Lossless Audio Encoding

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 specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file.

FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well documented format and API, and has several other independent implementations.

Source: xiph.org

FLAC on Eruce.com

We encode audio in FLAC format. The FLAC audio retains the same quality as the original one you hear in your CD. It means there is no difference in quality between audio encoded in a FLAC file and audio listened from CD.

One of the best advantages of FLAC is a smaller size. On average, 4min audio takes around ~10MB in size. The FLAC takes up around 30MB – 3 times bigger which is still smaller than the original raw audio ~40-50MB.

We support FLAC as an official encoding format for Eruce. As a result, if you buy an album on eruce.com, you will receive a ZIP file having all audio files encoded in FLAC.