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Euronymous

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1 hour ago, andrewilley said:

That looks like an auto-generated file created by EAC (Exact Audio Copy) during the process of ripping a CD to an overall WAVE format audio file.

However as @MotleyG  has pointed out, the actual music file on your phone is in FLAC format, not WAVE. So the CUE file is referring to a file named "Wormed - Planisphaerium.wav", but that file isn't present on your device as it has been converted to "Wormed - Planisphaerium.flac", so it will fail at that point. If you edit the CUE file in your text editor to point to the correct filename, it should work.

One other potential issue I can see is that the information for each individual track has the PERFORMER tag (i.e. Track Artist) set as "01", "02", "03", "04", etc. This is probably not how you intended to see the Artist names in Poweramp, so either delete those erroneous lines or just change them to the same as the Album Artist, "Planisphaerium".

Andre

Ok that makes sense, so what i did was edit some of those lines and did a full rescan. That was correct, it did show the artist as 01, 02 etc but after editing it corrected them.  But here's an example of one of those albums being played as a single track. It's missing the cue file and idk why that is, but I'm guessing that is the culprit?513424440_Screenshot_20220321-184704_MyFiles.thumb.jpg.e0f597cd51d16a0098524ab7553c30b0.jpg

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If you have a large 35-minute audio file called "Abiotic - Casuistry.flac" with no corresponding CUE file in the same directory, PA will simply show it as one large playable item, like any other audio file it encounters. If there were any information tags inside the FLAC file, you'd see them displayed in the Albums/Artists/etc lists, but otherwise all PA can do is simply show you the filename. (In fact it does seem to have Year and Genre embedded tags, but nothing else).

I'm afraid finding your runaway CUE file is something we can't really help with remotely though... :) Are they perhaps still in your original music ripping folders on your PC?

Andre

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28 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

If you have a large 35-minute audio file called "Abiotic - Casuistry.flac" with no corresponding CUE file in the same directory, PA will simply show it as one large playable item, like any other audio file it encounters. If there were any information tags inside the FLAC file, you'd see them displayed in the Albums/Artists/etc lists, but otherwise all PA can do is simply show you the filename. (In fact it does seem to have Year and Genre embedded tags, but nothing else).

I'm afraid finding your runaway CUE file is something we can't really help with remotely though... :) Are they perhaps still in your original music ripping folders on your PC?

Andre

I did a back up a long time ago onto an external hard drive that I still have to this day thankfully! I will be able to check it Wednesday when I return home. Thanks for the help with the main reason! Seems to be the problem with these bunch right here , haven't checked all but any I check at random seem to be missing the cue file 🙄😭

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CUE files are not all that complex when you look into them, but without an understanding what they are meant to do and how, there can be a whole heap of seemingly-unrelated problems that are actually caused by either unnecessary or badly-formatted CUE files. Or in your case, missing ones.

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1 hour ago, Euronymous said:

Yeah I have no idea why that happened but I will definitely check my sd card, although I'm glad what I've learned here from talking to you so this will be good info for future reference.

Hopefully you do have these still, that would make things much easier to update and refresh. Once you have these, Poweramp should be back to what you were used to.

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In a possibly related scenario on my Samsung Note 20 Ultra, music folders that contain single FLAC/CUE files occasionally don't register as full separate tracks, just one big FLAC file.

 To remedy this I have to do a full rescan via settings.

 

Occasionally I've found music folders that are completely missing the FLAC file, but contain the CUE file and associated artwork scans....the FLAC file just disappeared!.....then I have to download the whole folder again.

The real solution to this issue is to use CUE SPLITTER and just permanently separate the tracks from the FLAC/CUE files.....then delete each originating FLAC/CUE file.

 Hope this helps!

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