What is FLAC?
FLAC is similar to MP3, but it is lossless,
meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This
is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression
because it is designed specifically for audio. FLAC is freely available and supported
on most operating systems, including Mac OS X, Windows, other "unix" systems
(Linux, *BSD, Solaris, IRIX), BeOS, OS/2, and Amiga.
How do I get a FLAC file?
Productiontrax.com has obtained lossless, master-quality audio files for select
tracks and converted them to FLAC for distribution. Simply select
FLAC as your option to add to your cart, and you will be provided with a link
to download the FLAC file. If no FLAC is available in your cart options, you
will have to order a CD or CD-ROM of another format for that track.
OK, I Purchased and Downloaded a FLAC file. Now what?
In order to use your lossless audio file in another application, you need to
decode it into either WAV or AIFF files. There are several free programs
for every platform that will do this for you in a matter of seconds. You can
download them for free from the Productiontrax.com Support page, or from the
program suppliers. Once your FLAC file has been decoded, you can then use it
in any of your video or multimedia programs.