Monkey's Audio

Monkey's Audio 4.10

Compress audio files without no quality loss

Monkey’s Audio is a lossless audio compressor which aims to reduce the size of audio files as much as possible without losing any sound quality. The program uses its own file format, .ape, which is known to have a better compression rate than the lossless FLAC format, but files tend to be larger than lossy compression formats like MP3 or AAC. View full description

PROS

  • Better compression rates than FLAC
  • Lossless compression method
  • Tag support
  • Integration in Winamp

CONS

  • Larger files than lossy compression methods (MP3 or AAC)
  • APE format is not supported everywhere

Good
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Monkey’s Audio is a lossless audio compressor which aims to reduce the size of audio files as much as possible without losing any sound quality. The program uses its own file format, .ape, which is known to have a better compression rate than the lossless FLAC format, but files tend to be larger than lossy compression formats like MP3 or AAC.

We recommend using Monkey’s Audio to compress audio CDs to your PC. Your songs will not lose their quality but will take up less space than if they were uncompressed. What’s more, Monkey’s Audio handles tag support, keeping all your file information, like artist name, track numbers and playing time.

Monkey’s Audio can decompress files back to their original type without losing any quality and the program features an option to verify the MD5 checksum of compressed files. Compressed .ape files can play in any of the major media players and the program can also install a plug-in to compress audio files directly from Winamp.

Monkey’s Audio is a great solution if you’re worried about losing any quality when compressing audio files. However, because it only compresses to .ape, you’re pretty much stuck with playing your converted files on your PC. To enjoy them on your mobile music player you’ll have to use another program, like dbpowerAMP Music Converter or Switch Free, to convert your audio files to MP3 or AAC, which remain the most widely supported audio formats.

Changes

  • NEW: Includes Directshow filter for decoding APE files in any DirectShow compatible player like Windows Media Player, Zoom, etc.
  • Fixed: Corrupt APE files could cause decoder crashes in rare cases.
  • Changed: Updated builder that gets better compression, making for a smaller download.

Monkey's Audio supports the following formats

APE, APL, MP3, MP2, RKA, SHN, MPC, OGG, WAV

Monkey’s Audio is a fast and easy way to compress digital music. Unlike traditional methods such as mp3, ogg, or lqt that permanently discard quality to save space, Monkey’s Audio only makes perfect, bit-for-bit copies of your music. That means it always sounds perfect – exactly the same as the original. Even though the sound is perfect, it still saves a lot of space. (think of it as a beefed-up Winzip™ for your music) The other great thing is that you can always decompress your Monkey's Audio files back to the exact, original files. That way, you'll never have to recopy your CD collection to switch formats, and you'll always be able to recreate the original music CD if something ever happens to yours.

Take a look at what this program features:

  • Highly optimized and highly efficient
  • Absolutely no quality loss
  • Supported by many popular players and rippers
  • Its interface is both powerful and easy to use
  • Incorporates redundant CRC’s to ensure proper decompression of data
  • Tagging support to easily manage and catalog your collection.
  • External coder support

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Monkey's Audio 4.10

— User reviews — about Monkey's Audio

  • nayakhero007

    by nayakhero007

    "good"

    little improvement in appearance & multipurpose fuctioning make it more usable dear........... More.

    reviewed on November 1, 2008