Files with ape suffix can be usually found as audio files in Monkey's Audio lossless audio compression format.

There is one other file type using
the APE file extension!

ape icon.ape - Winamp audio visualization studio AVS plugin effect

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Software that open ape file

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APE file extension - Monkey's Audio lossless audio compression format

What is ape file? How to open ape files?

File type specification:

Audio and sound file type icon Audio and sound file type

ape file icon: ape filetype icon

File extension ape is mostly related to Monkey's Audio lossless format a fast and easy way to compress digital music. Unlike traditional methods such as mp3, ogg, or lqt that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies. Monkey's Audio is developed by Matthew T. Ashland.

The ape file is the default audio song with Monkey lossless compression method.

The default software associated to open ape file:

Monkey’s Audio picture or screenshot

Monkey’s Audio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Matthew T. Ashland

Monkey’s Audio is audio compression software. Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of music. Monkey's Audio can be always decompress back to the exact, original files.

Help how to open:

Most modern media players, like VLC player, are able to playback .ape files.

How to convert:

Many converters currently support the conversion of APE format to another audio format like mp3.

Find conversions from ape file:

ape to flac

ape to m4a

ape to mp3

ape to mp4

ape to ogg

ape to wav

ape to wv

Find converter to ape file type:

aac to ape

fla to ape

flac to ape

m4a to ape

mp4 to ape

tak to ape

wav to ape

File identification strings:

HEX code: 4D 41 43 20

Related links:

Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio Compression Format

List of software applications associated to the .ape file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ape file, edit ape file, convert ape file, view ape file, play ape file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ape files.

Software that open ape file - Monkey's Audio lossless audio compression format

Programs supporting the exension ape on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ape file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ape file by default:
Monkey’s Audio
Other suggested software:
MediaMonkey small icon MediaMonkey
KMPlayer small icon KMPlayer
Awave Studio small icon Awave Studio
WavePad small icon WavePad

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