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Discussion in 'iPod' started by strikeinsilence, Sep 12, 2006.
is finally here! rad
Six generations, later. Yay!!!
Wow, thanks Apple. About time!
Is gapless only for the new iPods? I have a 3G that I LOVE and it would be nice to have gapless. Anyone know about this? Thanks.
yes, new ipods only.
It makes such a big difference I'm so chuffed its finally here!
sorry for being such a noob, but what is gapless playback?
In older versions of iTunes, when you play an album where all the tracks are perfectly mixed in together, there would be an ever so slight gap or pause between songs - often completely ruining the flow and rhythm.
Now its completely seamless from one song to another.
I'm assuming (hoping) that this is for iTunes as well?
Yes its built into iTunes. I've tested it and it works very nicely.
OHHH...I see. There was a Yo-Yo Ma cd I bought that I thought was weird because it seemed like the ending of the song matched with the beginning of another song.
Only some albums are like this right?
what about an update for the current 5Gs that are out there. i just bought one 2 months ago. Will this be upgradable?
So is gapless on iTunes itself better? It already had the feature. Nice to see it on the iPod. No hope that the iPod can crossfade yet, though, is there?
iTunes never had gapless before, it just had overlap which could fade one song into another. That's completely different to gapless.
How do you know this for sure? The gapless feature seems to be a function of iTunes, so doesn't that mean the songs are just re-encoded to merge together when played w/o shuffle? I guess I will know for sure when I update all my gapless albums in iTunes, and then update my 3rd gen iPod. I will report back later, unless someone beats me to it.
Oh, I'm sorry about that. I thought for some reason it did. Mine's been set for crossfade forever....
Yeah I used to have my cross fade on at the lowest setting which helped a little. But gapless is a huge improvement, at least to my ears.
There's no way in iTunes to see all gapless albums in the library?
I've got gapless playback on my 5G with the iPod update. I'm in heaven!
Actually iTunes already had something like it. I believe you were able to join tracks from a cd when importing so that they would import into one song. It wasn't a very well known feature, and is probably still there. Now that there is gapless it probably won't be used much anymore.
No gapless on 1g nano's, but I have yet to see any hint of an updater for the nano firmware so lets hope an update will come and give us gapless playback.
This definitely sounds familiar...but it was such a trade-off....
I think this will be a nice minor improvement for playing mix tapes and live recordings and things like that.
I can confirm that after updating my iPod (but not before) I have gapless playback on my 5G iPod .
I've been waiting for this for so long. The majority of the albums I own are mixed. I am so happy about this I almost cried when Steve said it! I couldn't contain myself.
It's a completely software thing, so hopefully all the older generation iPods will support it!
Hmm I'm still waiting for an update to my nano to allow this... I'll be pretty upset if it doesn't happen, as a lot of my albums are mixed!!