these extras are not part of the FLAC project. They are all freely available but distributed under their authors' own terms.
don't forget to check out the links page
for a list of other useful open-source software supporting FLAC.
GUI encoding/decoding front-ends:
- dBpowerAMP, a swiss army knife that can convert and play many formats, including FLAC.
- Flacattack: an all-in-one tool that works with ExactAudioCopy to encode a CD image to FLAC, embed the cuesheet, add ReplayGain, create lossy files, etc. all in a customizable directory structure.
- FLACdrop, an Oggdrop-like frontend for Windows, or the even more versatile oggdropXPd.
- FLAC frontend, a Windows GUI, or the even more versatile Multi frontend.
- Frontah, a new frontend to many codecs, including FLAC. Still in beta but has good reviews.
- MAREO is a "virtual" encoder that can be used with ExactAudioCopy to encode to multiple formats (including FLAC) at once while ripping.
- Monkey's Audio can be fooled into supporting FLAC as an external encoder; here's how.
- UniversalFront, an encoding/decoding/transcoding GUI that is also scriptable.
- Grip is a great ripping and encoding front end and can be easily configured to use flac. See this message on how to configure Grip for FLAC.
- xmcd is a CD ripper with CDDB support as well as a player.
Mac OS X
- MacFLAC, a FLAC distribution which also includes nice graphical front-end.
- RipBeak is a nice GUI encoding frond-end that supports FLAC as well as Vorbis and MP3.
- xACT, another FLAC distribution with a graphical front-end to FLAC and other formats.
- burnatonce, a CD burning GUI that wraps around cdrdao and mkisofs.
- Burrrn supports burning CDs from cuesheets directly from many formats, including FLAC, and supports most tag formats.
- CD Wave, a CD authoring tool that can read and write FLAC.
- Arson, a front-end to various CD burning and ripping tools.
- jFLAC: a Java native-FLAC decoder library and player application.
- J-Ogg: Java libraries for Ogg decoding, including Ogg FLAC.