What is APE file?
APE, knows as Monkey’s Audio, is a file format for audio data compression. Different from other compression formats such as MP3, AAC, AND Vorbis, an APE file does not remove any information from the audio stream, making itself a lossless file format.
The main advantage of APE file lies in the reduction of storage requirements. A digital recording (such as a CD) encoded to APE file can later be decompressed into an identical copy of the original audio data, and the file will be typically reduced to about half of the original size.