What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

Until recently, the music format FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) enjoyed a similar “pirates-only” reputation to MP3 because of its lack of DRM, but it has the potential to reach a larger audience than just audiophiles and tech enthusiasts. Currently, record labels like Merge and Warner are on board with the format, and consumers can buy music from acts such as M. Ward and the Grammy-winning Arcade Fire — for the same price as the iTunes Store. – Ty Pendlebury, CNET