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.
MKA is a free Matroska Multimedia Container format that can store multiple audio, video, image, and subtitle tracks. It’s used to save typical multimedia content such as TV shows and movies and comes with a .mkv for video files. When used on audio files, it features a .mka filename extension, .mks for subtitles, and .mk3d for stereoscopic video files.