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-       <P>Another handful of devices that support FLAC are out or announced: <!--the A HREF="http://www.planetminidisc.com/chroma-20gb.html"@Rio Chroma@/A, -->the <A HREF="http://www.zensonic.com/press_z500.php">Zensonic Z500 Networked DVD Media Player</A>, Escient's <A HREF="http://www.escient.com/releases/escient_jan0605_2.html">new FireBall E2-40, E2-160, and DVDM-300</A>, the <A HREF="http://www.digitaltechniques.com/M300A_Overview.html">M300A Digital Music Player</A> from Digital Techniques (see <A HREF="http://www.digitaltechniques.com/QuickStart.html">manual</A>), Meda Systems' <A HREF="http://www.medainc.com/">Bravo servers</A> (<A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/news/092704medasystems/">more info</A>), and the <A HREF="http://www.cesweb.org/attendees/show_floor/product_locator/product_details.asp?prodid=5181">MS300 Music Server</A> by McIntosh Laboratory.</P>
-       <P>We just found out that <A HREF="http://www.skipjam.com/">SkipJam</A>'s line of networked audio/video components supports FLAC.  (Even though it's not mentioned on their site, I'm assured that's just because the site hasn't been updated yet.)</P>
-       <P><A HREF="http://www.escient.com/">Escient</A> has a new home stereo component that supports FLAC, the <A HREF="http://www.escient.com/fireballe2300.html">FireBall E2-300</A>.</P>
-       <P><A HREF="http://www.mindawn.com/">Mindawn</A>, a new online music service offering FLAC and Ogg Vorbis, is now open.  They also have a multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) CD ripper/encoder and are finishing up a multi-platform player.</P>
-       <P>Illiminable has updated his excellent <A HREF="http://www.illiminable.com/ogg/">Directshow filters</A> to support native FLAC (in addition to Ogg FLAC/Vorbis/Speex/Theora).</P>
-       <P>FLAC 1.1.1 has been released.  There is a new <A HREF="changelog.html">changelog</A> with a complete list of changes/fixes/improvements, but the main ones include: almost 2x decoding speedup on Macintosh, better Ogg FLAC support, and several new options to <B><TT>flac</TT></B> and <B><TT>metaflac</TT></B>.  Available now on the <A HREF="download.html">download page</A>.</P>
-       <P>Also, the mailing lists have been migrated to <A HREF="http://xiph.org/">Xiph.org</A>.  This should cut down on the abuse and response time.  If you abandoned the lists because of spam problems, now is the time to sign back up: <A HREF="http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/announce">announce</A> <A HREF="http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/flac">flac</A> <A HREF="http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/flac-dev">flac-dev</A></P>
-       <P>There are some new hardware players out that support FLAC, the <A HREF="http://www.hermstedt.com/english/hifidelio/hifidelio.html">Hifidelio</A>, a wireless home stereo component, and the <A HREF="http://www.jetaudio.com/products/iaudio/m3/">iAUDIO M3</A> portable HDD digital audio player (<A HREF="http://eng.iaudio.com/zeroboard/zboard.php?id=A02&no=47&bmenu=A">firmware</A>).</P>
-       <P>Metallica is offering <A HREF="http://www.livemetallica.com/">soundboard recordings of live shows in FLAC format</A>.</P>
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-               FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec.  Grossly oversimplified, FLAC is 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 <A HREF="links.html#hardware">supported devices</A>) just like you would an MP3 file.
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-               FLAC is freely available and supported on most operating systems, including Windows, "unix" (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, OS X, IRIX), BeOS, OS/2, and Amiga.  There are build systems for autotools, MSVC, Watcom C, and Project Builder.
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-               See the <A HREF="features.html">features page</A> for a complete list of features, or the <A HREF="comparison.html">comparison page</A> to see how FLAC compares with other lossless codecs.
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-               The FLAC project consists of:
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-               <LI>the stream format</LI>
-               <LI>reference encoders and decoders in library form</LI>
-               <LI><B><TT>flac</TT></B>, a command-line program to encode and decode FLAC files</LI>
-               <LI><B><TT>metaflac</TT></B>, a command-line metadata editor for FLAC files</LI>
-               <LI>input plugins for various music players</LI>
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-               When we say that FLAC is "Free" it means more than just that it is available at no cost.  It means that the specification of the format is fully open to the public to be used for any purpose (the FLAC project reserves the right to set the FLAC specification and certify compliance), and that neither the FLAC format nor any of the implemented encoding/decoding methods are covered by any known patent.  It also means that all the source code is available under open-source licenses.  It is the first truly open and free lossless audio format.  (For more information, see the <A HREF="license.html">license page</A>.)
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-               Visit the <A HREF="download.html">download page</A> for links to the source code or pre-built binaries.
