APE: MONKEY'S AUDIO LOSS LESS COMPRESSION
Monkey's Audio is an audio compression scheme that is used to compress WAV audio files losslessly.
Contrary to MP3 this means that after you decompress a Monkey's Audio (.ape) file, everything that was in the original .wav is
there. That makes the Monkey's Audio compressor ideal for music traders working
over the Internet. For distribution and archiving purposes, the Monkey's Audio files themselves can also be burned onto a CD-R as data. One big advantage to archiving
Monkey's Audio files is that you'll never have to deal with digital audio extraction (DAE) from an audio disc, which can sometimes produce clicks and other undesired artifacts.
|Product: Monkey's Audio
Author: Matthew T. Ashland
Platform: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000
Obtain the Monkey's Audio external encoder
At the moment of writing Monkey's Audio 3.80 is the latest version. Download
Monkey's Audio 3.80. Check the Monkey's
Audio site for new updates of the encoder! After installation of Monkey's
Audio finished it is recommended to copy mac.exe to the c:\windows\command
folder on a Windows 95/98/ME system, and c:\winnt\system32 on
Windows NT/2000 systems. Why? Files put in these directories can be accessed
from every directory on your system. Thus you don't have to change the path to
Monkey's Audio's location every time you want to use it from the command prompt.
If you already had installed the Monkey's Audio executable and want to find out its
version, open a command prompt and type mac, followed by a
press on the Enter key. Note that if you did not put Monkey's
the above mentioned folders you'll have to set the path to mac.exe
first! The output of Monkey's Audio should look like the screenshot below.
The version used in this example is thus Monkey's Audio version 3.80.
Configuring EAC for the Monkey's Audio external encoder
Make sure you have Configured The Compression Options
in Exact Audio Copy.
From The EAC menu select Compression Options...
or press F11.
This opens the Compression options window.