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Cut an MP3 using a CUE file

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:56 am
by Huit-Six
Don't you just hate it when you download a nice mixtape, and you just get 1 big MP3 file which is the entire album, no separate tracks!?

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This guide will show you how to split the files in 30 seconds, the real easy way!


1 - Download mp3DirectCut (Freeware)
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/audio ... ectcut.cfm

2 - Install it
Do I really have to explain? :P

3 - Launch the software
Just click on the shortcut! ;)


STEP 1 - Loading the MP3 file

This is what you should get:
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Okay, so now load the MP3 file:
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And select the MP3 file you just downloaded:
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So now, you should get something like this:
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STEP 2 - Loading the CUE file

Now that the MP3 is loaded, you have to separate the MP3 into separate tracks, load the CUE file like this:
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Just like you loaded the MP3, load the CUE:
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So now, the software has loaded the CUE file over the MP3, there are separations between tracks, shown as follows:
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note: I know what you're thinking, I got mixed up between the 'VA-DJ_Premier-Re-Program-(Bootleg)-2007-C4' MP3 and the 'Wu_Tang_Clan_-_8_Diagrams-2007-MOD' CUE! :}


STEP 3 - Creating the MP3s as different tracks

All you have to do is to 'save the split' like this:
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Now a box opens and asks you how you want to save it:
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So just select the folder you want to save the splitted mp3 tracks to (default is where you loaded the original mp3 & cue from):
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Now configure how you want the file to be named using the help underneath the box (default is fine):
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Click 'OK' and it will split it automatically:
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When this is done, just go to the selected save folder, and you will have 1 MP3 file per track,like said in the NFO file!

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:57 am
by Huit-Six
Dear moderators,

thank you for putting this in the tutorials section since I have not found any tutorials explaining how to do what described above.

c ya! :)

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:08 pm
by demonwizz
eaglesfan8968344 wrote:I think that cue splitter is an easier program to use. It supports a lot more formats and it is also freeware. You can get it here http://www.shareup.com/CUE_Splitter-download-30218.html
:D thanx for cue splitter it is excellent and much much easier to work with.
but is there anything similar for files which haven't cue file ?

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:58 pm
by markEg
Yeah, I use cue splitter all the time too - although I may just try this Mp3DirectCut - looks ok

@demowizz - I just skip through my single mp3 file making a note of the start times of each track i want split, then just type my own cue file in notepad - use another cue file as a template till u get used to the layout - then just rename the txt to .cue

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:39 pm
by Crashst3r
I will download this and try it out, if i think its fine i will move it to tutorials.. Well done though..

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:50 pm
by Huit-Six
thanks!
I posted screenshots using MP3DirectCut because it's the first software I came across to do this, I guess Cue Splitter is the exact same stuff.

@ markEg thanks for the tip I didn't know that technique! :D

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:19 pm
by demonwizz
markEg wrote:Yeah, I use cue splitter all the time too - although I may just try this Mp3DirectCut - looks ok

@demowizz - I just skip through my single mp3 file making a note of the start times of each track i want split, then just type my own cue file in notepad - use another cue file as a template till u get used to the layout - then just rename the txt to .cue
thanx now i gonna test this and made my own cue file.

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:26 pm
by Crashst3r
Gonna sticky this for now, while i'm checking this out..

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:56 pm
by Crashst3r
killhha wrote:nice but shouldnt this be in the tutorials section?
As i said above, i was checking it out first before moving it to tutorials.. Seems to be straight forward and easy to use..

Well done Huit-Six