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Topic: What is the “Subsong Index” field there for? (Read 336 times) previous topic - next topic
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What is the “Subsong Index” field there for?

So whenever a track’s location is being displayed, there’s a field there that says “subsong index”. But the only time it’s not zero is when the track selected is one with an embedded cue sheet or a normal cue sheet dragged into the program. Does it say anything for tracks which actually have index points (specified on their cue sheets) or is it just for image files?

Re: What is the “Subsong Index” field there for?

Reply #1
Any arbitrary format can use it to delineate multiple tracks in a single file or path. For instance, several console emulated formats use it.

Re: What is the “Subsong Index” field there for?

Reply #2
Any arbitrary format can use it to delineate multiple tracks in a single file or path. For instance, several console emulated formats use it.
If so, is it possible to somehow indicate what those points are within one track of a split CD rip rather than just an image file as EAC is capable of doing? Would it mean setting index markers in the track itself somehow?

Re: What is the “Subsong Index” field there for?

Reply #3
No. It's set by the file input components. They read the index markers from the file, and indicate sub song indexes in the track items they report when first adding the file to a playlist. They still need to access this file every time one of the songs is opened, to determine how to play that index.

Re: What is the “Subsong Index” field there for?

Reply #4
No. It's set by the file input components. They read the index markers from the file, and indicate sub song indexes in the track items they report when first adding the file to a playlist. They still need to access this file every time one of the songs is opened, to determine how to play that index.

Would this ever work for regular split track files that may contain more than one different audio recording in them?

 

Re: What is the “Subsong Index” field there for?

Reply #5
Not without something to detect how they're split, in the input handler for the format. And it would need to know where that split is, every time the file is opened. And it would also need to know where the split ends.

 
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