CUE - Cue Sheet File

What is a CUE file

CUE files belong to the category of disk image files. They are saved as plain text files using ASCII. On compact discs and super-Audio CDs, these files help with organizing the different tracks on the disc. The contents of the file differ, but they mostly contain the name of the song, the artist and the length of the individual tracks.

Most CD playback and editing programs, as well as disc burning programs, can recognize CUE files. This is thanks to the way they are written, using a standard format. It is possible, that a CUE file occur in combination with a BIN file on your computer. The CDRWIN program is able to encode CUE files in two different formats. You can choose from 2048 and 2324 bps.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open CUE documents:

  • Alcohol 120%
  • Burn
  • Corel WinDVD 11
  • EZB Systems UltraISO
  • Foobar2000
  • Lightning UK! ImgBurn
  • Nero 2015
  • NTI Dragon Burn 4
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
  • Roxio Toast 14
  • SQIANG Easy Cue Editor
  • Smart Projects IsoBuster
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Any text editor
Extension CUE
MIME type application/x-cue
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