So you downloaded an album in the cue/FLAC format (a cue sheet + a flac file) and I want to convert it to multiple mp3 files? Here’s what you need to do: Install the necessary software: audio-convert, gstreamer-flac, mp3splt. Assuming you’re using Ubuntu and have enabled the universe repository, open a terminal and type
Now cd into the directory where the flac file is and type
sudo apt-get install audio-convert gstreamer-flac mp3splt
(replace CDImage for whatever you flac file is called). After selecting “mp3” for the file format and the quality preset you want, audio-convert goes to work for a while: first decompressing the CDImage.flac into a wav and then compressing the latter into an mp3. Now to “cut” the single mp3 into multiple files - one for each track:
And that’s it. Additionally you can also install the audio-convert-nautilus-script or SoundConverter if you don’t want to use the command line for converting from flac to mp3.
mp3splt -f -c CDImage.cue CDImage.mp3