The Edit menu explained

Language
lists all the available languages for QeD. English is the default one (you don't need a file for it). Language files are stored in the \languages directory as *.lng files. This version of QeD comes with "polish.lng" and "english (example).lng" (which is there as a base for translating into other languages only).

Note: If you make a translation please post it on the forum and I'll include in a later release of QeD.

 

 

Swap Artist <-> Title
puts the PERFORMER into the TITLE and TITLE into PERFORMER. So a track like this:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "Oceanlab"
  TITLE "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

will become:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  TITLE "Oceanlab"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

Note: You can make a swap on some or all tracks.

 

 

Move times
allows you to add or subtract index values on tracks in the current cuesheet.

Note: Within the "Move times" window you can use a rather handy option - "Use deleted track time". This option is very useful when you want to get rid of something from an mp3 (like commercials or an interview) and then you have to modify your cue. All the indexes for tracks that where after the one that you just deleted can be shifted by the length of the deleted track. For example let's assume you delete the first track from this file:

  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Intro"
    TITLE "Something you don't want"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Peter Martin"
    TITLE "Simply Blue vs. Dave Gahan - I Need You (Acapella)"
    INDEX 01 05:24:50
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "NU Frequency"
    TITLE "808"
    INDEX 01 13:18:00

After this your cuesheet looks like this:

  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Peter Martin"
    TITLE "Simply Blue vs. Dave Gahan - I Need You (Acapella)"
    INDEX 01 05:24:50
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "NU Frequency"
    TITLE "808"
    INDEX 01 13:18:00

Of course you don't have anything in your mp3 before the Peter Martin track, so this means it starts at 00:00:00. You can select "Use deleted track time" and the resulting cue will look like this:

  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Peter Martin"
    TITLE "Simply Blue vs. Dave Gahan - I Need You (Acapella)"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "NU Frequency"
    TITLE "808"
    INDEX 01 07:53:25

Note: This option only uses the length of the last deleted track. If you deleted more tracks their lengths are NOT added.

 

 

Split cue
based on a given index this option creates two cue files from a cuesheet that you're working on. This option is especially useful when creating shorter mixes out of a long one (e.g. for burning on CDs - for more information read this).

Note: When you enter "somename" as a filename QeD will save two files: somename01.cue and somename02.cue.

 

 

Options  |  Saving  |  Cue save format
lets you choose how to save the cuesheet. There are four formats available:

1) Artist, Title

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "Oceanlab"
  TITLE "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

2) Artist - Title

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  TITLE "Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

3) Number. Artist, Title

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "03. Oceanlab"
  TITLE "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

4) Number. Artist - Title

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  TITLE "03. Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

 

 

Options  |  Importing  |  Tracklist import format
allows you to choose (and create) a format in which a tracklist is written before you import. There are four built-in formats that you can use:

1) #TN#. (#MIN#:#SEC#:#FRA#) #AR# - #ST# 
   03. (10:18:20) Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)
2) #TN#. (#MIN#:#SEC#) #AR# - #ST#
   03. (10:18) Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)
3) #TN#. #AR# - #ST#
   03. Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)
4) #AR# - #ST#
   Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)

As you can see each format uses a set of special words that substitute parts of particular lines in a tracklist. These words represent:

#TN# - track number
#AR# - artist
#ST# - song title
#MIN# - minutes
#SEC# - seconds
#FRA# - frames
#NU# - not used (will be skipped)

Using the above you can create your own tracklist import formats. This allows you to import tracks from virtually any tracklist. Examples:

#TN#. #AR# - '#ST#' (#NU#)
09. LSG - 'Netherworld 2005 (Oliver Prime Remix)' (J00F)
#TN# :     #AR# - #ST#
5 :    Sun Decade - I'm Alone (Mirco de Govia Remix) 
[#MIN#:#SEC#].[#TN#]- #AR# - #ST#
[11:55].[04]- Future Sound of London  My Kingdom

 

Note: You have to remember that this is a computer program, so you have to make everything clear-cut. For example this format:

#AR# - '#ST#' (#NU#)

will read the following line properly:

Marco V vs. Bates - 'Bang Gang' (ID&T)

but it will generate an error on this line (taken form the same tracklist):

Tiesto - 'Dallas 4pm' [Montana Remix] (Black Hole)

So you will need to modify the tracklist or your import format a little bit.

