I consider using Flacon for splitting .flac files.
I used to do this with cuebreakpoints and shnsplit. The codes I used for installing this programs and splitting files were respectively
The soundquality of the resulting files is good, but the disadvantage of this method is that you have to edit all the filenames and tags with Kid3... and that is a lot of work!
$ sudo apt-get install cuetools shntool flac
$ cuebreakpoints file.cue | shnsplit -o flac file.flac
Flacon uses a GUI to extract individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files. To do this, it uses information from the appropriate CUE file. Besides, Flacon makes it possible to conveniently revise or specify tags both for all tracks at once or for each tag separately.
This should save a lot of work! However, I'm a bit hesitant. Although the .flac format is lossless, the method of making .flac files is NOT necessarily lossless. I learnt this the hard way when I used Rubyripper to backup my CD-collection. After days of work, I found out that the sound quality was poor and that I needed to install Exact Audio Copy 0.99 under WINE.
Furthermore, Flacon is not yet in the repositories. In order to install it you need to add a PPA. This also makes me a bit cautious on sound quality...
Does anybody know if FLACON affects the quality of .flac files when you split them?