[MPlayer-users] .ape to wav?

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Thu Jan 6 23:06:13 CET 2005

On Thursday 06 January 2005 07:20, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Greetings,
> Reimar Döffinger

I'm not so sure about the beating, but am pleased to have such a clear 
response. Thanks very much.

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