Split FLAC+cue

Sometimes I come across CDs that have been ripped into a single FLAC file. Players like Foobar2000 list the tracks separately from the cue file. However, unfortunately, MPD does not do this and I have to split the file.

In Linux, the process is quite simple:

  1. Install the dependencies:

    sudo pacman -S cuetools shntool
  2. Split the tracks

    cuebreakpoints sample.cue | shnsplit -o flac sample.flac
  3. Copy the tags, if any:

    cuetag sample.cue split-track*.flac
  4. If the cue is not in a separate file but included in the flac file itself, run the following command first:

    metaflac --show-tag=CUESHEET sample.flac | grep -v ^CUESHEET > sample.cue
Julio Batista Silva
Julio Batista Silva
Data Engineer

I’m a computer engineer passionate about science, technology, photography, and languages. Currently working as a Data Engineer in Germany.

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