I would like to play FLAC audio files, on any platform, with any free or non-free software.

Preferably I would like to play them on a ubuntu/debian compatible Linux desktop with good gnome-integration. But I just want to know IF any device or desktop software can play flac files at all.

closed as too broad by unor, aman207, Jan Doggen, Nick Wilde, ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Jan 22 '15 at 17:42

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.



Note that FLAC is only a container format (AFAIK), so that VLC may encounter embedded codecs it cannot decode.

  • Oh interesting, I guess I'm far more ignorant about flac than I realized. – ThorSummoner Jan 21 '15 at 22:44

Almost all music players with a decent GNOME integration will support FLAC, because they'll likely be using GStreamer for their decoding. (GStreamer should support FLAC anywhere)

Try Rhythmbox.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.