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List of hardware and software that supports FLAC

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This is a list of computer hardware and software which supports FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), a file format designed for lossless compression of digital audio.


Car devices

  • Sony MEX-N5100BT
  • Sony MEX-XB100BT
  • Kenwood KMM-100U
  • Power Acoustik PD-622NB
  • Pioneer Avic-4100 -> 8100NEX
  • Pioneer DEH-X8700BH
  • Citroën DS5
  • Peugeot 208 Blue Lion
  • Tesla Model S
  • Renault Espace
  • DJ players

  • Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus2
  • Pioneer XDJ-1000mk2
  • Home audio AV receivers / amplifiers

  • Bang and Olufsen BeoSound 5
  • Denon AVP-A1HDCI, AVR-4810, AVR-4310, AVR-4311, AVR-3310, AVR-5308, AVR-4308, AVR-3808, AVR-X1000, AVR-X2000, AVR-X3000, AVR-X4000, AVR-4520, DNP-720AE
  • Escient
  • Onkyo TX-SR333, TX-NR535, TX-NR626, TX-NR636, TX-NR737, TX-NR838, TX-NR1030, TX-NR3030
  • Pioneer SC-05, SC-07, SC-25, SC-27, SC-35, SC-37 and SC-09TX
  • Sonos 16-bit max.
  • Sony's High-Res Audio Players
  • Yamaha RX-V2065 AV Receiver, RX-A1000/A2000/A3000 AV Receiver, RX-V1067, RX-V2067, RX-V3067 AV Receivers, RX-V773, RX-V671, RX-V673 (Up to 96 kHz streaming and 192 kHz external link) AV Receivers
  • Home media servers and clients

  • Dvico TVIX HD M-6500, N1 (cafe), HD M-6600A/N Plus, HD M-7000
  • Linn Klimax DS, Renew DS, Akurate DS, Majik DS and Sneaky Music DS
  • Logitech Squeezebox and Transporter network music players from Logitech. Current products decode natively, old v1 units transcode to PCM on the server. 9discontinued)
  • Naim Audio HDX Hard Disk Player, NaimUniti, UnitiQute, DAC, NDX, UnitiServe
  • Meridian Sooloos
  • Pixel Magic Systems' HD Mediabox (with firmware 1.3.4 or higher)
  • PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC + Bridge (Digital-to-Analog Converter/Digital Streamer)
  • Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD, HDTV Network Media Player STAJ100
  • T+A Music Player
  • Western Digital WD TV HD based
  • Portable handheld players

  • Colorfly C3, C4, C10, C200
  • Creative Zen X-Fi 2
  • FiiO X Series
  • iAudio (Cowon): A2, A3, 6, 7, F2, O2, M3, M5, X5, U3, U5, D2, D2+, S9, J3, X7 native support with newer firmware.
  • iriver E200, E150, E100, E50, E30, Lplayer, SPINN, T8.
  • Meizu M6 Mini Player, M3 Music Card
  • PonoPlayer
  • Rio Karma
  • Samsung YP-U5 USB stick portable player
  • Sandisk Clip Sport
  • Sandisk Sansa Clip+
  • Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip
  • Sandisk Sansa Fuze+
  • SanDisk Sansa Fuze, Clip (with updated firmware), Clip+, Fuze+, Clip Zip
  • Teclast T29, T39, C260, C280, C290
  • TRAXMOD Open source, open hardware portable MMC/SD player
  • Trekstor Vibez
  • VEDIA A10, B6
  • Smartphones and tablets

  • Archos 5 Internet Tablet
  • Archos Internet Media Tablets
  • Nokia N900, Nokia N9
  • LG G2, LG G3, LG G4, LG V10, LG G5, LG V20
  • Blackberry Playbook Tablet, Blackberry 10 smartphones
  • HTC HD2 with compatible player or running Android.
  • Most Android devices with a compatible player, such as Apollo or "VLC". Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  • Samsung Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Fascinate, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize
  • Samsung Wave S-8500Samsung Galaxy K, *Note, R, S, S Plus, S II, S II Epic 4G Touch, S II LTE, S III, S2 Mini, SL, Tab, U and all later models running Android 3.1 or later
  • Sony Xperia Z ; Z1 ; Z1 Compact; Z2; Z3 ; Z3 Compact; Z3+ (also known as Z4) ; Z5 ; Z5 Compact; Z5 Premium;
  • Windows/Nokia Lumia mobile devices running Windows 10 Mobile (Windows 8 may vary).
  • Blu-ray/DVD/USB players

