CUETools v2.2.3 Updated

Midas on 30 Jan 2023
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jan 2023
  • Suggested by freakazoid

CUETools helps ensure an album image is preserved accurately by managing lossless audio and CUE sheet format conversion. Since many applications don't keep track of preserving gaps and CUE sheet contents during conversion, or don't support all possible CUE sheet styles, CUETools preserves both with no loss in quality.

CUETools includes CUERipper, an extremely powerful yet easy-to-use CD ripping program, with features like lossless and lossy encoding options, EAC style logs, automatic metadata look-up and AccurateRip verification.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7, MSVCR90.DLL, MSVCP90.DLL
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete the file user_profiles_enabled
  3. Launch CUETools.exe
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac
What's new? See:

11 comments on CUETools  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Specular 2016-02-13 03:09

The included CUERipper program is utterly superb and should be mentioned in the description I strongly think since it doesn't have enough attention and currently doesn't show up in results (I'll fix that in a sec).

It has an easy to use yet poweruser-friendly interface, produces EAC logs with AccurateRip information, offers Burst/Secure/Paranoid ripping modes (with Burst correctly set by default), allows for image or track rips, verify options and moe.

And one of the main features which solidified my switch: both it and the main CUETools offer a metadata search UI that displays the extended tag info such as Publisher, Barcode, etc. The only ripper I've tried which displays and tags this.


giulia 2016-01-06 08:21

it's not stealth
the last stable version saves files inside AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CLR Security Config\v2.0.50727.312\64bit\


Checker 2014-11-11 01:13

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)


ihateyou 2013-05-18 09:40

I've create a empty file named user_profiles_disabled.
I've backup the CUE TOOLS folder in previous version
I've overwrite all file with new version
I've restired cue tools folder.

Now all ok!


ihateyou 2013-05-18 09:06

I've upgraded a 2.1.4 version to 2.1.5 by overwriting files.

I've lost my program configuration...


Midas 2013-05-17 23:01

FYI, CueTools includes CueRipper which according to Hydrogen Audio is on par with Exact Audio Copy (see

Being a DotNET app, it is native to both 32 and 64 Windows. Also, there's v2.1.5 Beta available for download at CueTools' site.


freakazoid 2011-12-15 19:00

I've update the listing to use the Visual C++ 2008 runtime libraries. Thanks Magibon!


Magibon 2011-12-15 07:53

I wrote a post about this a while back discussing how to make it stealth here:

You missed 1 dependency: Visual C++


Marc 2011-12-14 20:48

No Problem! ;)


freakazoid 2011-12-14 20:42

Confirmed! Thanks Marc!


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