 

A very common mistake is writing a format like this:

#TN# #AR# #ST#

and then trying to use it on a tracklist like this:

06 John 00 Fleming vs. M.I.K.E. Dame Blanche

As you can see "John" will be the artist and "00 Fleming vs. M.I.K.E. Dame Blanche" will be used as song title. The import option works just fine here, but doesn't produce the results you want. So keep this in mind when preparing for an import.

Note: If you'd like to practice your import-format-writing-skills try and import this tracklist properly.

 

Note: You don't have to worry about the dot after a track number when using the built-in formats (this doesn't concern the formats that you create) as a tracklist will get imported properly with or without it.

 

Note: The built-in formats also read ID tracks properly (your formats will also read them, but will produce some errors - see explanation below). 

If you have a tracklist like this:

1 Randy Katana - In Silence (Txitxarro Remix)
2 Perry O'Neil - Wave Force (Original Mix)
3 ID
4 Solid Globe - Sahara (Original Mix)
5 Ridgewalkers feat. El - Find (Andy Moor Remix)

the goal is to fill out both PERFORMER and TITLE fields in your cuesheet. But for the ID track we want the word ID to be put in the TITLE field. This is because when you use such a cuesheet with mp3cue you will just see "ID" instead of "ID - Track 3" (this happens when the PERFORMER field is filled out and the TITLE field is left blank). The built-in formats all "know" about this and they will put the ID in the TITLE field. However the tracklist import formats that you create cannot assume such action and will produce errors on lines that don't contain all of the required fields (e.g. if you want to import #AR# and #ST# and you only provide one of them).

 

Note: When creating a tracklist you don't have to worry about enumerating it properly. You can create a tracklist like this:

1 Randy Katana - In Silence (Txitxarro Remix)
2 Perry O'Neil - Wave Force (Original Mix)
3 Tilt - The World Doesn't Know (Original Mix)
4 Solid Globe - Sahara (Original Mix)
5 Ridgewalkers feat. El - Find (Andy Moor Remix)

or like this:

01. Randy Katana - In Silence (Txitxarro Remix)
02. Perry O'Neil - Wave Force (Original Mix)
10. Tilt - The World Doesn't Know (Original Mix)
11. Solid Globe - Sahara (Original Mix)
12. Ridgewalkers feat. El - Find (Andy Moor Remix)

and the resulting cue will be the same.

 

 

Options  |  Casing  |  Capitalize after these characters
Let's assume you have a following track title:

Not over yet (Breeder's it is now remix) [classic of the week]

After every character that you put in this option a capital letter will appear. The default set ( ()[] -0123456789!&_. ) will produce the following result:

Not Over Yet (Breeder's It Is Now Remix) [Classic Of The Week]

If you decide to change the character set the results will of course be different - e.g. if you add an apostrophe (') to the character set the result will look like this:

Not Over Yet (Breeder'S It Is Now Remix) [Classic Of The Week]

Note: Under the option "Don't modify these words" you can put words that you don't want to be changed (like "DJ" for example) - they will have the casing that you choose. This only applies to the "Capitalize after these characters" option.

 

Options  |  Casing  |  No change
when this is selected casing on the cuesheet that you are opening will not be touched.

 

Options  |  Casing  |  lower case
If you have the following title:

Not over yet (Breeder's it is now remix) [classic of the week]

this option will modify it into the following:

not over yet (breeder's it is now remix) [classic of the week]

 

Options  |  Casing  |  UPPER CASE
If you have the following title:

Not over yet (Breeder's it is now remix) [classic of the week]

this option will modify it into the following:

NOT OVER YET (BREEDER'S IT IS NOW REMIX) [CLASSIC OF THE WEEK]

 

Note: all the casing options apply to the entire cuesheet and have an effect on files that you open (not on the one you are currently editing).

