Well, if the tags and artwork are in the FLAC files, they should be transferred to the encoded MP3 files by either method. I’m not aware of exactly what XLD does with metadata, but it’d be logical to store it in the FLAC files as well as in the cue-sheet.
As I said earlier, it doesn’t make a difference. Your MP3 encodes will never be “perfect”—assuming you mean lossless)—as are your FLACs, because MP3 is a lossy audio format. However, there’ll be absolutely no difference in the perceptual quality of the resulting MP3 files whether they are converted from single files or an image.
2) When using a cue, you can see if your files are in the accuraterip database.
2011/5/2Added a feature to open folder as a discNow you can open folder which contains some files without cue sheet as a disc and can lookup metadata, check AccurateRip, etc. Available in the File menu.
Quote from: SmashCan on 19 July, 2011, 11:15:29 AM2) When using a cue, you can see if your files are in the accuraterip database.ummm not so right because with XLD you can open folder as a disc and check the files in the AR databasebut...if you do that, XLD will not calculate the pregap (instead of open the cue file)...but yesterday i tested a disc of mine and if i open on XLD the cue file, all the pregap are present and appended when converting but i'm not sure if all of them will be also appended if i drag the flac files directly on the dock where XLD is present...