Enables support for the FLAC audio codec within the FLAC and Ogg containers for the HTML5 <audio> tag and WebAudio's decodeAudioData() API.




Specification link

Final published standard: Recommendation, Living Standard, Candidate Recommendation, or similar final form

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.



Chrome for Android and WebView have on-again, off-again supported the FLAC codec only in the FLAC container with <audio> for a constrained set of configurations since Android 3.1 [1]. As of M56, all configurations of FLAC are supported on Android Chrome and WebView. Note: FLAC is not yet supported through Media Source Extensions (MSE) [2]. [1] https://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html [2] See http://crbug.com/666000.

Search tags

FLAC, audio, WebAudio,

Last updated on 2021-05-05