How to Burn APE to Audio CD in Linux

APE Monkey Audio

1. Using FFMpeg or JMAC to Convert ape to wav:

.ape is the file extension for Monkey's Audio Files. Monkey's Audio is a pseudo-free lossless audio codec, like flac.

If you don't have ffmpeg, you can yum (for Fedora) or apt-get (for Ubuntu) to install it.

yum install ffmpeg
apt-get install ffmpeg

After you installed the ffmpeg, you can do this:

ffmpeg -i CDImage.ape CDImage.wav

CDImage.ape is the APE file you want to convert.

For whatever reason, if failed to convert the APE to WAV using ffmpeg, you could use JMAC to convert it. You need to make sure the Java Runtime Environment is installed. Then, you can download the JMAC package from

Only file you need is the jmac.jar. After unzipping JMAC package, you can find the location of the jmarc.jar and use it in the following command:

java -jar /path_to_the_file/jmac.jar d CDImage.ape CDImage.wav

2. Split APE with CUE:

You need to install bchunk to split the APE files. You can install it using yum or apt-get too.

yum install bchunk
apt-get install bchunk

After you installed the bchunk, you can do manual splitting as follows:

bchunk -w CDImage.wav CDImage.cue result

CDImage.wav is your large wav file
CDImage.cue is the cue file
result is the prefix for your wav songs (which gives you result01.wav, result02.wav...)

3. Burn to Audio CD:

You can use Brasero Disc Burner to burn the wav songs to a Audio CD.


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  1. Ian Ian

    Freekin beutiful! This worked perfectly! now just need to batch convert them all to mp3

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