What is a .APE File And How To Open It – Monkey’s Audio (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ape extension. It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .ape file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .APE file?

The .APE file extension stands for Monkey’s Audio Lossless Audio File. The development of this file was done by Monkey’s Audio. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 10 software that can open the .ape file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .APE file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .APE file on various operating systems.

How to open a .APE file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ape file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the AIMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer, Foobar2000, NCH WavePad, DT Soft Daemon Tools, JRiver Media Center and AIMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .APE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the AIMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .APE file on Mac

The .ape file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: MPlayer, ShedWorx Smart Converter, Max, Cog and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .APE file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .APE file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ape file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MPlayer software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .APE file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MPlayer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .APE file?

If you cannot open the .APE file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .APE file.ape – Nullsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .APE file with the AIMP, MPlayer, Foobar2000, NCH WavePad, DT Soft Daemon Tools, JRiver Media Center programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer, ShedWorx Smart Converter, Max, Cog programs on Mac and MPlayer software on Linux.