This article describes how to split audio files using CUE metadata.
To split audio files you need. To split CD images in ISO or raw format you need .
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:, , or .
To tag audio files you need extra tools, such as, , or . Alternatively, can be used for more advanced tagging needs, including importing from the MusicBrainz database for example.
To split an audio file accompanied by a CUE sheet into tracks in .wav format, use the shnsplit command:
$ shnsplit -f file.cue file.wav
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 (
%p for performer,
%a for album,
%t for title, and
%n for track number):
$ shnsplit -f file.cue -t "%n %t" file.wav
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.flac
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.flac
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
This process can be applied to any other encoder, such as
-) as the source and
%f as the destination. See the encoder's man page for details.
You will needto 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.
- This is a script that splits and converts files to tagged FLAC: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75774.
- You may also use AUR or AUR, 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, or may be used to directly split mp3 files either manually or automatically with a provided cuesheet. Batch mode processing is also available.