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Filtering Cue Files

I use the browser plugin for my media library and use the the created browser playlist to listen to my music collection, Is there any way of filtering the large files out of the playlist which have cue files. E.G 68 minute file is split by the cue into original tracks but the 68 minute file still shows up.

I have tried using Cue playlist Filter but the large files still show up.

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Reply #1
Cue Playlist Filter should do exactly what you need, works perfectly fine on my end. Have you removed the "*.cue" from the files to exclude in your media library preferences?

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Reply #2
It's not the cue files I need removing it's the long timed reference mp3's

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Reply #3
On first glance, it would seem that foo_cuefilter should do exactly that--but I am not aware of whether or not its behaviour is affected by the fact that you are loading files from the media library, and/or perhaps if you have .cue files excluded by foobar2000 itself as suggested above.
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CUE Playlist Filter

Have you got a lot of lossless music? As you know, it often consists of a single audio file (flac, ape, wv, etc.) and a CUE sheet with track markup.

If you add a single cue file, it is loaded ok. But what happens if you add a whole folder (or several folders) at a time?.. Right, you get a mess of both whole albums and their single tracks in the playlist. So you typically should clean up your playlist manually.

Another situation: sometimes there are two cue sheets for single album. One refers to compressed album file (like flac) and could be embedded into container, the other one refers to uncompressed wav file that even doesn’t exist anymore. Pre-0.9 releases of foobar2000 just ignored such invalid cue sheets, but 0.9 branch does add them to playlist creating many unplayable duplicate tracks and a lot of headache.

CUE playlist filter (foo_cuefilter) is a plugin to address both of these issues. When adding a bunch of files, it searches for those ones that are referenced or reference to non-existent targets and excludes them.
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Reply #4
Cue Playlist Filter filters out the referenced mp3 files. I use facets for example and when I add an album that is ripped as an image file with a cue sheet, I only see the tracks from the cue sheet. I therefore think there is something wrong on your end. My first guess is that cue files are still excluded in your media library preferences as this is the default setting in foobar2000:



Another problem may be that your cue sheets are not referencing to the correct file. Make sure that your cue sheet is in the same folder as your file and then open the cue sheet in notepad. Make sure that the line that refers to your file has the correct filename and extension:

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FILE "thefileyouwwnateplayed.mp3" MP3


If this doesn't work and without any other additional information from your side we will be unable to assist you. But I can guarantee you that cue playlist filter is doing exactly what you want on my side.

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Reply #5
I use another method. All my image files are named xxxxx.cue.yyyy
yyyy is actual format extension (tak, flac, wv, mpc...) so I just exclude *.cue.* and image files do not enter the media library.
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Reply #6
Yes, that's a common 'hack' around the issue, but if the OP can get foo_cuefilter working, he can keep his file names tidy.

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Reply #7
I just use windows explorer and set file attribute hidden on the long .mp3 files

Also you can mux the mp3 to matroska and add the .cue as chapter file. resulting in a .mka with chapters which loads in foobar2000 perfectly.
But then again these mka files don't work everywhere.

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Reply #8
Like eevan's suggestion, those are workarounds that should be unnecessary if all is set up correctly for foo_cuefilter. Enigma776, did you check your excluded file types, as phool and I suggested?

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Reply #9
Whoops kinda forgot about this thread but yes cue files are excluded my fault totally something I forgot when changing configs after a reinstall. Seems to have sorted it now thanks.

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Reply #10
Good to know!

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Reply #11
Hello!

I have the Cue Filter plugin. The problem is that it refuses to work, when it would be most useful for me. I usually search the media library with foo quicksearch, which then creates a playlist, but foo_cuefilter fails at filtering it:

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[22:38:56] CUE Filter: 2 items to be filtered
[22:38:56] CUE Filter: playlist is locked, cannot modify its contents


Any way to work around this? I don't know why it claims it's locked...

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Reply #12
i suspect the playlist is an autoplaylist. you could check to see if foo_quicksearch can send items to a normal playlist or you can manually drag/drop the items into a new playlist.

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Reply #13
i suspect the playlist is an autoplaylist. you could check to see if foo_quicksearch can send items to a normal playlist or you can manually drag/drop the items into a new playlist.

I don't see any options for something like that.

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Reply #14
well i installed foo_quicksearch and it creates normal playlists - not autoplaylists.

BTW, you can check your playlist type by right clicking the tab (or entry in playlist manager) to see if one of the options is autoplaylist properties. if not, then it's a standard playlist.

if it's a standard playlist maybe foo_utils or foo_playlist_attributes could lock it??? (again, i'm just guessing here )


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Reply #15
well i installed foo_quicksearch and it creates normal playlists - not autoplaylists.

BTW, you can check your playlist type by right clicking the tab (or entry in playlist manager) to see if one of the options is autoplaylist properties. if not, then it's a standard playlist.

if it's a standard playlist maybe foo_utils or foo_playlist_attributes could lock it??? (again, i'm just guessing here )

I don't get it. It's already locked, right? Don't I want to unlock it for Cue Filter to work?

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Reply #16
^of course. i was just suggesting other components that *may* have the facility to lock playlists. if you used them, you might want to check their settings. there might even be others that i don't know about.

i assume you checked the right click menu of the playlist you're having problems with to make sure it's not an autoplaylist?

what happens when you create a new playlist and add a cue file using file>open... or add files...

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Reply #17
^of course. i was just suggesting other components that *may* have the facility to lock playlists. if you used them, you might want to check their settings. there might even be others that i don't know about.

i assume you checked the right click menu of the playlist you're having problems with to make sure it's not an autoplaylist?

what happens when you create a new playlist and add a cue file using file>open... or add files...

The generated playlist I get is not an autoplaylist.

If I drag&drop a .cue file to a different playlist it's filtered properly. If I drag and drop to the one created by quicksearch, then it still can't filter it.

By the way How can I set foobar to read cue files when I d&d a folder? (I couldn't test this) I think it used to do it by default a while back, but it was changed.

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Reply #18
you may want to look at file>preferences>shell integration. i think by default, it excludes cue files when adding folders.

as for your original problem, i don't what else to suggest really - other than not using foo_quicksearch.

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Reply #19
you may want to look at file>preferences>shell integration. i think by default, it excludes cue files when adding folders.

as for your original problem, i don't what else to suggest really - other than not using foo_quicksearch.

Okay. Thanks anyway.
What I'd like to know though is what's the point of this playlist locking mechanism, and why can't I tell if one's locked or change it.

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Reply #20
Is there any place where one could find the source code of foo_cuefilter.dll?

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Reply #21
Any chances for working version of Cue Playlist Filter.
Stopped working with f2k 1.5.


 
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