There are different ways of creating copies of Audio CDs and other similar media. First of all, you can rip Audio CD tracks into various lossy or lossless formats: MP3, OGG, FLAC, APE, and so on. Your choice may depend on the device you want to use your files with, or on some special considerations.
Furthermore, it is possible to save each track as a separate file or make a copy of the entire CD into a single file. In the latter case, a small CUE file may be saved along with the big audio file containing all tracks.
A CUE file is a small plaintext file that describes the contents of the corresponding disc image file. This information can be used by a number of programs. For example, a player supporting CUE sheets would show the complete track list for a big audio file. Without such a CUE file, no tracks would be displayed, and you wouldn't be able to navigate between them.
CUE files can be used with any audio format. You can find combinations like WAV + CUE, MP3 + CUE, FLAC + CUE, APE + CUE, etc.
If you have a big audio file that contains multiple tracks (music, audio book, etc.) but no CUE file describing it, you can create a CUE file and enjoy its benefits. This can be done with Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner. Individual tracks are pretty easy to recognize using the "split by silence" mode, but you can also set split points manually or with any other available method.
On the other hand, a CUE file can be used to split an existing big audio file into individual tracks. To do so, just open the CUE file in Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner and click the "Split" button.
Once you have individual files, there is no more need for a CUE sheet.
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