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Topic: How to listen my image+cue folders (Windows) as tracks on my audio receiver? (Read 261 times) previous topic - next topic
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How to listen my image+cue folders (Windows) as tracks on my audio receiver?

Hello,

I'm really sorry if my question has a trivial answer, but I spent hours researching and still have not found an answer.

So, I have a Windows computer with a folder hierarchy with image+cue FLAC files. The problem is that these are hundreds of multilevel folders (collected over a dozen years).

I have DENON audio receiver device.

I would like to find a way how to select and listen to specific tracks in my folder structure in my DENON receiver.

1) The first thing that I thought of was to use DLNA Server that supports cue (for selecting tracks by CUE). But I can't find it. Twonky doesn't support CUEs. The Home media server transcodes it to MP3 to listen. It makes no sense, as I want high-quality audio. Logitech media server doesn't work on my PC (and I'm not sure if it can solve the problem).

Maybe you know the DLNA media server that can select tracks by CUE in run-time, without losing the quality (staying lossless)?

2) I thought about converting all my music using CEOTools batch mode.
I have 2 problems:
2.1) I would like to keep the same directory structure replacing the original image file with corresponding tracks. Is it possible? I can't find a way how to do it. I have only options to store in some catalog converted files with reorganizing by artist, album, etc, without keeping my existing directory structure. Another option is to create a "tracks" folder in each original folder. Is there any way to preserve my directory structure replacing the original image with tracks?

2.2) If I have tracks+cue (I have some parts of folders in this format), CUETools made their encoding (tracks to tracks). But it'll take a lot of time! Can I prohibit somehow encoding tracks in batch mode (and encode only image)?

Thank you very much for your answers!


Re: How to listen my image+cue folders (Windows) as tracks on my audio receiver?

Reply #2
You could try trackfs if you wanted to avoid splitting your images to tracks, although I'd always recommend splitting to tracks as it's so much more compatible.

If you want to output the encoded files into the existing structure you can use %directoryname% in the Template field, so if you wanted to create them in a folder called tracks under the source folder you'd use '%directoryname%\tracks\' followed by how you name your cue sheet.

I don't think you can have it exclude albums that have already been split into tracks though.

Re: How to listen my image+cue folders (Windows) as tracks on my audio receiver?

Reply #3
Trt this oone: https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_upnp
Thank you, will check and get back. I hope it will act as a media server, so I can control it via "Hi-Fi cast" via my mobile device...

You could try trackfs if you wanted to avoid splitting your images to tracks, although I'd always recommend splitting to tracks as it's so much more compatible.

If you want to output the encoded files into the existing structure you can use %directoryname% in the Template field, so if you wanted to create them in a folder called tracks under the source folder you'd use '%directoryname%\tracks\' followed by how you name your cue sheet.

I don't think you can have it exclude albums that have already been split into tracks though.
I saw trackfs before but, as far as I understand, it can work only in Linux. But I have Windows and, it looks like, I can't use it :(

The problem with %directoryname% is that I'll have both images and tracks, and will double my disk space. Is there any way to automatically delete original images?

Thank you

 

Re: How to listen my image+cue folders (Windows) as tracks on my audio receiver?

Reply #4
The problem with %directoryname% is that I'll have both images and tracks, and will double my disk space. Is there any way to automatically delete original images?
I don't think the application supports that, and I'm not sure I'd be comfortable to use it across a big collection even if it did.

It supports being called via the command line so I guess you could put a basic script together to:
identify files to be split (not the ones that already tracks)
CUETools.exe /Encode
check status
del old files

This assumes you have a backup of course.

I prefer to script in bash otherwise I would have put something together.