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post #1 of 8
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 8

1. no

2. no

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

post #3 of 8

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 8

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 8

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 8

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 8
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 8
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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

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