wav to ape convertion

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wav to ape convertion

Post by esde » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:04 am

hi.

first of all thanks for this great app. and a few minutes ago i found your player.......great.

i am a mac newbie!

in windows i used ape to convert all my wav files. because i am an
audio engineer those files are quite importent.
monkeysaudio has a verify feature which i always used,
is this also possible with max???

sometimes i had also problems with white noise in max.

i would appreciate any instructions for a save convertion to ape
(alternatively to apple lossless).

thanks a lot

esde

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Post by sbooth » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:46 pm

You should be able to configure Monkey's Audio like any other output format. Open the Preferences, select Formats, then select Monkey's Audio in the list of available formats at the bottom. To activate it, make sure it is checked in the list of configured formats at the top.

Right now there isn't a way to verify files, as can be done from the Monkey's Audio application on Windows or from the flac command-line encoder.

I will say that Monkey's Audio is probably the least-tested of all Max's formats. APE isn't too common on the Mac, and the SDK is extrememly Windows-centric. It should work for the normal 16/44.1 case, but other than that it hasn't been exhaustively tested.

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Post by esde » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:13 pm

thanks for your quick reply.

what lossless format would you suggest?

i am using all kind of formats (24bit mono/stereo and 16 stereo, but sometimes also 48KHz) and i would like to compress the whole folder when the job is done for backups.

since logic pro is able to read apple lossless this might be the best way for me to go.

but i would feel a lot better with some kind of verification.

thanks in advance (is that right english ??? ;-) )


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Post by esde » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:05 pm

any answers???

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Post by sbooth » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:16 pm

If you want a suggestion on a lossless format, mine would be FLAC. The md5 sum of the audio is embedded in the file itself, and thus any corruption should be easily detected. Max doesn't perform any verification on conversion, but the sum can be checked with the FLAC command line tools.

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