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First post, by john32b

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Hi all, I made a small tool that makes it easy to encode the audio tracks of .cue/.bin CD images and create the new .cue files automatically.

It is called CBAE (Cue Bin Audio Encoder, how original!) and it's a Command Line Interface program, runs in Windows and Linux.
It supports all the major audio encoders (OPUS, FLAC)

  • It works with FFMPEG behind the scenes, and it is a prerequisite. You need to have FFMPEG in installed and declared in your PATH
  • It is a NodeJS script, so you need NodeJS installed in your system, unless
  • For Windows there is a standalone build, that only requires FFMPEG

Here is the GitHub page for the project with more infos : https://github.com/john32b/cbae

DosBox, supporting OPUS audio is one of the best things ever, I have converted all my CD images to OPUS, I think it is a really nice codec.

This is a first release, I've tested it and been using this for a while and everything appears to be working fine.
I hope this will be of help for anyone that wishes to convert their CD images to encoded audio to save space.
If you encounter any bugs, or if you have any notes or ideas, please do share 😀

Cheers.

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Reply 1 of 2, by linux4ever07

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This looks like a really awesome tool. Nice job!

It's weird cause I was just replying in another thread about a shell script I had created for the same purpose:
Re: ISO + CUE - Fixing Audio in DosBox Mounts [Redbook]

It's based on an older script I made a couple of years ago.

CBAE looks to be more capable though. I will check it out for sure!

It's really strange that I would find this post. Makes me wonder if there really is such a thing as a collective consciousness that makes multiple people have the same idea at the same time.

Reply 2 of 2, by john32b

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linux4ever07 wrote on 2022-08-22, 22:34:

Makes me wonder if there really is such a thing as a collective consciousness that makes multiple people have the same idea at the same time.

Perhaps 😋
Although I first had this idea some years ago, and had made another program that would compress cd images for cold storage
https://github.com/john32b/cdcrush written in HAXE
^ Don't use it, it is deprecated ^
I just took the audio encoding parts from that and rewrote it in pure JS, making it more efficient in the way.
( Now that I think about it I should push the un-minified code in github for CBAE )