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,

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.

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