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Old 2007-09-26, 07:44 AM
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How to split FLAC files ???

HI everyone
Was wondering if there is a [easy] way to split a FLAC file ?
What app is the best for doing this,you think ?
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Old 2007-09-26, 08:21 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

I think you might have to convert to WAV and then CD Wave cut be used to split the file.

Perhaps some one else has a better idea.
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Old 2007-09-26, 10:22 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

Make sure when you split them you do so on sector boundaries or you will get little microgaps between the tracks. I assume you are on a PC? Hopefully someone can help you out if you need more information.
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Old 2007-09-26, 10:37 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

I think audacity is the best freeware program to split tracks. I'm pretty sure that you have to convert the flac to wav first.

http://download-audacity.org/?gclid=...FQwsOAodnmTxPg
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

Once you've converted the flac to wav:

Simplest method using Audacity and xACT:

1. Open your wave, Edit->Move Cursor...->Track Start and hit command-B.
2. Locate all your track splits and mark each one by hitting command-B.
3. Go to File->Export Multiple, select WAV as the export format, Split files based on:Labels, Name files:Numbering consecutively, hit Export.

You'll now have a nice set of consecutively numbered split tracks but they are not cut on sector boundaries. Fear not.

4. Open xACT and go to its fix SBE tab.
5. Add your freshly split WAV's, making extra sure that they appear in the correct order. Ignore the MD5 options, select your output format of choice and hit the Fix button.
6. Admire your handiwork.
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Old 2007-09-26, 10:43 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

set audacity to 'snap to cdda sectors'

make sure export quality in the preferences are set correctly (most probably 16bit 44.1kHz).

there's some way to export the tracks all at once but I haven't tested/tried that yet. once you have snapping to cdda set correctly and export quality matching the original bit depth and sample rate you can (somewhat awkwardly) cut the first track from the large file, paste to a new file, save, repeat, repeat, repeat ... until you've cut the show into tracks. you can perform a len check at the end using TLH to check that you're SBE-free (which you should be if you set the snapping to cdda sectors).

edit: there you go (see heather's post above)
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

thanksto you all
I'll give it a try,but its not going to be easy
But I knew that

Thanks for your quick reply
hope I not have to come back to you

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Old 2007-09-27, 02:38 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

Actually CDWave can open FLAC files, track them and export to several formats including .WAV and FLAC.

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Old 2007-09-27, 03:50 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

can someone tell me where to find Xact , cant find it anywhere !!!
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

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can someone tell me where to find Xact , cant find it anywhere !!!
It's the second link that comes up when you Google "xACT"

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21952
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Old 2007-09-27, 11:57 AM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

You can split flac files without converting and output them as flac or wav files(always sbe free) with newer versions of cdwave editor.
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

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'snap to cdda sectors'
I've been using Cool Pro 2.0 and haven't found - lazy me(?) - such a function. Therefore in using FLAC Frontend. Totally unnecessary procedure?

Is there such a funtion as 'snap to CDDA sectors' in Cool pro 2.0?
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Old 2007-11-04, 05:42 PM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

with cep you have too load in the entire show, then select each part that you want to be a track (highlight it beginning to end, eg 0:00-3:57) then hit 'F8' and continue doing that until all the tracks are marked. trouble is, there's a small bug in cep so you have to right-click the time display and select 'samples' then right-click one of the cue marks, select 'go to cue list', highlight all the marked tracks and change the type of cue to 'track' and it will snap to cdda sectors. but if you look carefully at the numbers, some of them will be a little screwed up, a couple sectors missing. where you see this happening, copy the end of the previous track's 'end' sample # and copy it to the beginning of the next track and it will be corrected. then re-name the cues to what you want the track names to be, hit 'batch' and you can save with those names, even as FLAC if you have the FLAC filter installed. this method is not idiot-proof at all, so if you're not confident then find another prog to do it that works better. its easy to screw up and miss little bits of the show when cutting with cep if you don't know exactly what you're doing.

^sorry that's kind of confusing, post any questions here and I'll clarify!
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Old 2007-11-06, 05:24 PM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

OK.
Thanks for your reply Five. Somehow your answer concerning alignment on sector boundaries using Cool Pro 2.0 made me more convinced to use FLAC Frontend for that. The Cool Pro procedure seemed a little too complicated.

It's just so much more easier in FLAC Frontend: you just check "align on sector boundaries" option and that's that.
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Old 2007-11-06, 05:58 PM
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Re: How to split FLAC files ???

the cd authoring bug is the worst bug I know of and the way it adds cue stops is just awkward. Its still there even in Audition 1.5, and Audition 2.0 introduces other bugs but hopefully they will pull it together one of these years. Overall 99.5% perfect program as of Audacity 1.5 and 99.4% perfect as of CEP 2.1. All versions previous to 2.1 were prone to crashes on my computer, esp with long files.

What I like best about Audition/CEP is the fast fast editing and (arguably) unsurpassed design. It really is the Photoshop of audio.

but yeah, do it with FLAC Frontend And uncheck the 'add tags' button for sure, that's the only and worst bug I know of in FFE

Also the latest release (I think its 1.4) is significantly faster than the previous versions, something like 50% so its worth taking the upgrade if you haven't already. but still those fucked-up tags

I'm going to try to start cutting in Audacity, seems they've got it right except moving around a 120min show in the editor is a snail's pace compared to cep mousewheel zoom. Audacity is unfortunately not optimised for speed to the same extent that CEP/Audition are.

In fact I would go so far as to say it is the fastest editor available on any platform today. I've tried tons of them and they are all slow, slow, slow in the nav department.
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