I got a music album from a friend of mine but it consists only of one .flac and one .cue file. I can play the .flac file with mocp but that's the whole album, with its complete duration on one track. How can I split this into its different tracks?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by orschiro (2010-02-04 10:14:07)
How about searching the forums for "split flac", that's what i did and it worked out great.
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This is what I did:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p … n&iId=4696
the test is mine and it works well: flac -> wav -> split -> flac again.
I did not test with a newer version of Wine, but I cannot imagine it does not work anymore.
These instructions have served me well for awhile:
Pretty much all the software involved is available in pacman or AUR.
thank you for your answers. Especially humanzoo's link was very good.
It's pretty easy. Just do the following:
1) Install shntool and cuetools from AUR
2) Go to the directory where the flac and the cue file is and run
shntool split -f *.cue -o flac *.flac
The output should be different split-track*.flac files. Note that the first one might be waste and should be deleted.
3) Then run cuetag.sh *.cue split-track*.flac to write all necessary information such as track title into the splitted tracks. That's it.
you can also convert them to mp3 (preset-extreme will give you considerable file size reduction without audible quality loss) or ogg then use mp3split. I use this simple script:
#/bin/sh! echo "split.sh <cuefile> <audiofile - mp3 or ogg>" mp3splt -a -c "$1" "$2" -o @n-@b\ -\ @a-@p-@t
That would properly tag your mp3 files with the info from the .cue file
A handy script I picked up from somewhere, possibly the Ubuntu forums:
#!/bin/sh # frontend for: cuetools, shntool, mp3splt # optional dependencies: flac, mac, wavpack SDIR=`pwd` if [ "$1" = "" ] then DIR=$SDIR else case $1 in -h | --help ) echo "Usage: cuesplit [Path]" echo " The default path is the current directory." exit ;; * ) DIR=$1 esac fi echo -e "\ Directory: $DIR ________________________________________ " cd "$DIR" TYPE=`ls -t1` case $TYPE in *.ape*) cuebreakpoints *.cue | shnsplit -a track -o flac *.ape cuetag.sh *.cue track*.flac exit ;; *.flac*) cuebreakpoints *.cue | shnsplit -a track -o flac *.flac cuetag.sh *.cue track*.flac exit ;; *.mp3*) mp3splt -no "@n @p - @t (split)" -c *.cue *.mp3 cuetag.sh *.cue *split\).mp3 exit ;; *.ogg*) mp3splt -no "@n @p - @t (split)" -c *.cue *.ogg cuetag.sh *.cue *split\).ogg exit ;; *.wv*) cuebreakpoints *.cue | shnsplit -a track -o flac *.wv cuetag.sh *.cue track*.flac exit ;; *.wav*) cuebreakpoints *.cue | shnsplit -a track -o flac *.wav cuetag.sh *.cue track*.flac exit ;; * ) echo "Error: Found no files to split!" echo " --> APE, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WV, WAV" esac exit
yes well, there are already a dozen pre-fab scripts right here on the forums:
but apparently people are more interested in reinventing the wheel / rewriting the story each time, oh well.
you can also convert them to mp3 (preset-extreme will give you considerable file size reduction without audible quality loss)
I'm not going to start an argument about this here, but the quality loss being audible or not is a subjective thing rather than a fact.
I haven't lost my mind; I have a tape back-up somewhere.
solution is gCue2tracks with GUI the link is
Dependencies cuetools ffmpeg pygtk shntool unzip -------> install these first form AUR
Here is my solution to splitting a flac file with a corresponding cue file, shntool and flac encoder.
You should have shntool and flac installed. I tested this solution only with shntool-v3.0.10 and flac-v1.2.1 therefore I can't promise that it will work with a lower versions of these programs.
The spell is:
shntool split -f $CUEFILE -o 'flac flac --output-name=%f -' -t '%n-%p-%t' $ORIGINALFLAC
$CUEFILE - path to your .cue file
-o 'flac flac --output-name=%f -' - specifies output format. It says - output to flac format using flac encoder, output file name will be specified by shntool and input will come not from the file but rather from outside, through a pipe or standard input(stdin).
-t '%n-%p-%t' - specifies a template for the names of split files which shntool will provide to codec program. To find out what do '%n', '%p' and '%t' mean look into 'man shntool'
$ORIGINALFLAC - path to your original everything-in-one .flac file
You can supply additional arguments like compression rate to the encoder by adding them analogous to --output-name parameter.
Last edited by artbz (2011-02-14 18:39:37)
I had strange chars in my path ... so i made this little script based on your one liner.
#!/bin/bash #Arg 1 is cue file #Arg 2 is orginal flac file if [ "$#" -ne 2 ]; then echo "Illegal number of parameters" echo "Sintax:" echo "cue2flacs.sh cuefile flacFile" exit 0 fi echo "copy a temp cue file ..." cp "$1" ./tmp.cue echo "copy a temp flac file ..." cp "$2" ./tmp.flac shntool split -f "./tmp.cue" -o 'flac flac --output-name=%f -' -t '%n-%p-%t' "./tmp.flac" echo "now I will delete the temp cue file ..." rm ./tmp.cue echo "now I will delete the temp flac file ..." rm ./tmp.flac echo "Do you want to delete the orignal flac ?" rm -i "$2"
Last edited by pierregermain (2014-04-03 01:47:17)
pierregermain, Glad it is working for you, and thanks for the script. But... This is a three year old thread, so I am going to go ahead a close it.
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