Sunday, 12 February 2012

How to Fast Convert APE Files to FLAC?

Monkey's audio, with filename extension .ape is lossless format with slightly better compression rates compared to other lossless compression format like FLAC and WavPack. APE files employ a symmetric algorithm which makes them have limited support on software platforms other than Windows. While, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), Monkey's Audio's main competitor, has more features than Monkey's Audio (streaming support, for example) and hardware support to its advantage, though its efficiency in compression is not as great. So converting APE to FLAC is better solution for compression, quality as well as capability with players.

Introduction of Bigasoft APE to FLAC Converter
Bigasoft FLAC Converter Mac or Windows version offers easy solution to convert APE files to FLAC. It can fast convert APE to FLAC in batch mode with excellent audio quality as well as preserve audio tags. In addition to convert APE to FLAC, the APE to FLAC Converter also can convert between any audio format files such as MP3, WAV, M4A, and OGG.

What's more, you can easily join several APE files into one audio FLAC file, trim unwanted audio part and keep the outstanding part and split Ape files by tracks or by file size.

How to Convert APE to FLAC on Windows and Mac

Make Preparation: Free Download APE to FLAC Converter
Free download Bigasoft FLAC Converter (Mac Version, Windows Version), then install and run it, a charming interface will pop up as follows.

Step 1 Load APE files to FLAC Converter
Select the APE files or the folder where the APE files are and drag and drop to the program.

Step 2 Set FLAC as the output file
Click "Profile" Drop-down. And search "flac" in the search box. The profile FLAC- Free Lossless Audio Codec (*.flac) will appear. Select it as the output.
You will need to set the destination folder if you want the converted file to output to desired destination. If you want the converted files to go to the same folder as your APE files, please check the option Output to Source Folder

Step 3 Start APE to FLAC conversion

Click the big blue "Convert" to start APE to FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) conversion.

Converting APE to FLAC with Bigasoft APE to FLAC Converter is just that ease. Once you convert your APE to FLAC, you will solve the APE compatibility issues between music and the so you can enjoy your music on portable audio devices freely.

APE to FLAC - How to convert APE File to FLAC directly in batch?
How to Convert and Play APE files on Mac and Windows? 

Play APE on Mac/Windows/iTunes/iPod/Winamp

Monkey's Audio (APE) is a lossless audio file type. Unlike traditional methods such as MP3, OGG, or WMA that permanently discard quality to save space, APE does not discard data during the process of encoding but still saves a lot of space. And you can always decompress your Monkey's Audio files back to the exact, original files. A fly in the ointment is that we often failed to play APE files on our media player (like iTunes, Winamp, WMP etc) or portable devices (like iPod, iPhone, Android etc).
Why Failed to Play APE Files?
The main reason is that: APE audio file employs a symmetric algorithm, meaning the decoding takes comparable resources to encoding, which makes it unsuitable for all but the fastest portable players (via Rockbox firmware). Another reason is that: it has limited support on software platforms other than Windows; on other platforms only decoding is officially supported by third-party programs. Although the original source code is freely available, the license is not considered to be an open source one.
How to Successfully Play APE Audio anywhere?
In order to successfully play Monkey's Audio successfully, we had better convert APE to more widely accepted audio format.
Luckily, we have Bigasoft Audio Converter (the professional APE Converter) which can easily convert APE to MP3, WAV, M4A, WMA, OGG, AAC, AC3, AUD, AIFF, AU, RA and more.
This powerful APE Converter can help:
  • Convert APE to uncompressed audio formats like APE to WAV, APE to AIFF, or APE to AU
  • Convert APE to lossless compressed audio formats like APE to M4A (Apple Lossless) or APE to FLAC
  • Convert APE to lossy compressed audio formats like APE to MP3, APE to OGG, APE to WMA, APE to AAC, APE to RA, APE to MP2, APE to AC3 and more
  • Convert and play APE in iTunes/iPod/iPhone/iPad/Apple TV/Mac/QuickTime and more
  • Convert and play APE in Winamp, Windows Media Player, Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000 and more
  • Convert and play APE on Android, Motorola, BlackBerry, LG, Samsung, Xbox 360, Microsoft Zune, PSP, PS3, Wii and more
Convert APE to MP3, WAV, M4A, WMA etc with this APE Converter
The following will describe a step by step guide on how to convert APE to WAV, MP3, M4A, WMA, AU, RA, OGG, AAC, AC3, and MP2 with this powerful APE Converter.
Step 1  Free download and run APE Converter
Free download and install the professional APE Converter - Bigasoft Audio Converter (Windows Version, Mac Version), and then run the software.
Step 2  Add APE files to APE Converter
Press "Add File" button to locate and add your APE files, or you can also drag and drop the APE files or APE file folder to the APE Converter
How to convert APE files
Step 3 Set output format for successfully play APE files anywhere
Click the drop-down button on the right side of "Profile" to select desired output audio format like MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, AAC, OGG, and more from the "General Audio" category.
  • To play APE on Mac OS X, you can either select the lossless audio format like M4A, AIFF, WAV or the lossy audio format like MP3, AAC
  • To play APE on Windows, you can select WMA, MP3 or WAV
  • To play APE on iPod/iPhone/iPad/iTunes/Android/Samsung/BlackBerry and other portable devices, it is better to select MP3 as output audio format
Step 4  Edit APE audio (optional)
  • To only convert preferable segment of APE audio: click "Trim" button to set the start time and end time of the desired audio clip.
  • To merge several APE files into one: select the APE files that you want to merge into one file in the task list; then click "Merge Selected into one" in the context menu.
  • To increase the original APE audio volume: click "Setting..." button, the "Advanced Settings" Window will pop up right beside the main window. In the "Advanced Settings" Window, click "Advanced" tab, and then go to "Audio" column, click 100% tab on the right side of volume to select preferable volume ratio from the drop-down list or just enter the desired volume ratio like 300%, 400%.
Step 5  Convert APE audio files
Press "Convert" button start the APE to MP3, APE to WAV, APE to M4A, APE to WMA, APE to AAC or APE to AIFF conversion. It will be finished with high output quality and fast converting speed.
How to Convert and Play APE files on Mac and Windows?

