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Subject: Re: Continuous playback

Re: Continuous playback

From: Eugenio Perea <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 19:36:03 -0500

Please, somebody tell me there's another way! :)

I also use EAC. I've already encoded over 3,000 songs directly to mp3,
but it is possible to extract directly to wav. Perhaps -r3mix and -nogap
can be used together, like Linux options?

Anyway, it is obvious I need to read up on the following:
-LAME options
-Cue Sheets and their uses
-VBR headers

Any pointers? Or should I just Google it?



Andreas Stemmer wrote:
>>Could you point out where I can find more documentation on this? I
>>listen to a lot of progressive music and the gaps, however small, can
>>really disrupt my listening experience. I use LAME with the r3mix
>>options for encoding.
> I'm not Linus, but this is the way it worked for me:
> if you encode each track on its own, the mp3 encoder adds some silence
> at the beginning of the first frame and at the end of the last frame.
> This causes the small gaps you hear. To avoid this, you can use the
> -nogap option of lame. I use Exact Audio Copy to rip my cds and EAC
> passes the wav-files directly to the LAME encoder, that's why the -nogap
> option won't work here.
> Instead I do the following: I extract the whole cd as one big file and
> get one big mp3-file plus a cue-sheet for the title information (EAC
> does this all). Because my mp3s are vbr, I usually correct the
> vbr-header to make sure I have correct seeking information (with vbrfix
> or Mp3TagStudio). I don't know why, but sometimes, lame created wrong
> vbr-headers for me. The I use a tool called MusiCutter to split the big
> mp3 at frame boundaries according to the cue sheets. You simply open the
> mp3 and the cue sheet and MusiCutter does the rest, including correct
> tagging. Now you have one mp3 for each track which fit together
> perfectly. Another vbrfix for all the new mp3s makes sure to have
> corrected seek information for the cutted files.
> Sounds a bit complicated, but it isn't. All programs are freeware.
> BTW: One question: Rockbox plays these files gapless because it puts the
> frames together and decodes afterwards, but WinAmp and other Windows MP3
> players decode the files and put them together after decoding which
> produces gaps again. Does anybody know a MP3 player for windows which
> does it the same smart way as rockbox?
> Andreas Stemmer
Received on 2003-05-29

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