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.
MPEG-2 is a digital video coding format introduced in 1995 and later revised in 2013. It uses lossy video and audio data compressions and is very popular among video hardware, thanks to its low computational complexity. It is also widely used in cable and satellite broadcasting as well as writing DVDs.
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