Guide to splitting single MP3 albums into individual tracks as they exist on a store-bought CD.
Sometimes when you acquire new music it comes in the form of a single, continuous MP3 track that makes life difficult if you really love the album. You can’t switch from track to track and have to waste time fast forwarding or rewinding like some of us did back in the day when cassette tapes were prevalent, before the advent of digital music.
These albums in many cases include a .CUE file that can be used to split these single .MP3 slbums into the individual tracks as they exist on the store-bought CD. A .CUE file, or “.CUE sheet,” is what describes how the tracks of a CD or DVD are laid out. They also specify track lengths, and CD-Text including track and disc titles and performers.
I’m going to show you how to manipulate .CUE files so that you can split lengthy, continuous .MP3 albums into individual tracks as they exist on a store-bought CD.
The steps are pretty straightfoward and require minimal tech savvy.
1. Download and Install Medieval CUE Splitter 1.2
This freeware program (never pay for a copy) is what we’re going to use to split the .MP3 into individual tracks.
2. Open Medieval CUE Splitter 1.2
3. Locate .CUE File
4. Drag and Drop .CUE File Into Medieval CUE Splitter
5. Locate .MP3 File to Split
6. Select “Split!” and Choose Where You Want to Save the Tracks
That’s it. You’re done. The whole process should take less than 10 minutes and save you much more than that now that you don’t have to navigate through a lengthy hour-long track to find a single song.
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