#first install all the things:
sudo apt-get install flac ffmpeg mp3splt libav-tools shntool
Okay first lets do an MP3:
(there are other options, like bitrate, but this is just the bare bones)
avconv -i cd.ape cd.mp3
Now, split the MP3 file using the CUE file
this will produce an mp3 file for each track in the same directory
mp3splt -a -c cd.cue cd.mp3
Next example: FLAC!
convert APE to FLAC:
ffmpeg -i cd.ape cd.flac
Now, split your FLAC file. Credits for method go to the arch linux wiki:
shnsplit -f cd.cue -t “%n %t” -o flac cd.flac
one more note, you can go directly from APE -> FLAC with shnsplit because that
on ubuntu and ffmeg has the ability to convert APE, so I just show that way here.