Split MP3, MKV, MP4, FLAC, MOV, APE, M4B, etc by Chapter on Mac and Windows

Easily Split MKV, MP4, MP3, FLAC, MOV, APE, M4B, etc by Chapter on Mac and Windows

Jul 31, 2014, Updated by Andrew Smith

Tips about Chapter

There are two types of chapters: one is embedded chapter markers and the other is independent chapter markers. Now, we will introduce the two chapters in detail:

Embedded Chapter Markers: In many file formats, such as MKV, MP4, MOV, M4A, M4B, RM, etc., there are some embedded chapter markers. Each chapter has start and end positions, and a title. In most popular video or audio player, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime, you can see these chapters, and you can jump to each chapter directly by select that chapter.

Independent Chapter Markers: Decades ago, CD is the best media to carry high quality lossless digital music. However, the size of CD is not fit for carry. With the boom of portable media player such as iPod, Zune, and powerful mobile phone, people always rip CD into MP3, WAV, FLAC, APE, etc.

Music CD usually contains about 10 songs, while MP3, FLAC, APE don't support embedded chapter markers. To specify the start, end position and name of each song, people invented CUE file format. CUE file is a text file, its format is intuitive and easy to edit. If you cannot get the corresponding file of MP3, FLAC, APE, you can write one yourself.

Sometimes, you don't like all songs in one file, so you want to split this file by chapters, so that one file contains only one song. Then you can discard the songs you don't like.

How to Split MKV, MP4, MP3, FLAC, MOV, APE, M4B, etc by Chapter?

Faasoft Video Splitter can split files by chapter, no matter embedded or independent chapter marker. It splits one file into several files, and names each file by chapter name. This powerful Video Splitter supports to split almost all kinds of video and audio files like split mkv, split mp3, split mp4, split flac, split mov, split ape, split m4b, etc.

Moreover, Faasoft Video Splitter also works as a professional Video and Audio Converter which can convert more than 160 formats like WTV, DVR-MS, WMV, ASF, ASX, AVI, XMV, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, DivX, Xvid, MKV, FLV, F4V, SWF, MXF, MVI, OGM, WebM, OGV, 3GP, MP4, MPG, MPEG-1, H.263, H.264, RM, RMVB, MOV, M4V, OPUS, Vorbis, AAC, AC3, DTS, ALAC, OGG, OGA, MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, XWM, 3GA, M4A, M4B, MKA, RA, RAM, APE, AU, AUD, AIFF, AIFC, CAF, MPC, QCP, VOC, etc.

Besides, Faasoft Video Splitter works as an all-in-one Video Player, Video Downloader and Video Editor.

Steps on Split MP3, MKV, MP4, FLAC, MOV, APE, M4B, etc by Chapter

Free download and install Faasoft Video Splitter. And then follow the three steps to split mkv, split mp3, split mp4, split flac, split mov, split ape, split m4b, etc.

Step 1 Load files to the program
Just drag and drop MKV, MP3, MP4, FLAC, etc to Faasoft Video Splitter and you'll see the files are loaded soon.

Step 2 Split files by chapter
Select the file you want to split and then click "Split by Chapter" option from "Edit" or context menu.

Tips: Before conversion, click "profile" drop-down button to set output formats.

Step 3 Start the conversion
Click the big "Convert" button of Faasoft Video Splitter to split files easily.

Note: To split files by independent chapter marker, you need a cue file which specifies the start, end position and name of each song. It must have the same file name with the corresponding music file, except the .cue extension, and be placed in the same folder side by side with the music file.

CUE file looks like this:

PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul; Sonja Prunnbauer"
TITLE "Paganini - Sonatas for Violin and Guitar"
FILE "Paganini.-.Sonatas.for.Violin.and.Guitar.flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "01. I. Allegro Spiritoso"
    PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul, Sonja Prunnbauer"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
 TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "02. II. Adagio Assai Espressivo"
    PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul, Sonja Prunnbauer"
    INDEX 01 07:21:00
 TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "03. III. Rondeau"
    PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul, Sonja Prunnbauer"
    INDEX 01 10:37:00