 

 

Options  |  Browser  |  Select your Internet browser
In order to view help and the QeD website/forum you need to select your Internet browser. Unfortunately there is no cross platform, universal way of detecting what is the default browser on the user's system. That's why I decided not to use any solutions that don't work properly on all systems and simply make you - the user - choose your browser. This way it will work for sure, but you have to make a few clicks more:)

Note: If you are using the Windows installer you will have the jRegistryKey library included. It's used to detect the default Internet browser, so you don't have to specify it in the options. This is a Windows-only solution as it reads the Windows registry. You can download jRegistryKey on your own when using the zip archive QeD distribution (for information on running QeD with jRegistryKey read this).

 

Options  |  Browser  |  Browser arguments
Most browser (if not all of them:)) will open the address that you pass on to them as the first argument. The #URL# string stands for that address, so you have to specify it somewhere in this section. Most browsers can understand more argument and options, but again I leave that to you - the user. You might want to open the address in the current window of your browser, but as a new tab - you can do this without any problems (assuming your browser allows such a thing), but you will have to specify all the arguments properly in this section first.

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Split performer and title
when a cuesheet is saved like this:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  TITLE "Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

turning this option on will open this cue file like this:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "Oceanlab"
  TITLE "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

Note: This option splits the performer and title when they have a minus with surrounding spaces (" - ") in between them. This is the regular windows minus sign (the one that is probably on the right of 0 on your keyboard). If you have this option enabled and the split doesn't work that means the hyphen is different.

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Don't ask before deleting a track
every time you want to delete a track from a cue you will be prompted if you are sure. Well, if you are always sure and definitely know what you want to do then enabling this option will remove that question window. By default this is disabled.

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Import cue header into current cuesheet
when importing from a cue into the one you are currently editing you can import the header as well. This option is disabled by default and works with "import times from cue" and "import titles from cue".

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Create header based on filename
If the filename is in a "Performer - Title" format this option will split them and build a proper header. For example this filename:

Matthew Dekay - Live at Plattenleger (28-11-2004).cue

will create this header:

PERFORMER "Matthew Dekay"
TITLE "Live at Plattenleger (28-11-2004)"
FILE "Matthew Dekay - Live at Plattenleger (28-11-2004).mp3" MP3

Note: The same rules concerning the minus (hyphen) as in the "Split performer and title" option apply here.

 

 

Options  | Other  |  Use cue filename when exporting
when you opened a cuesheet and would like to export the tracklist from it WITHOUT the need of typing in the filename, then you can enable this option as it will export the tracklist with the exact same filename as the cuesheet (well with a .txt extension of course).

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Skip track number when opening a cue file
when you have a cuesheet that is saved this way:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "03. Oceanlab"
  TITLE "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

or this way:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  TITLE "03. Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

and you don't really want the track number in front of the performer then you can enable this option and it will get rid of the numbers for you, creating a cue like this:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "Oceanlab"
  TITLE "Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

or like this:

TRACK 03 AUDIO
  TITLE "Oceanlab - Satellite (Markus Schulz Remix)"
  INDEX 01 10:18:20

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Add new tracks at the end
by default new tracks are added after a selected track. With this option enabled new tracks will always be added at the very end.

Note: Read this for more information.

 

 

Options  |  Other  |  Change quotes into double apostrophes
this option is in here because there is a bug in the mp3cue plug-in. It will read the tracks below:

TRACK 09 AUDIO
  PERFORMER "Olive"
  TITLE "You're Not Alone (Oakenfold & Osborne 12" Remix)"
  INDEX 01 54:32:40
TRACK 09 AUDIO
  TITLE "Olive - You're Not Alone (Oakenfold & Osborne 12" Remix)"
  INDEX 01 54:32:40

as follows:

Olive -  Remix)
 Remix)

The same thing happens when you put a quote somewhere in the performer line.

So in order to have full performer and title fields in the mp3cue playlist window QeD simply changes any quote marks (") into double apostrophes (''). As a result everything looks nice and pretty when opened in mp3cue:)


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