apecue unpack ape, mpc, flac audio files,
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ruby script, version=0.01

reencode into separate ogg or mp3 tracks


apecue [options] inputfile [cuefile]


report what's going on
keep input and intermediate files
set composer for this album
set quality for encoding (default 3)
convert to mp3 instead of the default ogg
print this help and exit

Examples: In a directory containing Vol1.ape and Vol1.cue:

   apecue Vol1        # convert Vol1.ape + Vol1.cue into ogg tracks
   apecue Vol1 file   # convert Vol1.ape + file.cue into ogg tracks
   apecue -m Vol1     # convert Vol1.ape + Vol1.cue into mp3 tracks

In a directory containing Vol1.mpc and Vol1.mpc.cue:

   apecue -kv Vol1    # convert Vol1.ape + Vol1.mpc.cue into ogg tracks,
                      # with verbose output, keep both Vol1.mpc and Vol1.mpc.cue.


apecue is a Ruby version of a bash script by Rafael Ponieman - Buenos Aires, Argentina, with some added flexibility and options. apecue is intended to convert ape (Monkeys Audio Files), mcp (Musepack) or flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec) + cue files to ogg vorbis or mp3 files, setting the tags, obtained from the cue file, to the correct value.

The simplest use is just:

   apecue name
which looks for an input file name.ape, name.mpc, or name.flac, whichever it finds first. A file name.cue should then be present, too, and the input file is converted to Ogg Vorbis tracks, with tag-information taken from the .cue file.

The file extensions and the name of the cue files can also be stated explicitly, thus overriding the defaults.

The -m option can be used to obtain mp3 instead of ogg tracks. On exit, input (flac, ape, cue) files and intermediate files are removed, unless the -k option is used.



Wybo Dekker


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