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  • B-wldrd
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
I have several FLAC recordings without cue sheets. They play in VLC media player faultlessly, but I want to be able to burn them to CD to play on regular CD players. I've got EAC with AutoFLAC & have successfully burnt CD-DA's when I've got an OK cue sheet, but is it possible to generate a cue sheet from scratch that will allow me to create CD-DA's from FLAC files using the functionality built within these programs (EAC & AutoFLAC)? Do I just create a notepad/text file that looks like this (where the whole CD has been made into a single FLAC)?:

FILE "C:\Name of flac file.flac." WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO
INDEX 01 00:00:00

I'm not concerned at this point about being able to split tracks.

Thanks.
  • Last Edit: 22 July, 2011, 05:20:27 AM by B-wldrd

  • Maggi
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
Reply #1
I never tried it for myself, but http://cuemaster.org/ looks like what you need.

  • MichaelK
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
Reply #2
You need to convert them from FLAC to WAV format first. A standard CD player only recognizes WAV format. I use Audacity for that.

Then you can use ImgBurn to create the cue file and also burn the CD. Here is a link to the relevant guide page for ImgBurn: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=5555

Hope this helps.


  • Maggi
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
Reply #3
I never tried it for myself, but http://cuemaster.org/ looks like what you need.

ok, so I was curious and just tried it for myself ... it works excellent and requires only minimal user interaction
  • start cuemaster
  • file > import > Get from FreeDB
  • click on the shown freedb link and search for your album's disc ID (CDID)
  • choose proper genre and enter CDID > Get!
  • file > save as cue sheet, placing it besides your original FLAC file
  • open cue sheet in text editor and manually change FILE "artist - album.mp3" MP3 to FILE "artist - album.flac" WAV
  • save changes and use the cue sheet for playback or burn directly to CDDA using for example http://www.cdburnerxp.se


to be honest, I have no idea if this workflow will also cover the so called non-compliant cue sheets, but in my case, all tracks and index points were 100% spot on compared with the cue sheet I got when ripping that particular CD with EAC

so there you have it ...

Cheers,
Maggi

  • Maggi
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
Reply #4
You need to convert them from FLAC to WAV format first. A standard CD player only recognizes WAV format. I use Audacity for that.
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nope, not neccessary ... CDBurnerXP supports burning FLACs directly, either with or without cue sheets

and just to be picky, standard CD players do not recognize WAV format (as on data disks), but only CDDA disks and using the right application, you could also burn MP3s directly to CDDA for example


  • B-wldrd
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
Reply #5
You need to convert them from FLAC to WAV format first. A standard CD player only recognizes WAV format. I use Audacity for that.

Then you can use ImgBurn to create the cue file and also burn the CD. Here is a link to the relevant guide page for ImgBurn: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=5555

Hope this helps.



Thanks for the prompt response. I'll try this out.
  • Last Edit: 22 July, 2011, 08:25:27 AM by B-wldrd

  • B-wldrd
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How to make FLAC to CD-DA when haven't cue sheet
Reply #6
Thanks to Maggie and MichaelK for your prompt responses. I'll try out your advice tonight.
Regards,
less Bewildered.