FLAC 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. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed...
- - FLAC is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & Linux alternative to Opus.
- - FLAC is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Opus.
Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel.
The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.
WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode. Although the technology is loosely based on previous versions of WavPack, the new version 4 format has been designed from the ground up to offer...
Apple Lossless (also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.
Apple Lossless Features
Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec
- Compression ratios ranging from Ultra High (58 CDs fit on one!) to High-End Audio (2.5:1), for absolutely perfect audiophile encodings
- Crystal-clear, award-winning sound quality at every compression ratio and bit.