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Monkey’s Audio (.ape) Support?

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  • #1103
    BubbaDog
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    A little faster and a little smaller filesizes than FLAC, but every little bit helps (or so I’ve been told 😳 ).

    B’Dog

    #9195
    mas
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    Then alac would also do. Also a bit smaller than flac.

    And alac is supported in transcoding. On the Roku Soundbridge beta firmware even native so no transcoding needed – even better.

    Only dis is its not a “open source” codec. but it works.

    #9196
    CCRDude
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    If even little bits help, I think flac is friendlier to the CPU when decoding than APE… so while APE helps on the size side, flac would help on the cpu speed side (important for people with NAS)…

    Lossless codecs are probably a matter of taste mostly 😀

    You could just look at adjusting the transcoding scripts though, if you know the ape tools maybe you’re lucky and can provide an easy patch ^^

    #9197
    grommet
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    FLAC 1.1.4 is out, and the improvements continue. (Compression & speed/efficiency.) Since Monkey’s Audio (APE) is primarily a Windows format (and not open source)… I can’t see it ever “winning” over FLAC in the non-vendor specific Lossless world.

    I say, stick with FLAC.

    #9198
    CCRDude
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    Here is an old comparison, where APE compression ratio was better. Of course, that was still FLAC 1.1.2, I would guess 1.1.3 (or 1.1.4, which is… well… half-released, not yet on the front page and not yet binaries for all OS imho 😉 ) might already be better.

    APE-Tags are something winning over FLAC though imho. Still wouldn’t want to use anything but FLAC (well, maybe ALAC to stream untranscoded to the Soundbridge 😉 ).

    #9199
    BubbaDog
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    Guys,

    Thanks for the info, didn’t even know about ALAC. I’ll give it a look, I like the idea of a native lossless format for the SB….

    B’Dog

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