Abandoning *.ape files in MM, Sticking to *.mp2, *.flac

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Abandoning *.ape files in MM, Sticking to *.mp2, *.flac

Post by RGADAWG » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:20 pm

I have recently started importing *.ape files into MM

I have never had any problem with MM no matter how much I pushed it to do things simultaneously, but started experiencing all sorts of crashes, Cannot terminate, Background processes running, cannot exit

I guess this sounds kinda silly to suspect the use of *.ape music files, but nothing else has changed.

I do have a slightly library and have been adding multiple pieces of art and long, sometimes, very long text in comment sections of *.mps

For now, I'm going to abandon *.ape files, because they act strangely anyway with trying to save the artwork

Any insight on this issue appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Abandoning *.ape files in MM, Sticking to *.mp2, *.flac

Post by Peke » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:48 pm

We haven't been able to replicate, you should open support ticket and send debug log http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=69

Also as APE is less supported format I would suggest convert to FLAC
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Re: Abandoning *.ape files in MM, Sticking to *.mp2, *.flac

Post by RGADAWG » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:52 pm

Thanks, I'll just stick to *.mp3, *.flac ..

I have 40,000 of these in library, and never any crashes etc., pushing MM to the limit, editing tags, auto-tagging, moving, copying, previewing.

I suspect that *.ape can't keep art, lyrics, etc., and moving around my tracks so suddenly causes MM to keep looking up art work, etc.

I have settings in MM to always look up missing art, missing lyrics, and save

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Re: Abandoning *.ape files in MM, Sticking to *.mp2, *.flac

Post by MMFrLife » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:07 pm

Why .mp2?
Do you broadcast on the worldwide stage?

The only real advantage of .ape over other lossless is higher compression.
...but to the downside of that, a more taxing decode.
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