2007年2月8日

CUE sheet + FLAC under Linux?

I'm writing this in English in the hope that this could be indexed by search engine since I believe this is a common problem under Linux.

I use Exact Audio Copy to archive my CD collection. For the sake to insure the integrity of the backups, I do not separate tracks, instead I always rip each of my CD to a single big lossless audio file. I would also create a cue sheet for each CD so I could easily play songs from different albums in foobar2000 on Windows.

However, things are different under Linux. I could play FLAC files on Linux (which is why I choose it in the first place), but no audio player on Linux has a decent support for CUE sheets so far. At least, not that I was aware of.

There is a relatively new package called CDemu, which acts like DAEMON tool on Windows. However, it's not going to work since no way a virtual CD/DVD emulator could understand the FLAC format. It got to be a built-in of the audio player to make it work. I might give XMMS mp3cue plug-in a second try later, however since XMMS2 is coming into the mainstream this doesn't seems very attractive anymore. I might try to write a CUE sheet plug-in for, say Rhythmbox or Totem, if I really can't find anything on the Internet.

The main reason why I still can't get rid of the Windows is the support of multimedia and gaming. Part of them is the same problem since the video/3D and audio support was really not that good. Now things are getting better because we have ALSA, DRI, Mesa, SDL and lots of other stuffs that I know nothing about. Let's just hope that they got standardized/ stabilized soon enough.

10 則留言:

  1. "write a CUE sheet plug-in for, say Rhythmbox or Totem"

    +1

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  2. Did you try Audacious?

    話說我現在最大的問題不在FLAC,而是Monkey's audio與The True Audio這兩個音訊檔案格式沒有軟體支援...

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  3. Thanks for the info! It works like a charm!!

    Linux 下的 support 正是我當初將所有 Monkey's audio APE 檔轉換為 FLAC 的原因哪。

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  4. I'm using "abcde", "flac" and "mkcue" packages under debian to create cd image now.

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  5. Audacious的cuesheet reader似乎有bug,Banshee以及AmaroK也好不到哪去,我現在改用wine + foobar2000...

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  6. Hi,

    可否至http://bugs-meta.atheme-project.org/這裡 submit flac plugin 的 bug report,或者是大概告訴我什麼樣的 bug,我有興趣修...

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  7. 或許不該說是bug,應該說是實做的方向不同。有些可以在foobar2000正確顯示演唱者與專輯名稱的cuesheet檔案,用audacious開啟,就只剩歌名。不知道是因為cuesheet沒有標準化,還是foobar2000使用了屬於自己的標準。

    不過連Winamp的cuesheet reader都可以正確讀取的話...

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  8. Amarok kicks ass!

    john@buddha:~$ amarok --version
    Qt: 3.3.8b
    KDE: 3.5.9
    Amarok: 1.4.9.1

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  9. There's cueplay now (http://cueplay.sf.net)

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