CUETools - lossless audio/CUE sheet form tools

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CUETools - lossless audio/CUE sheet form tools

#1 Post by Magibon » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:09 pm

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CUETools V2.1.2

Website: http://www.cuetools.net/wiki/Main_Page
Stealth: Yes, only if you delete "user_profiles_enabled".
Dependencies: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (SP2) and Visual C++ 2008 runtime
License: Free
How to extract: Download and extract .rar file to desired location. Launch "CUETools.exe".
Size: 4.75mb (extracted)
Note: CUETools now comes with CUERipper which is a utility for extracting digital audio from CDs, an open-source alternative to EAC and supports Musicbrainz and Freedb metadata databases, AccurateRip and CTDB.
Synopsis: CUETools is a tool for lossless audio/CUE sheet format conversion. The goal is to make sure the album image is preserved accurately. Lossless disc image must be lossless not only in preserving contents of the audio tracks, but also in preserving gaps and CUE sheet contents. Many applications loose vital information upon conversion, and don't support all possible CUE sheet styles. For example, foobar2000 looses disc pre-gap information when converting an album image, and doesn't support gaps appended (noncompliant) CUE sheets.
Path: CUETools uses output path templates similar to foobar2000 title formatting syntax.
Supported Platforms: CUETools is a .NET application, written in C#. Binaries are available for 32 bit (x86) and 64 bit (x64) Windows versions. .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual C++ 2005 SP1 runtime are required. Users report they have been able to use it under linux, using Mono, but in this scenario only WAV audio is supported, as other codecs are not yet ported to C#.

Why i use it?
If you prefer FLAC and creating 1:1 backups of your audio CDs.. you'll appreciate CUETools. Do not confuse this with CueMaster, which is garbage and extremely inaccurate.. completely useless. CUETools is the standard for splicing FLAC Albums using CUE Sheet and can handle pregaps, offsets, and can verify against AccurateRip, Music Brainz, Freedb, and CTDB. The new version 2.1.2 now supports AccurateRip v2 which is even more precise.

The only drawback is the dependencies. Im not sure if this fits TPFC's standard.. but this app. is so useful.. it atleast belongs in TPFC's forum.

Change log:
14.06.2011: CUETools 2.1.2:
AccurateRip v2 support (without cross-pressing verification)
EAC CTDB plugin
CTDB now supports musicbrainz Next Generation Schema (NGS) metadata. Old musicbrainz library removed. New musicbrainz NGS metadata can now be used in filename templates, including %discname%, %label%, %releasedate%, %country%, %releasedateandlabel%, %discnumberandname%
CTDB submissions are now based on the same data that was used when verifying, so 'submit' script was removed, and data is submitted after verification, after showing confirmation dialog
CTDB verification is now much faster
Local DB: option to purge records
Local DB: now shown in the same window as folder browser
metadata editing window size is now saved in settings
CUERipper now sends CD barcode and rip quality when submitting
support for wierd CDs with two data tracks before audio

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Re: CUETools

#2 Post by Midas » Fri May 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Having just discovered that CueTools includes CueRipper, a ripper on par with Exact Audio Copy (EAC isn't portable, but has been the de facto reference for ultimate accurate audio ripping for years now) according to Hidrogen Audio (see http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php ... CD_rippers), despite its DotNET dependency (v2.0, which BTW is no longer considered an issue here at TPFC), I decided to upvote it...

CueRipper is until further notice my official audio ripper... :mrgreen:

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Re: CUETools V2.1.2

#3 Post by billon » Sat May 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Midas, what better, CueRipper or fre:ac - http://portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=570 ?

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Re: CUETools V2.1.2

#4 Post by Midas » Sun May 19, 2013 12:50 pm

billon wrote:Midas, what better, CueRipper or fre:ac - http://portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=570 ?
I really think it all depends on what you're final objectives are -- fre:AC is an excellent all around portable ripping and converting utility, lightweight, natively portable, and exempt from any framework dependencies. It has passed many reviews with flying colors, to the point of CNet staff declaring they've been using it for years at it "is the best tool of its type" they "tried for ripping, converting, and encoding MP3s with the best possible audio quality, including LAME."

OTOH, if what you want is perfect bitwise renditions of the audio on your optical media for archival purposes, then you'll have to pick one of the selected few entries in Hydrogen Audio's review (even then, YMMV) and expect to be met with somewhat of a learning curve. For this purpose, EAC has been my pick up to now, but CueRipper is the new challenger (no extensively tested yet, though).

