FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

Release date: 
Wednesday, 3 September, 2008



FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.

This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

flac-1.3.4-1.oc00 (12/03/2022)
Repository: Netlabs stable
flac-devel-1.3.4-1.oc00 (12/03/2022)
Repository: Netlabs stable (note: development files, not needed by the end user)
flac-libs-1.3.4-1.oc00 (12/03/2022)
Repository: Netlabs stable
flac-debuginfo-1.3.3-1.oc00 (09/10/2019)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder (better if in PATH). See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libssp libgcc1 libgcc-fwd libstdc++6 libsupc++6

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) v. 1.3.2 (10/1/2017, Dave Yeo)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) v. 1.3.1 (28/11/2014, Dave Yeo)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) v. 1.3.0 (5/1/2014, Dave Yeo)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) v. 1.2.1 (4/9/2008, KO Myung-Hun)
Record updated last time on: 11/02/2024 - 16:33

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