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Old 02-08-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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does mplayer support .ape format?

how could i make mplayer support ape format ?
is there some kind of monkeyaudio plugins for mplayer?
Old 02-08-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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what software on linux can play ape format music
if mplayer cannt ?
Old 02-08-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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if mplayer can't it's unlikely anything can, maybe some obscure specialised program, but no otehr main media players can. mplayer plays vastly more formats thatn any other player. i'm pretty usre mplayer can't play it though. might be possible to get support for it thourgh the m,player-users email list if you can ask nicely enough. keep trying google though... going to be lucky with a format called "ape" though....
Old 02-08-2004, 05:06 PM   #4
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My solution is just to decode the ape files to wav, then re-compress using flac. Monkeys Audio is only slightly better (compression wise) so I don't feel I'm loosing much. Also, flac is much more open and way better supported in Linux.

Here is the url for the Monkeys Audio decoder:
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I play ape using winamp with wine. First I installed the Monkey audio package, then I installed winamp, then I run the install plugin program in the Monkey audio folder. Works well.


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