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Author Topic: How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?  (Read 869 times)

Deozaan

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How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:44 PM »
I recently used Music Box Alpha to rip a bunch of CDs because they make it dead simple to make guaranteed accurate rips with CUETools (CUERipper).

The only problem is that they rip the entire album to a single FLAC file. But sometimes I want to listen to or play only a specific/single track and not all media players support that. For example, Plex Media Server shows the album as a single, hour-long (or more) track, which makes "shuffle play" kind of useless if you don't want to listen to an entire album at a time.

So now I'm on the lookout for something that can take my perfectly ripped FLAC files and export them as individual tracks using the metadata from the associated CUE file for proper filenames and tags, etc. Ideally the individual tracks would also be FLAC, but I'm willing to accept MP3 for convenience sake.

It would also be nice if it could download the album (cover) art based on the metadata as well, but that's not a requirement.

Thanks!
« Last Edit: August 22, 2019, 11:52 AM by Deozaan »

Shades

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Re: How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 01:46 AM »
When I was still transferring my CDs to audio files, I used CDex (v1.51 if I remember correctly, it has been quite a while). As far as I know it supports FLAC (and WAV and MP3) and it's freeware.

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Re: How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 08:30 AM »
Foobar can do this as well.

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Re: How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 06:35 PM »
Foobar can do this as well.
probably the best rec.

ill just add that if you can pay, dbpoweramp is the best.

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Re: How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 09:53 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions thus far. I'll check them out! :Thmbsup:

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Re: How to convert FLAC albums to tracks?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 03:32 AM »
something that can take my perfectly ripped FLAC files and either export them as individual tracks using the metadata from the associated CUE file for proper filenames and tags, etc.

I use XRECODE (started with XRECODE2, happily continue with XRECODE3). It is not that great when it comes to smart tagging though. A good companion is beets which has replaced Mp3tag for me.