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FLAC Release 14   
FLAC v1.2.1    511 KB


FLAC is a lossless codec, meaning no audio quality is lost whilst compressing (unlike lossy codecs such as mp3 which throw audio data away), audio compressed to a lossless codec will be decoded identical to the source, think of it as zip for audio. All lossless codecs compress around 2:1 or 4:1 at best, a 3 minute audio track will be around 18 MB.
Further details:
http://flac.sourceforge.net/       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flac 

Decodes   .flac   .fla (optional)      Encodes   .flac