Aug 122012
 

Easy Convert APE File to Apple Lossless ALAC on Mac or Windows

Overview

” Converting .ape to Apple Lossless
How the hell do I convert ape files to Apple Lossless (and then import them into iTunes) on a Mac? “

“I like ape as a lossless format, but it’s lack of hardware support (as it’s a codec not really designed for portables) has been more then annoying. Is there anyway to convert it to Apple Losseless without losing my tags? (Does anyone one know if apple losseless is really a bit for bit indentical copy like APE, I know FLAC trashes riff chunks if it has them).”

APE is short form for Monkey’s Audio, a audio codec for for lossless data compression of digital music. Apple Lossless, also known as ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) is also a compressed lossless audio format developed by Apple Inc.

APE audio files are not natively supported by Apple Mac and Apple devices, to play Ape on Mac or import to Apple devices without any quality loss, we will need to convert APE to Apple lossess ALAC audio format.

This article will guide you step-by-step to convert APE to Apple lossless ALAC for easily play APE on Mac, import APE to iTunes and transfer to iPod, iPad, iPhone.

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