If 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'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.)


NOTE: 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: Players and plugins: