english  |  russian 
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 and metaflac) 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.)

NOTE: these extras are not part of the FLAC project. Most (except those marked [$]) are freely available but distributed under their authors' own terms.

NOTE: make sure to check out the links page for a large list of open-source software supporting FLAC.

GUI encoding/decoding front-ends: CD burning: Players and plugins: