This is my first post and as my user name implies I am, totally, non techy!
My query is this:
I have downloaded a CD which came as one long track (around 1 hour 15 minutes) but came complete with a CUE file, which Windows (I use VISTA Business) refused to open and so I, initially, ignored it as I hadn’t a clue what it was, or what it was supposed to do.
I then searched the WEB for a recommended “track splitter” (I’ve never used one) and downloaded Audacity and the “Lame” file I think I need, read the FAQ’s (on site and at Wiki) and imported the CD download by using “Project/Import Audio” and after 6 minutes, or so, it appeared in Audacity.
When I tried following the instructions, however, it allowed me to place the cursor at “0” but would not open the “Add Label At Selection” option, listed under “Project”.
So, I reckoned I must be doing something wrong and (maybe) had to mark the end of the track as well, but could find no way of doing this.
At that point I decided to try and find out more about what CUE files are and discovered (I think) that they store the track information (length/artist/song titles etc.) and so I wondered if there is any way I could import this into Audacity and set it to automatically split and name the tracks, based on the information it contains?
If so, could somebody be kind enough to provide detailed “step by step” instructions on how I should do it?
I would add that the CD contains no natural breaks between tracks as it is a “Trance” compilation - Cue (no pun intended) the jokes about what is an Owld Fecker doing listening to trance!
If it is not possible to do what I am thing of, could somebody please give me an “idiot proof” guide, detailing how I can split the tracks, manually, coz I’m, obviously, going wrong somewhere!
Many thanks in advance.