If you are looking to read FLAC music files easily on your Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows RT device, then one of the easiest ways would be to download and install the “FLAC Player” application. Even more that it has now received some needed updates.
For those who don’t know or simple aren’t aware of this, FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec which represents a codec for lossless compression of digital audio. It is said that digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size, which is why many are interested in this file types, especially those who are dealing with music on a professional level, like DJs or those in recording studios. And here’s some more on it:
FLAC is an open format with royalty-free licensing and a reference implementation which is free software. FLAC has support for metadata tagging, album cover art, and fast seeking. Though FLAC cannot store floating-point data, and playback support in portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited compared to lossy formats like MP3 or uncompressed PCM, FLAC is supported by more hardware devices than competing lossless compressed formats like WavPack.
Use FLAC Player app on Windows 8 to open FLAC music files
The app seems really useful as it is a really clean and simple audio player that everybody can use to play FLAC files. What I don’t like is the fact that there’s no free trial option available, as not everybody will be ready to pay $2.99 for an app without seeing what it’s worth. Among its most important features we find the customizable playlist, background playing and automatic album cover art support if there’s one.
Of course, you can play, pause, seek and there’s some nice audio visualization to “see” sounds. It also supports snapped view on Metro, or the Modern interface, as it’s called now. A really feature is that it allows you to convert FLAC files to other formats like WAV, MP3, WMA, M4A. And according to its latest update which has been detailed in the changelog, a really annoying playback issue that Surface 2 owners have been reporting is now fixed. If you’re interested in such an application, then follow the link from below to get it.
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