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After splitting to individual FLAC files should I keep the original FLAC/CUE

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I've looked at this thread already and I guess my question is pretty similar so I'm just clarifying a few things.
The original file came as 1 FLAC, 1 CUE (and 1 log if it matters). I used cuetools to split this into the individual FLACs and then deleted the CUE (new one) and other files that it created after splitting. Hopefully that wasn't a mistake. Anyway, do I need to keep the original FLAC? I'd like the option to recombine the individual files in the future if need be and from what I've gathered from that thread I think I can safely get rid of the original FLAC while keeping the CUE and I should be fine?

Re: After splitting to individual FLAC files should I keep the original FLAC/CUE

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You can concatenate the split files any time later and recreate the disc image. No, you don't need the original. I recommend keeping the original CUE file, so that you know how long the gap before track 1 was, to successfully verify the disc with AccurateRip. I prefer not to keep the (HTOA) file, which contains the pregap, if it is silent, because it looks strange in track listing. In Settings on the first page I select, Gaps handling > Gaps Appended, to not create a HTOA.

You don't even need to use CUETools to concatenate the audio files, and could choose another tool like Foobar.

Re: After splitting to individual FLAC files should I keep the original FLAC/CUE

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Thanks! Getting rid of the original FLAC should save me a good bit of space.

Re: After splitting to individual FLAC files should I keep the original FLAC/CUE

Reply #3
The original .cue does not cost too much space.

Assuming you use CUETools for splitting, I have settings as follow:
* The AccurateRip tab: check the boxes under "Encode and Verify". Then it will tag the new files with AccurateRip ID, and that is enough for CUETools to recognize and retro-verify them.
* The Advanced tab: under Tagging, I have Write CTDB tags on Encode as True, and also the Write CDTOC tag.

Maybe it is just me, but I ripped the larger part of my collection by dBpoweramp, which use AccurateRip identification tags and CDTOC. I used EAC and rip as one for a few that had Hidden Track One Audio, back when I didn't know precisely how to deal with that. Turns out that dBpoweramp did that well enough for me too, but I was a bit careful back in the day.
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