Saturday, 13 September 2008

Tip of the Day: Split FLAC or WAV Files Using a CUE File

In order to split a FLAC or WAV file when you have a CUE file available, you will first need to install the packages cuetools and shntool:

sudo apt-get install cuetools shntool

These two packages contain the tools cuebreakpoints and shnsplit, which can be used as follows:

To split a FLAC file:

cuebreakpoints audio_disc.cue | shnsplit audio_disc.flac

And, for a WAV file:

cuebreakpoints audio_disc.cue | shnsplit audio_disc.wav

You can also edit the CUE file with a text editor in order to modify length times, or for concatenating two or more tracks.

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Anonymous said...

You may refer to this step by step guide to convert CUE associated FLAC into separate audio tracks at http://www.idealshare.net/audio-converter/cue-splitter-for-mac-windows.html,

it also applies to split MP3, APE, OGG, WAV, WV, TAK, TTA, WMA, DTS, MPC, AAC, AIFF and more CUE based audio files on Windows or Mac.

Anonymous said...

To split a whole album in FLAC, MP3, WAV, etc formats with CUE or chapter, i recommend you a full guide at: http://www.faasoft.com/articles/cue-splitter-on-mac-and-windows.html

It easy and helpful.