FLAC Frontend

FLAC Frontend

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    18,350
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    604KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    54
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #48 in Audio Plugins

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5 stars

"New release (2.0) fixes issues, just works!"

June 26, 2013  |  By bdm_online

 |  Version: FLAC Frontend 2.0

Pros

It just works, I tested with Windows 7. The previous version didn't work out of the box. It ships a new version of FLAC too!

Cons

None that I care for

Summary

This update was definetly necessary, it fixes the issues mentioned in the other reviews here. Great.

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1 stars

"Defunct. Not compatible with current Windows."

November 02, 2011  |  By tiosancho

 |  Version: FLAC frontend 1.7

Pros

Remember, people, we're rating the front-end, not FLAC itself.

Cons

This is not compatible with Windows 7, because there's an OCX control in it that won't register.

Summary

This is obsolete. It's a little sad that it still hasn't been updated for Windows 7 after all this time, but people are busy and this is free software.

Updated on Nov 2, 2011

Here's just one of many posts on the incompatibility:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/trying-to-install-flac-frontend-in-windows-7-64/f5db9dc0-0469-4a2f-9b4c-0d052b05586f

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3 stars

"Would have given it five stars 3 years ago."

February 21, 2011  |  By AdmiralJosephCappuccino

 |  Version: FLAC frontend 1.7

Pros

it's a very lightweight, no nonsense, do what you need to do program, great for going between high quality audio types.

Cons

It hasn't been updated since September 17, 2007

Summary

Flac frontend is great, basically everything good you'll read about it is true, go look; it's easy to find good things being said about this program. The problem is, for some reason, it hasn't been updated in almost FOUR YEARS and has a lot of problems with Windows 7 because of it. A lot needs to be done with registry editing and administrator control just to get it to install and run the first time and even after all that, there's no way to convert wav to flac with win7. It's sad because I love this program and have loved it since '06 on windows xp when I first found out what a flac file was.

This thing is in dire need of an update.

Oh well, now I'm off to find some other way to shrink this concert without making it mp3s.

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5 stars

"True lossless audio"

January 11, 2011  |  By Debaser567

 |  Version: FLAC frontend 1.7

Pros

Compresses WAV/CD at about 1/2 the size without any quality loss, fast, efficient, handles errors well, and hardware/software support makes FLAC the best lossless archive format to rip/compress to and essential for anyone with lots of music.

Cons

Doesn't always compress quite as well as rival lossless formats. However, the differences in size (if any) are miniscule and quality is equal, plus FLAC's superior error handling and support more than make up for this.

Summary

If you are satisfied with MP3s and digital downloads, there's no reason to start your entire music collection anew with FLAC or any other format, lossless or otherwise, for that matter. However, if you have lots of CDs and/or uncompressed WAVs, I strongly advise you to compress to FLAC. It will save you lots of hard drive space and, if used with the brilliant ripper EAC (Exact Audio Copy), guarantees you a perfect, digital copy of your music collection you can draw from at any time and provides an excellent backup in case something happens to your CDs. It's all about the quality.

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General
Publisher Seek's Encoder Frontends
Publisher web site http://members.home.nl/w.speek/index.htm
Release Date April 03, 2014
Date Added April 03, 2014
Version 2.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 604KB
File Name FLAC frontend v2.1.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,350
Downloads Last Week 54
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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