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The FLAC project consists of:

  • the stream format
  • reference encoders and decoders in library form
  • flac, a command-line program to encode and decode FLAC files
  • metaflac, a command-line metadata editor for FLAC files
  • input plugins for various music players

FLAC has recently joined the Xiph project, which produces other free codecs such as speex and Ogg Vorbis.


See for a complete list of documentation


Download version 1.1.1 (stable)
released on 1 October 2003

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Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLJanet Casey1 April 2003
XiphJanet Casey1 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Josh Coalson Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

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Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite nasm
Weak prerequisite libogg
Weak prerequisite id3lib
Weak prerequisite xmms-devel

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 10 August 2005.


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