How to Convert FLAC to WAV on Mac and Windows

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a lossless audio format. FLAC files are compressed in sizes without any loss of quality. However, FLAC files cannot be played on Windows Media Player, iTunes or QuickTime. FLAC format is not an ideal format for storing. Compared with FLAC, Waveform Audio File Format, with filename extension WAV, is uncompressed lossless audio format which provides pretty high quality sound as well as can be played on more portable devices. WAV format is an excellent format for storing files and playing on the go when you do not have space restrictions.
Therefore, converting FlAC to WAV will be a better solution if you want to play your FLAC files on Windows Media Player, iTunes, QuickTime and much more portable devices and store them without any quality lossless.
This article will give a hand for you to do the FLAC to WAV conversion successfully. You can easily convert your FLAC files to 24 bit WAV, FLAC to WAV 16 bit fast and easily for enjoy high quality music on the go.
You will need to Free Download Bigasoft FLAC to WAV Converter
Free download Bigasoft FLAC to WAV Converter (Mac Version, Windows Version), Run and install it in your computer. You may see the easy and intuitive interface.
Bigasoft FLAC to WAV Converter, available for both Windows and Mac computer users, offers easy and fast FLAC to WAV Converter with batch mode supported. In addition to converting FLAC to WAV, it can also convert FLAC to almost all audio formats such as Apple Lossless, M4A, AAC, WMA, and MP3 and so on.
Bigasoft FLAC to WAV Converter also provides a good editing tool. It is quite easy for you to join scattered audio together or cut off the unwanted parts, etc.
FLAC to WAV Converter
Step 1  Import WAV files to Bigasoft FLAC to WAV Converter
Click "Add File" button to import your FLAC files. Or you can also simply drag your FLAC files directly to the main interface of this software.
Easy steps for converting FLAC to WAV
Step 2 Choose output format.
Click the small triangle to the right of "Profile" and set WAV-Waveform Audio (*.wav) as the output format from the "General Audio" category.
To convert FLAC to WAV 24 bit, click "Setting..." to open the window of "Advanced Settings". And choose "pcm_s24le" in the "Audio Codec" drop-down. Click "Apply to All" to save the setting.
You may also want to set where to put the converted files. Click "Browse" to set your desired destination folder.
Step 3 Start FLAC to WAV Conversion
Hit on "Convert" to convert your files to WAV format.
Once conversion is completed, simply convert "Open folder" to locate the converted files and start enjoy.
Converting FLAC to WAV solves the headache problem of FLAC won't be played on Windows Media Player, iTunes and much more portable devices as well as preserves quality of your music with the help of Bigasoft FLAC to WAV Converter. It is just so easy and fast.
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