This is my first post here and want to say that I've really loved
gnump3d from the first moment I installed it :-).
My question is regarding the conversion and streaming of ape files.
I'll relate what I've done, and the problem I have found at the very
I've been searching the list and have found something similar done
with flac files. Here are the steps I have taken:
I have added the following line to /etc/mime.types:
I have also tried using, to no avail:
audio/mpeg mpga mpega mp2 mp3 m4a ape
I have compiled and installed mac-port from sourceforge, found at
Also there's a small tutorial about it at
After that, I have added the following lines to gnump3d.conf
downsample_high_ape = /usr/bin/mac $FILENAME - -d | /usr/bin/lame -b
128 -h --silent - -
downsample_medium_ape = /usr/bin/mac $FILENAME - -d | /usr/bin/lame
-b 96 -h --silent - -
downsample_low_ape = /usr/bin/mac $FILENAME - -d | /usr/bin/lame -b
64 -h --silent - -
Of course, downsampling enabled and working.
I have checked that the commands for converting the ape files do work
from a command line, the problem I have now is that gnump3d is not
recognizing my .ape files as audio files and, thus, not showing them
as a choice to be played.
I have been playing with the command "file" and modifying the
/etc/magic file and /usr/share/misc/file/magic.* files so that "file"
would recognize a ".ape" as an audio file (thinking gnump3d was using
it to identify audio files) and, indeed, I got it to work, but gnump3d
still was not showing my .ape files in any directory.
I know I am very, very close to getting it working, so I refuse to
give in. Any brilliant ideas? ;-)
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