Split Cue file with proper filenames

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disorient
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Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by disorient » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:45 am

Hello,

I have a single ALAC file with a cue sheet.
I load the cue file and after i select all the tracks thats I need to split, the output files are names as the FolderName-1.m4a, FolderName-2.m4a...
How can I change the output file name so that I display the track number and track title and artist ...

05. Memory Remains (Metallica)

Thanks for the help

DO

mattn
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by mattn » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:55 pm

You set the format for the filenames in Max's preferences (in the Output section).

disorient
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by disorient » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:38 pm

Matt,
The output file name format is set to
{trackNumber}. {trackTitle}{trackArtist}
the 2 options below it are ticked as well....

and still the file format is output to
Artist - Album -01.m4a

My only guess is that the tag field names are not the same in ALAC.

is it ?

thanks

DO

mattn
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by mattn » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:37 pm

The file name info when you are splitting from a cue file comes from the cue file, not from the sound file.

I just tried this myself and it worked perfectly: I pasted your format string right into Max and converted from an ALAC/CUE pair and it worked exactly right.

Are you sure you're doing this right - are you handing Max the *cue* file? You must not hand it the ALAC file; it will never see the cue file if you do that.

disorient
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by disorient » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:05 pm

Mattn,

This is getting to the point of frustration for me.
I have no idea why i am not able to split a FLAC file from its Cue file.

I have gone to File - open - *.cue - Encode button .... and the result is the same
I get the "artist" - "album" - 1.flac as the split file names

The output has been set to
{discNumber}.{trackNumber}. {trackTitle} ({albumArtist})

Can actually MAX split a Flac file into multiple files with its proper tag names ?????

PLEASE HELP.

Thanks

DO

mattn
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by mattn » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:02 am

Here's a movie of me splitting a file from its cue using exactly the format you stated:

http://db.tt/of2q2BKC

disorient
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by disorient » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:01 pm

Thanks Matt,

I have used the exact same setting as the ones in your video and i still have the same results.
I also noticed that the cue and the file is in flac and during split its being converted to alac.
can we discuss a possible teamviewer session to look this up with me..

thanks

DO

mattn
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Re: Split Cue file with proper filenames

Post by mattn » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:35 pm

disorient wrote:I also noticed that the cue and the file is in flac and during split its being converted to alac.
I don't know what it's being converted to in the movie, but I started with a flac because in some of your earlier messages you said things like "I have no idea why i am not able to split a FLAC file from its Cue file." Part of the difficulty here, for me, is that you keep shifting your ground - you've given more than one possible output title format, for example. I wish you'd pick a single story and stick to it.

It might help if you'd show the cue file you're starting with (just paste its content right into a message). If you refer in the output format to a tag that's not present in the cue file, odd things can happen (on my machine I can end up with no output at all).

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