I found a bunch of websites linking to a plugin for xmms, which is what I want, but all links are dead Can I still get the plugin somewhere or do I have to do something else?
EDIT: the xmms-mac plugin is in AUR http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?d … s=1&ID=747
The other PKGBUILD (mac) is a dependency.
APE is bad bad bad bad! Flac is a lot better and more widely supported.
Here is a bash script to convert all apes in a folder to flac. Because they're both lossless formats there will be NO loss in quality.
#!/bin/bash for file in *ape do nice --adjustment=5 mac "$file" "$file.wav" -d done rename 's/ape.wav/wav/' * for file in *wav do nice --adjustment=5 flac "$file" done mv *.wav *.ape ~/.Trash
Save the above as ape2flac.sh .
Drag this in a folder containg ape files (remember you need flac and mac from aur installed) open a terminal cd to the directory containg the ape2flac script and run ./ape2flac.sh and it will then decompress the apes to wav, then flac will encode them to flac then the script moves all ape and wav files to ~/.Trash.