CUETools Settings

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Profile

(1) Profile {drop-down list}

Click down-arrow to open list.

New {empty textbox}
Enter a name (no spaces) in the textbox and press Enter to create a new profile.
delete
Select to delete the current profile.
Profiles {list}
Select a profile to use. Settings will be saved to current profile on exit.

(2) Batch log {toggle 'on/off' button}

The Batch log window displays the verify log results. A single line summary is shown when using batch input modes. Detailed results are shown in single disc input modes.

Button in 'Off' position
Hides the Batch log window.
Button in 'On' position
Batch log window shows at the bottom of main program window.

(3) Settings {button}

Opens Advanced Settings window.

(4) CUETools website {button}

Opens the CUETools website in your Internet browser.

(5) About {button}

Opens About window.

Input (click image to enlarge, click back button in browser to return)

(6) CUE Paths {section}

Input {button + drop-down list + textbox}
Path to Input. Input can be a CUE file, M3U file, ZIP archive, RAR archive, grouped audio track files, or a folder containing audio files.
Input audio files must be uncompressed or compressed Red Book 2-channel 16-bit LPCM sampled at 44,100 Hz. Batch modes proceed without user interaction so popup windows presenting you with choices are disabled. CUE or Embedded CUE required for audio image files. Archives (ZIP, RAR) must contain a CUE file plus audio file(s). Archives containing more than one CUE file require user to make a selection so will not work in batch modes. Audio track files are grouped by CUETools based on file extension and metadata. Grouping of multi-CD sets (using same ALBUM tag + DISCNUMBER tag) limited to five discs.
Button toggles between Hide browser mode and previously selected mode (or Folder Browser mode if none previously selected). Click down-arrow to open the list of input modes. You may also enter the path to the file(s) in the textbox.
Folder Browser
Opens Folder Browser window to left of main program window. Selecting an entire folder is treated as a batch mode. Select desired input.
Multiselect Browser
Opens Multiselect Browser window to left of main program window. This is a batch mode regardless of selection. Use checkboxes to select multiple inputs.
Drag'n'drop mode
Opens Drag'n'drop mode window to left of main program window. This is a batch mode regardless of what is dropped. Drag and drop any supported Input into the window.
Hide browser
Hides the browser window.
Output
Output {button + drop-down list + textbox}
Path to Output CUE file. Output is always shown as a CUE file (including Action: Verify mode). Click down-arrow to open the list of output modes. Button selects Manual mode when current mode is Use template or opens Browser when current mode is either Manual or Browse.
Browse
Not available in batch Input modes. Opens Broswer. Select Output folder and enter name of Output CUE file.
Manual
Not available in batch Input modes. Enter path to Output CUE file in the textbox.
Use template
Select to use the output template below.
Template {drop-down list + textbox}
Template for output files (foobar2000 format). Click down-arrow to select from list. You can also edit the template within the textbox.

(7) Action {section}

Encode (click image to enlarge, click back button in browser to return)
Encode {radio button}
Convert from one audio format to another. Convert audio image file to tracks or tracks to image file.
By selecting custom scripts, apply offset correction or use CTDB for minor repair of damaged rips.
Verify
Verify {radio button}
Verify discs against AccurateRip database, CTDB (CUETools Database), and EAC log.
Create CUE Sheet {radio button}
Create a CUE sheet file for sets of tracks and extract embedded CUE sheets to file.
Correct filenames (click image to enlarge, click back button in browser to return)
Correct filenames {radio button}
Correct filenames and/or extensions in CUE sheets.
Custom scripts {drop-down list}
Click down-arrow to open list. Select custom script from list. See also Advanced Settings: Scripts.

(8) Mode {section}

(Action: Encode)

File output type
Select desired file output type.
Embedded {radio button}
Create a single audio image file (containing all tracks) with an embedded CUE sheet.
Image + CUE {radio button}
Create a single audio image file (containing all tracks) + CUE sheet file.
Tracks {radio button}
Create a separate audio file for each track. Gap handling can be selected in Advanced Settings.
(8.1) Use MusicBrainz {checkbox}
Check to allow CUETools to contact the MusicBrainz & associated Discogs databases.
(8.2) Use FreeDb {checkbox}
Check to allow CUETools to contact the freeDB database.
(8.3) Use AccurateRip {checkbox}
Check to allow CUETools to contact the AccurateRip database.

