foobar2000:Components/Monkey's Audio Decoder (foo_input_monkey)

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Monkey's Audio Decoder

Developer(s) Peter
Release information
Initial release
Stable release 10.07 (March 23, 2023)
Preview release
foobar2000 compatibility
Minimum version 1.6
Maximum version
UI module(s) N/A
Additional information
Use Input
Discussion thread {{{discussion_thread}}}
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Provides decoding support for Monkey's Audio files (.APE) as well as APE Link files (.APL). Support for floating-point audio exists, too.


      This functionality is already available out of the box, which uses FFmpeg. As 
      Monkey's Audio is under rapid development, it is also available as a separate
      component which usese Moneky Audio Libraries, and can be used and updated
      separately from foobar2000 itself.

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. Versioning reflects Monkey's Audio library version number

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