CUE Splitter - How to Split FLAC, MP3, APE, WAV, DTS, WMA, OGG, etc on Mac and Windows?

Split a Single Big Audio Track Like an Album, Compilation or Podcast into the Relative Individual Audio Tracks

Oct 10, 2014, Posted by Andrew Smith


There are many CUE Splitters available online, however, most of them are only compatible with Windows. Usually, Mac users can't find a way to split CUE associated MP3, APE, WAV, FLAC, etc. What's more, most of CUE Splitters support splitting only one or two kinds rather than almost all common audio files with CUE sheet.

This article will introduce a wonderful CUE Splitter and a detailed tutorial on how to split FLAC, MP3, APE, WAV, DTS, WMA, OGG, etc accompanied with CUE file on Mac and Windows.

A Brief Introduction of CUE Splitter

Faasoft CUE Splitter is designed for both Windows users and Mac users to split CUE associated audio file like split MP3 CUE, split FLAC CUE, split M4A CUE, split APE CUE, split WAV CUE, Split OGG CUE, MPC, WV, TAK, TTA, AMR, AAC, AIFF, AU, RA, etc. With it, you will never have trouble in how to play long audio files.

What's more, Faasoft CUE Splitter also offers a solution to split MP3, split FLAC, APE, WAV, and M4A etc with an associated CUE sheet in batch mode. In this way, you don't need to handle your files one by one. Besides, if you want to rename the split file or remove individual track, Faasoft CUE Splitter is also the best choice.

Except for acting as an ideal CUE Splitter, Faasoft CUE Splitter also works as an audio or video to audio converter which allows you to split files as well as convert the separate tracks to the format you desire. Better still, Faasoft CUE Splitter is more than just a CUE Splitter and it is an in-built editor to optimize your file: adjust audio volume, join a ton of files into one, cut file to remove the parts you don't want, extract audio from almost all kinds of video, change channel/bitrate/sample rate of audio file, etc.

A Quick Guide to Faasoft CUE Splitter

Now, free download and install this professional CUE Splitter. After launch it, please follow the three steps to split FLAC, MP3, APE, etc. Here we take split MP3 file as example.

Step 1 Add MP3 file to Faasoft CUE Splitter
Before import MP3 file to Faasoft CUE Splitter, you'd better to make sure if there is a .cue file with the same name in the same folder as the MP3 file that you want to split.

If yes, just drag and drop the MP3 file to the main interface of Faasoft CUE Splitter, and the file will be loaded soon.

Step 2 Split MP3 CUE file
Select the MP3 file that you want to split into smaller tracks and then click "Split by Chapter" from the context menu, the big CUE file associated MP3 will be automatically cut to individual tracks with its original track name.

Step 3 Set output format
Click "Profile" drop-down button to choose MP3 or other output format your desired.

Step 4 Start to Split MP3
Click "Convert" button of Faasoft CUE Splitter to start and finish splitting CUE based MP3 as well as keep or change the format.

What Is CUE?

A cue sheet, or cue file, is a metadata file which describes how the tracks of a CD or DVD are laid out. Cue sheets are stored as plain text files and commonly have a ".cue" filename extension.

An entire multi-track audio CD may be ripped to a single audio file and a cue sheet. However software audio players and hardware digital audio players often treat each audio file as a single playlist entry, which can make it difficult to select and identify the individual tracks. A common solution is to split the original audio file into a series of separate files, one per track.

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
    TITLE "01. I. Allegro Spiritoso"
    PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul, Sonja Prunnbauer"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TITLE "02. II. Adagio Assai Espressivo"
    PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul, Sonja Prunnbauer"
    INDEX 01 07:21:00
    TITLE "03. III. Rondeau"
    PERFORMER "Rainer Kubmaul, Sonja Prunnbauer"
    INDEX 01 10:37:00