Herr Bischoff

Splitting FLAC Files with CUE Sheets

Just now I found myself in the situation to split some old FLAC/WAV/CUE combinations I created as a backup for failing CDs, back in the day. I remember that XLD should be up to the task of splitting them into separate files but for reasons unknown it did not work. No matter, that’s what the shell is for.

On macOS, install via Homebrew:

brew install cuetools shntool flac

Run this for FLAC files:

cuebreakpoints file.cue | shnsplit -o flac file.flac

Run this for WAV files:

cuebreakpoints file.cue | shnsplit file.wav

Then import and tag with beets and you’re done.