Frequently Asked Questions

  How to create a new cuesheet from scratch?
  How to create a cue based on a tracklist?
  Why do I get an "Error at line XX" when importing?
  I made some changes to a cue that I do not want. Can I undo any of them?
  How to merge a tracklist with a cue?
  Why can't I set the frames value to more than 74?
  Which cuesheet commands does QeD use/understand?
  Can I use QeD in order to create a cuesheet from an Audio CD?
  I want to burn a 2 hour mix on 2CDs. How can I do that?
  I have a set that has more than 99 tracks - can I burn it on a single CD??
  An error occured or QeD crashed. How can I let you know about it?
  I really like QeD and I want to help out. What can I do?

 

How to create a new cuesheet from scratch?
First select "File | New" or click on the New icon. This will close any cues that might be open and clear up the editing window. In order to add tracks to a cuesheet first you need to press Add and once you are done with editing all the fields just press Apply - this will save your track in the cuesheet.

Note: When adding the first track pressing Add is not necessary.

Note: The header is added automatically once you add the first track.

Be default new tracks are added after the currently selected track. If you want your tracks to be added at the very end simply enable the 'Add new tracks at the end' option.

 

How to create a cue based on a tracklist?
Creating cuesheets based on tracklists is very easy and takes just a few seconds with QeD. Here's how it works.

First you need to get hold of a tracklist and save it into a txt file. A 'proper' file that can be used with QeD should only contain the tracklist you want to import. So a file like this:

Paul Oakenfold Live @ Buenos Aires, Argentina 25-04-1999

Part 1:
1. Brother Brown - Under The Water (Breeder Mix)
2. Karen Ramirez - Lies (Tilt's Trinity Mix)
3. Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave (Albion Mix)
4. Space Brothers - Legacy (Original Mix)
5. Orbital - Nothing Left (Way Out West Mix)
6. Underworld - Jumbo (Francois K & Rob Rives Mix)
7. Utah Saints - Love Song (12" Mix)
8. Mara - One (Hamel's Implant Mix)
9. Space Manoeuvres - Stage One (Tilt's Apollo 11 Mix)

will not import like it should, but this one will:

1. Brother Brown - Under The Water (Breeder Mix)
2. Karen Ramirez - Lies (Tilt's Trinity Mix)
3. Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave (Albion Mix)
4. Space Brothers - Legacy (Original Mix)
5. Orbital - Nothing Left (Way Out West Mix)
6. Underworld - Jumbo (Francois K & Rob Rives Mix)
7. Utah Saints - Love Song (12" Mix)
8. Mara - One (Hamel's Implant Mix)
9. Space Manoeuvres - Stage One (Tilt's Apollo 11 Mix)

If you don't want to save the tracklist as a file you can just copy it to clipboard and you can import from there.

Once you have your tracklist ready you need to select a tracklist import format - read more about it.

Now all you need to do is select 'Import | from file' or 'Import | from clipboard' from the File menu in order to create a cuesheet based on a tracklist from a file or from the clipboard respectively.

 

Why do I get an "Error at line XX" when importing?
This happens while trying to import a tracklist using an import format that you wrote. It means that QeD read line XX, but it was not in the format that you specified - so it just tells you where the error occurred and keeps on reading. This may happen for instance when you want to import both performer and title, and there's an ID somewhere along the way.

 

I made some changes to a cue that I do not want. Can I undo any of them?
Unfortunately QeD does not have an Undo option, so be careful what you are doing.

 

How to merge a tracklist with a cue?
There are two ways of doing this. The first one goes like this - open a cuesheet and select Import | Into current cue | Times from tracklist or Import | Into current cue | Titles from tracklist  (depending on what you want to import). The second one works the other way around - Import a tracklist and then select Import | Into current cue | Times from cue or Import | Into current cue | Titles from cue (depending on what you want to import). 

Note: Importing times from a tracklist is only available when the currently selected import format has minutes, seconds and (optionally) frames specified.

 

Why can't I set the frames value to more than 74?
That is because a second only has 75 frames (0-74). If you don't know this by now you might want to look at the cuesheet tutorial.

 

Which cuesheet commands does QeD use/understand?
The cuesheet scripting language is a powerful tool for recording CDs and so it has certain commands that will never be used in a cuesheet created for a liveset (or at least very rarely). Below is a list of all available cuesheet commands. The ones in bold are used in QeD.

