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Decoding APE with CUE to tracks, APE files are giving me a headache!
post Oct 9 2006, 01:02
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Hello all. I'm new to these forums and to audio processing as well.

Here's my problem: I have a few soundtracks in APE format, and I would like to know how I can decompress them in different files. All I get when I decompress is one big file with all the songs, which I'd like to make into separate files.

I've noticed they usually come with a .cue file as well, but whenever I try to run it through Nero, I get nothing.

So how do I do it?
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post Oct 11 2006, 09:46
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Use Monkey's Audio + EAC as follows:

- Download and install Monkey's Audio (MA) from www.monkeysaudio.com
- Download and install EAC from www.exactaudiocopy.de
- Open (MA)
- At the top left where you see the monkey's head, click and select "Decompress"
- Drag and drop Monkey's Audio file into MA
- Click "Start"

I believe MA's default option is to decompress to the same folder, so the resulting WAV should be exactly where the Monkey's Audio file is.

- Open Notepad
- Drag and drop .CUE file into it
- At the top where it says "FILE..." it should also have a reference to file_name.extenstion, where file_name is the name of the Monkey's Audio file
- If extension = ape, change it to wav. If it's wav, leave it be
- Save .CUE file (CTRL + S)
- Open EAC -> Tools -> Split WAV... -> With Gaps (or whatever you prefer, but that option's best)
- Select wav file created from decompression process in MA and edited CUE file
- Click "Start" or "Split" or whatever EAC's final command for that process is (I don't recall). You should end up with individual WAVs for each track

Hope that works for you smile.gif

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