FLAC provides compression of audio tracks by up to 60 percent for maximum quality.
Popular compression formats such as MP3 or OGG but reduce the size of audio tracks, but also loss of quality to bring. The audio codec FLAC converts audio files and keeps the quality as it was so good.
FLAC is the abbreviation for free lossless audio codec, so free of lossless audio coder /-decoder for all Windows operating systems from Windows 98. This special codec allows so that large audio files can be compressed. And without loss of quality. You should ensure that a FLAC file is much larger than, for example, an MP3 title. Because the high quality allows a maximum compression of sixty percent (measured on the output size). The compression can be reached here much higher values, but not the same quality. Especially for pieces of music that are very close to the heart and you always like to hear, FLAC is so. A large number of FLAC tracks, you need of course accordingly much disk space.
The codec integrates 5 and 2 respectively after the download and installation of almost three megabytes small file automatically in the most popular music player Winamp and foobar 2000. So you can play then quickly the FLAC tracks. In addition, the package brings a plug-in for the popular burning software with Nero. Usually you have to encode to only Nero files that should be burned to an audio CD, WAV files. With the plug ins must not converted the files, but the burning process can be started directly. After burning is complete, you need a CD, DVD or Blu ray player which supports the FLAC format. Due to the growing popularity of the codecs, especially among music lovers, many devices already offer FLAC support.
The current version 1.2 1 b of the audio codec FLAC brings a variety of new features. One of the major changes in the program is that all kinds of wave files (the default format of audio-CDs) the tool can be modified. The metadata that is essential for the quality of the recording is completely preserved. In addition, some bug fixes were made, which undertake mainly the common buffer overflow problem. In addition, the stability on 64-bit systems has been increased noticeably.
Key new features of FLAC 1.2 1 b
• all types of WAVE files can now be edited
• Metadata from wave files are completely preserved
• 64-Bit compatibility has been increased; Crashes remain
• Common buffer overflow problem fixed