I'm not too sure.... so i should probably not post (or research it - one of the two)
I am not sure why people share FLAC albums, as there massive. I assume and perhaps incorrectly that with this you can use the files in audio mixers and higher tech stuff
bugger it, quick google
might have a look @
looks like I'm wrong, again, I always assumed if I had a studio, and had the FLAC file(s), then I could do all sorts of things with the files.
I have always been put off by the file size personally.