Best Methods | Convert APE to MP3 on Window 10/Mac/Online

APE is a lossless compression format, is not user-friendly for uploading and playing. You can convert it to MP3, which is a lossy compression, easy-to-use format. Media Coder converts on Windows, Human Media on Mac, and Free File Converter Online.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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APE, also known as Monkey's Audio, is a lossless compression audio format. Compared to other formats, APE gives higher compression for the cost of encoding/decoding symmetry. It refers to the fact that an APE file needs as many resources to decode and play for encoding. Moreover, it takes a larger storage space for your devices. Also, MP3 is a compressed audio format. Due to such reasons, you may want to convert APE to a universal audio format, MP3. Below is a guide on converting APE to MP3 on PC, Mac, and Online. You need to import an APE and then choose the output format in MP3 >> More Detail

How to Convert APE to MP3 on Windows 10

Here, you learn how these two tools can be used for APE to MP3 conversion. 

Tool 1. EaseUS Video Converter

With a simple and clear interface, EaseUS Video Converter is characterized by various converting functions to deal with audio and video files. Not only treating the single APE file, but this Windows converting software can also deal with dozens of APEs. Thanks to its batch converting feature, you don't need to join the files one by one. 

Before conversion, it's optional to edit the audio in terms of its bitrate, encoder, sample rate, channel, and title. 

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Now, it's your chance to have a try! No registration is required.

How to convert audio files to MP3 on Windows 10:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Converter on your computer. Next, click "Choose Files" followed by "Audio Converter" to add your target audio files.

Import audio file

Step 2. Click "Settings" > "Audio" and then choose MP3 as your output format. Moreover, you are able to select the quality according to your needs. 

Output settings

Step 3. Then go back to the main interface, and click on the "Convert All" button to start the conversion.

Start conversion

Tool 2. MediaCoder

MediaCoder is an impressive media encoding software. It supports many videos and audio formats like MP3 and APE. With this software, you can enjoy features like APE to MP3 conversion. It lets you enhance video content with different filters. Also, you can improve the compression of video/audio. It can make your content ready for online publication, broadcasting, and multimedia platforms with its enormous features.

It also lets increase or decrease video resolution and retrieve its quality. You can even fix corrupted or partially downloaded files with MediaCoder. If your media is distorted, you can normalize its standard and storage format. This Windows converter has a multi-threaded design parallel filtering multi-core power, which makes it stand out from other software.

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Let's explore how to save an APE file as MP3 via MediaCoder:

Step 1. Download, install and launch MediaCoder on PC.

Step 2. Click the "+" icon and browse your file. Then, open the APE file that needs to be converted. 

Step 3. Click "Video" > "Enable Video". Go to "Format" and click MP3 (MPEG1) in the Container tab's drop-down menu.

Step 4. Press "Start" and get your media file in MP3 format.

How to Convert APE to MP3 on Mac

When it comes to APE to MP3 conversion on Mac, MediaHuman Audio Converter is the recommended software. It supports various formats, and you can convert between these formats. It has a simple and easy-to-use interface that you don't need to learn from tutorials. If you do not have enough time to convert files one by one, upload all the files at once using the batch conversion feature. Once you use it, it saves the file settings that you can apply to different files later. 

mediahuman audio converter for ape to mp3

Here is a tutorial on converting APE to MP3 with this converter on Mac:

Step 1. Download and run MediaHuman Audio Converter. Click "Add". Browse and open the APE file. 

Step 2. If the folder with the APE file also has a CUE sheet, split the APE file into individual files. 

Step 3. Then, click the arrow button on the toolbar, and select the Output Format from the drop-down menu. You can choose the desired bitrate, sample rate, and several channels to edit the file. 

Step 4. Click "Convert" and get the file in MP3 format. Click "Locate" to find the location of your file.

How to Convert APE to MP3 Online

FreeFileConvert is an online free APE to MP3 converter. It works fast, quickly, and efficiently. Meanwhile, this online service can produce high-quality converted files while reducing their size. All it needs is three clicks to change a file's format. You can upload a file's URL or sync this tool with the Cloud and get the file converted. Also, it has the limit of file size, so you cannot upload files larger than 300MB. Let's find out the guide about APE to MP3 conversion.

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Here is a list of steps on converting APE to MP3 online:

Step 1. Open FreeFileConvert for APE to MP3 converting tool on your browser. Click "File" > "Input File". Click "Choose File".  

Step 2. Choose the output format from the drop-down menu. Select MP3 here. 

Step 3. Press "Convert" and get your MP3 file. That is all!


APE is a large file format and is hard to share, upload, and live stream. Thus, it is wise to convert an APE file to MP3 format, a universally used format. All tools mentioned above are reliable and fast. You can choose one based on your device and use frequency. For Windows users, choose EaseUS Video Converter. 

FAQs About Converting APE to MP3

Keep reading this part if you want to know more information. 

1. How do I convert APE to MP3 on Mac?

You need a reliable offline converter or any online converter. For this, download and launch the program on your device or you can open the online converter with a browser. Import the APE file. Then, click the arrow button, and select MP3 from the drop-down menu as output format. Then click Convert to let the conversion happen.

2. How do I open an APE file?

On Windows, you need to launch a Windows media player. Then, press Ctrl + O and double-click the APE file. On Mac, drag and drop the APE file into the media player. Right-click the APE file in the Finder. Then, click "File" > "Open".

3. What file format is APE?

APE is known as Monkey's format. It is a lossless compression audio file format, which can create a digital audio file that has the original sound source reproduced during playback. APEs are larger and are not commonly used. This format does not discard audio data while compressing. Also, it needs a lot of processing power on the device to play an APE file.

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