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Lossless Audio Compression => FLAC => Topic started by: yulva on 2012-06-17 10:41:15

Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: yulva on 2012-06-17 10:41:15
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
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: skamp on 2012-06-17 10:43:08
Losslessly re-encoding audio won't hurt sound quality one bit, in the end you'll get the exact same data.
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: db1989 on 2012-06-17 10:47:10
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.
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: yulva on 2012-06-17 12:06:47
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?
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: Engelsstaub on 2012-06-17 12:26:56
...So if I was to re-encode, what is the best software to do so?..


CUETools (http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools#Download) on PC. XLD (http://tmkk.pv.land.to/xld/index_e.html) on Macintosh.
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: db1989 on 2012-06-17 12:31:11
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!
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: yulva on 2012-06-17 12:38:26
OK, many thanks for your help!!
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: greynol on 2012-06-17 16:27:07
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.
Title: What is the best CUE splitter software that won't reencode?
Post by: extrabigmehdi on 2012-06-17 17:52:15
I  find xrecode more convenient than cuetools, especially if you have lot of album to split.
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