CATALOG
CDTEXTFILE
FILE
FLAGS
INDEX
ISRC
PERFORMER
POSTGAP
PREGAP
REM
SONGWRITER
TITLE
TRACK

Note: As QeD is a liveset editor it will read your cues as if they were created for an mp3 file. For example this cuesheet (created for an image of a Data CD):

FILE "novellcd1.img" BINARY
  TRACK 1 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 1 00:00:00

will be read as this:

PERFORMER ""
TITLE ""
FILE "novellcd1.mp3" MP3
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER ""
    TITLE ""
    INDEX 01 00:00:00

If you would like to read the cuesheet specification it's available as an appendix to the CDRWin User's Guide.

 

Can I use QeD in order to create a cuesheet directly from an Audio CD?
No you cannot. QeD is created as a LIVESET cuesheet editor. If you want to get a cue file directly from a CD use Exact Audio Copy.

 

I want to burn a 2 hour mix on 2CDs. How can I do that?
This is a fairly easy process. What I describe here is the fastest way to do it.

OK let's get to it. As an example I chose a 2 hour mix by Armin. It has a nice commercial break fadeout in the middle, which will be useful when splitting the set. Here's how the cuesheet looks like:

PERFORMER "Armin van Buuren"
TITLE "A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004)"
FILE "Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004).mp3" MP3
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "20 Armin van Buuren"
    TITLE "Communication Part 3"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "19 A Force"
    TITLE "Atomic Outbreak"
    INDEX 01 04:31:00
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "18 8 Wonders"
    TITLE "The Morning After (Thrillseekers Remix)"
    INDEX 01 07:26:30
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "17 Interstate"
    TITLE "I Found U (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 12:21:00
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "16 Dreas presents Havannah"
    TITLE "Havannah (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 17:36:40
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "15 Alt + F4"
    TITLE "Alt + F4"
    INDEX 01 20:39:30
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "14 Filterheadz"
    TITLE "Yimanya (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 25:16:00
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "13 Oceanlab"
    TITLE "Satellite (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 30:12:30
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "12 Tranquility Base"
    TITLE "Surrender (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 35:28:30
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "11 Dido"
    TITLE "Sand In My Shoes (Above & Beyond UV Mix)"
    INDEX 01 40:30:00
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "10 The Thrillseekers"
    TITLE "Synaesthesia 2004 (Ferry Corsten Remix)"
    INDEX 01 47:35:20
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "09 Young Parisians featuring Ben Lost"
    TITLE "Jump The Next Train (Kyau vs Albert Remix)"
    INDEX 01 55:03:30
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "08 Randy Katana"
    TITLE "In Silence (Txitxarro Remix)"
    INDEX 01 61:22:00
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "07 Perry O'Neil"
    TITLE "Wave Force (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 67:45:00
  TRACK 15 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "06 Tilt"
    TITLE "The World Doesn't Know (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 75:00:00
  TRACK 16 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "05 Solid Globe"
    TITLE "Sahara (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 80:04:30
  TRACK 17 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "04 Ridgewalkers featuring El"
    TITLE "Find (Andy Moor Remix)"
    INDEX 01 85:32:40
  TRACK 18 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "03 Tiesto"
    TITLE "Adagio For Strings"
    INDEX 01 95:25:40
  TRACK 19 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "02 Adam White & Andy Moor presents White Room"
    TITLE "White Room (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 100:32:00
  TRACK 20 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "01 Above & Beyond"
    TITLE "No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Vocal Mix)"
    INDEX 01 106:39:20

The fadeout ends at 55:03:30, so "Jump The Next Train" will be the first track on CD2. Now you need to create a new cuesheet that only has two tracks - one that starts at the beginning of CD1 (00:00:00) and one that starts at the beginning of CD2 (55:03:30). It's going to look like this:

PERFORMER "Armin van Buuren"
TITLE "A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004)"
FILE "Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004).mp3" MP3
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER ""
    TITLE ""
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER ""
    TITLE ""
    INDEX 01 55:03:30

Titles for these tracks are not required here. You don't need the full header as well - but the FILE "..." MP3 line has to be PROPER (it has got to point to the file you want to split). Now you need to split the 2 hour mp3 file with mp3DirectCut - this process is described here.

