[Abcde-users] Exact CD copy stored in multiple FLAC files

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at cs.ioc.ee
Fri Sep 18 00:12:56 BST 2015

Am Donnerstag, den 17.09.2015, 16:26 -0500 schrieb Charles Steinkuehler:
> On 9/17/2015 4:13 PM, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> > 
> >   • Is there a better way to achieve what I want (for example, first
> >     generating a single FLAC file with a cue sheet and then turning this
> >     file into a collection of files)?
> I highly recommend this option.  It's _really_ hard to get exactly the
> original source CD contents once you've chopped it up into individual
> files.
> I rip from CD to a single FLAC file with a cue sheet, then rip from
> the FLAC file to individual track files.  I patched abcde to get this
> all working well, and I think some (most?) of these mods are in the
> current version (I haven't upgrade in a _long_ time).  As a bonus,
> once you have a single FLAC file for the whole CD, you can rip from
> that to whatever format-de-jour is popular.  I've used this to re-rip
> my entire CD collection to various flavors of mp3 and ogg over the
> years.  All it takes is a few days of unattended CPU number crunching
> and a bunch of free HDD space.  :)

Thank you very much for this quick and helpful response.

Is a CD read in one go when using the -1 option and generating a single
FLAC file with a cue sheet?

And are your patches to abcde necessary to turn such a single FLAC file
with a cue sheet into separate files? What exactly are your patches
about? I would like to continue using the abcde version that comes with
my Linux distribution (which is 2.5.4).

All the best,

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