Open .ape file Extension

File Type : Audio file type

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

Searching for a program to open .ape files?
The error "There is no application set to open the document." is a common problem faced by millions of Mac users daily. This happens either because the required app to open that file does not exist or there might be some malicious apps tempering your Mac
We recommend that you run a scan on your Mac to check for potential malware threats.


ExtensionSmallImg What is .ape file?

The .ape is the file extension used by Monkey’s Audio files. These are the audio files compressed using Monkey's Audio lossless compression majorly used on Mac platform. The compression algorithm used by this format does not affect the quality of the file by altering or discarding the data unlike other lossy compression formats which alter or discard the data to save the space. APE includes error detection and support for tags that store information about audio files. These files are sometimes created with .CUE files to comprise an audio CD image. The files encoded to Monkey's Audio are normally reduced to about half of the original size with a proportionate reduction in the data transfer rates and bandwidth requirements as well. NOTE: APE files may be created with other programs besides Monkey's Audio as the Monkey's Audio encoder is easily available and can be integrated into other software programs.

Recommended Software Programs to open .ape file

Apple Mac OS X:
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • JMAC
  • JRiver Media Center
  • Max
  • MPlayer
  • ShedWorx Smart Converter
Microsoft Windows:
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Foobar2000
  • JMAC
  • JRiver Media Center
  • Monkey’s Audio
  • MPlayer
  • Nullsoft Winamp with Monkey’s Audio Plugin
  • Nullsoft Winamp with the Advanced Visualization Studio plugin