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File Type 1 Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File IconMonkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
File Format Proprietary (Monkey's Audio)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Audio file compressed using Monkey's Audio lossless compression algorithm; includes error detection and support for tags that store information about audio files; sometimes created with .CUE files to comprise an audio CD image.

Important: The Monkey's Audio encoder is freely available and can be incorporated into other software programs. Therefore, APE files may be created with other programs besides Monkey's Audio.

Open With
Windows

IconMonkey's Audio

IconMPlayer

IconFoobar2000

macOS

IconMPlayer

IconAdobe Audition

IconShedWorx Smart Converter

Unix

IconMPlayer

IconJMAC

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconAVS Plugin Effects File
File Format Proprietary (Nullsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Component referenced by the Advanced Visualization Studio (AVS) plugin for Winamp; used for creating programmable visual animations based on the music played by Winamp.

Open With
Windows

IconNullsoft Winamp with the Advanced ...

Updated 2007
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