Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Splitting large .flac files

Suppose you have a large .flac file and a .cue one (which provides the correct and complete ripping information). The large .flac stands for the whole CD. How to split it into the tracks that should make it up?

0. First off: if there is no .cue file, no splitting is possible!

This being said, we can move on:

1. Install these tools:
sudo aptitude install cuetools shntool
2. Split the file:
cuebreakpoints large_file.cue | shnsplit -o flac large_file.flac
3. Tag the tracks (according to the ripping information present in the .cue file):
cuetag large_file.cue split-track*.flac
This should be it.


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