Download the madFLAC is a very popular DirectShow decoder and filter for the FLAC files on your computer. It should also work with any of the FLAC files you have with excellent results. Many have complained that it does not work but follow the simple instructions.
This is how to install the madFLAC to get it working. If your is not working then try these steps first. This is a command-line tool for encoding and decoding FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files. To install it, you will need to have the libFLAC library and its development files installed on your system. You can then download the source code from the official website, and use the standard “configure, make, make install” process to build and install the tool. See also the DScaler5 as well as the FFDShow Video Codec and LAV Filters.
What is madFLAC?
Note that FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. It is a type of audio file format that uses lossless compression to reduce the file size of audio files. It will do this while maintaining the same high audio quality as the original source. This means that when a FLAC file is compressed. Note again that it does not lose any data from the original audio file, unlike lossy formats like MP3 or AAC. FLAC files are often used for archiving and sharing high-quality music, as well as for streaming and playback on devices that support the format.
Install the libFLAC library and development files, for example on Ubuntu:
sudo apt install libflac-dev
Download the madFLAC source code from the official website, for example version 0.15.1:
Extract the source code:
tar xvf madflac-0.15.1.tar.gz
Build and install madFLAC:
sudo make install
Once installed, you can use this to encode and decode FLAC files from the command line. For example, to encode a WAV file to FLAC, you can use the following command:
madflac -V -o output.flac input.wav
and decode a flac file to wav:
madflac -d input.flac -o output.wav