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Old 09-12-2006, 12:46 PM
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How to open .ape files?

Well I havent come across .ape files til now. Can anyone tell me how to open them or convert them to mp3 or .wav?

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Old 09-12-2006, 01:04 PM
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Windows Media Player should be able to play .ape files. Though you may need a plugin to do so.
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Elva,

These links should explain it.

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http://www.monkeysaudio.com/

http://www.monkeysaudio.com/smf/inde...e270&board=2.0

http://www.afterdawn.com/faq/general..._ape_files.cfm
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hahahaha - like a banana

I used the Monkey program and this is weird. It showed each song as compressed to approx. 25 megs! That's huge! So I decompressed them and they are all over 40 megs in size each! Crazy! I have loads of songs on my computer and iPod and they are anywhere from 3 to 10 megs in size. Wassup with these 40+ meg songs?

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hahahaha - like a banana

I used the Monkey program and this is weird. It showed each song as compressed to approx. 25 megs! That's huge! So I decompressed them and they are all over 40 megs in size each! Crazy! I have loads of songs on my computer and iPod and they are anywhere from 3 to 10 megs in size. Wassup with these 40+ meg songs?

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It's all explained in the links Long Island Umpire posted. Specifically the third one.

Standard sound files are .wav - mp3s are compressed to (in broad terms) about 10% of the size of the equivalent wav file, but this is achieved by removing information from the wav file, so sound quality suffers appreciably.

Ape is supposedly a lossless compression format.

It's not crazy at all.
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