TAK Alternatives

    TAK is described as '»TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TAK for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is FLAC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TAK are Vorbis (Free, Open Source), Matroska (Free, Open Source), WavPack (Free, Open Source) and Monkey's Audio (.APE) (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 22, 2020

    • 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.
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      • Free • Open Source
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      • BSD
    • Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.
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      • Free • Open Source
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    • 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.
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      • Free • Open Source
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      • Android
    • WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode.
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      • Free • Open Source
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    • 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.
    • Apple Lossless (also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec
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      • Free Personal
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Speex is a patent-free audio compression format designed for speech and also a free software speech codec that may be used on VoIP applications and podcasts.
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      • Free • Open Source
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    • [No longer maintained, but downloadable]
      FLAC Frontend is a Windows GUI (Graphical User Interface) for FLAC.

      Discontinued

      No longer maintained, but downloadable.

      • Free
      • Windows
    • Shamrock Soft developed and published first free Windows Phone player which plays exclusively flac files.
      • Free
      • Windows Phone