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    I looked - i will need many weeks to rewrite this source. It is written in C++ and designed to work with Win32 API, absolutely unacceptable.
    The only acceptable way is to use pure C code (no classes!) which uses some external API for file I/O and can be compiled with DDK.
    Current version of Daemon driver is compiled with Win2000 DDK.
    Maybe i wil try to make soem interface in the future so that will make it possible at least in external module.

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    thanks VeNoM386. if you do get a chance to re-write the code, many people including myself will be very happy and thankfull you added this feature.

    - km

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    I think it might be better to create a common interface to allow custom image formats. This way it would be easy to add future formats and would allow many ppl to work on including formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andareed
    I think it might be better to create a common interface to allow custom image formats. This way it would be easy to add future formats and would allow many ppl to work on including formats.
    I "totally" agree with this. It make it much easier for ppl to work on unsupported formats. Of course, if they choose to implement an illegal format, they'll have to take the blame?

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    Such interface is already implemented in current beta. But support for images with compression is different story - it is planned later.

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    So it would be great if you could load it up in Daemon Tools and have it display just like a regular audio cd.
    Yes, APE is a very interesting format. But the question is if it is really useful to mount them as a normal audio cd.
    This would only be intersting if you want to rip single files out of the APE or to playback them.

    If this is what you want to do check out Foobar2000!
    http://www.foobar2000.org/

    It's a freeware Audio player that is able to open MP3, Ogg,... , and CUE-sheets!
    So F2k can oben your CUE-APE playback the tracks or extract some of them. Plugins for APE, Ogg, MP3... compression are avaible.

    Regards
    TKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKS
    Yes, APE is a very interesting format. But the question is if it is really useful to mount them as a normal audio cd.
    This would only be intersting if you want to rip single files out of the APE or to playback them.
    Actually I am interestead in this feature too, as I have a lot of ape files on computer and I don't like the ideea to install another player just for them. At the moment I use only winamp3 as player, with a plugin for ape files. The problem is that I cannot find a cue plugin too for it (are some available but only for winamp 2.x);

    so the files are seen in winamp just as one track, not having the posibility to choose a specific existent track from inside.

    I see that the messages are quite old, is any new progress in the development of ape files support in daemon-tools? Is one of my favorit software! Thanks!

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    This idea sounds interesting to me too. However, I don't use APE for several reasons, among which the long decoding time (which means no on-the-fly burning of APEs) ranks highest. I chose FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). It's asymmetric (longer encoding time but much shorter decoding time);

    free, open-source, did I mention fast?...

    After having read VeNoM386's words I should possibly also add that there's a FLAC C API which should make implementation easier.

    Being able to mount those files (maybe even with an EAC CUE sheet - see below) would greatly simplify converting to other codecs (e.g. MP3 for a portable MP3 player). It would also make burning easier - EAC doesn't support on-the-fly burning of FLAC files (e.g. if you want to listen to the album on your car audio - nobody would (ab)use original CDs in his car, right?).

    So, if Daemon-Tools supported EAC CUE sheets and FLAC(/APE);

    it would be very useful for High-Quality Audio Archiving freaks (like me) as well. (Yeah, I'm already using it but sshhh... )


    Example EAC CUE sheet: Apocalyptica - Reflections (cropped)

    Code:
    PERFORMER "Apocalyptica"
    TITLE "Reflections"
    FILE "01 - Prologue (Apprehension).wav" WAVE
      TRACK 01 AUDIO
        TITLE "Prologue (Apprehension)"
        PERFORMER "Apocalyptica"
        INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "02 - No Education.wav" WAVE
      TRACK 02 AUDIO
        TITLE "No Education"
        PERFORMER "Apocalyptica"
        INDEX 01 00:00:00
      TRACK 03 AUDIO
        TITLE "Faraway"
        PERFORMER "Apocalyptica"
        INDEX 00 03:16:57
    FILE "03 - Faraway.wav" WAVE
        INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "04 - Somewhere Around Nothing.wav" WAVE
      TRACK 04 AUDIO
        TITLE "Somewhere Around Nothing"
        PERFORMER "Apocalyptica"
        INDEX 01 00:00:00
    etc...
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

  9. #19

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    Hello,

    I'm fairly new here but are intreged by the cool daemon tool you made, so thanx for that anyway.
    Lately I'm finding more and more music files/cd's compressed into ape images and me no like this...
    The only (easy) way to get them on my pc as something I can listen to is by burning them on a cd useng a sort of plug-in I stumbled upon excidently..

    So my whish is to have Daemon support ape...

    (pretty please? :roll: )


    Kind regards Jeronimus

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    Not to ignore your suggestion ... did you see the link to foobar2000.org ?

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