Is there a workaround to play CUE files for FLAC audio files ?

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Vaako

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Is there a workaround to play CUE files for FLAC audio files ?
« on: October 25, 2020, 02:33:07 PM »
Does someone knows a workaround so one can play the CUE files in WACUP ?

It's anoying I always need to open these files with foobar2000 to enjoy my FLAC albums !

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Re: Is there a workaround to play CUE files for FLAC audio files ?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 09:32:49 PM »
CUE and FLAC are not related.
You can use cue files for any media.

If you have a valid cue file in the folder with the FLAC you can see the track divisions in the waveform seeker.

My suggestion is to have your albums as individual tracks unless your intent is to burn CDs with the original digital silence lengths.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 09:35:19 PM by Dr.Flay »
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Re: Is there a workaround to play CUE files for FLAC audio files ?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 09:39:25 PM »
To do cue support correctly it needs the input plug-ins to know how to handle things & yes old 2.x era plug-ins have faked it to an extent as well as cue player 0.57c but they then rely upon specific input plug-in versions which means they struggle to use the newer revisions of the input plug-ins under WACUP.

Of the main input plug-ins, in_mp3 is the one that still needs to be replaced but that handles a lot more than just mp3 playback (e.g. a lot of the streaming support goes through it).

So once I've got an in_mp3 replacement then I can proactively look into native cue support. As unless you can seek immediately to the point needed without hearing part of the starting audio (as the existing solutions often experience) as well as knowing about continuous play through then it's not going to be right compared to other players & what's expected with decent cue support imho.

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p.s. 3 posts about it isn't going to help move it up my todo list when my immediate focus is dropping the need for the use of the 5.666 core which will then make it easier for me to make bigger changes without being held back as is the case currently. I get that it's an important feature (my attempt to crowd fund a better solution in 2010 shows I know this but no one back then wanted to stump up the cash so I could spend the time to do it).

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Re: Is there a workaround to play CUE files for FLAC audio files ?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 09:44:33 PM »
If you have a valid cue file in the folder with the FLAC you can see the track divisions in the waveform seeker
That's true but it's only a visual helper that doesn't relate to actual playback. As one big file + cue sheet is basically no different than multiple files + playlist then I've no problem with supporting it once I've got other changes in place to accommodate what's needed as it's better for some albums where you then avoid inter-track audio issues that multiple files can have. Plus if it means more people are likely to use wacup over winamp, etc then it'll get done (even if it's probably too late for most).

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Re: Is there a workaround to play CUE files for FLAC audio files ?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 07:33:25 PM »
Anyway thanks at least for even reading my message and (fast) responding with great information.

Now I know at least that cue sheets wil not word and supported in WACUP for the near future.

For now back to foobar2000 for my Flac audio.

Keep up the great work !!
Regards, Vaako