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Re: Bug#301892: ITP: cuetools -- tools for manipulating CUE/TOC files

Alban Browaeys <browaeys.alban@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> Le Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:10:06 +0100, David Pashley a écrit :
>> What are CUE and TOC files? What are they used for? It would be useful
>> if you say a little bit more about them.
> Well i do not know if one can define CUE file shortly . This is like "ar"
> file but for cdroms "images" (not in the iso meaning, the raw image).
> This enables to store on disk what we want on the cdrom when we mix
> different type of data type on the medium.
> It could be a mix of iso9660, audio, video ...
> Kudos to the one who manage to explain it in a sentence :)

You don't need to explain it so that everybody understands the format.
It should be sufficient to say as much as will allow to decide whether
the package is useful for me, or not.  What about:

| cuetools is a set of programs that are useful for manipulating CD/DVD
| image files in CUE format and Table of Contents (toc) files.  The CUE
| format is used for mixing different data types on one medium (iso9660,
| audio, video,...). The package includes these utilities:
|    - cueconvert: convert between CUE and TOC formats
|    - cuebreakpoints: print the breakpoints from a CUE or TOC file
|    - cueprint: print disc and track information for a CUE or TOC file
| It can also be used to split a large audio file into many
| small files according to a CUE or TOC.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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