FLAC 1.3.2

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FLAC is a free codec intended for lossless audio data compression. Unlike lossy audio codecs (MP3, AAC, WMA, Ogg Vorbis), FLAC does not remove any information from the audio stream, and so it is suitable both for playing music on high-end equipment and for backing up your music collection.

The FLAC format is supported by numerous audio players (foobar2000, VLC, Winamp, AIMP), portable multimedia players and specialized audio systems. Besides, it boasts a vast range of hardware implementations.

Key features of FLAC:

- Efficient lossless audio compression.
- Growing number of supported audio players.
- Portable to numerous systems and platforms.
- Fast decoding mainly independent of compression level.
- Hardware support (PhatBox, Kenwood MusicKeg, Rio Karma etc.).
- Support for streaming.
- Corrupted files can be partially repaired.

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Author: Xiph.Org Foundation
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Price: Free
Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
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