APE audio format: (Monkey’s Audio)
Monkey’s Audio is a file format for audio data compression. Being a lossless format, Monkey’s Audio does not discard data during the process of encoding, unlike lossy compression methods such as AAC, MP3, Vorbis and Musepack.
Data file compression is employed in order to reduce bandwidth, file transfer time, and/or storage requirements. A digital recording (such as a CD) encoded to the Monkey’s Audio format can be decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data. As with the FLAC and Apple Lossless format, files encoded to Monkey’s Audio are typically reduced to about half of the original size, with data transfer rates and bandwidth requirements being reduced accordingly.
Monkey’s Audio's drawbacks are that it is proprietary software, and has limited support on software platforms other than Windows. There are alternatives such as FLAC and WavPack that may offer more options for some users.
Monkey’s Audio files use the filename extension .ape for audio, and .apl for track metadata.
APE(Monkey’s Audio) converter:ape audio converter software,ape encoder,ape decoder
APE(Monkey’s Audio) Converter is a powerful audio converter.
Which can batch-convert audio formats
APE(Monkey’s Audio),MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG,
AAC(used by iTunes),FLAC(lossless ompression),MP2,MP4,
from one to another.
1.APE converter can batch-convert audio
files from one format to another.Convert files from APE,MP3,
WAV, WMA, OGG, AAC, FLAC, WV,
TTA ,MP2,SPX,MPC,AC3 and MP4 to WAV and backwards.
2.Formats Supported:APE(Monkey’s Audio), MP3,OGG,WMA,WAV,AAC(used
by iTunes),FLAC,AC3,MPC (MusePack),WV(WavePack),SPX(Speex),OptimFROG,
TTA ,Ra(Real audio),MP2.
3.It has a recording function that allows
you to record from line-in (cassette, LP, etc.) streaming audio,
or any other source available on your system .Use the audio recording
feature to record MIDI ,audio file protected by DRM to another audio
4.Audio cutter utility lets you trim
your APE(Monkey’s Audio) music files to remove silence, or unwanted sections.
5.Audio joiner utility lets you join
multiple APE(Monkey’s Audio) audio files into one big audio file.
6.Easy to use !Just one click of the
button! Clear-cut interface features large icons for performing
all major actions.
7.Audio volume normalization, re-sampling,
re-channel, and bit rate, auto renaming with tag information
8.Flexible setting. The default parameters of every format work
in most cases, but you can change them easily to best suit your