Split Lossless is a Nautilus script created by WebUpd8 reader CokiDVD to split single lossless audio files (ape, flac, wavpack) by .cue file into flac or mp3 (320kbps or 192kbps). Further more, the script also adds tags to the new files so all the resulting flac or mp3 files will have the artist, album, title and genre tags set up automatically.
We've covered the script before but a new version has been released, adding many improvements: the script now uses YAD (also used by Y PPA Manager) so the interface is cleaner compared to Zenity and also, it now comes with a PPA that includes all the dependencies (which cannot be found in the official Ubuntu repositories) so you only have to add one PPA to get everything working.
The new version also allows you to preview before splitting, only split selected files, trash input files after splitting is done (both of these are optional) and makes use of NotifyOSD to let you know when it's done.
Install Split Lossless Nautilus script in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Add CokiDVD PPA and install Split Lossless Nautilus script using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cokicd/split-lossless sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install split-lossless
If you're not using Ubuntu, download the script via its Google Code page. But please note that you'll need the following dependencies: libnotify-bin, gawk, shntool (>= 3.0.8), cuetools, flac, mac, wavpack, lame, mp3info and trash-cli.
Once installed, open a folder that includes some single lossless audio files (.ape, .flac or .wv), right click a file and select Scripts > Split Lossless. If the .cue file is in the same folder as the .ape, .flac or .wv file, the script should pick it up automatically so all you have to do is select the desired format for the resulting files: mp3 (320kbps or 192kbps) or flac. If not, a window will pop up asking you to select the .cue file.