Is there a prog that will burn .cue files.. ?

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  1. trippr macrumors member

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    I have toast 8 and no such luck with that, have also tried a search on here.

    Cheers in advance!
     
  2. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the .bin is the file you want to burn. The .cue is just metadata for the .bin file.
     
  3. trippr thread starter macrumors member

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    see what your saying, but i need to burn the .cue file.
    Its for an mp3. It will split it into tracks on the cd.

    I used to do this with nero
     
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Yes the bin is the image file the cue is merely a text file pointing at it.If you want to burn a bin/cue for use on windows I believe toast will do it.
     
  5. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    Toast should be able to mount the .bin file. I'd mount it and see if the individual files come up. If they do, it shouldn't really need the .cue file.
     
  6. trippr thread starter macrumors member

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    ok, i have no .bin files.
    Just .cue files and mp3s.

    Toast wont let me mounts .cue files.


    The .cue files works with the mp3 file.
    In nero i could mount the .cue file and it would load the .mp3 and split it into tracks.
     
  7. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    To copy a BIN/CUE file to a CD or DVD:
    1 Click the Copy tab at the top of the Toast window.
    2 Click the Formats tab in the left drawer and choose Image File.
    3 Drag the BIN or CUE file from your hard disk into the Content Area, or click Select to add either file. Regardless of whether you add the BIN or the CUE, Toast adds the other automatically.
    4 Insert a blank recordable CD or DVD.
    5 Click the red Record button and choose a recorder from the list and optional recording settings, such as “Number of Copies.” Click Record to continue.
    Toast displays a progress bar and status information as it copies your disc.


    http://www.command-tab.com/2005/04/10/dealing-with-bincue-files-on-a-mac/
     
  8. DBond macrumors newbie

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    I'm having trouble with this too.

    As the original poster stated, they've got a .cue file that coincides with a .mp3 file. There is NO .bin file.

    It's seems to be pretty common in Windows to be able to have cue files split mp3s into separate tracks, but Toast can't for some reason. I posted this same issue on Roxio's forums to no avail.

    Unfortunately, Burn doesn't do it either as far as I can tell.

    Anyone out there know how to convert a .cue + a .mp3 into a CD?

    Thanks!
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    FWIW I haven't had this work well even on Windows, so will usually just convert the (FLAC in my case, all my CD rips are to FLAC+CUE) to WAV, and then burn the CUE+WAV. This should would with MP3 as well, and would allow Burn to burn it.

    Another option is to use pcutmp3 and cut the mp3 before you burn it w/Toast.

    B
     
  10. DBond macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply balamw.

    Actually, some more searching led me to cue-splitter again. I had tried it once before, but I think that must have been before iTunes 7 and 'gapless playback' because I still found there was a noticeable 'cut' between tracks.

    I've only tried a couple 'cue's so far, but so far so good!
     
  11. skiffx macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a solution w/o having to split the mp3, then burn individual mp3s, but completely bypass this redundant process, and just burn the mp3 file using the cue? Toast 9 seems to be unable to do so...
     
  12. leloperalta macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everebody!

    After many searches in many forums i had an idea that works for me.

    Basically, it`s very simple. .cue file is the timecode from tracks and the bin file is the image from tracks wright?

    You need to create this image file from mp3. For example:

    - You had audio.cue and audio.mp3 files ok?
    Open the .cue file with notepad and copy all content or save a new file with other name.
    -Then you need to create a image file. Open toast titanium and drag the .mp3 file at audio tab. Then, click file>save as bin/cue.

    This proceed will save 3 new files: .bin, .cue and .cdt.

    You'll see that the new .cue file had only 1 track inside of them. Paste the marks that you had copy before and save again in the same folder of your mp3.

    Welldone, now you can burn your cd as Peterkro said:

    1 Click the Copy tab at the top of the Toast window.
    2 Click the Formats tab in the left drawer and choose Image File.
    3 Drag the BIN or CUE file from your hard disk into the Content Area, or click Select to add either file. Regardless of whether you add the BIN or the CUE, Toast adds the other automatically.

    I Hope I can helped everyone.

