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  • Heemlock
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Splitting a Single FLAC File
Hello!
I have LamedropXPd for encoding FLAC to v0 (because its easy to use), but it can't split FLAC
Which is the best method to split a single FLAC into multiple FLAC tracks? (I have a cue file)

  • Zarggg
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You could try CUETools.

  • greynol
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...or you can use foobar2000.  I don't recall if CUETools can go directly from single flac to multiple mp3, but foobar2000 can.
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  • Heemlock
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Thanks!
Is there any instruction on how to configure foobar2000 properly for getting the best results?
Also does anyone know where can i get "FLAC.exe" and "LAME.exe" for it?

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Is there any instruction on how to configure foobar2000 properly for getting the best results?
What do you mean? If you’re referring to quality, you needn’t worry; foobar2000 doesn’t default to providing suboptimal results until coerced otherwise.

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Also does anyone know where can i get "FLAC.exe" and "LAME.exe" for it?
Finding compiles of LAME takes a second or two, but binaries of FLAC are available right on the official site.
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  • Heemlock
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Thanks for the help!
I finally had some time to try out foobar2000. I have downloaded the LAME 3.98.4 Bundle along with FLAC 1.2.1b from the links above and unzipped/installed them into two different folder.
I put the cuesheet into foobar and it showed the single tracks, i selected all of them and clicked on Convert: FLAC, level 8. then selected the FLAC.exe i have installed before. It did split the FLAC file to tracks.  Is this the right way to do it?
I've also tried to encode FLAC to V0 by putting the FLAC file to foobar and clicking on Convert: MP3 (LAME), V0 then selecting lame.exe. but the mp3 it made was slightly bigger in size than the one i get when i encode with LamedropXPd.
Is this means a problem?
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http://www.milosoftware.com/en/index.php?body=cdwave.php.  Shareware/nagware, works so well that I bought it.
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  • db1989
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Thanks for the help!
I finally had some time to try out foobar2000. I have downloaded the LAME 3.98.4 Bundle along with FLAC 1.2.1b from the links above and unzipped/installed them into two different folder.
I put the cuesheet into foobar and it showed the single tracks, i selected all of them and clicked on Convert: FLAC, level 8. then selected the FLAC.exe i have installed before. It did split the FLAC file to tracks.  Is this the right way to do it?
Glad it worked out! That sounds fine. Splitting compressed files does usually require re-encoding, as you have just done, because the formats don't lend themselves to 'direct' splitting.

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]I've also tried to encode FLAC to V0 by putting the FLAC file to foobar and clicking on Convert: MP3 (LAME), V0 then selecting lame.exe. but the mp3 it made was slightly bigger in size than the one i get when i encode with LamedropXPd.
Is this means a problem?
I doubt it. How much bigger? Were you using exactly identical versions of LAME and encoding settings between the two frontends?

http://www.milosoftware.com/en/index.php?body=cdwave.php.  Shareware/nagware, works so well that I bought it.
That seems to be targeted towards users who need to define split points from scratch, and thus unnecessary for those who already have this information in a usable format such as a cue-sheet.

  • Heemlock
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I doubt it. How much bigger? Were you using exactly identical versions of LAME and encoding settings between the two frontends?

13,523,584 with LamedropXPd, 13,526,119 with Foobar2000. Both are set to V0 and the version of LAME is the same. I think the issue is with the ID3v2 tag. When i encode with LamedropXPd the ID3v2 tag is missing. I think i should use foobar from now on, it seems to be more useful to me

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Yes it's reserved space for tagging data. You can right click the file - properties - tools - remove tags and compare sizes again.
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  • Heemlock
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Yes it's reserved space for tagging data. You can right click the file - properties - tools - remove tags and compare sizes again.

You are right! After i followed your instructions and removed the tags, both file was the same size so my worries are gone  thanks!