#297 metaflac --export-cuesheet-to minor bug

metaflac (17)

metaflac --export-cuesheet-to generates a cuesheet with erroneous FILE type:
FILE "name.flac" FLAC
should be
FILE "name.flac" WAVE

Some programs (e.g., foobar2000 and Nero Burning ROM) strictly parse CUE files, and the only allowed types (as in the original Goldenhawk's documentation) are WAVE, AIFF and MP3. WAVE filetype is okay for flac-aware programs.


  • Egor

    Egor - 2007-08-31
    • priority: 5 --> 2
  • Josh Coalson

    Josh Coalson - 2007-08-31

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    I don't think this is a bug with flac, it is describing the type it actually is. otherwise, why not use AIFF for the type? flac doesn't know what the original format was.

    also the type can easily be tweaked at export time, e.g.

    metaflac --export-cuesheet-to=- file.flac | sed -e 's/ FLAC$/ WAVE/'

  • Egor

    Egor - 2007-09-03

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    Well, the filetype field is not a free form descriptor, it must be one of the predefined set. I don't want to nitpick - you've done the great job, but "file ... flac" doesn't conform to the so-called standard cuesheet syntax. Though, advanced users will fix a cuesheet easily.

  • Josh Coalson

    Josh Coalson - 2007-09-11
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • Erik

    Erik - 2015-10-04
    • status: open-accepted --> closed-out-of-date
    • Group: --> 1.3.0
  • Erik

    Erik - 2015-10-04

    Closing old out-of-date issue.


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