(Action: Verify)

(8.4) Use CTDB (CUETools database) {checkbox}
Check to allow CUETools to contact the CTDB (CUETools Database).
(8.5) Use local database {checkbox}
Check to save verification results to a local database for future reference.
(8.6) Skip recently verified {checkbox}
Check to skip recently verified results in local database and updated within a month.

(Action: Correct filenames)

Overwrite {toggle 'on/off' button}
Click button to change setting.
Button in 'Off' position
Creates a new CUE file (filename.audio extension.cue).
Button in 'On' position
Overwrites existing CUE file.
{drop-down list}
Select from the following:
Locate files
Try to locate missing files automatically.
Change extension
Replace extension for audio files with this:
extension {drop-down list}
Select audio file format extension to use.

(9) Audio Output {section}

Greyed out unless Action is set to Encode.

Audio output type
Select desired audio output type.
Lossless {radio button}
Use lossless codecs to preserve bit-exact audio copy.
Lossy {radio button}
Use lossy codecs which reduce audio quality.
Hybrid {radio button}
Use hybrid lossyWAV codecs.
None {radio button}
No audio output.
Audio file format {drop-down list}
Select audio file format extension to use. List dependent on the Audio output type setting above. See also Advanced Settings: Formats.
Encoder {drop-down list}
Select encoder to use. List dependent on the Audio file format setting above. See also Advanced Settings: Encoders.
Encoder mode {slider}
Move slider to the desired mode. Slider values dependent on the Encoder setting above. For lossless codecs this doesn't affect quality. Higher modes normally produce smaller files but extraction can be slower. For lossy codecs, higher modes normally produce larger files with better audio quality. See also Advanced Settings: Encoders.

(10) Album Art preview {section}

Preview of cover art.

(11) Extra {section}

Greyed out unless Action is set to Encode or Verify.

Pregap {textbox}
Disc Pregap is the portion of silence or hidden audio located before track one and in addition to the standard 2 second pause. Normally this information is stored in the CUE sheet, but if you are encoding or verifying a set of audio track files without a CUE sheet, you might need to set this.
textbox mask: mm:ss:ff where mm = minutes, ss = seconds, and ff = frames (sectors).
Data track {textbox}
Not used for normal music CDs. Enhanced CDs with data tracks cannot be found in database unless you know the length of the data track. You can often find it in EAC log. If an EAC log is found in the same folder as the CUE sheet, it will be parsed automatically and you won't have to enter anything here.
textbox mask: mm:ss:ff where mm = minutes, ss = seconds, and ff = frames (sectors).
Offset {textbox}
Offset, in samples, to apply when encoding or verifying. This value should be 0 unless you need to shift the audio in a rip that, for example, was made with an incorrect read offset correction. A positive value here will shift the audio backward (or, you can think of it as shifting the track boundaries forward) by that many samples. This will result in some samples being truncated from one end of the file and null samples added to the other end, to preserve the overall length.

(12) Go / Stop / Pause / Resume {button}

Go displayed when program is idle, Stop & Pause displayed when program is active, Stop & Resume displayed when program is paused. Select Go to start the selected Action. Stop, Pause, or Resume as needed. Keyboard shortcuts: Go (ALT+G); Stop (ALT+S); Pause (ALT+P); Resume (ALT+R)

(13) Task messages

Displays task progress messages.

(14) CUETools Database status

Hover your mouse pointer to see status message. Number indicates possible pre-verification database entries for your CD's TOC.

(15) AccurateRip Database status

Hover your mouse pointer to see status message. Number indicates possible pre-verification database entries for your CD's TOC.

(16) Disc Progress {bar graph}

Shows overall progress of current disc.

Local database

Verification entries in the local database can be viewed from Input: Folder Browser and Input: Multiselect Browser.


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