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Subject: Re: Feature request: Virtual Playlists
From: Johan Vromans (jvromans_at_squirrel.nl)
Jean Boullier <jean.boullier_at_wanadoo.fr> writes:
> I was referring to in my answer to your post. [...] that YOU were
> the initiator of this thread ("Trimming an MP3 file", June 19)... So
Yes, I'm the root of all this.
Initially I ripped a continuous music CD, discovered that there were
gaps and asked whether I could get rid of these gaps. This started the
"Trimming an MP3 file" thread.
The basic answers from this thread were:
- no, you cannot get rid of these gaps, and
- you can get seamless play when make your rips with special care:
- rip into .wav files, and convert them together with
"lame --nogap", or
- rip into one single .mp3 and use a tool like mp3DirectCut and
the cue file.
> Everything I know about cue sheets, seamlessly trimming and playing
> mp3 files, I have learned it when following the long thread [...]
> What news do you expect only 2 weeks later?
Well, I've been expanding my knowledge and experience outside this
thread as well. I investigated the alternatives and some of the tools
(hijacked my wife's PC) and found out that most of the time I did get
gaps. So I came up with the Virtual Playlists proposal. Later I found
that splitting an .mp3 file manually on frame boundaries did not
introduce audible disruptions, so I wrote my own mp3 cutter.
> When somebody expects to find ready-made solutions for everything as
> you seem to expect,
I hope the above shows you that is not the case. I just want to avoid
reinventing the wheel, if possible.
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