  • OPPO Digital BDP-93 & BDP-95 and BDP-103 & BDP-105 Universal Network 3D Blu-ray Disc Players
  • Panasonic] Panasonic BDP-BD77,BDT500
  • Sony] Sony BDP-S1200, BDP-S3200,BDP-S4200,BDP-S5200
  • Unsorted

  • Embedded Waveplayer Module with FLAC level 0–2 support, MIDI and serial interface
  • iOS

    FLAC is not natively supported on the iOS platform, including all "iDevices". This is especially true of iTunes software on such devices, where FLAC is not supported, with Apple only offering native support for their own similar ALAC lossless audio format. Third party applications are available in the App Store which enable FLAC playback, such as MyAudioStream .

    Jailbroken iOS devices could play it through the applications from Cydia.

    OS X

    As with their iOS operating system, Apple's iTunes software on OS X cannot natively playback FLAC audio files. One exception to this is with the use of a third-party software plug-in, which currently allows iTunes software to playback a small percentage of Ogg-based FLAC files. Computers that run on the OS X operating system require third-party non-iTunes media players in order to playback FLAC files, or to encode into FLAC files.


    Native support for FLAC was added to the Android operating system starting from the 3.1 'Honeycomb' update. The feature came about after much public discussion on Android's Google Code development site. However, FLAC support is limited to .FLAC files as Android does not support decode inside of other file containers (such as MP4 and MKV).

    Prior to the Android 3.1 update, Samsung included native support on over 32 Android devices, including their Galaxy line of phones. In addition, other prior Android device users could only (and still today) resort to using third-party applications (apps) available for Android such as PowerAMP, andLess, Astro Player or otherwise alternatively turn to installing custom system ROMs such as CyanogenMod. Note that some of these third-party applications, especially PowerAMP, decode FLAC and other formats using FFmpeg and therefore do not rely on the operating system to provide that functionality.


    The Windows Mobile operating system is able to support playback of FLAC files through the use of plugins or third-party applications such as TCMP and others. On Windows Phone 7 (WP7) there is no FLAC support available in the default Zune media player though playback is supported in third-party applications like a Flac Player.

    Microsoft Windows 10 supports FLAC decoding in Windows Media Player and other software that uses Windows platform APIs for audio decoding.

    Music shop / retailer support

    Here is list of retailers or services that provide / distribute music in FLAC format.

  • Bandcamp
  • Deezer
  • Ektoplazm
  • HDtracks
  • Juno Downloads
  • Qobuz
  • Tidal
  • After-market / FLAC support with modding

  • Nintendo Wii when running the Wii homebrew app MPlayerWii or MPlayer CE or WiiMC
  • Apple TV, Plex, XBMC Media Center or Boxee
  • iPod: 1st through Classic generation, iPod mini and 1st/2nd generation iPod nano (not the shuffle, 3rd gen nano, or touch), using third party Rockbox firmware
  • Nearly all other Rockbox-compatible DAPs, including the iriver and Gigabeat (Toshiba) range of devices, plus the aforementioned iPods
  • Sound Devices 7-Series Professional Audio Recorders with "badger" firmware update (v.2.24)
  • Sony PlayStation Portable when running the homebrew LightMP3 application.
  • Samsung YP-P3, YP-Q1, YP-Q2, YP-U5, YP-S5 (with upgraded firmware available from Samsung website)
  • FLAC playback is possible on mobile devices or phones based on Windows Mobile, or Symbian OS with either S60, Series 80 or Series 90 UI platforms, can run the free open source media player application OggPlay. Also LCG Jukebox from Lonely Cat Games is able to play FLAC audio on Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile devices.
  • Android operating system devices are capable of playing FLAC since version 3.1 Others may also support it by replacing the device's firmware with the third-party CyanogenMod ROM, which can play back FLAC. Otherwise users could simply opt to use a third-party supported application for Android such as PowerAMP, andLess, RockPlayer or Meridian Media Player. Such players can even recognize the tags after using Extended Media Scanner.
  • Rockbox open source firmware for multiple portable audio players
  • References

    List of hardware and software that supports FLAC Wikipedia

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