Can anyone vouch for Flacon?

aur/flacon 11.4.0-1 (+159 0.70) 
    An Audio File Encoder. Extracts audio tracks from an audio CD image to separate tracks.

I have wa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-y too many many whole albums in mp4 form (thanks yt-dlp :slight_smile: ).

Have a couple days off and want to get this project done of splitting large album files into individual tracks so I can create mixes like normal people with these great songs.

Technical A/V level: can operate Handbrake with ease and some skill.

Questions: Is this a sound tool? Or buggy? Easy tool? Learning curve? Are there better tools for this project than Flacon? Or worse?

just getting feet in the water on this project. all input is valuable. thank you.

Just by the description I would assume this relies on info from the CD to do this, I may be wrong and don’t clip much audio anymore

then this is not the write tool and I did not read fine print. What audio cd has one file for all it’s tracks though? never seen that in this lifetime (yet).
I wonder if an mp4 seperator exists?
or I could rig Handbrake into an audio-only mode but lots of trial and error.
thanks for response—going back to drawing board like a dejected wile e coyote

I have tried Flacon before, but i thought it was buggy back then, i use Freac instead now, you can try to see if the software can make sense of your whole albums and brake them down into single tracks. I have use Freac daily for many years. You can find an appimage at freacs homepage or in the aur, i hope that helps /Silvia.

Ps, Somethimes you need to have a cuesheet or m3u8 for the software to make sense of the one track file Ds.

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As I said I am just guessing from the description

thank you! fre:ac not in aur, the appimage/flatpak tempting. will try to stay local first, that does help.

I will download it and see.

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$ yay -Ss fre:ac
aur/boca-git 2:1.0.7.r28.g3676eb23-1 (+1 0.00) 
    A component library used by the fre:ac audio converter
aur/boca 1:1.0.7-1 (+3 1.00) 
    A component library used by the fre:ac audio converter

ok I spelled it right and with too many E’s. thank you!

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it turned the giant mp4 file into a giant mp3 file. did not seperate anything. have to play now…

I use Flacon everytime I got to split a big flac/m3u file into multiple files.
One of the only software I can’t find in GTK equivalent (I use Gnome and almost only gtk apps).
Very good app but very specific I think.

Got it in Aur :

yay flacon
2 aur/flacon-git (+11 0.49) 
    Extracts individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files. (Git Version)
1 aur/flacon 11.4.0-1 (+159 0.70) (Installé)
    An Audio File Encoder. Extracts audio tracks from an audio CD image to separate tracks.
==> Paquets à installer (ex. 1 2 3, 1-3 or ^4)

freac is in the AUR and is a standard cd ripper like most others.

I think you need the m3u file.

edit : I talk about flac

edit 2 : not m3u but cue file

downloaded the -git but endeavour doesn’t see it in the system menus yet and a simple flacon-git in the terminal did nothing. will reboot later.

I have to find a way to make freac note the times. Can’t get it to separate anything. Sh**—I will just read the directions.

it’s not ripping the chunks off the whole that I thought it would be but gonna look for the man.

Ive only ever used cd rippers and ripped individual tracks so I really don’t know much as i haven’t also used Flacon or Freac.

I mean it’s a program. It could never actually know that on a giant track it has 8 songs in it. there has to be a time delimter but beaucoop settings on this one so will take some time.

on a ripper which I used plenty of, you have 8 ogg or whatever files and a ripper makes them 8-file-of-your-choice files.

rippers don’t split 1 file into 8 without me finding the magic setting to tell it to methinks :slight_smile:

edit: handbrake can do that with a video file. mmm

This is the perfect situation to use Flacon.

I’m not exactly sure what you are trying to do. As I said I’ve only ripped single tracks from a cd into what ever format i chose.

there are not 13 quincy jones tracks in your music folder. there is only one source file.
flacon sees that one flac source file as 13 songs when you open it? your did you take that one flac source file and make Flacon see the 13 songs inside that single flac file?
if yes, then Nice.

wonder if it will do it for a large mp4 file that yt-dlp scared up for me? I will try to find out.

I have entire albums on a single mp4 (one big mp4 file). I’m looking for a tool to make these separate tracks instead of an entire album single track.

Okay I’m a little confused as mp4 is video correct? So wouldn’t you have to extract the audio from it? And then convert it?