Many different programs support FLAC. 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 other third-party tools.
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
) are distributed under the GPL
. If you would like to redistribute parts or all of FLAC under different terms, contact Josh Coalson
. (For more information, see the license page
Mac OS X
- FLAC full source code; also includes documentation and build systems for Windows (MSVC++) and *nix,*BSD,OS/2,OS X (autotools)
- Development git; this is the actual git repository used for development