APE (Monkey’s Audio) is a lossless audio file format released in 2000 by Matthew T. Ashland. Because it’s a lossless sound format, it doesn’t lose data during compression, unlike other standard formats like AAC, MP3, and Vorbis. However, Monkey’s Audio is available on PC only. To play APE on Mac OS X and Linux, you’ll need a third-party plugin like JRiver Media Center.
HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), is a modern video compression standard developed as the successor to the standard H.264 (Advanced Video Coding). In comparison to H.264, this format offers up to 50% better data compression while providing improved video quality at a similar bitrate. Today, HEVC is used by over 40% of video developers, only second to AVC.