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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi guys, I have a ton of albums and music that consists of one .flac or .ape file accompanied by the corresponding .cue file. (More than 50 GB actually tongue_smile.gif.) Now I want to split these files into separate tracks with a cue splitter because I want to be able to use them for portable use. Many people advertise medieval cue splitter but I have heard some less than positive things about this program. I have no idea if they are founded or not. I also have just started using Foobar2000 and have heard that you can split cue files through there. Basically, what I want to ask is:

 

1. Do I risk deteriorating the quality of my lossless files by splitting them?

 

2. Is Medieval Cue Splitter truly less reliable than other splitting methods? I hear this is the most user friendly (i.e. best for the technically impaired) program to use.

 

3. If it is possible to split through Foobar2000, how would I go about this process? I think this would be the most convenient method since I use Foobar all the time.

 

Thank you all for your input.

post #2 of 12

1. no

2. no

3. no idea :-)  i use medieval all the time and it's a great tool

post #3 of 12

Just open the cue file in foobar, select all tracks, right-click and choose convert -> "..."

There you can select your options. If you choose a lossless format and disable all the DSP the output should be bit identical to the original (you can use the binary comparator to make sure). You'll need the command line encoder for the format you use, which you can usually find by googling. I just use flac.

 

Foobar uses the "include pretrack gap in the end of the previous track" method for splitting (and playback).

post #4 of 12

I use XRecode II for .cue splitting. It's about as easy as you can get. Open the .cue sheet, tell it what format you want the tracks in (FLAC, APE, Wavepack, etc), and what compression level, and go. It includes multi-core support so it's very fast. It's also brilliant at lossless format conversion, and is not detrimental to the sound in any way.

post #5 of 12

I don't think Medival is a great tool.
 

Known bug: MPC engine can cause a bit of jitter at the beginning/end of tracks.

 

 

I think the best way to split is:

1. decompress to wav

2. EAC - Tools - Split WAV By CUE Sheet - With Gaps

post #6 of 12

According to HydrogenAudio Medieval generates errors, better use Foobar or CueTools

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=57563&st=0&p=683198&#entry683198

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your replies. They have helped me immensely. I've managed to get foobar to work for me and I'll stick with that unless I run into some problems.

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Roseval View Post

According to HydrogenAudio Medieval generates errors, better use Foobar or CueTools

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=57563&st=0&p=683198&#entry683198



ok didn't know that. will use foobar from now on .

thanks

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Broken Arrow View Post


 

ok didn't know that. will use foobar from now on .

thanks

you are bound to run into problems if you use japanese/russian/arabic/ what exotic alphabet you want. It happens sometime open that foobar cannot open the cue file because it is in another languace that cannot be read by your sistem languace. For example, i am using ENG for system. But i take, say Mad Heads albums. they are an ukraine rockabilly band that is recorded in more than audiophile quality. foobar can open almost all albums, but on one album, it just does't read the cue file because of songs name encoding.

 

i used xerecode 2, but if i tried to convert the same album, it destroyed the names with symbols. Still i am in search of perfect splitter. Medieval cue adds jitter. Happened to me in a LOT of songs.

post #10 of 12

You can use open any language for non-Unicode cue files, just use correct system locale (Win 7): Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Administrative

But since almost everything is Unicode nowadays I had no issues to open any European cue files in foobar, no matter what accent letters were there.


Edited by tarnumf - 11/3/14 at 9:15pm
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by tarnumf View Post
 

You can use open any language for non-Unicode cue files, just use correct system locale (Win 7): Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Administrative

But since almost everything is Unicode nowadays I had no issues to open any European cue files in foobar, no matter what accent letters were there.

one reason or another, russian never worked for me as it should. some files worked even in russian, but some did not. never got to what was going wrong with my files.

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by skerry2006aj View Post
 

one reason or another, russian never worked for me as it should. some files worked even in russian, but some did not. never got to what was going wrong with my files.

Most likely encoding of cue file - ANSI should work, UTF and Unicode won't.

But they will look the same in Notepad.

You can try to save cue file in ANSI encoding and check if that helps.


Edited by tarnumf - 11/3/14 at 11:19pm
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