Audio CUE Files?

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  1. Marble macrumors 6502a

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    I've just downloaded one mondo 80 minute MP3 of really kickass music. The website that is giving the music away includes a "CUE" file that will allow certain Windows CD-burning softwares (Cdrwin, Feurio, and Fireburner apparently) to properly separate the track into its proper track numbers and names. I've tried looking for an equivalent in Toast, but though is has something called "cue/bin files" as a format option, that doesn't seem to be what I'm looking for.

    The website also mentions that a plugin called MP3CUE works with Winamp to automatically detect separations in the mondo file.

    Is there any way that I, as a Mac user without access to a PC, can burn or listen to this audio file with its proper separated track information?
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

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  3. Marble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cuesplitter works great, unfortunately it defeats the purpose of using CUE sheets and a single mp3 file. It splits the file into separate tracks but leaves a noticeable gap between tracks, this is a limitation in MP3s and AACs. I've heard it's possible to set a parameter in LAME to create gapless MP3s but I don't encode CDs very often. I've found the only way to burn these files is to export the mp3 to AIFF, then using CD Spin Doctor 2 to separate the tracks according to the time markers in the CUE sheet.

    FireStarter FX and MissingMediaBurner were unable to burn these files, I've tried 3 different MP3/CUE files on them. The strange thing is that even if I get an audio CD and use those apps to make BIN/CUE files, they are unable to burn them? Am I missing something here?
     

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