Split .ape files with cue and convert to flac

Split .ape files with cue and convert to flac format is not so difficult.

We do it on an Ubuntu box for example:

First, install the dependency of shntool, flac, mac, cuetools

sudo aptitdue install flac shntool cuetools

and download mac package in form of deb or tarball.

Run the following command in a terminal:

shntool split -f FileName.cue -t '%n. %t' -o flac FileName.ape

and the output .flac files’ name follows this sequence:

1. Track1name.flac


FFmpeg supports decoding APE format since 0.5 release, and it’s very easy to convert APE to FLAC now:
ffmpeg -i Filename.ape -acodec flac Filename.flac
And Clementine supports CUE+APE/FLAC natively.

2 responses to “Split .ape files with cue and convert to flac”

  1. molamola

    Didn’t understood the last part :s could you explain better please?

Leave a Reply

This work by Aron Xu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.