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FLAC Audio Format gets First Update in 6 Years

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The Free Lossless Audio Codec, FLAC, loved by audiophiles for it’s lossless fidelity has been updated to version 1.3.0. FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but “lossless”, meaning that audio compressed in FLAC doesn’t suffer any loss in quality.

FLAC 1.3.0 has improved the handling of cuesheets with non-CD-DA sample rates, it has added support for encoding from and decoding to the RF64 and Sony Wave64 formats. The –sector-align option of FLAC has been deprecated and support has been added 56kHz to 192kHz gain analysis.

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