Gapless playbackSupport


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  1. chickenlump

    chickenlump Member

    Hello,

    I've been taking my hero to the gym and i've been annoyed by the lack of gapless playback. I have workout CDs that go from track to track but there's always the jarring pause in between.

    Are there any other music player apps that will do this?

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  2. FrankTheTank

    FrankTheTank Well-Known Member

    Best Answer
    iphone can do this no problem at all. It's OK, by 2015 Android will have caught up....Just wait 5 years it'll all be fine in the end ;-)
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  3. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Not exactly a helpful reply, Frank. Please refrain from stirring the pot. :mad:

    @chickenlump:
    I'm very olde skool so all my albums are traditional one-track-at-a-time. Best thing I can suggest is d/l a few from the Market and give them a try. Remember you have 24hrs grace before being charged, so if a paid app doesn't do gapless playback you can cancel purchase within that time.
  4. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    Has ANYONE found a freaking gapless playback capable player for Android?? Something so freaking simple and no one has created one?? Am I gonna have to learn how to create apps?? Geesz.

    Just venting...a lot of sarcasm there. haha
  5. MindTrainer

    MindTrainer Active Member

    Try d/l and using audio book readers.
  6. Hrochnick

    Hrochnick Well-Known Member

    Actually as I understood it it's not such a simple thing at all (to a layman like me anyway) and I'm not surprised there doesn't seem to be an Android gapless player yet. Apple didn't crack it until the 5th gen iPod (classic)...
  7. rammsky

    rammsky Member

    Hi, this reply might not be useful, but its just my opinion.

    I'd prefer my music playback to have that momentary pause to catch a breather between different songs. And I think majority agrees with me.

    Thus, since apps are built for the majority of users, this explains the lack of gapless music playback apps.
  8. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member


    The option would be nice!!:eek:
  9. Duncs

    Duncs Well-Known Member

    The only way i found of doing this was to rip the cd again as 1 big mp3 file, then the whole album was 1 track with no gaps, but yes a player with this option would be awesome.
  10. JimR123

    JimR123 Well-Known Member

    Are we talking about a music player app that overlaps tracks, so there's no silence inbetween?
  11. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

    I disagree that the majority agrees with you. It's nice to have a break when playing random songs but when you play an album, songs are often supposed to go straight from one into the other and sounds odd if there is a break in between.
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  12. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    The majority of audio equipment has gapless playback, it's just that most CD are mixed so there's a moment of silence at the end of each track. However, on some CDs it will start to build up to song 2 at the end of track 1, for example. In that case, without gapless playback, you'll hear the song start, stop and then start again.
  13. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member

    Yup, if you play a normal (unmixed) album with gapless playback you wont notice any difference. You only tend to need gapless playback for mix albums, live albums and some classical stuff.

    Even most supposedly gapless players dont handle it 100% correctly (hello, ipod & iphone), even though there isnt a gap there is often an audio glitch. And even for those that do handle it correctly (e.g. foobar2000 on PC) you need to have encoded the mp3's in a special way due to the way the mp3 format was designed.

    Easiest approach is one large mp3 file and use a cuesheet to navigate between tracks. Again, not many players support cuesheets (players that can run the rockbox firmware being notable examples).

    Unfortunately all of the supposed mp3 players on the android market seem to just be front ends, using the stock android player to actually play the files.
  14. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    What? I'm not even sure how to take this message. Explain and tell me why you said to try an audio book reader? Have you tried this? Does one work?
    ;)
  15. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    I've done that, but that sucks if you don't know the songs playing. I'm not asking for the world, am I? haha

    (I hope everyone knows how sarcastic I can be).
    :(
  16. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    When you rip your music, just tell your player to make the gaps. No problem. Then you have them...Almost ALL music rippers have a gap set to default anyway. But for those of us that like to hear an album the way it was meant to be heard, I don't want that gap...And there are a LOT of us. Do a Google search on gapless playback and find out how big of an issue this is.

    Not just mixed DJ CDs, but a lot of artists have intros to their songs, or their songs transition from one to another, a few examples I can think of: Tool, Pink Floyd, Madonna, Mars Volta, any concerts/live recordings,a lot of classical albums will have a song divided into different tracks...the list goes on and on...
  17. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    In 2007, so its been 3 years - why hasn't other technologies been able to do it? Windows Media player supports it, WinAmp supports it, hell even my 5 year old SqueezeBox supports gapless playback.

    Anyway we can get WinAmp to make an Android version??
    :rolleyes:
  18. rammsky

    rammsky Member

    Wow ok ok, I didn't know that gapless playback is quite a major problem among audio listeners. So it's just me that don't mind there's a momentary pause in between songs. LoLz.

    Well, if that's the case, I also hope that a developer is able to create this feature that is of growing demand! :D
  19. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    All the iPhone users I know are seriously thinking about dropping AT&T and getting a Nexus One. BUT everyone I know, asks how the music player is. I tell them there is no gapless playback and the default player really sucks, but I recommend Meridian. No one likes the lack of gapless playback. It's because us city folk that ride public transportation (and walk) listen to music A LOT, so we can drown out the noise (and the bums/crazies)!!! haha

    I just hope Google (Android developers) realize this is a big concern. Especially if they want to kill the iPhone
  20. rammsky

    rammsky Member

    Well, I usually use the Meridian just to watch videos. However, if i wanna listen to music, i got my mp3 player bcos i don't wanna drain my phone's batt. But seriously, iphone is overrated. :p
  21. randy0242

    randy0242 Member

    The iPhone is overrated, in your opinion.
    This discussion is not about that. ;)

    You should use Meridian as your audio playback, it is quite an impressive piece of software (IMHO) AND it's free!
  22. jollyrogue

    jollyrogue Member

    If i'm right in knowing what gapless playback is then "Tunewiki" certainly seems to have it.
  23. stoney73

    stoney73 Well-Known Member

    just like its your oppinion that everyone wants gapless playback.

    me? I'm happy with a little pause between songs.

    also im happy knowing the difference between being sarcastic and being condescending, but hey....I'm just so sarcastic hey?
  24. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    I don't see anyone suggesting that. :confused:

    Perhaps, but that doesn't make it any more appreciated.
  25. stoney73

    stoney73 Well-Known Member


    must apologise for previous post, 2nd day without ciggys and im a wreck.

    Apologies to randy firstly, and then to anyone else offended.

    sorry people.

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