Major .APE Convert Needs Advice

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XP Abuser, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    what media player do you use to play ape files. i use media jukebox but it clicks and pops (the CDs Are Scratch free i encode from). Is this a problem with monkey audio codec or what. but what Player do you Use.

    im sticking with ape... **** ogg and mp3 this is the daddy:)

    Any Other Advice Greatly Appreciated:blink:
     
  2. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Winamp 2.81
     
  3. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    gooooing up
     
  4. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    I use QCD. Plays nice with apes.
     
  5. killerk

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    it's funny becuase this version of winamp is better than 3.0

    due to the fact there is no "j" *jump command.

    in 2.81 pressing "j" will allow you to jump to a different song by typing in the name of it.
     
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    J. River Media Jukebox Pro (keep the player volume level at 50% and adjust up/down through the speakers).
     
  7. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    ok cheerz guys.

    anymore for anymore:)
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Using Winamp2.9 here, works great with my ogg's ;)
    .ape isn't listed in the default open dialog, i gather it can be added to winamp via a plugin?

    XP Abuser, you got a URL to an .ape encoder? I'd like to give it a try :)
     
  9. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    the monkeys audio encoder can only encode from wavs
    but CD-DA extractor can rip from cd
     
  10. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    FYI, CDex natively has the ability to encode into APE files directly
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    so it does! (CDex)
    Well I converted a mastered wav to ogg, mp3 and ape
    Here's how the compression came out (file/size in bytes) :
    Oli G & SPeedY_B - **** Up.wav 56,137,580
    Oli G & SPeedY_B - **** Up.ape 39,159,360
    Oli G & SPeedY_B - **** Up.ogg 5,746,840
    Oli G & SPeedY_B - **** Up.mp3 5,093,249

    After listening to the 3, there's no real difference between the wav and ape, and no real difference between the wav and the (quality level 5) ogg, the (128k) mp3 on the other hand showed obvious compression signs.

    The quality of ape is nice, but the file size doesn't really justify it, you may aswell keep a hdd full of wav files. I think i'll stick with ogg ;)
     
  12. ModestCargo

    ModestCargo Guest

    If you miss the "J" key from Winamp 2.x, try hitting the "F3" key while you are in the playlist editor.

    What's the matter with Winamp3? It does everything that 2.x does, but with better skins (MMD3).
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    What's the matter with Winamp3?
    It takes WAY more resources, hogs your memory, crashes more. I've found that there are a lot more people who prefer 2.8/2.9 over 3.0, as for the skins, when your generally using the computer, you will have other windows on top of winamp, or winamp minimised, so you rarely get to see the skins, and they don't improve the functionality at all, in fact, some skins make it near impossible to even find the damned buttons :p
    It is just a personal preference though, and my preference is that I dont like WA3 :)
     
  14. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    winamp3 sucks major bumhole. it put me off winamp for life
    hence thats why everyone chooses winamp 2.81 (i think)


    BTW speedy you got me using ogg now you SOB:mad: :D

    and i have to say "why didnt i use this sooner":D
     
  15. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I am just hopin that in some future firmware of the Jukebox it will support OGG, or something like that.