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lovemov
2009-04-14, 18:24
I was using really old version on Windows which runs fine.
I have just upgraded new version and I'd like to try it on Linux (RedHat), it's downloaded installed and works ok, however, I can't play Monkey Audio APE files any more.
How do I play APEs? Anyone please?

mherger
2009-04-14, 23:22
> I was using really old version on Windows which runs fine.
> I have just upgraded new version and I'd like to try it on Linux
> (RedHat), it's downloaded installed and works ok, however, I can't play
> Monkey Audio APE files any more.

Make sure you have the Monkey player executable installed. I think it's a
binary called "mac" (monkey's audio coded). You might install it using
your distro's package manager.

Michael

signor_rossi
2009-04-15, 08:28
> I was using really old version on Windows which runs fine.
> I have just upgraded new version and I'd like to try it on Linux
> (RedHat), it's downloaded installed and works ok, however, I can't play
> Monkey Audio APE files any more.

Make sure you have the Monkey player executable installed. I think it's a
binary called "mac" (monkey's audio coded). You might install it using
your distro's package manager.

Michael

You are right that 'mac' is the executable, but it isn't readily available in Linux distros due to licence reasons. Better use mplayer anyway, here is what I have in my custom-convert.conf to transcode ape to wav:


ape wav * *
# F
[mplayer] -novideo -ao pcm:nowaveheader:file=/dev/fd/4 $FILE$ 4>&1 1>/dev/null

Don't know if this still works and how I would have to modify it to offer transcoding to flac or mp3 since I have transcoded all I had in ape to flac a whle ago. Since ape is lossless you won't suffer quality loss if you do the same.

SignorRossi.