The File Extensions Database

.APE File Extension

  • Developer by: Nullsoft
  • Category: Plugin Files

What is an .APE file?

.APE is AVS Plugin Effects File

Component referenced by the Advanced Visualization Studio (AVS) plugin for Winamp; used for creating programmable visual animations based on the music played by Winamp.

Programs that open AVS Plugin Effects File
Nullsoft Winamp with the Advanced Visualization Studio plugin
File Type 2 Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
Developer by: Monkey's Audio Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

Audio file compressed using Monkey's Audio lossless compression algorithm; includes error detection and support for tags that store information about audio files; sometimes created with .CUE files to comprise an audio CD image.

NOTE: The Monkey's Audio encoder is freely available and can be incorporated into other software programs. Therefore, APE files may be created with other programs besides Monkey's Audio.

Programs that open Monkey's Audio Lossless Audio File
File Viewer Plus
Monkey's Audio
NCH WavePad
Adobe Audition CC 2019
SoftRM Ape Ripper
DT Soft DAEMON Tools
Lightning UK! ImgBurn
JRiver Media Center
Nullsoft Winamp with Monkey's Audio Plugin
Adobe Audition CC 2019
ShedWorx Smart Converter
VideoLAN VLC media player

How to solve problems with APE files

  • Associate the APE file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any APE file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.APE files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the APE file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .APE is AVS Plugin Effects File. Because only the current version supports the latest APE file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Nullsoft manufacturer website after an available .APE is AVS Plugin Effects File update.
  • To make sure that your APE file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.