
- Free Audio Converter, a nice and free GUI converter
- XLD a nice GUI ripper/converter/burner
- MacFLAC, a frontend to the official FLAC tools
- Clementine, a music player with the ability to transcode to and from FLAC
- xACT, a FLAC distribution with a graphical front-end to FLAC and other formats
- Max, a CD ripper and encoder that supports several formats including FLAC.
- Android has native support for FLAC since 3.1
- Windows, Mac and Linux
- Mac OS X
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