CUETools v2.1.5

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Apr 2013
  • 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 powerfull 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.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: DotNET Framework 2.0, MSVCR90.DLL, MSVCP90.DLL
Stealth: ? No. Writes some files to AppData
License: Freeware
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
What's new? See:

12 comments on CUETools  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Marc 2011-12-14 07:25

CueTools can be set to save settings to its app folder rather than %appdata% according to a post by the author (Gregory Churdov) in HA forums. I haven't managed to find that post again, but you can test it as I have ;)
Instructions: Delete user_profiles_enabled in the app folder, then launch Cuetools.exe. Now settings are stored in the app folder for CueTools and CueRipper.


freakazoid 2011-12-14 20:42

Confirmed! Thanks Marc!


Marc 2011-12-14 20:48

No Problem! ;)


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++


freakazoid 2011-12-15 19:00

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


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.


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...


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!


Checker 2014-11-11 01:13

@ billon: Thanks ... and updated ;)


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\


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.


billon 2017-03-31 03:07

There is latest experimental/dev build 2.1.6 from Dec 09 2014.


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