File Extension FLAC

.FLAC File

File extension: FLAC

Notes about the FLAC file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The FLAC file type is primarily associated with 'Free Lossless Audio Codec'. Open-source lossless compressed audio format. The FLAC Frontend adds a graphic interface to the FLAC software.

Detailed information for file extension FLAC:

Primary association: Free Lossless Audio Codec
Mime type: audio/flac
Identifying characters Hex: 66 4C 61 43 00 00 00 22 , ASCII: fLaC"
Related links: FLAC Frontend
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .FLAC

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: foobar2000.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Audio\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: foobar2000.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: ZPFLACFile
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Kimbali Bays\Desktop\XP CD Creator update\microsoft\zoomplayer403std\zplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: FLACFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe %1

ProgramID: YMP.Media
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\YahooMusicEngine.exe -play %1

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE %1

ProgramID: FLACfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe %L

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~1.EXE

ProgramID: flacFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open

ProgramID: totalplayer.file
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Total Video Converter\tvp.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: Media_Source_U.flacFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Creative\MediaSource5\CTCMSU.exe /PlayNow

ProgramID: KMPlayer.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\The KMPlayer\KMPlayer.exe

ProgramID: PhatMan
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PhatNoise Music Manager\PhatMan.exe

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: KLCP FLAC File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: qvodplayer.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QvodPlayer\QvodPlayer.exe -localfile

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey (non-skinned).exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.FLACFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe

ProgramID: WaveCN.flac

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.FLACFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE

ProgramID: KuGoo.FLAC
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\KuGou\KuGou2008\KuGoo.exe /Open

ProgramID: flacfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open

ProgramID: KLCP.WMP.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: VLC.flac
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer\mplayer\smplayer_portable.exe

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