Splitting a mp3 into tracks based on a Cue file

I recently was recommended Breaking Free to listen to as background drum and bass music, but when downloading (available for free at the above link) it I found it was a single mp3 with a “cue” file.

The Cue files tells a media player how to split up the mp3 into different tracks, and has information for each track. I wanted to move these albums onto my iPhone but didn’t want to have one single track for iTunes to deal with. So I searched around and tried a few different splitter programs.

The one I found most useful was xrecode II which allowed me to split up the mp3 easily with the given cue file. I was impressed by the relatively clean user interface, with lots of options if I needed. It allowed me to select the tracks and start converting them. It also pulled the information of track names out of the cue file. Since the mp3 codec can’t be bundled with it, it also provided a simple “one click” method to download it, which was  simply explained.

Even more usefully, it included a portable version (as I dislike installing software for small tasks).

Iv only just started listening to the music, so far I like it as soft background or as a heavy beat to keep me focused.

Iv only just started listening to the music, so far i like it as soft background or as a heavy beat to keep me focused.

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