simple way to convert .ape to .mp3, .mpc etc.? 2002-06-18 01:04:07 Heya. I've archived about 20 of my disks in Monkeys' Audio Extra High, and it sounds great and plays great on my comp. But sometimes I want to convert to .mp3 for sharing, or portable use, or even try some of the other new codecs. I haven't found a simple way yet. The options I've found:1. Convert back to wav, then use any compression I like: AFAIK this always destroys the APE tags, which makes it a pretty bad solution.2. mppenc claims to be able to encode straight from .ape's, but it didn't work on any of them I tried. I guess it has to do with me not using the 3.96b6 to encode the .ape's, but I hadn't heard about it then, and that version isn't even available on the Monkey's Audio site! Unless there is a simple way, I won't re-encode all my music with the b6 MA encoder.3. dBpoweramp seems ok for some formats (and preserves the tag), but it doesn't do aac, mpc, and I can't use any --alt presets other than r3mix unless I buy some shareware addon that uses the command line.At minimum I'd like to be able to convert .ape to lame --alt extreme with no hassle of redoing tags or the like. the aac and mpc stuff can wait i suppose. So any ideas? Thanksedit: FYI i used the official 3.96 release to encode MA.