Open APE file

APE files: what are they and how do I open them?

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.ape file type #1: Monkey's Audio lossless audio compression format

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

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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.

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.ape file type #2: Winamp audio visualization studio AVS plugin effect

An ape file extension is associated with the Winamp Audio Visualization Studio (AVS) plug-in. An ape file contains saved AVS visualization effect.

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The ape file extension is used by AVS (Audio Visualization Studio) plug-in in Winamp. APE stands for 'AVS Plug-in Effect'. it is stored in binary file format.

The ape file contain extra effects for Audio Visualization Studio that is distributed as a visualization plug-in with Winamp.

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What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.ape" has the file extension "ape". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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