On Thursday 06 September 2007, Karol Kwiatkowski wrote:
> Mario Lobo wrote:
> > On Thursday 06 September 2007, Karol Kwiatkowski wrote:
> >> Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:
> >>> Hi,
> >>>   I have some ape music files ready to burn to CD, I first comvert them
> >>> into wav file then use cdrecord, but I heard that this is not
> >>> necessary, ape file can burn to CD directly, how is this achieved?? Can
> >>> I play the CD in regular stereo?? thank you!!
> >>
> >> No, you can't. Audio CD is a specific format without compression, etc.
> >> Either someone was using software which did ape decompression on the fly
> >> or he was using a special device to read them.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Karol
> >
> > Yes, he can !
> >
> > install
> > /usr/ports/sysutils/k3b
> >
> > then install
> > /usr/ports/audio/k3bmonkeyaudioplugin
> >
> > After that he will be able to drop .ape files directly into an audio
> > project.
>
> An what will this plugin do? Decompress ape files on the fly, right?

You're absolutely right !

>
> If I didn't write previous post clearly: Audio CD standard (Redd Book)
> requires certain data format on disc, which ape file is not. Thus, you
> can't write ape files on Audio CD.
>
> You can, however, use software which converts ape files into correct
> format in an invisible way to you. Do we agree? :)
>

Of course we do. Sorry if I didn't refer to you answer to Tsu completely. It 
was because i was focused on solving his problem first, but yes, you were 
right from the start. That is exactly what the  monkey audio plugin does.

> Cheers,
>
> Karol
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