[Flac-dev] --cuesheet include the full cue sheet or just the seekponints?

Zhang Weiwu zhangweiwu at realss.com
Sun Jun 24 02:10:06 PDT 2007

Is cuesheet generally considered a "good" technique or a "bad" technique
when used to distribute music in digital format?

I ask this because, most of my players (Totem, Mplayer, iTunes) don't
support playback using cuesheet yet I see cuesheet is being used almost
overwhelmingly without any advantage that I can see, especially here in
China for pirate copies of music distribution (together with Monkey's
audio file), which is the way most Chinese people get music from.

Best Regards

On Sat, 2007-06-23 at 20:55 -0700, Josh Coalson wrote:
> --- Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu at realss.com> wrote:
> > Dear list
> > 
> > Sorry to ask a user's question on developer list. I didn't find the
> > user list.
> that's ok, it's here: http://lists.xiph.org/mailman/listinfo/flac
> > My guess is either cuesheet is embeded but non of my player can let
> > me see it, or only seekpoints (or, information about where each track
> > starts) is embeded in flac file?
> it embeds everything except the tags, see
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/faq.html#general__no_cuesheet_tags
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/documentation_tools_flac.html#flac_options_cuesheet
> http://flac.sourceforge.net/format.html#def_CUESHEET
> I think the reason it works in foobar might be that it calculates
> a cddb id or cdindex id from the cuesheet and looks up the metadata
> that way automatically.
> Josh
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