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=Description=
 
=Description=
  
 
This input plug-in gives foobar2000 the ability to decode (read and play) [[Monkey's Audio]] files (.APE) as well as APE Link files (.APL).
 
This input plug-in gives foobar2000 the ability to decode (read and play) [[Monkey's Audio]] files (.APE) as well as APE Link files (.APL).
  
Installation is the same as for other input plug-ins.
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=Notes=
  
# Download the distribution ZIP archive (foo_input_monkey.zip).
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foobar2000 will report an MD5 checksum embedded in the .APE file as an "Audio MD5" value in the file properties, same as is done for FLAC files. However, the Monkey's Audio codec actually calculates the checksum based on the audio data plus certain other parts of the file, so it's not strictly an audio MD5, nor can it be compared to the Audio MD5 value reported for FLAC files with identical audio data.
# Inside this .zip is a DLL (foo_input_monkey.dll). Copy this DLL file to your foobar2000 'components' folder.
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# Restart foobar2000.
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You will also want to associate foobar2000 with .ape and .apl files so they'll open in foobar2000 when (double-)clicked. You could create this association from your Folder Options in Windows Explorer, but an easier way is to do it from within foobar2000 by going to Preferences > File Types and ticking the checkboxes for APE (Monkey's Audio) and APL (APL links).
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=Link=
 
=Link=
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_input_monkey Official Website]
 
* [http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_input_monkey Official Website]

Latest revision as of 07:13, 8 June 2014

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Description[edit]

This input plug-in gives foobar2000 the ability to decode (read and play) Monkey's Audio files (.APE) as well as APE Link files (.APL).

Notes[edit]

foobar2000 will report an MD5 checksum embedded in the .APE file as an "Audio MD5" value in the file properties, same as is done for FLAC files. However, the Monkey's Audio codec actually calculates the checksum based on the audio data plus certain other parts of the file, so it's not strictly an audio MD5, nor can it be compared to the Audio MD5 value reported for FLAC files with identical audio data.

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