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Offline RIA77

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Clementine and APE files
« on: January 16, 2017, 09:48:42 am »
Hello to all!

Please, help me, Ape files are not working properly in Clementine.
I can add some files without problems.
 Allthough, when I add some files, Clementine is showing one file twice.
Tried with loading of playlists from library. The same problem persists.
Thank you very much.
I have been using MATE Sparky.

Offline blaze

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Re: Clementine and APE files
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 09:28:00 pm »
Looks like Clementine is no big fan of Ape files.

https://www.google.no/search?q=does+clementine+support+ape+files&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=ait9WJu3AeOy6ASz0rOQBQ

Is it possible to convert them into another format, or use another media player that support Ape files?
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Offline RIA77

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Re: Clementine and APE files
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 10:02:18 pm »
 Sorry my friend, but this is problem of Sparky, not Clementine.

 In Manjaro, Mint 18 and Mint Debian Edition, Ape files are working properly.

 I tried many of other distros, and I never saw something like this. Ape files are working, or they are not working at all.
 This is the middle variant.  ;D
Cheers  ;)

 PS  I tried other players like Deadbeef, but equalizers are problem. I tried Audacious, but I have problem with adding of folders.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 10:08:08 pm by RIA77 »

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Re: Clementine and APE files
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 10:43:29 pm »
Ok, hmmm... middle variant...what if...

Have you installed the media codec package? Or tried the Sparky multimedia edition? Maybe try a reinstall of Clementine, in case you are unlucky and something have gone weird with it?

Seriously (unseriously ???) I am just blazing away...;D
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Offline RIA77

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Re: Clementine and APE files
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 08:30:42 am »
Which media codecs ?

Offline seppalta

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Re: Clementine and APE files
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 08:59:40 am »
Two ways out of your dilemma:
      (1)  Install vlc, which faithfully plays everything, audio and video;
      (2)  Install ffmpeg, which is terrific for converting either audio or video.
In your case, converting your ape files to mp3 at 192kb/s, for example,  could be done with the simple terminal command:
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ffmpeg -i InputFile.ape -b:a 192000 OutputFile.mp3

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Re: Clementine and APE files
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 09:14:38 am »
RIA77, with the APTus tool you can "Install multimedia codecs". I checked that yesterday and saw that I had some of them already, but not all of them, maybe you are missing some of them? I do not know how important those are regarding your specific problem with Ape files though.
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