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Create .CUE and CUE Sheet (Log) from FLAC file solely
I need some help. I have received some FLAC content to which the .CUE and Logs are missing. How can I create both .CUE and Cue sheet for these files (which are albums).  Does it require any testing to be run via a software (if so which please).

Also is there anything else which I need to be weary of.


All help will be appreciated.

  • sauvage78
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Create .CUE and CUE Sheet (Log) from FLAC file solely
Reply #1
You can create a dummy cue sheet with Cuetool but it will be a fake.
It will not reproduce the layout of the original CD, because you will miss gaps & pre-gap.
I will be nothing more than a playlist formated in cue sheet.
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  • roddersg
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Create .CUE and CUE Sheet (Log) from FLAC file solely
Reply #2
I need some help. I have received some FLAC content to which the .CUE and Logs are missing. How can I create both .CUE and Cue sheet for these files (which are albums).  Does it require any testing to be run via a software (if so which please).


You will need to locate and install shntool.
Then the procedure is quite simple:
1.  ls -C1 *.flac > filelist                                  // list the files in the order which you want to appear
2.  shntool cue -F filelist  > joined.cue              // create the cue file for the filelist

You can then manually add one file at the time using the FILE designator just before the track in the cue file.

3. I then join all the flac files to form the wav (or flac)
    shntool join -F filelist  // this gives a joined.wav
or shntool join -F filelist -o flac  // this gives a flac file

4. I then use metaflac to embed the cuesheet so that I don't loose it again

  • bubandno
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Create .CUE and CUE Sheet (Log) from FLAC file solely
Reply #3
I need some help. I have received some FLAC content to which the .CUE and Logs are missing. How can I create both .CUE and Cue sheet for these files (which are albums).  Does it require any testing to be run via a software (if so which please).

Also is there anything else which I need to be weary of.


All help will be appreciated.


Hi, you can use EAC, EAC find the blank between to track an d creat the CUE FILE. ..But you must convert your FLAC in wav before After you can use freeDB.org under foobar to tag correctly the file.

  • Tompei
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Re: Create .CUE and CUE Sheet (Log) from FLAC file solely
Reply #4
2.  shntool cue -F filelist  > joined.cue              // create the cue file for the filelist

"$ shntool [cue]: error: could not open input filename file: [filelist]"

Any clue ? I'm trying to create a single cue sheet based on many FLAC files.

Any solution on OSX greatly appreciated.

Best.

  • mjb2006
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Re: Create .CUE and CUE Sheet (Log) from FLAC file solely
Reply #5
You quoted step 2 ... you need to do step 1 first (making the list of *.flac files).