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    Install ape (monkey audio codec mac) in Ubuntu 12.04

    I downloaded a music torrent, and what I got was a folder with cover art and a .ape and a .cue file. I've been looking for ways to extract the separate tracks from the .ape file, and all the posts I've been able to find (for Linux, Windows seems to be easy) require installation of the 'mac' codec. Problem is, the only place I've been able to find this is in a .deb file at http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.p...9&d=1278575963. Unfortunately, when I try to install that package, dpkg tells me the version string does not start with a numeral, so the package is broken. I've tried to install through the Ubuntu Software Center and using apt-get, but no joy.

    Can anybody help me out here? How can I get the 'mac' package? Has it been discontinued? Is there any other way to extract .flac files from a .ape file? I don't have any problem playing .flac files in Rhythmbox, Banshee, Exaile, Movie Player, SMPlayer or VLC Player, so what am I missing?

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    Re: Install ape (monkey audio codec mac) in Ubuntu 12.04

    Acharn to do this task you can use flacon which is in repo

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install flacon

    it will pull down a correct version of mac [which will also be picked up by the system]



    once installed go to cue file /right-click /open with/ pick flacon and choose format you want to separate tracks into
    Last edited by shantiq; August 24th, 2012 at 08:04 AM.
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    Re: Install ape (monkey audio codec mac) in Ubuntu 12.04

    Errrmmm... What is this repo of which you speak?
    Code:
    roger@roger-Aspire-M1610:~$ sudo apt-get install flacon
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package flacon

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    Re: Install ape (monkey audio codec mac) in Ubuntu 12.04

    OK, I must write on the whiteboard 100 times, "Google is your friend." Given the name of the program I found instructions on how to install it at http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/lossl...s-updates.html, the WebUpD8 site. I really like that site -- it has so much neat stuff, it's a shame that 99% of it doesn't apply to my interests. Thanks Shantiq. Worked great, did exactly what I wanted.
    Last edited by Acharn; August 25th, 2012 at 06:34 AM.

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    Re: Install ape (monkey audio codec mac) in Ubuntu 12.04

    sorry acharn it is in repo on 12.04 maybe not earlier not sure there


    anyway you got there


    so for other guys who might visit

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flacon/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install flacon
    Last edited by shantiq; August 25th, 2012 at 05:47 PM.
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