The CUE sheet format is a simple text file composed solely of CUE commands, its respective arguments, blank spaces and lines. The following syntactic rules apply to CCD sheets:
There are three contexts in a CUE sheet file: None, File
and Track. The first of them is not introduced by any command,
and the last two are introduced by
commands, respectively. The only commands that pertain to more than
one context, namely None and Track, are the CD-Text related commands
SONGWRITER. The only
commands that can appear multiple times within its contexts are
The valid positions of a command are determined by the following rules:
Each following manual section corresponds to a CUE command. For each of them is explained its meaning, context structure and positioning rules. At the end of each section is an example of use and a reference to the correlated CCD sheet format element, if there is any.
The meaning of the context tables is:
The contexts to which this command pertains; ‘None’ here names the context introduced by no command.
Whether multiple instances of this command within a single instance of its context is allows; value is ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
The commands that pertains to the context introduced by this command; ‘None’ if there is not one.
The meaning of the positioning tables is:
This command must appear after the commands listed here, if they are present. The expression ‘None’ means nothing.
This command must appear before the commands listed here, if they are present. The expression ‘None’ means nothing.
|• CATALOG:||Define MCN (Media Catalog Number).|
|• CDTEXTFILE:||Specify the CD-Text file.|
|• TITLE:||Set the title of a track or entire disc.|
|• PERFORMER:||Write the name of a performer in a track or entire disc.|
|• SONGWRITER:||Write the name of a songwriter in a track or entire disc.|
|• FILE:||Declare the source of audio/data.|
|• TRACK:||Define a track.|
|• FLAGS:||Set special sub-code flags for the current track.|
|• ISRC:||Specify the ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) of the current track.|
|• PREGAP:||Set the length of track pre-gap.|
|• INDEX:||Define a file pre-gap, a track index or sub-index.|
|• POSTGAP:||Set the length of track post-gap.|
|• REM:||Comment the CUE sheet.|