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-               The documentation is available online as well as in the distributions.  The general installation and usage documentation for <B><TT>flac</TT></B> and the plugins is <A HREF="documentation.html">here</A>.  For a detailed description of the FLAC format and reference encoder see the <A HREF="format.html">FLAC format page</A>.
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-               If you have an application that uses FLAC and would like it to be able to tag FLAC files with custom metadata, visit the <A HREF="id.html">registration page</A> to register an ID for your application.
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+                                       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 <a href="links.html#hardware">supported devices</a>) just like you would an MP3 file.<br />
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+                                       See <a href="features.html">About FLAC</a> for more, or <a href="documentation_tasks.html">Using FLAC</a> for how to play FLAC files, rip CDs to FLAC, etc.
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+                                       Want iTunes to support FLAC?  <a href="itunes.html">Visit our iTunes page</a> to make your voice heard!<br />
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+                                       Several new devices with FLAC support were announced at 2007 CES, including the <a href="http://www.netgear.com/Products/Entertainment/DigitalMediaPlayers/EVA8000.aspx">EVA 8000</a> from Netgear; Cowon's iAudio D2, A3, and Q5; the i-Station <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/06/12/30/i.station.mini.dx/">Mini DX</a>, and <a href="http://blog.stereophile.com/ces2007/107sooloos/">Sooloos</a>.  Roxio also recently released <a href="http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/recordnow/premier/overview.html">Record Now 9 Music Lab Premier</a> with FLAC support.<br />
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+                                       Pixel Magic has added FLAC support to its <a href="http://www.pixelmagicsystems.com/products/media_players/hd_mediabox.htm">HD MediaBox</a>.<br />
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+                                       <a href="http://www.sonos.com/">Sonos, Inc.</a> has sent us a complete <a href="http://www.sonos.com/products/">Sonos Digital Music System</a> for review.  Aside from being just plain cool, FLAC support is excellent; see <a href="links.html#review_sonos">our writeup</a> for details.<br />
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+                                       Pearl Jam is selling recordings of many of their live shows <a href="https://bootlegs2.pearljam.com/">in FLAC format</a>.<br />
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+                                       Two new portables support FLAC, the Meizu <a href="http://www.miniplayer.info/miniplayer_specifications.asp">M6 Miniplayer</a> and the <a href="http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/teclast-tl29-pmp-pretty-face-pure-of-heart-198859.php">Teclast TL-29</a>.<br />
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+                                       <b>FLAC 1.1.3 released</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;Almost 2 years in the making, FLAC 1.1.3 is a <a href="faq.html#api__release_versioning">major release</a> with improved compression, improved cover art and multichannel support, better recovery for corrupted files, many new features and options in the command-line tools, and several bug fixes.  For developers, the decoder and encoder APIs have also been simplified and there is a new <a href="api/group__porting.html">porting guide</a>.  See the <a href="changelog.html#flac_1_1_3">changelog entry</a> for complete details.  If your locale does not use "." for the decimal point, <a href="documentation_bugs.html">see this note</a>.<br />
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+                                       <a href="http://winamp.com/player/">Winamp 5.31</a> now includes Nullsoft FLAC plugins for encoding and decoding.  The decoder is based on our reference decoder plugin.  However the current encoder plugin is based on a pre-release of <a href="http://flake-enc.sourceforge.net/">flake</a> and we <a href="http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&amp;showtopic=45013&amp;view=findpost&amp;p=443961">recommend to not use it for archival</a> yet.<br />
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+                                       The new <a href="http://www.neodigits.com/new/body/products/Xline/x5000.asp">Helios X5000</a> HD network media player from Neodigits supports FLAC.<br />
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+                                       The <a href="http://www.thephiladelphiaorchestra.com/">Philadelphia Orchestra</a> is making many recordings <a href="http://www.losslessaudioblog.com/?p=109">available in FLAC</a>.<br />
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+                                       <a href="news.html#20061127">27-Nov-2006</a> :<br />FLAC 1.1.3 released<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20061025">25-Oct-2006</a> :<br />Winamp 5.31 ships with FLAC support<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20051220">20-Dec-2005</a> :<br />Volvo's Digital Jukebox plays FLAC<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050921">21-Sep-2005</a> :<br />Live2496 now records directly to FLAC<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050810">10-Aug-2005</a> :<br />Olive's new Symphony component supports FLAC<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050511">11-May-2005</a> :<br />YME supports FLAC and Vorbis<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050510">10-May-2005</a> :<br />PONTIS' MS330 supports FLAC and Vorbis<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050502">02-May-2005</a> :<br />Sonos now supports FLAC and Vorbis<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050423">23-Apr-2005</a> :<br />iAUDIO X5 portable supports FLAC and Vorbis<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050309">09-Mar-2005</a> :<br />Squeezebox2 supports FLAC on the box<br /><br />
+                                       <a href="news.html#20050205">05-Feb-2005</a> :<br />Version 1.1.2 released<br /><br />
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