See also: Splitting our MP3s
The problem: one of the MP3's I downloaded has 6 different compositions, consisting of 3 tracks each, for a total of 18. I'd like to split each composition from all of the others, but maintain continuity throughout a single piece -- resulting in 6 separate mp3 files. (Bob S., rec.music.classical.recordings)
The solution: If you take a look at the cue file, you will see that it is a simple text file. Here's one from the Quintetto Chigiano Brahms f-m Piano Quintet:
TITLE "Piano Quintet"
FILE "PACM010.mp3" MP3
TRACK 01 AUDIO
TITLE "Mvt. I - Allegro non troppo "
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
TITLE "Mvt. II - Andante un poco adagio "
INDEX 01 11:08:60
TRACK 03 AUDIO
TITLE "Mvt. III - Scherzo (Allegro) "
INDEX 01 20:26:22
TRACK 04 AUDIO
TITLE "Mvt. IV - Finale Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo "
INDEX 01 28:00:37
Now if you wanted to combine tracks 2 and 3 into a single track, you would just open the file in a text editor, delete the three lines beginning TRACK 03, and renumber the following tracks (TRACK 04 becomes TRACK 03, and so forth if there were more tracks).
Now Cue Splitter will divide the big file into three tracks instead of four, the former tracks 2 and 3 will be combined into a single track 2, and the former track 4 will be track 3.
You also might want to edit the TITLE line of your new track 2 so that it accurately describes the revised content, but it's not necessary to do so. Be sure to save your new cue file after editing, and probably you should rename it so as not to overwrite the original.
(Provided by Alan Cooper, rec.music.recordings.classical)