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Can Foobar read a list of cue sheets?
ech3
post Sep 19 2012, 03:18
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I'm starting a huge flac to mp3 conversion of thousands of albums.

I'd like to be able to feed FB2K a huge list of cue sheets, each with a fully qualified path name.

Can it do something like that? Or some other way of adding batches of hundreds of cue sheets at a time?
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shakey_snake
post Sep 19 2012, 04:24
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File -> Add folder... ?

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post Sep 19 2012, 23:27
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But doesn't this load everything (mp3, flac, etc)? I only want to load .cue files.
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post Sep 19 2012, 23:59
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why don't you just search in the file manager of your choice for *.cue and then drag'n'drop them into foobar?
too simple?
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post Sep 20 2012, 00:34
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Well, yeah. But...

It's very easy to generate a file of cue sheets by doing: dir /s /b *.cue >filelist.txt

I've already done this and edited out a bunch of albums I don't want to convert.

If I could feed this file to Foobar it would make this a lot easier.
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post Sep 21 2012, 18:32
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You could also use File -> Preferences -> Media Library to restrict to, or exclude the file types.
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post Sep 21 2012, 20:00
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Short answer: Create a playlist file containing all cue sheets and load it into foobar2000, for example using drag and drop.

Long answer:
Create a text file with one line per cue sheet. Each line should contain the path to a cue sheet. The path can be absolute or relative to the directory where you store the file. Perhaps that is exactly what you already have.

Give the file the extension ".m3u" or ".m3u8" if the file is UTF-8 encoded. Now you have a playlist file in M3U format containing cue sheets. Each cue sheet can contain multiple tracks. Foobar2000 can reference individual tracks inside the cue sheet. However the M3U format does not support this feature of foobar2000. So when foobar2000 encounters a cue sheet in an M3U playlist, it just loads all of the tracks.


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post Sep 22 2012, 13:33
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Foosion, I *swear* I tried exactly what you described but I couldn't get it to work. When I loaded the .m3u file, I just got a blank playlist.

Tried again and now it works. <shrug>

Thanks!
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