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Subject: Re: Gapless Playback

Re: Gapless Playback

From: Neon John <>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 22:17:04 -0500

Rockbox appears to do nothing with the APE trailers. Every file on my
machine has been mp3gained and the only thing I notice is that they all
play at the same volumn.


On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 02:42:13 +0000, BlueChip <>

>Hmmm, I recently MP3Gained a load of new rips - my jukebox is full at the
>moment so I've not tried them. May I ask a acouple of pre-emptive
>questions please?
>What preisely will be the result of me attempting to play any of these
>files? Maybe a small gap or squeak or a full blown crash?
>Is there any sotware available that will strip my APE tags and store them
>away so I can put them back later (in case I want to modify the
>tracks)? Maybe a special version of MP3Gain which stores a database rather
>than embedding the information we require?
>Thanks in advance,
>> > Not a bug, Rockbox doesn't look for the tag, and thus, doesn't know
>> > that it should be skipped.
>>Oops, should have been more explicit: I made a patch to skip the APE
>>tags, and that still contains a bug.
>> > I wrote a patch that added APE tag support, and with that one, APE
>> > tags are skipped.
>>I seem to recall that I tried this some time ago, but I could not get
>>it to compile due to some non-trivial changes in the buffering code.
>>That's when I started to write my own patch.
>>Have you updated this patch for recent versions of Rockbox?
>>Is it still in the patch tracker?
>> > And you can tell MP3Gain to not add any APE tags. It disables the
>> > undo function though...
>>... which I'd very much like to keep ...
>>-- Johan

John De Armond
Cleveland, Occupied TN
Received on 2005-02-20

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