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Subject: Re: More Responsive Track Switching

Re: More Responsive Track Switching

From: Ronald Teune <>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 23:03:04 +0100

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
option active.
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
<> wrote:
> 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?? :)
> ~ray
Received on 2005-02-16

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