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  • yulva
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What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Hi,
All my albums are now each in a single long FLAC file, accompanied with a CUE sheet.
I want to split the tracks up as individual FLAC files, without altering the code or reencode the data, hurting the sound quality etc.
What is the best software to do this? It would be great if there is one that isn't too difficult to understand, at least something with a frontend.
I am using Windows Vista.

Thanks for your attention.
Yulva

  • skamp
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What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Reply #1
Losslessly re-encoding audio won't hurt sound quality one bit, in the end you'll get the exact same data.
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  • db1989
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Reply #2
FLAC files use a different size of frame than CDs do, so they cannot be split without re-encoding, at least without running into other issues such as incorrect resulting lengths or corrupted destination files.

As skamp said, just re-encode. It’s the simplest way, and it’ll take a trivial amount of time.

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Reply #3
FLAC files use a different size of frame than CDs do, so they cannot be split without re-encoding, at least without running into other issues such as incorrect resulting lengths or corrupted destination files.

As skamp said, just re-encode. It’s the simplest way, and it’ll take a trivial amount of time.


Thank you for responding. So if I was to re-encode, what is the best software to do so? I heard Medieval CUE Splitter can cause ugly clicks and jitter in the beginning/end of the saved files. Is it true, and if yes then what is a better alternative?

What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
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...So if I was to re-encode, what is the best software to do so?..


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  • db1989
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So if I was to re-encode, what is the best software to do so? I heard Medieval CUE Splitter can cause ugly clicks and jitter in the beginning/end of the saved files. Is it true, and if yes then what is a better alternative?
MCS does not re-encode, hence its failure. I only omitted to mention it by name because it doesn’t need any publicity!

  • yulva
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OK, many thanks for your help!!

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Reply #7
Btw, there is nothing inherent in any music file format (compressed, uncompressed, lossy, lossless) that can cause jitter, regardless of any application.  If you don't know what jitter is, look it up.
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What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Reply #8
I  find xrecode more convenient than cuetools, especially if you have lot of album to split.