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== About ==
== About ==
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FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) maintains a lossless audio compression codec suitable for preserving audio without sacrificing any audio quality.
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'''FLAC''' stands for '''Free Lossless Audio Codec'''. FLAC is an [[audio compression]] [[codec]] that is [[lossless data compression|lossless]].  Unlike [[lossy data compression|lossy]] codecs such as [[MP3]] and [[Vorbis]], it does not remove any information from the audio stream.
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The FLAC project joined Xiph.org in late January 2003.
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On January 29th, 2003, Xiphophorus (now called the [[Xiph.org Foundation]]) announced the incorporation of FLAC under their xiph.org banner, to go along with [[Ogg]] Vorbis, Ogg [[Theora]], and [[Speex]].
== External links ==
== External links ==
* [http://flac.sourceforge.net FLAC homepage]
* [http://flac.sourceforge.net FLAC homepage]

Revision as of 21:23, 10 January 2005

About

FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. FLAC is an audio compression codec that is lossless. Unlike lossy codecs such as MP3 and Vorbis, it does not remove any information from the audio stream.

On January 29th, 2003, Xiphophorus (now called the Xiph.org Foundation) announced the incorporation of FLAC under their xiph.org banner, to go along with Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, and Speex.

External links

Retrieved from "http://wiki.xiph.org/FLAC"
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