FLAC or Free Lossless Audio Codec is an audio file format that preserves the original sound quality while reducing the file size. One advantage of a FLAC audio file is that the audio format is lossless, which means you do not lose sound quality when converting a FLAC to another audio format. Users can preserve their favourite CD's sound quality once they convert them to a FLAC. Unlike the MP3, many media players do not support FLAC files. Fortunately, a few media players do play FLAC files and you can enjoy the excellent sound quality that it produces.
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Download, install and open Winamp Standard.
Click the "File" menu and then click "Play File" to locate a FLAC file.
Browse the folder where you stored your FLAC and click "Open" to play the FLAC.
Download, install and open VLC Media Player.
Click the "Media" menu and then click "Open File" to find a FLAC file.
Click "Audio Files" from the drop-down list, find a FLAC file and click "Open." VLC Media Player plays the file.
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Download, install and open foobar2000.
Click "File" and then click "Open" to find a FLAC file.
Locate the folder where the FLAC file is stored and click "Open" to play the FLAC file.
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