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"Audio format is invalid" in Cuetools.

I have a 24/96 FLAC rip that came as a single track + cue sheet. When I attempted to split the file into individual tracks using Cuetools, I got an "Audio format is invalid" error message. The FLAC file itself plays fine, so I'm wondering if the issue is related to the higher bitrate? What could be the issue here?

And a related question: If I wish to burn a 24/96 track to an audio CD (it's the only copy of the music that I now have), must I down-sample it first, or will my CD burner know what to do with that kind of FLAC file?

And a sort of related question: Is there a way to extract single tracks from a FLAC archive as opposed to splitting the entire album?

I apologize in advance if this has been previously covered here. Google didn't help me much here.

"Audio format is invalid" in Cuetools.

Reply #1
No, CUEtools only supports red book (44.1 x 16 x 2ch)

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Reply #2
Any alternatives that you would suggest?

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Reply #3
yep. use foobar2000. load the single file, remove all tag info, then inject the cuesheet (it's in Utilites context menu), remove the file from playlist and load it again. Now you see all tracks, so that you can use builtin converter to split per track to any of supported formats, you lose the CUEsheet however.

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Reply #4
Thank you, I will give that a try. My only concern is what to do about burning the track. I'm getting the feeling that 24 bit FLAC may confuse and anger some programs. Yeah, I know It's painfully obvious that I'm a noob in this department.....

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Reply #5
Oh no! "Conversion failed: Unsupported format or corrupted file"

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Reply #6
If it's needed for burning then there's no need for splitting. Just use foobar2000 and convert the flac file to another flac file useing foobar's DSPs to dosnsample to 44.1 / 16, then replace the old flac file by newly created. Use the CUEsheet then in any audio burning tool to burn the image. Splitting without downsampling might not allow burning. Btw. you can index the original flac in foobar and burn the CD directly from it (Select all songs -> Context menu -> Convert -> Write Audio CD)

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Reply #7
If it's needed for burning then there's no need for splitting. Just use foobar2000 and convert the flac file to another flac file useing foobar's DSPs to dosnsample to 44.1 / 16, then replace the old flac file by newly created. Use the CUEsheet then in any audio burning tool to burn the image. Splitting without downsampling might not allow burning. Btw. you can index the original flac in foobar and burn the CD directly from it (Select all songs -> Context menu -> Convert -> Write Audio CD)


Well the splitting here is not for burning purposes. It's simply to play certain tracks that I enjoy without having to seek through the whole file. But thank you, I will use this method when burning.

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Reply #8
Oh no! "Conversion failed: Unsupported format or corrupted file"


Foobar's decoder supports FLAC up to 32bit / 192kHz, if the loaded FLAC image doesnot even play, test the flac audio integrity first from commandline:

Code: [Select]
flac -t image.flac

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Reply #9
On playback, the file appears to have been succefully written. But I am unable type any commands in Foobar's console 

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Reply #10
windows os command line prompt not foobar2000 console.

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Reply #11
Here is what I got: FLAC__STREAM_DECODER_UNPARSEABLE_STREAM
1 files, 1 errors [1]

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Reply #12
yep. use foobar2000. load the single file, remove all tag info, then inject the cuesheet (it's in Utilites context menu), remove the file from playlist and load it again. Now you see all tracks, so that you can use builtin converter to split per track to any of supported formats, you lose the CUEsheet however.

why does he needs to inject the cuesheet? as far as i know he can just load the cuesheet and tell foobar2000 to convert to flac.

"Audio format is invalid" in Cuetools.

Reply #13
yep. use foobar2000. load the single file, remove all tag info, then inject the cuesheet (it's in Utilites context menu), remove the file from playlist and load it again. Now you see all tracks, so that you can use builtin converter to split per track to any of supported formats, you lose the CUEsheet however.

why does he needs to inject the cuesheet? as far as i know he can just load the cuesheet and tell foobar2000 to convert to flac.

sure he can 

 
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