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I've tried Googling but can only find guides for the other way around.

I have a few flac files from an album, all properly tagged. I'd like to make them into a single flac file with a cuesheet automatically (ie not pasting into Audacity and making the Cue myself).

Is this possible?

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Cuetools should let you do this - You can select the whole folder the files are in, and select "Embedded" for mode (embedded refers to album art, not the flac file. Select image+cue for a seperate album art image) and "Encode" For action. Select flac for filetype and libflake for the encoder

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This will pop up a window that will have several sets of data for the cue sheet - the first one is based off your data, the others off freedb and other sites.

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This should give you a single flac file with a cue file.

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Thanks, I already have CueTools, so I don't know why I didn't try poking around in there first. Is it common to use an embedded cuesheet? Is there not better support for having a separate one? – Rory Jun 3 '12 at 13:10
embedded dosen't refer to the cue sheet, it refers to album art – Journeyman Geek Jun 3 '12 at 13:39

Use shntool, a multipurpose, multiformat command-line tool for manipulating lossless audio files.

shntool join *.flac -o flac
shntool cue *.flac > joined.cue
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Although note that this will include joined.flac in your cue file, which you probably do not want. – mattdm Nov 17 '13 at 18:55
Thanks for the tip about shntool. I was looking to do the opposite (split a single file) and this was perfect. – suprjami Jun 16 at 10:59

Nope. According to the CueTools Wiki page "embedded" refers to the cue sheet. You have the option to embed it into the flac file, to create two separate flac+cue files, or to create different flacs for each track in the cue. (Though I'm unaware of a software player which actually supports embedded cue sheets, you may know of one.)

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Max convertor supports embedded cue sheets. It can convert FLAC (and other formats) to Apple Lossless and import files to iTunes. – Alexey Mahotkin Mar 10 '13 at 18:22

Have a look at Foobar2000 it can create single file with embedded cue sheet and can also embed art work and can play the resulting file as well

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