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What are CUE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CUE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CUE files.

What is a CUE file?

CUE files have multiple uses, and Cue Sheet CD Metadata is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Cue Sheet CD Metadata

The .cue file extension is most commonly given to text files that contain information about compact discs and super-audio CDs. These files define how the tracks on the disc are organized.

The information contained in a CUE file may include details about the CD, such as the length of each audio track, the name of the song, and the performer's name.

How to open CUE files

We have identified five CUE openers that are compatible with this specific type of CUE file.

Programs that open Cue Sheet CD Metadata files

Nero Burning ROMNero Burning ROMVerified
Roxio CreatorRoxio CreatorVerified

Last updated: May 17, 2024

All known file formats using extension .CUE

While Cue Sheet CD Metadata is a popular type of CUE-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CUE file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Microsoft Cue Cards Data

We know that one CUE format is Microsoft Cue Cards Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different CUE openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CUE files. Remember, different programs may use CUE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Alcohol 52%Alcohol 52%Verified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
DAEMON ToolsDAEMON ToolsVerified
PotPlayerPotPlayerUser submitted
WinCDEmuWinCDEmuUser submitted
WinMountWinMountUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
SPlayerSPlayerUser submitted

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