How to Split a Single Flac File Into Multiple Tracks

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to split a single large .flac file into multiple tracks/songs.

  1. If you’ve downloaded an album in .flac format, and it’s one big file, you can split it into multiple tracks (songs) via the .cue file that should be included in the download. There are a number of reasons for wanting to do this, the most common is to create individual MP3s of each track, rather than one long MP3 of the entire album. Once you’re done splitting the .flac file, you can use this tutorial to convert them to MP3s.
  2. a File Explorer window with a flac file and a cue file

  3. To get started, download and install Medieval Cue Splitter. The installation is very straight forward – you’ll click “Next” a few times and then you’re done. Launch it by double-clicking its Desktop icon, or from its entry in your Start menu.

    If .cue files are already associated with a program on your PC, you’ll be prompted with a message asking if you’d like to associate all .cue files with Medieval Cue Splitter. Click Yes or No based on your needs.

  4. a confirmation dialog box in Windows

  5. And now Medieval Cue Splitter will launch.
  6. the Cue Splitter app
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  7. From the top navigation window, select File and then Open CUE file… from the drop-down list.
  8. a File Open menu

  9. Navigate to your .cue file, select it, and click the Open button.
  10. selecting a flac file to split in Windows
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  11. Medieval Cue Splitter will populate all the fields with the appropriate information. When you’re ready to split the large .flac file into individual tracks, click the Split button in the bottom left corner of the window.
  12. Cue Splitter with a flac file loaded an an arrow pointing to the Split button
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  13. When prompted for a location to save the .flac files, select the location of your choice. I opted to save them in the same folder as the original large flac and its .cue file. Click OK
  14. selecting flac files

  15. And now Medieval Cue Splitter will do its thing. The time it takes to split the file depends on the speed of your PC, but generally it’s a fast process. The green ‘status indicator’ in the bottom right corner of the window will display the progress.
  16. Medieval Cue Splitter cutting a flac file
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  17. Once completed, a small pop-up window will appear. Click OK.
  18. a confirmation dialog box with an OK button

  19. And now you’ll have each track on the album as an individual .flac file. The original .flac file will remain as well – it’s not deleted.
  20. a File Explorer window with flac files
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27 thoughts on “How to Split a Single Flac File Into Multiple Tracks”

  1. Thanks a lot, Team,
    It couldn’t get simpler than this. This application really helped with creating mix playlists with no quality loss.

  2. Awesome tutorial, thank you.
    Very simple, straight forward and useful.
    This was exactlly what I was looking for and I was able to the get the results I wanted.

    Thank you

  3. Wow, this worked quickly and easily – and I’m usually one of those whiners who usually complains that whatever solution he found online doesn’t work for him, lol. Thanks!

  4. Bryan McKennaughton

    Fantastic,downloaded a long searched for album only to discover that it was in one big FLAC file.I found this download and it worked perfectly so many thanks to the brains behind this!

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