Monkey's Audio is a convenient way to compress digital music enabling you to obtain bit-for-bit copies of your favorite music.
This utility isn't like other compression methods like mp3, Ogg, or WMA, which will permanently disregard quality to save space. The result is your music will always sound perfect, just like the original. Regardless of the audio tool's lossless aspect, you still benefit from the space that is saved.
Additionally, you have the added option to decompress any of your Monkey's Audio files back to the exact original state. This ability to decompress means you will never have to recopy your CD collection to switch formats, enabling you to recreate the original music CD flawlessly.
Monkey's Audio Features:
Efficient (fast and great compression) Monkey's Audio is highly optimized and highly efficient
Perfect sound with no quality loss, meaning it sounds perfect and decompresses perfect (it's lossless!)
Media Center, Foobar, WMP, Winamp, and more support supported by most popular players and rippers
Easy - the Windows environment interface is both powerful and easy to use
Free - Monkeys Audio is completely free!
Error detection - incorporates redundant CRCs to ensure proper decompression of data (errors never go unnoticed)
Tagging support - uses its own extremely flexible APE Tags so you can easily manage and catalog your Monkeys Audio Collection
External coder support - you can use Monkey's Audio as a front-end for all of your encoding needs
Freely available source code, simple SDK, and non-restrictive licensing other developers can easily use Monkey's Audio in their programs, and there are no restrictive licensing agreements