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Dondermans
October 30th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Hello all,

When I used 10.10 a splendid tool called flacon was available, which automatically renamed .flac files by using information from a .cue file. I am now using 11.10 and it is not in the repositories.

The page which lists the ppa's for flacon is here:
https://launchpad.net/~flacon/+archive/ppa (https://launchpad.net/%7Eflacon/+archive/ppa)

Unfortunately there is no 11.10 ppa listed. I tried using the 11.04 ppa, but to no avail. I suppose I should wait for a 11.10 ppa to become available to be able to use flacon in 11.10?

I tried using cuetools as described on http://www.webupd8.org/2009/04/split-ape-and-flac-files-in-ubuntu-and.html to rename the .flac files but it does not quite work. The problem is probably in the .cue file. Although it is a .flac file the .cue file contains the word 'WAVE'. I figured that could be the problem and tried replacing it which 'FLAC' but cuetools generated an error (haven't got a clue if it could work, it just seemed a likely cause for trouble):



$cuetag tlw.cue split-track*.flac ;
8: syntax error
8: no file specified for track
12: no file specified for track
16: no file specified for track
20: no file specified for track
24: no file specified for track
28: no file specified for track
32: no file specified for track
36: no file specified for track
40: no file specified for track
44: no file specified for track
48: no file specified for track
52: no file specified for track
56: no file specified for track
60: no file specified for track

I read that cuetools does not play well with .cue files that contain spaces in the file name, so I took care of that.

Thank you for reading.

mpilting
May 6th, 2012, 09:22 PM
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flacon/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flacon

http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2011/12/flacon-060-released-today.html

Dondermans
May 6th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Splendid! Thank you.

I resorted to Foobar2000 (using Windows XP) in the end, but I am glad this Linux alternative is available.