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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
I downloaded an album compressed to one big *.ape file with *.cue file. *.cue file has all track names and all times. How can I play separate tracks from this big *.ape?

  • Bourne
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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #1
use foobar2000, load up the cuesheet, and then use the Converter (in foobar2000) to convert the files to FLAC, WAV  or whatever... or even APE (this one with the respective dll plugin). Can't get easier than this.

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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #2
He only wants to play the individual tracks, not convert to them.

foobar2000 can not only convert to single tracks but also play them directly, because it's exactly the same same decoding-wise.

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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #3
Very easily

Load the *.cue file, select all tracks, rightclick on them and point to the Utils submenu. There you will find „Write APL link files”.
After that, you will get small .apl files in the same folder as your big .ape.
Now you need .cue just for burning
When you want to listen, just drag those .apl files to foobar and that's it.
The advantage is that you can tag those .apl files (with APEv2 tags) so that you can have much more info than what is stored in a .cue file.

It also works for .flac and .tak images, I'm playing my own collection that way.

Cheers
  • Last Edit: 20 December, 2007, 06:41:12 PM by eevan
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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #4
yes, the APL solution works fine.

How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #5
When I try to load *.cue file, nothing happened. May be this *.cue files are distorted?

Here are content of the files, that I tried to load:

REM GENRE Meditative
REM DATE 1993
REM DISCID 2C0F4403
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v0.95b4"
PERFORMER "Osho Active Meditation (Series), Karunesh"
TITLE "Osho Chakra Sounds"
FILE "Karunesh - 1993 - Osho Chakra Sounds.ape" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Chakra Sounds. First Stage (45 min)"
    PERFORMER "Osho Active Meditation (Series), Karunesh"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Silence. Second Stage (15 min)"
    PERFORMER "Osho Active Meditation (Series), Karunesh"
    INDEX 01 43:46:00


REM GENRE "New Age"
REM DATE 1990
REM DISCID 3D0D0307
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v0.95b4"
PERFORMER "Karunesh"
TITLE "Sky's Beyond"
FILE "Karunesh - Sky's Beyond.wav" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "Sky's beyond"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Moon in the water"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 00 09:07:00
    INDEX 01 09:10:00
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "Atlantis"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 00 18:18:00
    INDEX 01 18:20:00
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Into the light"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 00 26:43:00
    INDEX 01 26:45:00
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Over the light"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 00 35:44:74
    INDEX 01 35:48:00
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "New morning"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 01 43:20:00
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Indian summer"
    PERFORMER "Karunesh"
    FLAGS PRE
    INDEX 00 50:20:74
    INDEX 01 50:24:00

Changing file extension from *.wav to *.ape in cue files doesn't help.
  • Last Edit: 21 December, 2007, 03:25:51 AM by kostepanych

How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #6
have you got the Monkeys audio plugin installed?

if not, download from http://www.foobar2000.org/components/index.html unzip and copy it into your ..\foobar2000\components\ folder and restart foobar and try reloading the .cue file.
  • Last Edit: 21 December, 2007, 03:30:57 AM by A_Man_Eating_Duck
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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #7
I installed this plugin, but it helped only for one file. Second even not played. The message "Unable to open item for playback (Sharing violation):" appears.
  • Last Edit: 21 December, 2007, 03:51:12 AM by kostepanych

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How to play separate tracks from one big *.ape file?
Reply #8
sorry for upping old thread
but i just start to use the write apl link feature
because after v0.9 the apl with chinese tag generate from monkey's audio doesn't display chinese characters anymore

the question is how do i modify so the apl filename generate consist the artist as well and not just the track plus the title only?

thanks