What software use to play/convert/rip/burn FLAC ?

Since FLAC is supported by so many different programs, it can be a big question for the new user to choose a suitable program foer using FLAC. Let's see the best free software that we can use in different operating systems. Windows To play FLAC files, here is some popular players: For accurate ripping CDs to FLAC, here is a short list of the most popular programs. Experts generally prefer EAC for the most accurate ripping. dbPowerAMP also does a fine job and is easier to set up.
  • Exact Audio Copy (EAC) - The official download ships with FLAC
  • dbPowerAMP Music Converter
  • Winamp - Winamp can rip to FLAC out of the box since version 5.31 if you download the Full version (not Lite).
  • Windows Media Player (WMP) - Sorry, Microsoft has made it impossible to rip to FLAC in WMP; hopefully this will change eventually.
For burning FLAC files to CD, here is a short list of the most popular programs: For converting audio files to/from FLAC, there are quite a few programs: MAC OS X For playing FLAC files, here is some popular players: For ripping CDs to FLAC, there are also a few options: For burning FLAC files to CD:
  • XLD a nice GUI ripper/converter/burner
For converting audio files to/from FLAC: *NIX In the Unix world, FLAC support is very widespread and it's usually only a matter of installing packages, so here are a few tools. To play FLAC files: To rip CDs to FLAC:
  • Grip is a great ripping and encoding front end and can be easily configured to use flac. See this thread on how to configure Grip for FLAC.
  • xmcd is a CD ripper with CDDB support as well as a player.
  • K3B, for KDE, has ripping possibilities
To burn FLAC files to CD, here is a short list of the most popular programs:
  • Arson: KDE ripper/burner
  • K3B: CD/DVD creator for Linux
To convert audio files to/from FLAC, there are quite a few programs:
  • Official FLAC tools have the command-line programs.