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Re: CUETools V2.1.2

#5 Post by billon » Sun May 19, 2013 3:06 pm

Thank you Midas

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Re: CUETools

#6 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:02 am

An experimental CUETools v2.16 has been released (changelog at http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_Changelog).
http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_Changelog wrote:Dec 09 2014: CUETools 2.1.6:
[*]CUETools: Fixed issue with setting profiles
[*]CUETools: FLAC encoder optimized using new window functions by ktf
[*]CUETools: libFLAC updated to 1.3.1
[*]CUETools: fixed a bug where external decoders would not start
It's available for download at http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_Download.

@webfork: can the OP subject be amended to reflect this topic official status regarding CUETools? Thanks. :)

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Re: CUETools

#7 Post by giulia » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:49 am

Midas wrote:An experimental CUETools v2.16 has been released (changelog at http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_Changelog).
  • [url]http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_Changelog[/url] author wrote:Dec 09 2014: CUETools 2.1.6:
    [*]CUETools: Fixed issue with setting profiles
    [*]CUETools: FLAC encoder optimized using new window functions by ktf
    [*]CUETools: libFLAC updated to 1.3.1
    [*]CUETools: fixed a bug where external decoders would not start
It's available for download at http://cuetools.net/wiki/CUETools_Download.

@webfork: can the OP subject be amended to reflect this topic official status regarding CUETools? Thanks. :)
hi
there is no user_profiles_enabled in any folder
Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
Delete the file user_profiles_enabled
Launch CUETools.exe

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Re: CUETools

#8 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:00 am

giulia wrote:there is no user_profiles_enabled in any folder
Hi. I'm not the author of those instructions, sorry...
Midas wrote:@webfork: can the OP subject be amended to reflect this topic official status regarding CUETools? Thanks. :)
Pretty please...? :wink:

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Re: CUETools V2.1.2

#9 Post by giulia » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:02 pm

Magibon wrote:[img]http:// i54.tinypic.com/2hdwrop.gif[/img]

CUETools V2.1.2
hi i can't find the user_profiles_enabled

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Re: CUETools V2.1.2

#10 Post by Checker » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:15 pm

@giulia: Download and unzip v2.1.6 and you will find this file within the main folder (last entry, if you sort by name) :wink:

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Re: CUETools V2.1.2

#11 Post by giulia » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:47 am

Checker wrote:@giulia: Download and unzip v2.1.6 and you will find this file within the main folder (last entry, if you sort by name) :wink:
thanks
but it's not stable
but is at least realy stealth deleting this file ?
the last stable create this folder AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\CLR Security Config\v2.0.50727.312\64bit\ and a file inside

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Re: CUETools

#12 Post by webfork » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:17 pm

Midas wrote:
Midas wrote:... can the OP subject be amended to reflect this topic official status
  • Pretty please...? :wink:
Gotcha

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Re: CUETools - lossless audio/CUE sheet form tools

#13 Post by Midas » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:27 am

On cue of Specular's comment, I removed the following passage from CUETools database entry -- unless required, I don't think deprecating references to other programs need to be in any entry's description. But, if only for historical reasons, I still thinks this needs to be mentioned somewhere:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2085 wrote:"For example, foobar2000 loses disc pre-gap information when converting an album image, and doesn't support gaps in appended (noncompliant) CUE sheets."

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Re: yap and exact audio copy

#14 Post by giulia » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:35 am

[Mod note: to avoid topic hijack, the present and next four posts were moved here from the Exact Audio Copy forum thread at viewtopic.php?t=7168]
TP109 wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:40 am
There is a yaP configuration file for EAC on the yaP examples page. If it's not working correctly because of changes to yaP or EAC, it might need to be revised slightly.

The direct link for the EAC yaP ini file is:
Example EAC Configuration file
hi
I will test it
is there even a config for CUETools
thanks and happy new year!!!

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Re: Exact Audio Copy

#15 Post by TP109 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:34 pm

giulia wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:35 am
is there even a config for CUETools
There isn't an example config file for CueTools on the yaP site. However, CueTools is listed in the TPFC database, and according to the entry, it writes some files to AppData. Although I've never used CueTools, I do have it installed and took a quick look in AppData and saw there is a "Cue Tools" folder listed (Note the space in 'Cue Tools"). If that is the only folder it writes to, then configuring a yaP launcher is as simple as:

1. Extract yaP.zip to folder of choice (e.g., CueTools_yaP)
2. Move or copy extracted contents of CueTools to the App folder in CueTools_yaP
3. Rename yaP.exe and yaP.ini files (e.g., CueTools_yaP.exe and CueTools_yaP.ini for the 32-bit version of yaP)
4. Open CueTools_yaP.ini and insert or revise the below lines and save
5. Launch CueTools_yaP.exe

[GENERAL]

Code: Select all

application = App\CueTools.exe
[BEFORE]

Code: Select all

dir = %Appdata%\Cue Tools
CueTools' settings will be saved to the "Settings" subdirectory in CueTools_yaP. Any previous files in AppData\Cue Tools will be preserved.
Last edited by TP109 on Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

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