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Converting .ape files to mp3

By Crossbow Europe
Feb 22, 2006
  1. Hi! Just entered this forum. New "in town". I 've downloaded a winRAR-file, unpacked it, and there were some 10 .ape files there. I want to convert that music to a CD. How do I do that?
     
  2. DaProffessaT34

    DaProffessaT34 TS Rookie Posts: 50

  3. Crossbow Europe

    Crossbow Europe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Need more help, I'm afraid!:)

    Got the message. I've downloaded the program, but when I want to find the .ape files, the system come up with the message that it can't find MP3 files, which of course is right. Where do I go wrong?
     
  4. Crossbow Europe

    Crossbow Europe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi sent you some emails. Seems like the program isn't working like I hoped. Maybe I misunderstand the program?
     
  5. DaProffessaT34

    DaProffessaT34 TS Rookie Posts: 50

    I don't have the program installed, but i can still help you out. Take me step by step on what you did, but if I understood you correctly the file wouldnt open?
     
  6. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 136

    A lot of software that will handle the APE to MP3 function equal shareware.
    dBpowerAmp Music Converter 11.5 will give you a 30 day trial ($14 to buy).
     
  7. DaProffessaT34

    DaProffessaT34 TS Rookie Posts: 50

    well there are free ones they are just hard to find, but i know some.
     
  8. seanp789

    seanp789 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    APE = lossless audio
    mp3 = compressed lossy audio

    If you want to make a CD, you dont want to go APE->MP3->CD you will lose quality in the process.

    you want to go APE->WAV->CD or just APE->CD

    goto http://www.monkeysaudio.com/

    The program that creates APE files has a built in decompressor as well and will give you the original CD files that were compressed. No loss!


    winamp also has a WAV diskwriter output , but i recommend you use the monkeysaudio above.
     
  9. Crossbow Europe

    Crossbow Europe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Got two ansvers that gave the solution. The both said the same thing: You don't go from ape via MP3 to CD, you go either ape to WAW and then to CD, or directly, the also set me to http://www.monkeysaudio.com, where the solution was found. Thanks a lot, both of you!! :)
     
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