tracksplit(1) split audio track


tracksplit [OPTIONS] <track 1>


tracksplit splits an audio track into several smaller tracks.


-h, --help
show a list of options and exit
-I, --interactive
edit metadata in interactive mode prior to splitting file
the cuesheet to use for splitting track
-V, --verbose=VERBOSITY
The level of output to display. Choose between 'normal', 'quiet' and 'debug'.


-t, --type=TYPE
The audio format to convert the split tracks to. For a list of available audio formats, try: -t help.
-q, --quality=QUALITY
The desired quality of the split tracks. For a list of available quality modes for a given format, try: -q help
-d, --dir=DIRECTORY
The target directory for the split tracks. If none is given, the current working directory is used. If the target directory does not exist, it will be created automatically.
The format string to use for new filenames. Template fields are replaced with metadata values when new tracks are created. All other text is left as-is. If this option is omitted, a default format string is used.
-j, --joint=PROCESSES
The maximum number of tracks to convert at one time. If one has multiple CPUs or CPU cores, allowing tracksplit(1) to use all of them simultaneously can greatly increase encoding speed.


the MusicBrainz server name to query for metadata
the MusicBrainz port to query for metadata
don't query MusicBrainz for metadata
the FreeDB server name to query for metadata
the FreeDB port to query for metadata
don't query FreeDB for metadata
-D, --default
When multiple metadata choices are available, select the first one automatically. This option has no effect when used with -I


the album number of the tracks' CD, if they are in one in a series of albums
the total number of albums in the tracks' CD set, if it is one in a series of albums
add ReplayGain metadata to newly created tracks
do not add ReplayGain metadata to newly created tracks


Split CDImage.wav into several MP3 files using the cuesheet CDImage.cue:

tracksplit -t mp3 --cue=CDImage.cue CDImage.wav

Obtain CDImage.cue using the cdrdao(1) utilities:

cdrdao read-toc --device /dev/cdrom CDImage.toc

toc2cue CDImage.toc CDImage.cue


Template Fields

%(track_number)2.2dthe track's number on the CD
%(track_total)dthe total number of tracks on the CD
%(album_number)dthe CD's album number
%(album_total)dthe total number of CDs in the set
%(album_track_number)scombination of album and track number
%(track_name)sthe track's name
%(album_name)sthe album's name
%(artist_name)sthe track's artist name
%(performer_name)sthe track's performer name
%(composer_name)sthe track's composer name
%(conductor_name)sthe track's conductor name
%(media)sthe track's source media
%(ISRC)sthe track's ISRC
%(catalog)sthe track's catalog number
%(copyright)sthe track's copyright information
%(publisher)sthe track's publisher
%(year)sthe track's publication year
%(date)sthe track's original recording date
%(suffix)sthe track's suffix
%(basename)sthe track's original name, without suffix


Brian Langenberger