Once you have your long mp3 split into two separate mp3s (CD1 and CD2), you need to create cuesheets for them. With QeD it just takes a few clicks. Go to "Edit | Split cue..." and type in the time where you want to split your cuesheet (55:03:30 in this case). Once you press 'Spit' QeD will generate the following file for CD1:

PERFORMER "Armin van Buuren"
TITLE "A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004)"
FILE "Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004).mp3" MP3
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "20 Armin van Buuren"
    TITLE "Communication Part 3"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "19 A Force"
    TITLE "Atomic Outbreak"
    INDEX 01 04:31:00
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "18 8 Wonders"
    TITLE "The Morning After (Thrillseekers Remix)"
    INDEX 01 07:26:30
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "17 Interstate"
    TITLE "I Found U (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 12:21:00
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "16 Dreas presents Havannah"
    TITLE "Havannah (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 17:36:40
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "15 Alt + F4"
    TITLE "Alt + F4"
    INDEX 01 20:39:30
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "14 Filterheadz"
    TITLE "Yimanya (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 25:16:00
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "13 Oceanlab"
    TITLE "Satellite (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 30:12:30
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "12 Tranquility Base"
    TITLE "Surrender (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 35:28:30
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "11 Dido"
    TITLE "Sand In My Shoes (Above & Beyond UV Mix)"
    INDEX 01 40:30:00
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "10 The Thrillseekers"
    TITLE "Synaesthesia 2004 (Ferry Corsten Remix)"
    INDEX 01 47:35:20

...and the one below for CD2:

PERFORMER "Armin van Buuren"
TITLE "A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004)"
FILE "Armin van Buuren - A State of Trance 181 (30-12-2004).mp3" MP3
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "09 Young Parisians featuring Ben Lost"
    TITLE "Jump The Next Train (Kyau vs Albert Remix)"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "08 Randy Katana"
    TITLE "In Silence (Txitxarro Remix)"
    INDEX 01 06:18:45
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "07 Perry O'Neil"
    TITLE "Wave Force (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 12:41:45
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "06 Tilt"
    TITLE "The World Doesn't Know (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 19:56:45
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "05 Solid Globe"
    TITLE "Sahara (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 25:01:00
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "04 Ridgewalkers featuring El"
    TITLE "Find (Andy Moor Remix)"
    INDEX 01 30:29:10
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "03 Tiesto"
    TITLE "Adagio For Strings"
    INDEX 01 40:22:10
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "02 Adam White & Andy Moor presents White Room"
    TITLE "White Room (Original Mix)"
    INDEX 01 45:28:45
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "01 Above & Beyond"
    TITLE "No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Vocal Mix)"
    INDEX 01 51:35:65

That's pretty much it - you have two mp3s and two cues to go with them. Now all you have to do is burn both of them on separate CDs and you're done (for info on how to burn a CD using a cuesheet read this).

 

I have a set that has more than 99 tracks - can I burn it on a single Audio CD??
No you can't. According to the Audio CD specification 99 is the maximum amount of tracks that you can burn to a CD.

 

An error occurred or QeD crashed. How can I let you know about it?
Every time you get a "QeD Error" a log file is saved in the \logs directory. If your error keeps on popping out attach it to a post in the forum and wait for a solution.

If you manage to cause an error and there was no "QeD Error" window (the most noticeable results of such an error is when certain program features stop working) also post a message on the forum.

When making a new post try and be REALLY precise on how you managed to get the particular error (what did you do) and what file caused it. This will help you get a solution faster as the error can be reproduced and that leads to finding a reason to what happened:)

Note: If you select "Ignore this error" you won't be notified of the particular type of error, but a log file will be saved in the \logs directory anyway.

 

I really like QeD and I want to help out. What can I do?
You can support QeD by making a donation at AllPay.pl. You are probably wondering what site is that and why am I not using PayPal like everybody else. Well this is a Polish secure transaction site used extensively in my country. The reason I'm not using PayPal is very simple, yet very annoying at the same time - people from Poland simply cannot receive payments (until last year we couldn't even register).

Anyway back to AllPay.pl - the site can be viewed in English, so you can read all the information about it (if you are interested of course).

Any donations are welcome. I really appreciate everything you can send.

 

 

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