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Subject: Re: Gapless Playback

Re: Gapless Playback

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 12:15:46 +0100

Johan Vromans wrote:

> A remark to add: If you (like me) have the habit of running mp3gain
> on your mp3s (to get a more or less consistent volume) be aware that
> mp3gain adds a small trailer (APEv2 tag) to each mp3 to register the
> gain settings and undo information. This trailer causes a small (but
> audible) gap during playback.
> Rockbox should be able to skip this tag, but there seems to be a bug
> somewhere that I haven't been able to find yet.

Not a bug, Rockbox doesn't look for the tag, and thus, doesn't know
that it should be skipped. I wrote a patch that added APE tag support,
and with that one, APE tags are skipped.

And you can tell MP3Gain to not add any APE tags. It disables the undo
function though...


Received on 2005-02-19

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