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Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching
Re: More Responsive Track Switching
Lame has a --nogaps option IIRC, perhaps that'll help. I'm not annoyed by
the microsecond gaps, though, so never tried. I also recall that the
nogaps option caused some trouble... *searches e-mails
I have seen that Rockbox have problem buffering with some MP3's.
Specifically, MP3's encoded in VBR with the Lame encoder and the No gap
The play back stops for about a half second every two minutes, actually
when the hard drive spin down.
vbrfix was the solution here.
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 14:20:15 -0500, Ray Lambert
> I think the more important use for this is when listening to live music
> recordings or other material where there isn't supposed to be any gap
> between tracks. I listen to live recordings a lot and the gap is often
> times jarring to some degree. I've thought numerous times about trying
> to implement seamless track switching myself. The obvious way to fix it
> is to begin loading the next song before the current one ends,
> preferably before the disc spins down, probably reading it immediately
> after reading the final chunk of the currently playing file. I haven't
> looked at the code yet myself though so I'm not sure what the best way
> to implement this would be; but I have no doubt that it CAN be done.
> I'm not sure I understand why this would be valuable when track skipping
> though. I would think that you would WANT a gap then, to create an
> aural boundary between the two tracks (I know I do). Then again, maybe
> I've just misunderstood the whole discussion?? :)
Received on Wed Feb 16 23:11:37 2005
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