#72 CUE Sheet INDEX integration into FLAC tags

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Josh Coalson
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2007-04-25
2007-04-24
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Since FLAC is commonly used for backing-up CD collections, many users of the codec often use CUE Sheets when ripping audio to an archive. A typical CUE Sheet looks like the following:

TITLE "Live in Berlin, 1998"
PERFORMER "Faithless"
FILE "faithless - live in berlin.flac" FLAC
TRACK 01 AUDIO
TITLE "Reverence"
PERFORMER "Faithless"
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
TITLE "She's My Baby"
PERFORMER "Faithless"
INDEX 01 06:42:00
and so on...

The CUE Sheet's TITLE, TRACK, and PERFORMER should be the same as the FLAC "album" or "title," "track" and "artist" tags. The FILE will obviously be the file which contains the tag. The only thing left unaccountable is the INDEX, which is the position of the track on a complete album and the gaps or other things which has been used on a number of albums to do some pretty interesting things. By integrating this into the tag and modifying some of the features which rip and burn CDs, it should be possible to burn exact copies of archived albums with the FLAC files alone without the need of additional files such as CUE Sheets.

See also: INDEX 00 Oddities
http://desolationvalley.com/wj/oddcd/index0track.shtml

Discussion

  • Josh Coalson
    Josh Coalson
    2007-04-25

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  • Josh Coalson
    Josh Coalson
    2007-04-25

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    FLAC cuesheet metadata already supports index points including INDEX 00.