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Subject: Re: Continuous playback
From: Neon John (johngd_at_bellsouth.net)
Date: 2003-05-27


Rockbox does it perfectly with the right source material. When I split up a
long audio book file into 10 minute chunks and then play them back, I hear
absolutely nothing between tracks. Since the split is at frame boundaries
that is random as far as the content goes, the split may happen in the middle
of a word. I'd certainly notice it if there was a gap.

I suggest that the gap you're hearing, Tim, is in the content. Perhaps
whatever you're using to split up the recording is padding each file with some
silence. Suggest taking a look with something like CoolEdit before sending
the Rockbox team off on a goose chase.

On Tue, 27 May 2003 02:25:45 +0200, Linus Nielsen Feltzing <linus_at_haxx.se>
wrote:

>Tim Elliott wrote:
>> What is standing in the way of getting Rockbox to play multiple tracks
>> as a continuous stream of frames? I know this has been discussed
>> before. Rockbox allows almost gapless playback now, but when playing
>> back a live album, I still hear a short dropout between tracks, which is
>> distracting.
>
>Nothing is standing in the way. Rockbox does what it can to play back
>the tracks seamlessly. If you have some tracks that don't, please make
>them available for us to download so we can examine them.
>
>However, you must have encoded them in a way that the track boundaries
>are seamless (the --nogap LAME option, for instance). If not, there will
>still be glitches, since the tracks are "terminated" (the bit reservoir
>is emptied).

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John De Armond
johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
Cleveland, Occupied TN



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