How to play APE files in Amarok? [Solved]

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How to play APE files in Amarok? [Solved]

Post by ashley194 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 14:39

Hi all!
Does anyone here know how to play ape files in Amarok, or is there an different app that does the same thing in SL :?

Thanks 8)

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Re: How to play APE files in Amarok?

Post by voxiac » Sun Sep 30, 2007 15:36

I wondered about the same thing a while ago... The best solution I could find is a plugin for audacious from gentoo-china overlay.
So:

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layman -a gentoo-china
emerge -av audacious-mac
This will also pull commandline tool for ape files (the ebuild is called mac-port but the program itself is just 'mac' IIRC)
I've also heard about a gstreamer plugin for APE codec, but I never tried it.

Also you might want to consider converting your APE files to a more linux-friendly format, e.g. flac or wavpack (I recon both of them can be played with amarok). You won't loose any quality with this feat - they are all lossless after all :). For that purpose you can for example convert APE files to plain WAVs with that 'mac' tool, which you can then encode to flac or wavpack.

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Re: How to play APE files in Amarok?

Post by ashley194 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 18:14

Thanks voxiac, your advice worked like a charm 8)

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Re: How to play APE files in Amarok? [Solved]

Post by goodbabywell » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:54

i just find an easy solution to Convert and Play APE on Mac/Windows/iTunes/iPod/Winamp/WMP/Andorid and more at http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/conver ... erter.html

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Re: How to play APE files in Amarok? [Solved]

Post by svantoviit » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:35

Converting with ffmpeg* should work too.

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ffmpeg -i file.ape file.wav
*Or with avconv now.

If it's an image and a cue-file is provided, you can split the wav-file into tracks with bchunk.

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bchunk -w file.wav file.cue result

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