Monkey's Audio (.APE) Alternatives

    Monkey's Audio (.APE) is described as 'Monkey’s Audio makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music, exactly the same as the original. You can decompress your lossless .APE files back to the original files. Think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ to perfectly recreate the original music CD' and is a Audio Codec in the Audio & Music category. There are four alternatives to Monkey's Audio (.APE) for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Winamp and Android. The best alternative is FLAC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Monkey's Audio (.APE) are WavPack (Free, Open Source), Apple Lossless (Free, Open Source) and TAK (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 23, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
      FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.
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    1. WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode.
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    2. Apple Lossless (also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Winamp
      • foobar2000
      »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC, WavPack and Monkey’s Audio.
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