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		Many different programs support FLAC.  If you are not sure what to download, see <a href="documentation_tasks.html">Using FLAC</a> for instructions and guides on playing FLAC files, ripping CDs to FLAC, etc.<br />
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		All source code and binaries are freely available and distributed under <a href="http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php">Open Source</a> licenses.  The codec libraries are distributed under Xiph.org's BSD license, and the plugins and command-line utilites (<span class="commandname">flac</span> and <span class="commandname">metaflac</span>) are distributed under the <a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.html">GPL</a>.  If you would like to redistribute parts or all of FLAC under different terms, <a href="mailto:jcoalson@users.sourceforge.net">contact Josh Coalson</a>.  (For more information, see the <a href="license.html">license page</a>.)
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					<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13478&amp;package_id=12676">FLAC for Fedora Core 4</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=flac&amp;searchon=names&amp;subword=1&amp;version=all&amp;release=all">FLAC 1.x Debian packages</a></li>
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					<li>RPMs can be found on <a href="http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/soundapps.html">Planet CCRMA</a> and <a href="http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=flac">rpmfind.net</a></li>
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					<li><!-- <a href="http://www.danrules.com/macflac/"><a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15883"> --><a href="http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Audio/MacFLAC.shtml">MacFLAC with installer and GUI front-end</a> (source code not available)</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21952">xACT with installer and GUI front-end</a> (source code included)</li>
					<li><a href="http://fink.sourceforge.net/pdb/package.php/flac">FLAC Fink package</a> for use with <a href="http://fink.sourceforge.net/">Fink</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13478&amp;package_id=32318">FLAC tools for OS X</a>.  The .dmg file is an installer and the .tar.gz file is a tarball.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/flac/flac-1.2.1a.exe">FLAC for Windows with installer</a> (If this does not work, download <tt>flac-1.2.1a.exe</tt> from <a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13478&amp;package_id=12675">here</a>)  <b>NOTE FOR VISTA USERS:</b> if the installer is getting stuck, try <a href="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=52353">this workaround</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://amiga.sourceforge.net/">FLAC package for Amiga</a></li>
					<li><a href="http://freeware.sgi.com/">FLAC packages for IRIX</a>.</li>
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					<li>Unofficial port of the <a href="http://arisme.free.fr/ports/flac.php">FLAC libraries to Windows CE (WinCE)</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13478&amp;package_id=12677">FLAC full source code</a>; also includes documentation and build systems for Windows (MSVC++) and *nix,*BSD,OS/2,OS X (autotools)</li>
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					<li><a href="http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cvstarballs/flac-cvsroot.tar.bz2">Nightly CVS tarball</a>; this is the actual CVS repository used for development</li>
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					<li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13478">Older versions of FLAC</a> available from SourceForge</li>
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		<b>NOTE: </b> these extras are not part of the FLAC project.  Most (except those marked [$]) are freely available but distributed under their authors' own terms.<br />
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		<b>NOTE: </b> make sure to check out the <a href="links.html">links page</a> for a large list of open-source software supporting FLAC.<br />
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					<li><a href="http://www.legroom.net/modules.php?op=modload&amp;name=Open_Source&amp;file=index&amp;page=software&amp;app=autoflac">AutoFLAC</a> for automated ripping and encoding to FLAC with EAC (ExactAudioCopy); also has a write mode for burning back to CD for an exact copy</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.dbpoweramp.com/">dBpowerAMP</a>, a swiss army knife that can convert and play many formats, including FLAC.</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.uninformative.com/flacattack/">Flacattack</a>: an all-in-one tool that works with ExactAudioCopy to encode a CD image to FLAC, embed the cuesheet, add ReplayGain, create lossy files, etc. all in a customizable directory structure.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.rarewares.org/lossless.html">FLACdrop</a>, an Oggdrop-like frontend for Windows.</li>
					<li><a href="http://members.home.nl/w.speek/flac.htm">FLAC frontend</a>, a Windows GUI, or the even more versatile <a href="http://members.home.nl/w.speek/multi.htm">Multi frontend</a>.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.vuplayer.com/other.htm">FLACTester</a>, can test a whole tree of FLAC files for errors and generate a report.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://home.vxu.se/mdati00/frontah/">Frontah</a>, a new frontend to many codecs, including FLAC.  Still in beta but has good reviews.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://mareo.netfirms.com/">MAREO</a> is a "virtual" encoder that can be used with ExactAudioCopy to encode to multiple formats (including FLAC) at once while ripping.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/">MediaCoder</a> converts between many audio and video formats.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.mediamonkey.com">MediaMonkey</a> can organize, encode, decode, edit tags, and rip to FLAC and other formats.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://music.yahoo.com/musicengine/">Yahoo! Music Engine</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.lexial.ca/alex/applescripts/iTunes_to_flac.html">iTunes-to-FLAC</a>, an AppleScript for converting between FLAC and WAVE/AIFF with tagging via iTunes.</li>