    Cheers from Brasil!
     
  13. growlgrowl macrumors newbie

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    I use Burn, any help with that?



    I hoped Burn might work similarly but of course it doesn't.

    I have a similar problem to the original poster. A .cue and a single .mp3 for the 94 tracks on the cd (it's not music). Is there anyway I can burn this onto a cd as separate tracks, without using something that means going thro each split individually.

    Grrr
     
  14. splander macrumors newbie

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    If you want to cut the .MP3 with .CUE before you burn the CD

    I found your discussions when I had a music CD in the form of ".APE + .CUE". I wanted to decode the .APE to .MP3 and cut the music by the .CUE (music CD's track info). It doesn't matter to me whether Decoding or cutting comes first to me. I found some different solutions.

    ---- SOLUTION 1 - XLD

    You can try XLD (X Lossless Decoder):
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23430/x-lossless-decoder

    XLD can do decoding and cutting in one session.

    Before you start decode+cutting, please make sure in the .CUE file, in the line 'FILE "XXXX.ape" WAVE', XXXX.ape equals your .APE filename.

    If you already have XXXX.mp3, before you start cutting:
    Make sure in the .CUE file, in the line 'FILE "XXXX.mp3" WAVE', XXXX.mp3 equals your .MP3 filename.

    You can drag your updated .CUE file onto the XLD dashboard icon, and it start automatically.

    One disadvatage:
    Because XLD is mainly a decoder. The stuff in your new .MP3's may not be exactly the same as that in your old one.
    How I found this? After I try making .APE+.CUE to .MP3 (decoding+cutting) or I try making .APE to .MP3 and then .MP3+.CUE to .MP3's (decoding first and then cutting, two sessions), the result .MP3's may have different file sizes.
    And, XLD uses LAME mp3 encoder. I guess it may change your .MP3 content if your original encoder is not the same one.

    By the way, I'm not sure my .CUE syntax is exactly right. It could be 'FILE "XXXX.mp3" MP3' in some ariticles I've seen.

    ---- ABOUT THE TOAST SOLUTION

    Please remember to edit the .CUE file into this:
    'FILE "XXXX.bin" BINARY'
    It took me a lot of time to realize this difference. The wrong syntax may make you unable to make your new CD.

    And, before you start to write the new CD, please be careful about the 2 second pause before your first track. Choosing it may cause the beginning 2 seconds of all your tracks to be cut off and become the last 2 seconds of the previous track. I think the pause before the first track should be 0 second.

    ---- THIRD SOLUTION

    The MP3 Trimmer may help those who want to cut the .MP3 with the .CUE info.
    http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/12965/mp3-trimmer

    It can read .CUE info and use it to cut the .MP3 file. If your .CUE and .MP3 are paired properly. I haven't got the time to try this software.
     
  15. Neskeens macrumors newbie

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    Great idea. And for those who have mp3s that need to be split with a cue file, there is a neat program called cue-splitter; latest version 2.6. Its donation ware.
     
  16. NiNoLoCo macrumors newbie

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    CUE-SPLITTER is what I've been looking for! THANKS NESKEEN! legend.. converted my whole house to mac but then I was missing this app for my MP3 collections i have.. (all 2hour +) mp3s

    this app cuts them nicely just like others in windows
    insert cue file
    set the destination and fire away

    thanks again
     
  17. Fortytwenty macrumors newbie

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    flac cue files

    My headache was to burn flac cue files, then I found the easiest way...

    Use XLD ( free ) to convert the flac file to WAV

    Use MAX ( free ) to split file using the .cue sheet

    it's adding the files to my iTunes as it splits them, saving me a job !!

    Do it in that order and relax !
     
  18. Shen Long macrumors newbie

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    This guy/gal has got it correct.

    Please remember that a .bin file is an image of a disk without the table of contents written. This means that the .bin file is 1 long track with no individual tracks.

    Toast will do .bin/.cue but by default it will NOT do .mp3/.cue

    you will need a little bit of trickery as described above to successfully make a CD disk with individual tracks (rather than 1 long track).

    Thanks for teaching me the way :)

    Really appreciate it :)
     

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