FLAC is short for Free Lossless Audio Compression. It is an open source codec and file format which provides a perfect quality audio file. FLAC files usually contain CD quality audio, but can also support almost any audio data with a wide range of sample frequencies, amount of channels and bits per sample.
A CD's worth of data is...
- 700MB as a CD
- 700MB as WAV
- 300MB as FLAC
- 40MB as MP3 (128 kbps)
|VLC can encode and decode this container. |
The module name to use at the command line is flac.
VLC media player can encode FLAC starting with 0.7.0.
- modules/demux/flac.c (input demuxer)