How is a CUE sheet supposed to look?

Hi all,

I recently ripped a retail soundtrack CD with 41 tracks. When the ripping was completed, as an afterthought, I decided to create a CUE sheet for the disc, so I used Detect Gaps in EAC and then created a non-compliant CUE sheet. The result was something like this:

REM DATE 2002
REM COMMENT “ExactAudioCopy v0.99pb5”
PERFORMER “”
TITLE “Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack”
FILE “01 Dearly Beloved.wav” WAVE
TRACK 01 AUDIO

[INDENT] TITLE “Dearly Beloved”
[/INDENT][INDENT] PERFORMER “”
INDEX 01 00:00:00
[/INDENT] TRACK 02 AUDIO

[INDENT] TITLE “HIKARI -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-”
PERFORMER “”
INDEX 00 01:11:52
[/INDENT] FILE “02 HIKARI -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-.wav” WAVE
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 03 AUDIO

[INDENT] TITLE “Simple and Clean -PLANITb Remix- (Short Edit)”
PERFORMER “”
INDEX 00 03:40:63
[/INDENT] FILE “03 Simple and Clean -PLANITb Remix- (Short Edit).wav” WAVE
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 04 AUDIO

[INDENT] TITLE “Dive Into the Heart -Destati-”
PERFORMER “”
INDEX 00 02:30:04
[/INDENT] FILE “04 Dive Into the Heart -Destati-.wav” WAVE
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 05 AUDIO

[INDENT] TITLE “Destiny Islands”
PERFORMER “”
INDEX 00 04:55:41[/INDENT]

Et cetera. The layout, then, for some reason looks like this:

FILE
TRACK
TRACK
FILE TRACK
FILE
TRACK
FILE

… while, on comparable CUE sheets, I’ve noticed it goes:

FILE
TRACK
FILE
TRACK
… all the way.

I noticed that this happens in some other CUE sheets as well, when it says ‘INDEX 00’ instead of ‘INDEX 01’ underneath ‘TRACK’ - and whenever it happens, an INDEX 01 is listed underneath ‘FILE’.

Does anybody know why this is, and if it affects the functionality of the CUE sheet? Or is something wrong with my disc?

I know nothing about this kind of stuff, so any help is much appreciated. :slight_smile:

These are the differences in ‘Gap detection’ via EAC…
http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=EAC_and_Cue_Sheets
And from the Faq(s)…

What is the difference between Gap Detection Methods A, B, & C ?
These are all different methods for retrieving the index markers (gaps, etc.). Some methods will work with some drives, the others won’t, you should test all of them which works best for you. None of them is by used method better or worse than the other, but by used method the A is the fastest one and C the slowest (if it works correctly!).

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/en/index.php/support/faq/extraction-questions/

Hope it helps…