FLAC Player for Mac

Looking for a Mac FLAC player that’s easy to use, but also loaded with advanced functions for music enthusiasts and experts? Well, you’re in luck! Elmedia Player checks all these boxes with some cool features to spare, and it can handle videos, too. The aforementioned media can be streamed to Chromecast, AirPlay and DLNA devices.

How to Play FLAC Files on Mac in Three Simple Steps:

1 Installing Elmedia Player

Install Elmedia Player for Mac

Just head to our website and download Elmedia Player for free. After it’s done loading, open the file to install it on your Mac.
2 Open with Elmedia Player

Open the App

Once the installation finishes, you can open Elmedia Player and play a FLAC file on Mac in several different ways:

  • Drag and drop the .FLAC File straight onto the Elmedia Player window or the app’s icon in the dock.
  • Right click the .FLAC file you want to play and select "Open With." Choose Elmedia Player from the options presented. The video can now be chosen from the playlist.
  • From Elmedia Player, click File ---> Open and select the video you wish to play.
3 Watching the Movie with Elmedia Player

Enjoy the video!

Side note: If you largely use .FLAC for your media needs, click here for a quick guide on how to configure Elmedia Player to open .FLAC files by default!

The Best FLAC Player Mac App Is Free

In addition to great sound quality and numerous enhancement settings, Elmedia Player provides several other great features:
Playlist Creation

Make Your Own Playlists

Wanna binge all your favorite tracks without having to rummage through your files every time? In a shocking move for a Mac FLAC player, Elmedia allows you to build custom playlists.

Native Volume Control

Elmedia Player finds ways to surprise you on every move. This wondrous widget - a tiny slider - controls the in-app volume. It doesn’t even affect system volume at all! That’s unheard of!
AC-3/DTS through S/PDIF

AC-3/DTS Through S/PDIF

Make a surround sound setup effortlessly. Play FLAC on Mac with passthrough for popular AC3 and DTS hardware decoders.

Audio Equalizer

A built-in 10-band graphic equalizer allows you to tune your audio experience manually, or with one of the carefully-crafted presets.

Continuous Loop

Do you want to enjoy a memorable moment? This feature can replay the exact same clip over and over again. This time is gonna be different...
User-Friendly Interface

Easy-to-Use Interface

With a modern, intuitive interface, Elmedia Player is convenient and relaxing to use. Did we mention it’s free? Our users find it hard to believe.
FLAC Player for Mac

Stream FLAC Music and Other Media via Chromecast, AirPlay, and More!

Elmedia Player is the right tool to stream local files to your Chromecast, Smart TV, and many more DLNA and AirPlay devices. Not only does it play.flac on Mac, but it can also cast whole playlists’ worth of footage to a bigger screen, or a set of remote speakers! The process is effortless - no fiddling is required. These qualities definitely cement Elmedia as the best FLAC player Mac users can get.

Apple TV and Other AirPlay Devices

Smart TV and other DLNA Devices

Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra Compatibility

Stream FLAC music from Mac


Here are some of the most frequently-asked questions we receive about FLAC files and Elmedia Player. If you have some questions that we’ve not addressed here, give us a heads up in the comments and we’ll get back to them as quickly as possible!

Not with the default audio players. However, there are a bunch of different third-party audio players for Mac, and Elmedia Player is the easiest to use. It’s popular, multifunctional, and it plays FLAC audio files with no additional codec downloads required!

Commonly known as ALAC, Apple Lossless Audio Codec is close to FLAC, but can’t really cut the mustard. The compression isn’t as efficient, but you get full native support on Apple Music and iOS, unlike FLAC. With Elmedia Player, both can be opened with equal ease.
While Apple Music (previously known as iTunes) doesn’t support FLAC, it’s easy to convert tracks to Apple Lossless Audio Codec (also known as ALAC), a proprietary lossless audio format that’s supported by Apple Music. If that sounds like a pain, you can just use a third-party FLAC player for Mac, like Elmedia Player, VOX, or Colibri.

FLAC is an abbreviation of Free Lossless Audio Codec. Even though it offers some compression, the file is always authentic to the original audio before it got encoded. The size reduction is a lot less significant than it would be with an MP3 or an OGG file, but unlike these formats, no data is lost. It’s a great way to archive sound data, if you’ve got the space.

It’s trivial if you’ve got Elmedia Player; FLAC is included in the massive list of supported filetypes. Alternatively, the file can be converted to ALAC; expect it to grow in size.

What other users are saying about Elmedia

Elmedia Player Pro is indeed a great upgrade for those who are ready to pay. For the amount you’re paying, you get a superb set of features like AirPlay support and ultimate compatibility.
Having tried Elmedia Video Player for a while now, I can firmly say that the app delivers what it says. Whether it is about streaming videos from YouTube, or watching a 4K movie with subtitles, the video player has stood up to my expectations.

Overall rating 4.8
based on 131 reviews
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