Posts Tagged ‘flac’

Andless – Android FLAC player

May 15th, 2010

Well it’s not quite full integration of the FLAC codec into the Android operating system, but it solves the problem of playing FLAC on an Android device. Andless is an application that does indeed play FLAC, and in my brief tests on a friend’s HTC Desire I can confirm it does quite a good job. I couldn’t detect any skipping or the presence of a gap between tracks. On top of all this it is free!

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FLAC support in Android

August 8th, 2009

FLAC logoAndroid unfortunately does not currently support the FLAC audio codec but there is an effort underway to remedy this. Apparently it is not as straightforward as it should be to implement it since there are issues with both of the available decoder libraries, but in this enhancement request a contributor in comment 59 has made some patches that I hope have got around the problems and will make it into a future release of the OS.

UPDATE: FLAC is now supported natively in Android 3.1

FLAC file support enhancement request