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Cue files

Hello to all.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to embed a cue file from eac into an mp3 rip of an entire album?

If so how?

Cue files

Reply #1
From :
4.5.Music CD identifier
This frame is intended for music that comes from a CD, so that the CD can be identified in databases such as the CDDB. The frame consists of a binary dump of the Table Of Contents, TOC, from the CD, which is a header of 4 bytes and then 8 bytes/track on the CD plus 8 bytes for the 'lead out' making a maximum of 804 bytes. The offset to the beginning of every track on the CD should be described with a four bytes absolute CD-frame address per track, and not with absolute time. This frame requires a present and valid "TRCK" frame, even if the CD's only got one track. There may only be one "MCDI" frame in each tag. 

<Header for 'Music CD identifier', ID: "MCDI"> 
CD TOC <binary data> 

Helium2 can add this this fields which is the toc of the cd.
I don't know if that's is enough for you.

else I would add it as a comment in id3v2. Also works great in helium2 which can add it to all your files at once.

note that MCDI is not working correctly in the recent Helium2.
in two days a new version will be out that works with MCDI.

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Reply #3
Originally posted by kennedyb4
Thank you Jansmanden.  Check this out though. It looks extremely promising.

I will play for awhile and report back on functionality.

That is a very well known program!!!
I can't use it though since I love tags.


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Reply #4
Originally posted by Jansemanden

That is a very well known program!!!


Not to this semi-newbie:D  For this limited app I would be happy to have just the v1 tag.

How does it work with VBR?

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Reply #5
Not too well, unfortunately. And it hasn't been updated for ages.

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Reply #6

You're talking about .CUE files, and thats what i want to know more about. I know what i can do with CUE files, but i want to know how i can create new CUE files using NOTEPAD.

What i need is a complete list of commands, sub-commands, sub-sub commands, parameters and possible values that i can use and what their exact meaning is.

For example, i understand that INDEX 01 mm:ss:xx is the TRACK subsubcommand that denotes the starting point of an index, but what is then INDEX 00 mm:ss:xx? And are there also INDEX 02, 03, and so on? And I understand the part about minutes and seconds, but what is the third part? (i called it xx) I would guess it's 1/100 of a second, but if i use higher values than 73 or 74 Nero rejects the CUE file and if I lower these xx values Nero accepts them.

Is there a document anywhere on the net that can explain all the ins and outs of CUE files? I want to create CUE files for my own recordings so i can burn professional CD's including track-numbering, pausing (-02, -01, 00), index-numbering (track--index), and so on while the music actually never stops (no actual puses between different tracks or indices.

Can anyone help me? My addtess is

Thanks in advance, Andreas.

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Reply #7
The best way to learn about the cue sheet structure is to generate one with EAC, then use NotePad to examine it. It will normally have just 1 index per track (Index 01). If it goes to 02, 03....then there was a hard error in that track (EAC lost synch...or something like that).


edit: I see you need deeper info...maybe do a google on cue sheet structure or the EAC site may have something
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