APE File Extension

Have a problem opening a .APE file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what APE files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .APE file type?

The APE file format is commonly associated with 'Monkey's Audio' software application. It is used to compress and decompress audio files for their efficient storage, transfer and playback on digital media players.

Monkey's Audio provides a good compression ratio and includes such useful features as error detection and tug support to help users manage their music collections. Ape files are typically reduced to 50% of their initial size and therefore can be uploaded and downloaded quicker.

Monkey's Audio employs a lossless compression technology that enables creating identical duplicates of audio files and ensures proper reconstruction of the sound data from the compressed archives. On the other hand, .ape files take more disc space than their competing lossy formats like MP3 or AAC.

Ape files are more common for Windows-based computers. The original source code is freely available and therefore can be integrated into third-party software applications used for opening or editing audio files.

Software to open or convert APE files

You can open APE files with the following programs:
mp3Tag Pro
mp3Tag Pro by ManiacTools.com
AudioConverter Studio
AudioConverter Studio by ManiacTools.com
VLC media player
VLC media player by VideoLAN
KMPlayer by PandoraTV

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