AfterDawn: Glossary

Cue Sheet

A Cue Sheet, otherwise known as simply a Cue file or Cue, is the metadata file which plainly describes the tracks of a CD or a DVD. A cut sheet is a text file and will have a .cue extension.

The cue sheet was originally created by CDRWIN but is now supported by many Authoring applications and most good media players.

When talking about audio CDs, a cue sheet will show all the titles and performers on the disc as well as the length of each Track and other specifications. MP3, WAV and BIN files are the most normally used formats for this audio. Cue sheets become even more important for uncut one file recordings, usually done with live sets.

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How to play Bin and CUE files-If you have downloaded .bin and .cue files and you are sure that they are video content, then this article will tell you your options on how to play them.

How to split uncut MP3 files using Cue sheets-
In this quick and simple guide, we will show you how to split uncut MP3 files into individual tracks using the freeware program Medieval CUE splitter. Please be noted that you will need to have an accompanying Cue Sheet for any method to work. Usually these couple of files are generated by programs like EAC (Exact Audio Copy), CDRWin, BPM Studio, GoldWave or similar.

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