flac-tools consists of flac123, a command-line program for playing FLAC audio files.


Latest stable release: flac123-0.0.12.tar.gz                        Older releases are here.

Requires: libao, FLAC, libpopt
Fedora users will need to install the libao-devel and flac-devel RPMs.
Debian/Ubuntu users need to install libao-dev, libflac-dev and libpopt-dev packages.

Tested on Ubuntu 12.04.
Older releases (0.0.11) on FreeBSD 6.2, Mac OS 10.6.

A PPA for Ubuntu can be found here.


3 May 2012
        Version 0.0.12 released. Remote with Volume support.

10 July 2007
Version 0.0.11 released. Bug fixes and FLAC 1.1.4 support.
08 May 2005
Version 0.0.9 released. SIGINT plays next track.
25 Feb 2005
Version 0.0.8 released. Fixed bug with 8 bit samples.
04 Mar 2004
Version 0.0.7 released. Supports gapless playback.

The objective of flac123 is to create a program that can be used in "remote" mode with the irmp3 project.

Please provide feedback via the help, bug, and feature request forums.