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You'll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you'll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

APE Audio Format

APE Converter

An APE file is an audio file containing data that has been compressed with Monkey’s Audio lossless compression algorithm - resulting in files that are about 50% smaller but with no loss of sound data. The reduced file sizes make APE files easier to store and to transfer, and because they contain all the original data they can be decompressed back to the source file - making them a popular choice for preserving audio from CDs, vinyl, and tapes.

The APE file was originally developed by Monkey’s Audio in 2000. Because the files take a lot of processing power to decode and play, they aren't supported by all media players. VLC, Adobe Audition 2023, and Monkey’s Audio’s own software can be used to play APE files, and plugins may be available for other media players.

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FLAC Audio Format

FLAC Converter

The FLAC file type is an open-source format for audio. The format uses lossless compression, and it’s usually used for playing and storing high-quality digital music. The name FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, and the format was released in the early 2000s by the Xiph.Org foundation as an alternative to formats like MP3. FLAC significantly reduces the size of an audio file, while delivering higher sound quality than some other formats. Many music lovers prefer to store and play their digital music in FLAC format.

The main drawback of FLAC as a digital music format is that it’s not universally supported, so you usually need to install extra software on your device in order to play the files. Most open-source media players, including VLC Media Player, MPlayer and Audacity, can play FLAC audio tracks.

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How to convert a APE to a FLAC file?

  1. 1. Choose the APE file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select FLAC as the the format you want to convert your APE file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your APE file.

Convert from APE

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert APE files to a variety of other formats: