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How do I use CUETools to split FLAC?
php111
post Sep 21 2013, 18:25
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I honestly tried to keep searching Google for a short easy direct answers to use CUETools to split tracks using the CUE file, but I wasn't understanding how. I am that frustrated to figure this out so I gave up on searching and instead I am posting. How do I split a CUE file into tracks using CUETools?

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post Sep 21 2013, 22:48
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You tried searching threads here?

I assume your input is image+cue. Output is flac tracks.

Input: Folder Browser (select the CUE file, not folder for best first-time results)
Output: your choice Browse, Manual or Template (I'm not going to guess what you want to do)
Action: Encode (Script: default)
Mode: Tracks
Audio Output: Lossless; flac; libflac (I'd start with libflac as it is the most common)
Go

If any popup windows appear, make selections as needed.

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post Sep 21 2013, 22:52
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Thank you so much! Would it be best to leave the Template on default?
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post Sep 21 2013, 23:10
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To be honest I don't remember which of the four default templates shows in the window.

[%directoryname%\]%filename%-new[%unique%].cue
will put the files in the same folder as the input. Be aware that files in use cannot be overwritten and will result in an error message.

[%directoryname%\]new[%unique%]\%filename%.cue
will put the files in a subfolder 'new' within the same folder as the input.

%music%\Converted\%artist%\[%year% - ]%album%[ '('disc %discnumberandname%')'][' ('%releasedateandlabel%')'][' ('%unique%')']\%artist% - %album%.cue
or
%music%\Converted\%artist%\[%year% - ]%album%[' ('%releasedateandlabel%')'][' ('%unique%')']\%artist% - %album%[ '('disc %discnumberandname%')'].cue
either of these will put files in your Windows Music folder in a subfolder 'Converted'.


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post Sep 21 2013, 23:30
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Thank you so much, korth!
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post Sep 22 2013, 08:23
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I just tried doing this now. I get the following error. How do I fix this?

Exception: unable to locate the audio files
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post Sep 22 2013, 12:36
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Did you rename the flac image and not correct the CUE file?

filename.CUE should be in same folder as the flac image filename.flac
The flac image filename.flac should match what's in the CUE file
FILE "filename.flac" WAVE

Note: CUETools can usually autocorrect for filename.wav in the CUE file.
Note2: There is a Correct filenames tool in CUETools
select CUE file
Action: Correct filenames
Mode: Locate files
that will try to find the file(s) and correct the existing CUE (when Overwrite button is highlighted) or create a new filename.flac.cue CUE file. [edit] this tool locates minor filename differences, not for completely renamed files

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post Sep 22 2013, 12:58
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I'll try that a little later. I didn't edit the FLAC image. It was the CUE file. The CUE is incorrect, first being my tracks are listed as 01 - the track name, and in the CUE sheet it's 201. Second being "track name.wav" WAVE, so, yes, I have to correct, and I did not know that before. Thank you!
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post Sep 22 2013, 15:45
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I tried exactly that to correct it and it still cannot locate the audio files. I also deleted my FLAC tracks and then tried correcting it in notepad and correcting the file names in CUETools, but CUETools still gives the error exception: cannot locate the audio files.
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post Sep 22 2013, 16:27
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For every
FILE "filename.flac" WAVE
in the CUE file there has to be an audio file with that same name in the same folder as the CUE file.
Are you sure no audio file is missing or misnamed? No strange 'special characters' in the filename?

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I didn't edit the FLAC image. It was the CUE file. The CUE is incorrect, first being my tracks are listed as 01 - the track name, and in the CUE sheet it's 201.

How else did you edit the original CUE file? Could you post it (in a textbox)?

[edit: added 'audio' to describe 'file']

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post Sep 22 2013, 16:36
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CODE
REM GENRE Soundtrack
REM DATE 2002
REM DISCID 51123707
REM COMMENT "ExactAudioCopy v0.99pb5"
PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
TITLE "View from the Vault III"
FILE "01 - China Cat Sunflower -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "China Cat Sunflower ->"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "02 - I Know You Rider -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "I Know You Rider ->"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "03 - We Can Run -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "We Can Run"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "04 - Estimated Prophet -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Estimated Prophet ->"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "05 - Terrapin Station -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Terrapin Station ->"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "06 - Jam -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "Jam ->"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "07 - Space -].wav" WAVE
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Space ->"
    PERFORMER "Grateful Dead"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00


1.) I don't know how to use textbox.

2.) I deleted out the FLAC tracks, so I only have the one single CUE file with all tracks in one.

3.) I only used notepad to edit the CUE file.
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post Sep 22 2013, 16:53
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QUOTE
1.) I don't know how to use textbox.

Sorry I meant codebox.
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2.) I deleted out the FLAC tracks, so I only have the one single CUE file with all tracks in one.

The CUE is only a text file used to provide information to a program about the audio files. The CUE contains no audio. If you deleted all the flac files and have nothing left but the CUE file, you have no audio files to process. That's why CUETools can't locate them.

Re-read this post.

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