|Mar 17, 2007, 07:24 AM||#1|
flac and flac.cue
I hope this is the appropriate place to post this question.
I recently received a flac-formatted audio music file. It came along with a separate flac.cue file and a .cue file. I'm not certain what the .cue file is, but the flac.cue file lists all the tracking cues for the main flac file. I tried using Toast 7 to burn the flac file together with the flac.cue file, but Toast recognizes only the flac file, not the flac.cue file (it asks for the associated .bin file. There is no .bin file.) If I burn only the .flac file, then I'll end up with a 60 minute CD with no tracking cues. Is there any way to incorporate the flac.cue file into the CD so that I can see the tracks listed when I insert the CD into a player?
|Apr 29, 2007, 12:27 AM||#3|
I have exactly the same problem... a single long FLAC file and a cue file, no bin. I can convert the FLAC to any other format no problem, but I need to split it up into individual tracks and can't seem to find a way to do this. Toast demands a bin to accompany any cue and I can't see to find anything else that will take the cue and do something useful.
EDIT: I found something that can do this, called X Lossless Decoder: Lossless audio decoder for Mac OS X. Seems to work perfectly.
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Last edited by apfhex; Apr 29, 2007 at 12:39 AM.
|Jan 1, 2009, 06:52 AM||#5|
split flac file using cue
I have he same problem, a large flac file with a cue file that I want to split into separate songs..
when downloading xld I just get a Unix file which the program Terminal opens just into a large text file.. I tried everything, I'm not able to install XLD.. and I did't find any other program which can split the flac file using the cue file (I could of course split the file manually, but I'm looking for a way to use the cue file)..
anybody can help ?
|Jan 1, 2009, 07:25 AM||#6|
In Firefox, download the top option, "xld-gui-20080914.tbz (GUI version)" by simply left clicking on it and then double click what is downloaded. With Safari you need to right click and select "Download linked file".
Once downloaded, make sure you check for updates manually and set it to check automatically in the preferences.
Last edited by macffooky; Jan 1, 2009 at 07:31 AM.
|Jan 23, 2010, 03:17 PM||#7|
Thank you very much for the suggestion of this software!
I did not know it and I worked with Xact (but it is necessary to edit the cue file).
I just downloades and installed the GUI VERSION of X Lossless Decoder, and it works perfectly. I opened the .cue file and the program shows immediately all the different tracks enclosed in the flac file. Then I opened the preferences and I choose to split the file into separate FLAC files (but there are other formats). Very easy.
|Dec 11, 2010, 10:58 AM||#8|
Thanks a LOT for the X Lossless Decoder tip. Ever since I switched to mac I used EAC in Parallels but after 5 years I wanted to get rid of Parallels. Unfortunately I still couldn't find a good alternative but X Lossless Decoder works great! Thanks again!
|Jan 25, 2011, 05:55 AM||#12|
|Jan 25, 2011, 06:35 AM||#13|
|Mar 8, 2011, 09:26 PM||#15|
Thanks for this... i've been using Medieval Cue Splitter on my WinXP virtual machine, it's free and works fine... didn't realise XLD did this, doh!
XLD is excellent. Odd interface, as you have to setup the output format and location form preferences before you select any files.... but is very, very fast.
I keep my music in FLAC for my home Sonos system, and convert all to mp3 VBR for laptop/ipod etc using XLD - uses both processor cores so converts 2 tracks at same time, very impressive.
|Nov 8, 2011, 01:14 AM||#17|
But thanks man. Helped me greatly. Had MAX already but that doesn't split cue / flac files that are joined together. XLD worked great! Might get rid of MAX now.
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|Jan 22, 2013, 03:10 AM||#18|
In case anyone else needs this app, here's an updated link: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/234...ssless-decoder
I came here after googling for converting flac/cue to MP3, and saw the original links, but they didn't work. Fortunately, MU has a copy.
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|Feb 1, 2014, 08:47 PM||#19|
Welcome to the thread that just won't die LOL!
So reinstalled a new version of this XLC which always worked great for me. My TB storage is as big as the moon in my MP so
I prefer big fat WAV files anyway as an audiophile.
Decided to try it again. I know it's not one Flac to split, but I always wondered why XLC could produce flawless files, but then when imported into iTunes, I lost the Album & Artist titles...? I'm sure it's Windows & Mac files not playing nice as usual.
Also this is totally baffling to me.
Why on earth is the WAV almost 75% larger after it's converted from FLAC!?
I mean I'm all for highest quality but how did this turn into such a massive bunch of files?
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I'm going to post the .info file text below with a screenshot of the window of files after XLD got ahold of it.
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> resampling and dither to 24/96 with iZotope RX Advanced > FLAC encoded (Vers. 1.21)
No silence been removed, please burn gapless to match original tracklayout.
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