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This article describes how to split audio file basing on CUE metadata.
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[[ja:CUE による分割]]
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This article describes how to split audio files using CUE metadata.
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
Probably you need this bundle:
 
  pacman -S cuetools shntool flac wavpack mac mp3info vorbis-tools
 
  
If you want to split iso/bin files, you will also need bchunk:
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To split audio files you need {{Pkg|shntool}}. To split CD images in ISO or raw format you need {{Pkg|bchunk}}.
  pacman -S bchunk
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The WAV format is supported natively for both input and output. To decode or encode files in other format you need an appropriate decoder. For example: {{Pkg|flac}}, {{pkg|mac}}, or {{Pkg|wavpack}}.
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To tag audio files you need extra tools, such as {{Pkg|cuetools}}, {{Pkg|mp3info}}, or {{Pkg|vorbis-tools}}.
  
 
==Splitting==
 
==Splitting==
To split a disc audio file accompanied by a cue sheet use the shnsplit command.
 
For example:
 
  shnsplit -f file.cue file.ape
 
  
  shnsplit -f file.cue file.wv
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To split an audio file accompanied by a CUE sheet into tracks in ''.wav'' format, use the ''shnsplit'' command:
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$ shnsplit -f file.cue file.ape
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To split ''.bin'' file with CUE sheet into tracks in ''.wav'' format:
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$ bchunk -v -w file.bin file.cue out
  
To split bin files with cue sheets use
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Format for output file names can be specified with the {{ic|-t}} option ({{ic|%n}} for track number, {{ic|%t}} for title):
  bchunk -v -w file.bin file.cue out
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$ shnsplit -f file.cue -t "%n %t" file.ape
  
All these commands produce .wav files. You probably want to compress the audio files with formats like flac or mp3.
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''shnsplit'' supports on-the-fly encoding to many lossless formats (see {{ic|shntool(1)}} for the full list). For example to encode split tracks in the FLAC format:
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$ shnsplit -f file.cue -o flac file.ape
  
shnsplits gives the possibility to convert on the fly to most lossless formats, like flac. It can be used like so:
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Encoding options, including the encoder itself, can be specified with the {{ic|-o}} parameter (see {{ic|shntool(1)}} for details):
  shnsplit -f file.cue -o flac file.ape
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$ shnsplit -f file.cue -o "flac flac -s -8 -o %f -" file.ape
If you need more control over the conversion you may change the converter parameters inline:
 
  shnsplit -f file.cue -o "flac flac -s -8 -o %f -" file.ape
 
  
The formats shnsplit supports can be view using the command
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The formats supported by ''shntool'' and default encoder options can be view with the {{ic|shntool -a}} command. If the desired format is not supported by ''shntool'', it can be specified manually. For example, to encode split tracks directly into the Ogg Vorbis format:
  shntool -a
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$ shnsplit -f file.cue -o "cust ext=ogg oggenc -b 192 -o %f -" file.ape
  
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==Tagging==
  
For other situations, like wanting to convert to lossy formats like vorbis or mp3 and when using bchunk, refer to [[Convert Any To Mp3]] for examples.
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You will need {{Pkg|cuetools}} to use ''cuetag.sh''.
  
==Tagging==
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To copy the metadata from a CUE sheet to the split files you can use:
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$ cuetag.sh file.cue *.mp3
Use
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or if you need to select only certain files:
  cuetag.sh file.cue track01.mp3 track02.mp3 track03.mp3 track04.mp3
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$ cuetag.sh file.cue track01.mp3 track02.mp3 track03.mp3 track04.mp3
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or
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''cuetag.sh'' supports id3 tags for ''.mp3'' files and vorbis tags for ''.ogg'' and ''.flac'' files.
 
  cuetag.sh file.cue *.mp3
 
 
to copy tags from CUE to MP3. cuetag.sh supports FLAC, OGG and MP3 tags. cuetag.sh is included with cuetools.
 