					<li><!-- <a href="http://www.danrules.com/macflac/"><a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15883"> --><a href="http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Audio/MacFLAC.shtml">MacFLAC</a>, a FLAC distribution which also includes nice graphical front-end.</li>
					<li><a href="http://sbooth.org/Max/">Max</a>, a CD ripper and encoder that supports several formats including FLAC.</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/MediaRage.html">MediaRage</a>, for editing FLAC metadata (also supports Vorbis and other formats).</li>
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					<li><a href="http://members.rogers.com/beamsplitter/">RipBeak</a> is a nice GUI encoding frond-end that supports FLAC as well as Vorbis and MP3.</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21952">xACT</a>, another FLAC distribution with a graphical front-end to FLAC and other formats.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.nostatic.org/grip/">Grip</a> is a great ripping and encoding front end and can be easily configured to use flac.  See <a href="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=45939">this thread</a> on how to configure Grip for FLAC.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.amb.org/xmcd/">xmcd</a> is a CD ripper with CDDB support as well as a player.</li>
					<li>(<a href="links.html#software">many more</a>)</li>
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					<li>[$] <a href="http://www.gidluckmastering.com/live2496.html">Live2496</a>, a program that can record 24-bit audio up to 96kHz on a Pocket PC (using <a href="http://www.core-sound.com/">Core Sound's PDAudio interface</a>) can record directly to FLAC.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.burrrn.net/?page_id=4">Burrrn</a> supports burning CDs from cuesheets directly from many formats, including FLAC, and supports most tag formats.</li>
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					<li>[$] <a href="http://www.poikosoft.com/">Easy CD-DA Extractor</a>.</li>
					<li>[$] <a href="http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite/features.html">Easy Media Creator 9 Suite</a> from Roxio.</li>
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					<li>[$] Roxio's <a href="http://www.roxio.com/en/products/toast/index.jhtml">Toast 7 Titanium</a> supports encoding to FLAC and CD/DVD burning from FLAC.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://arson.sourceforge.net/">Arson</a>: KDE ripper/burner</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.k3b.org/">K3B</a>: CD/DVD creator for Linux</li>
					<li>(<a href="links.html#software">more</a>)</li>
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					<li>[$] <a href="http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/main.html">Adobe Audition a.k.a. CoolEdit</a> (as a <a href="http://www.vuplayer.com/audition.php">plugin</a>, alternate plugin by Case <a href="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=20145">here</a>)</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dbpoweramp.htm">dbPowerAMP</a> (as a <a href="http://www.dbpoweramp.com/codec-central-flac.htm">plugin</a>)</li>
					<li>DirectShow: <a href="http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/">Illiminable's DirectShow filters</a> for encoding to/decoding from FLAC and Ogg FLAC (as well as Ogg Vorbis/Speex/Theora).</li>
					<li>DirectShow: <a href="http://corecodec.org/projects/coreflac">CoreFLAC</a>: DirectShow filters for encoding to/decoding from FLAC.</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.foobar2000.org/">foobar2000</a> (as a <a href="http://www.foobar2000.org/components.html#foo_flac">plugin</a>)</li>
					<li>[$] <a href="http://www.jrmediacenter.com/">Media Center</a>/<a href="http://www.mediajukebox.com/">Media Jukebox</a> (as <a href="http://mcplugins.sourceforge.net/">plugins</a>).  Source code is available.</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.quinnware.com/">Quintessential Player</a> (as a <a href="http://www.quinnware.com/list_plugins.php?plugin=126">plugin</a>)</li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.songbirdnest.com/">Songbird</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://www.winamp.com/">Winamp</a> has native FLAC support</li>
					<li>Windows Media Player, using either the <a href="http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/">Illiminable</a> or <a href="http://corecodec.org/projects/coreflac">CoreFLAC</a> DirectShow filters, and FLAC tag support with <a href="http://wmptagext.sourceforge.net/">WMP Tag Support Extender</a> (<a href="http://www.losslessaudioblog.com/?p=40">guide</a>)</li>
					<li><a href="http://un4seen.com/xmplay.html">XMPlay</a> (as a <a href="http://un4seen.com/download.cgi?xmp-flac">plugin</a>)</li>
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					<li><a href="http://cogosx.sourceforge.net/">Cog</a></li>
					<li><a href="http://freshmeat.net/projects/cynthiune/">Cynthiune</a> music player</li>
					<li><a href="http://arcticlounge.com/maltx/">MacAmp Lite X</a></li>
					<li><a href="http://homepage.mac.com/steve_bryan/Personal12.html">PureMusic Audio Player</a></li>
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					<li><a href="http://alsaplayer.org/">AlsaPlayer</a></li>
					<li><a href="http://www.giantdisc.org/">GiantDisc</a>: Linux jukebox + Palm remote</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.mplayerhq.hu/">MPlayer</a></li>
					<li><a href="http://muine.gooeylinux.org/">Muine</a>: a music player for GNOME</li>
					<li><a href="http://musik.berlios.de/">Musik</a>: an open-source, cross-platform multimedia player and library</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.videolan.org/">VideoLAN</a> client</li>
					<li><a href="http://xine.sourceforge.net/">Xine</a> multimedia player</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.amb.org/xmcd/">xmcd</a>: X CD player</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.xmms.org/">XMMS</a>: X MultiMedia System</li>
					<li>(<a href="links.html#software">many more</a>)</li>
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					<li><a href="http://jflac.sourceforge.net/">jFLAC</a>: a Java native-FLAC decoder library and player application.</li>
					<li><a href="http://www.j-ogg.de/">J-Ogg</a>: Java libraries for Ogg decoding, including Ogg FLAC.</li>
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