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.ape decompresses to perfect copy of wave, just checking before compressing my WAVs
D2X2903
post Jan 9 2004, 00:41
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I need to compress these WAVs for space reasons. Am I correct in assuming that .ape files will decompress to (almost) perfect copies of the original WAV files?
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post Jan 9 2004, 00:43
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You can get rid of the (almost). It will be exactly the same, not only with APE but with all lossless codecs. That's why the name: lossless.


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post Jan 9 2004, 00:44
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100% equal copies.


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post Jan 9 2004, 07:04
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If you don't believe, just do a quick test. Compress your wav to ape, store iriginal wav file in another location, decompress ape file to wav and then compare them in bit comparator (for example in foobar, total commander or other tool). Files should be the same.
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post Jan 9 2004, 07:27
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Lol 3 affirmations. Let me add mine.
Yes, the wave files decompressed from your ape files are exactly the wave files compressed into your ape files.
This is of course assuming that your hardware and OS is working perfectly.
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post Jan 9 2004, 22:03
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biggrin.gif Alright! I was pretty sure the answer was yes, but I just wanted some outside confirmation - which I got. Thanks. I just saved about 8GB. I also noticed when comparing several tracks in FLAC and APE that the APE files were always a few MB smaller...
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