Cue sheet

A cue sheet is a plain text file describing the contents of a CD or DVD including the position of the tracks.
It can also be used to describe the contents of a computer audio file.
If you have problems tagging WAV, you can use a cue sheet as an alternative.
Some even prefer to rip a CD to a single file and use a cue sheet instead of the more common file per track/tagging method.
It can also be used to mark sections in long live recordings.

CueTools

Cue sheet heaven

A website using freeDB to lookup the CD and generate a cue sheet.

An example

PERFORMER "Beethoven"
TITLE "Ludwig van Beethoven op 18"
FILE "Beethoven - Ludwig van Beethoven op 18.mp3" MP3
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1"
    INDEX 01 08:44:60
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1"
    INDEX 01 18:07:25
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1"
    INDEX 01 21:27:28
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2"
    INDEX 01 27:50:03
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2"
    INDEX 01 35:47:58
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2"
    INDEX 01 42:17:32
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2"
    INDEX 01 46:42:36
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3"
    INDEX 01 51:57:26
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3"
    INDEX 01 59:31:35
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3"
    INDEX 01 67:23:71
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    PERFORMER "Alban Berg Quartet"
    TITLE "String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3"
    INDEX 01 70:21:65

CueMaster

This program allows you to find the CD on FreeDB.org and convert it straight into a cue sheet that can be used by musiCutter, CDRWIN or mp3cue. If FreeDB doesn't have trackdata for the CD, you can try the unique MP3 scanning feature. It will automatically search through a large MP3 file to find split-points and uses them to recreate a new cue sheet. If possible, it can even extract cue sheets embedded in ID3v2 tags.

AudioCuesheetEditor

 

CUEgenerator

Simple editor.

All what you type in the left panel is displayed in the right panel in CUE syntax.

CUEgenerator

Audacity

If you have a single file and no CUE but still want to split, instead of a CUE sheet you can try a silence detector.
When configured right, it will detect the tracks.
Check for false positives.
Audacity offers this option.

Silence Detection