Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Splitting albums with cue files
Keywords: split cue flac mp3 linux ubuntu ape mac
In order to split a flac file of an entire album into its constituent parts:
$ sudo aptitude install cuetools shntool flac $ shnsplit -o flac -t '%a %n %t' -f *.cue *.flac
You can do something similar with other lossless formats.
To do the same with an mp3 file:
$ sudo aptitude install mp3splt $ mp3split -c *.cue *.mp3
Obviously you'll need to be a little more specific if you have more than one album in a directory.
To split ape files, you'll need to build the ape decoder:
$ sudo aptitude install nasm $ wget http://pjcj.sytes.net/mac-3.99-u4-b5.tar.bz2 $ bzcat mac-3.99-u4-b5.tar.bz2 | tar xvf - $ cd mac-3.99-u4-b5 $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local $ make $ sudo make install
The copy of the source here is a slightly patched version to explicitly cast in four places where gcc was complaining.