  
==Splitting, Converting to FLAC, and Tagging==
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==Alternatives==
* This script will convert APE+CUE files to tagged FLAC: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75774.
 
* You can also try [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=55880 split2flac] script from AUR
 
* Also you may use [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31026 flacon] - progam which extracts individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files.
 
  
==Split a single FLAC using CUE==
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* This is a script that splits and converts files to tagged FLAC: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75774.
* install {{Pkg|shntool}} {{Pkg|cuetools}}
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* You can also try the {{AUR|split2flac}} or {{AUR|split2flac-git}} script from the [[AUR]].
* <code>shntool split -f *.cue -o flac *.flac</code>
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* You may also use {{AUR|flacon}} or {{AUR|flacon-git}}, a graphical Qt program that splits, converts and tags album audio files into song audio files. It also features automatic character set detection for CUE files.
* <code>cuetag.sh *.cue split-track*.flac</code>
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* To avoid quality loss from transcoding mp3 files, {{Pkg|mp3splt-gtk}} or {{Pkg|mp3splt}} may be used to directly split mp3 files either manually or automatically with a provided cuesheet. Batch mode processing is also available.
from [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=702289#p702289]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey%27s_Audio What is APE?]
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* [[wikipedia:Monkey's Audio|What is APE?]]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cue_file What is CUE?]
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* [[wikipedia:Cue_file|What is CUE?]]
* [[Convert Any To Mp3]]
 
 
* [[Rip Audio CDs]]
 
* [[Rip Audio CDs]]

Latest revision as of 13:20, 14 February 2017

This article describes how to split audio files using CUE metadata.

Installation

To split audio files you need shntool. To split CD images in ISO or raw format you need bchunk.

The WAV format is supported natively for both input and output. To decode or encode files in other format you need an appropriate decoder. For example: flac, mac, or wavpack.

To tag audio files you need extra tools, such as cuetools, mp3info, or vorbis-tools.

Splitting

To split an audio file accompanied by a CUE sheet into tracks in .wav format, use the shnsplit command:

$ shnsplit -f file.cue file.ape

To split .bin file with CUE sheet into tracks in .wav format:

$ bchunk -v -w file.bin file.cue out

Format for output file names can be specified with the -t option (%n for track number, %t for title):

$ shnsplit -f file.cue -t "%n %t" file.ape

shnsplit supports on-the-fly encoding to many lossless formats (see shntool(1) for the full list). For example to encode split tracks in the FLAC format:

$ shnsplit -f file.cue -o flac file.ape

Encoding options, including the encoder itself, can be specified with the -o parameter (see shntool(1) for details):

$ shnsplit -f file.cue -o "flac flac -s -8 -o %f -" file.ape

The formats supported by shntool and default encoder options can be view with the shntool -a command. If the desired format is not supported by shntool, it can be specified manually. For example, to encode split tracks directly into the Ogg Vorbis format:

$ shnsplit -f file.cue -o "cust ext=ogg oggenc -b 192 -o %f -" file.ape

Tagging

You will need cuetools to use cuetag.sh.

To copy the metadata from a CUE sheet to the split files you can use:

$ cuetag.sh file.cue *.mp3

or if you need to select only certain files:

$ cuetag.sh file.cue track01.mp3 track02.mp3 track03.mp3 track04.mp3

cuetag.sh supports id3 tags for .mp3 files and vorbis tags for .ogg and .flac files.

Alternatives

  • This is a script that splits and converts files to tagged FLAC: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75774.
  • You can also try the split2flacAUR or split2flac-gitAUR script from the AUR.
  • You may also use flaconAUR or flacon-gitAUR, a graphical Qt program that splits, converts and tags album audio files into song audio files. It also features automatic character set detection for CUE files.
  • To avoid quality loss from transcoding mp3 files, mp3splt-gtk or mp3splt may be used to directly split mp3 files either manually or automatically with a provided cuesheet. Batch mode processing is also available.

References