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Subject: Re: Delay between tracks (was: Just a short question)
From: Pedro (
Date: 2002-09-16

> I _think_ it isn't a winamp specific problem, but to be honest, I
> haven't done any tests so far. I know several MP3 tag editing programs
> that use this way of writing id3v2 tags, because they don't have to
> write the whole file again when changing some of the tags.
> I use Exact Audio Copy V0.9beta4 to rip and encode my music (via LAME)
> and it has this option "Additionally write ID3V2 tags, using a padding
> of xx kb". You can find a similar option in MP3-Tag-Editor and many
> other programs and they all (as far as I remember) recommend having this
> "padding".
> If it is a common problem, I think we should handle it.

Tag & Rename also does this:

It has an option (checked by default) to "automatically calculate padding

Or you can uncheck it and select the padding size in Kbs. If you make it
zero, then I guess it wouldn't add junk, but the default option is the
Automatic Padding...

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