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Topic: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format? (Read 728 times) previous topic - next topic
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Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Hi,

I would like to verify a CD rip in the .aiff format - which currently can't be done.
 
Can I add this format support into CUETools 2.2.2 and, if so, how would I go about setting it up?
I looked through the forum and the CUETools wiki for an answer about this, but failed to find anything.

Thank you.

Re: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Reply #1
You would need to register .aiff as a lossless format then add a decoder (likely using ffmpeg).
I'm on the road today so I won't be able to test anything until tomorrow.
korth

Re: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Reply #2
You would need to register .aiff as a lossless format then add a decoder (likely using ffmpeg).
I'm on the road today so I won't be able to test anything until tomorrow.

Ok, thanks for your help.

Re: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Reply #3
You could of course use a compressed format - after all, those are better suited.
If you want to be sure that you can get your AIFF back - not only the audio, but even with any weird non-audio chunks - then the most recent WavPack release has got AIFF support.

Re: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Reply #4
Do never use wavpack, use ffmpeg.

Re: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Reply #5
I needed an encoder also for testing (I didn't have a CD rip in .aiff format to test).
ffmpeg.exe copied to CUETools folder
FLAC > AIFF > verify
AIFF > FLAC > verify
seems okay (tagging is not supported but changing Tagger setting corrupts encoding)
If your files are actually .aif instead of .aiff you'll need adjust.

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korth

Re: Is it possible to add support for .aiff format?

Reply #6
Thank you, Korth!

After following your lead, I can now process .aiff files through "Verify" in the usual way.

Much appreciated.

There is a small, connected issue that you might be able to help with:

Whilst I was playing around (following the wiki) trying to add this capability into CUETools myself, I made several experimental additions in the "Decoders" section - see the attached image.

Now I can't permanently delete them. I hit the red, delete button (as on the image) and they are removed, but they reappear after a reboot of the CUETools app.

I know I could probably edit the settings file for CUETools to remove the entries, but I wondered if this is a genuine bug and if it could be easily fixed? I did try running the CUETools app "as administrator" to see if that helped, but it didn't.