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Subject: Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

Re: RB on an iPod Shuffle?

From: Manuel Dejonghe <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 00:27:15 +0200

Hi Mark,

while I'm not sure I understood the principles of your solution, I
wonder whether it would solve your problem to merge the tracks to one
big file (with no gap) prior to copying it to your iPod.
The shuffling of tracks is gone by that, of course.


On 4/23/06, Mark <> wrote:
> For the technical reasons outlined, I can see that it's probably just not
> worth the effort required. My original thought was more or less based on
> the (incorrect) assumption that there was a degree of commonality between
> the Shuffle and one or two of the other iPods which are supported.
> And the reason I was interested in the first place is that I have used my
> Shuffle as part of my ski guiding equipment. I'm blind, and have designed
> and built an audio-enabled backpack that the guide wears while he's skiing
> in front of me. If I hear the sound go left, I go left, and if it goes
> right, I go right. (There's a bit more to it than that, but not much!).
> One of the inputs takes a line from an audio source, in my case the Shuffle.
> I've mixed up some music tracks with other audio signals so that the sound
> is pretty constant without being mind-numbingly dull and repetitive.
> Only problem has been that with the Apple software, the iPod puts a gap of
> around half a second of silence between tracks. It's not the fade-out
> silence of a recording, it is simply a gap that the iPod puts there.
> Half a second might not seem like a long time... until you're skiing down
> black runs and relying on that sound. Half a second can feel like a minute!
> I have found a variety of solutions to this problem, but I was just
> wondering whether it'd have been possible to use RB with its gapless playing
> and cross fading capabilities. It would seem not.
> Whilst those capabilities are available on a Nano, it was the very idea of
> the simplicity that actually was the reason I was looking at a solution for
> the Shuffle.
> Mark
Received on 2006-04-24

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