File Extension APE

.APE File

File extension: APE
File type: Lossless Audio Compression Format


Notes about the APE file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The APE file type is primarily associated with 'Monkey's Audio' by Matthew T. Ashland. Monkey’s Audio is a way to compress digital music. Unlike traditional methods that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music. This file is usually matched with an .APL pointer to the .APE file.

Detailed information for file extension APE:


Primary association: Monkey's Audio
Company: Matthew T. Ashland
File classification: Audio
Identifying characters Hex: 4D 41 43 20 , ASCII: MAC

Other applications associated with file type APE:

  • Winamp Plug-ins AVS File
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .APE

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: CoreMedia.APE, FileType: The Core Media file, AppName: The Core Media Player
EXEFile: CorePlayer.exe

ProgramID: MediaJukebox.File, FileType: MediaJukebox.File, AppName: mjextman

ProgramID: foobar2000.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Audio\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: foobar2000.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe %1

ProgramID: Winamp.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Winamp\Winamp.exe %1

ProgramID: ZPAPEFile
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Kimbali Bays\Desktop\XP CD Creator update\microsoft\zoomplayer403std\zplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe %1

ProgramID: APEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe %1

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE %1

ProgramID: MediaCenter.11.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\MC11.exe /Play

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~1.EXE

ProgramID: apeFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:6 /Open

ProgramID: mplayerc.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: CtraxPlayer.2.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\CtrxPl.exe /Play

ProgramID: QMP.audio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Quintessential Media Player\QMPlayer.exe /open

ProgramID: MediaJukebox.File
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\system32\mjextman.exe /Play

ProgramID: MediaCenter.11.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: KMPlayer.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\The KMPlayer\KMPlayer.exe

ProgramID: ZPAPEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zoom Player\zplayer.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.APE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: AV MP3 Player-Morpher.Player
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AV MP3 Player-Morpher\AV MP3 Player-Morpher.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.APE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: KLCP APE File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: qvodplayer.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QvodPlayer\QvodPlayer.exe -localfile

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey (non-skinned).exe

ProgramID: FantasyDVD Multimedia File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Combined Community Codec Pack\MPC\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.APEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MediaMonkey\MediaMonkey.exe

ProgramID: MediaMonkey.APEFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MEDIAM~1\MEDIAM~2.EXE

ProgramID: KuGoo.APE
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\KuGou\KuGou2008\KuGoo.exe /Open

ProgramID: ALSong.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALSong\ALSong.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.WMP.ape
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: apefile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\NCH Swift Sound\WavePad\wavepad.exe

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer\mplayer\smplayer_portable.exe


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