FLAC is described as 'stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality' and is one of the leading apps in the Audio & Music category. There are eight alternatives to FLAC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Winamp. The best alternative is Vorbis, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FLAC are Matroska (Free, Open Source), Opus Interactive Audio Codec (Free, Open Source), WavPack (Free, Open Source) and Monkey's Audio (.APE) (Free).
- Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec. View 7 alternatives to Opus Interactive Audio Codec
- Free • Open Source
- Monkey’s Audio makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music, exactly the same as the original. You can decompress your lossless .APE files back to the original files. Think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ to perfectly recreate the original music CD. View 4 alternatives to Monkey's Audio (.APE)
- Free • Proprietary