[MPlayer-users] .ape to wav?

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Thu Jan 6 16:20:15 CET 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 04:12:49AM -0800, RC wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Jan 2005 20:18:13 -0800
> Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:
> > I have a cd image in .ape format that I'd like to get into a format
> > k3b can burn to disk. It seems as if mplayer or mencoder ought to be
> > able to do this 
> Can you PLAY the .ape file with mplayer in the first place?  If not, you
> have a problem.

No. It is a format that is very ugly to support, e.g. because the lib does
not really support working on a stream coming from a demuxer but wants
to access the file directly, and it uses C++, both of which fit
absolutely not into MPlayers design.
But worst of all, the licencense makes it completely impossible to use
it in an GPL program. There was a discusion about it but there was no
usuable response from the author.
So in short: Forget it. Go beat the person that used ape instead.

Reimar Döffinger

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