APE tag

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An APE tag is a tag used to add metadata, such as the title, artist, or track number, to digital audio files.wikipedia
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ID3

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APE tags are more similar to Vorbis comments than ID3 tags. foobar2000 and Jack! The Knife can tag MP3 files with APEv2 tags instead of ID3 tags.
It competes with the APE tag in this arena.

Musepack

MPC.mpcMPC/Musepack/Mpeg+
The Musepack format developer, Frank Klemm, extended the original APE tag format to add a header, allowing APE tags to be at the beginning of files and allowing metadata values to be Unicode rather than simply ASCII.
MPC uses the APEv2 tag metadata container.

WavPack

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Because of its simplicity and flexibility, APEv2 was adopted by the WavPack and OptimFROG formats as their primary tag format.
Metadata support (ID3v1, APE tags)

Vorbis comment

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APE tags are more similar to Vorbis comments than ID3 tags.
APEv2 tag

MP3

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In MP3 files, the APE tag is stored at the very end of the file, with no inline declaration in the body of the file. The popular media player software, Winamp, supports reading and writing of APEv2 tags in MP3 files.
As of 2010, the most widespread are ID3v1 and ID3v2, and the more recently introduced APEv2.

Monkey's Audio

APE.apeMonkey's Audio (APE)
The APEv1 tag was designed for the Monkey's Audio format.
APE tag

Mp3tag

Some music library managers and mass taggers such as MusicBee or Mp3tag also support this feature.
Batch Tag Editing. Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MPEG-4, WMA, APEv2 tags, and Vorbis comments to multiple files at once.

Tag editor

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Tag editor
These are mainly taggers for common audio tagging formats like ID3, APE, and Vorbis comments (for example Windows Media Player and iTunes), but can also be taggers for JPEG, PDF and TIFF metadata (for example iPhoto).

OptimFROG

Because of its simplicity and flexibility, APEv2 was adopted by the WavPack and OptimFROG formats as their primary tag format.
Both OptimFROG file formats use APEv2 tags to store the metadata.

Puddletag

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Batch Tag Editing. Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MPEG-4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis comments to multiple files at once.

Tag (metadata)

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An APE tag is a tag used to add metadata, such as the title, artist, or track number, to digital audio files.

Metadata

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An APE tag is a tag used to add metadata, such as the title, artist, or track number, to digital audio files.

Digital audio

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An APE tag is a tag used to add metadata, such as the title, artist, or track number, to digital audio files.

UTF-8

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APEv2 supports Unicode using UTF-8 for values.

Unicode

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The Musepack format developer, Frank Klemm, extended the original APE tag format to add a header, allowing APE tags to be at the beginning of files and allowing metadata values to be Unicode rather than simply ASCII.

Winamp

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The popular media player software, Winamp, supports reading and writing of APEv2 tags in MP3 files.

Foobar2000

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foobar2000 and Jack! The Knife can tag MP3 files with APEv2 tags instead of ID3 tags.

MusicBee

Some music library managers and mass taggers such as MusicBee or Mp3tag also support this feature.

TagLib

It is capable of reading and editing all relevant metadata formats for audio files, including APEv2, ID3 and Vorbis comment.

TTA (codec)

TTATrue Audio.tta
The TTA lossless compressed audio format supports both ID3v1/ID3v2 information tags and APEv2.

GNOME Commander

Meta data support for Exif, IPTC, ID3, Vorbis, FLAC, APE, PDF, OLE2 and ODF tags

Kodi (software)

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Metadata tags: APEv1, APEv2, ID3 (ID3v1 and ID3v2), ID666 and Vorbis comments for audio file formats, Exif and IPTC (including GeoTagging) for image file formats

MP3Gain

It then modifies the overall volume scale factor in each MP3 frame, and writes undo information as a tag (in APEv2, or ID3v2 format) making this a reversible process.

Rapid Evolution

It supports file types MP3, MP4, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AAC and APE.