[MPlayer-users] Re: .ape to wav?

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Mon Jan 10 21:56:01 CET 2005

On Monday 10 January 2005 03:33, Gábor Farkas wrote:
> Dave Stevens wrote:
> > On Thursday 06 January 2005 07:20, Reimar Döffinger 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
> you can use MAC (Monkey's Audio Console Front End) to decode the ape
> file to wav..
> with something like:
> mac "Metallica - One.ape" "Metallica - One.wav" -d
> now getting the mac stuff is not that easy..from somewhere i got the
> source code, and manually compiled installed it.
> try google for mac, linux, ape, and maybe 3.99 (that's the version
> number for the linux version ;)
> gabor

actually I had to use xmms for this, not altogether satisfactory to have the 
whole cd image as one track, but better than not being able to hear this 
stuff. see below. It would be nicer to be able to use the .cue info to get 
proper tracks.

Thanks, Gabor


Dave Stevens wrote:
> On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 18:04:55 
>>From: John Wendel <jwendel10 at comcast.net>
>>Subject: Need ape audio player
>>To: fedora-list <fedora-list at redhat.com>
>>Message-ID: <41E09147.2050206 at comcast.net>
>>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>>I'm looking for a way to play .ape files. An ape to wav converter would 
>>be ideal. Found a couple of src rpms on pbone, but they won't build 
>>correctly. Any clues will be appreciated.
> Try the second method described at: 
> http://routes-linux.scooba.org/le_plugin_ape_pour_xmms.php#en
> This worked for me. I run FC3 and Gnome by default. At first I got an error 
> message that xmms couldn't connect to the aRts server. I booted into a KDE 
> session and it played ok.
> I need a means to convert .ape to any format k3b can handle. Any thoughts 
> appreciated.
> Dave

Thanks for the url and the tip - it worked perfectly.

Now to convert ape to wav using xmms ...

[1] start xmms - click "o" to get the menu

[2] select "preferences" -> "output plugins" -> Disk Writer Plugin

[3] click "Configure" and enter a directory where the output files will 
be stored.

[4] click "OK"

[5] play the file, a wav file will be created in the directory you 
selected. It also works with a playlist.

[6] feed wavs to k3b



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