Flacon (Audio File Encoder for Linux)

Flacon extracts individual tracks from a single large audio file of music and saves them as separate audio files.

[In conjunction with the parent article: Linux Audio Tools.]

To do this, it uses information from the appropriate CUE file. Besides, Flacon makes it possible to conveniently revise or specify tags both for all tracks at once or for each tag separately.

  1. Supported input formats: WAV, FLAC, APE, WavPack, True Audio (TTA).
  2. Supported out formats: FLAC, WAV, WavPack, AAC, OGG or MP3.
  3. Replay Gain analysis (album-gain and track-gain modes).
  4. Multi-threaded conversion process.
  5. Automatic character set detection for CUE files.
  6. Generation of the per track CUE file in the output directory.

You will probably need to have some other codecs installed as well (if they aren’t already installed), such as LAME and FLAC.

To install Flacon:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flacon/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flacon

To remove Flacon (should you wish to):

sudo apt-get remove flacon


  1. Open Flacon (Menu>Sound & Video>Flacon).
  2. Set an Output directory, a naming pattern for your output folder and files (i.e. Artist – Year album Name/Track Number – Track Title), and the output format (i.e. flac, wav, ogg, mp3 etc).
  3. Go to the folder where your FLAC/APE and CUE files reside, and then open the CUE File, the details of the associated FLAC/APE, or WAV file is opened, and returned to the main Flacon screen.
  4. Make any changes to the Tags in the left side.
  5. For best audio results, click on the Config file (screwdriver icon), and under the FLAC option, set Compression Rate to 0. This will create a larger file size, but the audio quality will be much better. If you wish to create files using other codecs (such as AAC, WAV, OGG etc), go into those options and make changes. Click OK to save the overall configuration.
  6. Then click the blue Tick icon to run Flacon. individual files will now be created.
    If the source folder had cover art, you will need to manually copy these over to the new output folder just created.




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