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Help splitting FLAC files.
« on: February 01, 2008, 01:24:10 PM »
Hi, I have a number of albums (audio files) in FLAC format that came as a single file with a CUE sheet.  I've been unable to split them into individual tracks.  I've tried MAX (not good for already encoded stuff) and XLC, but no luck.  With XLC, sometimes it works when I try to decode from the RAW Bin Cue, but more often I get a list of "decoded" tracks that are only a couple of kilobites in size and when I open them I get screeching static for a couple of seconds, but no music.  Ouch.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can do this?  Are there programs that allow for splitting these into tracks as long as the cue sheet is included?  Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008, 02:34:26 PM »
Thanks, Harley.  I checked some of these links and they seem to be geared towards Windows platforms.  Do you know of one that is particularly Mac-friendly?  Cheers!

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 02:37:14 PM »
ooh  let me think....brb

look for:

FLAC Ripper 3.5.3

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 02:43:32 PM »
I think Toast might be able to handle that...

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 02:45:28 PM »
Cool Geekman, was just wondering about that

I have never used my iMAC for ripping anything, so I was just googling.

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008, 03:05:15 PM »
Hi Geekman and Harley
I usually can just load all the files into Toast and burn them, but with these mono files, I just get one continuous gapless album, w/o track information or separation.  The cue files are rejected by Toast as an unrecognizable format (unless you are referring to an operation I don't know about). 

What I do normally is to open the burn audio disc option and load the entire folder into the Toast window.  Then the individual FLAC files separate from the folder and the rest come up rejected.  Not a problem w/individual files, but with these large single files, I just get one audio file that is 50 minutes long.

BTW, I'm running Toast 8.0.  Thanks again for your help!

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 03:00:40 AM »
What if you specifically open the .cue file in Toast?

I can only think of one time, long ago, that I've run into that situation (on OiNK) so my help may not be the most useful...

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008, 04:33:45 AM »
Hey, Geekman, you may be on to something.  Toast has a utility called CD Spin Doctor that appears to allow for splitting of tracks of a large audio file.  I'm going to mess around with it on a file I've been saving and see what I can manage.  Thanks again to both of you for your help.

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2008, 04:35:54 AM »
No problem, glad to be of service. Let us know if it works.

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 09:08:05 AM »
I have encountered this same problem , downloading FLAC files on bittorrent one file for a whole album no good.
here is my tedious and painstaking fix

All my music goes into itunes so first I convert the FLAC into AIFF

Then if its one big file for an album open it with Quicktime and stretch the quicktime window right across the scree to give your self heaps of space to work.

Then from the start of the track find the end of the first song and move one of the markers to that point,
then copy (apple C) open a new quicktime player and paste (Apple V) then save the newly created file as the track name.
repeat this for the whole album and you end up with all the track in seperate files.


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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 02:11:22 AM »
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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 02:32:32 AM »
Any significance in there being 2 years to the day between posts in this thread?   


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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2011, 01:38:26 PM »
I personally avoid FLAC files like The Black Plague. Have found just as good audio quality in a high bitrate mp3. 

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Re: Help splitting FLAC files.
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2012, 07:09:19 PM »
Just use dBpoweramp FFS, do I have to do everything round here? ;D

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