gapless playback!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by strikeinsilence, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    It makes such a big difference I'm so chuffed its finally here!
     
  6. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    sorry for being such a noob, but what is gapless playback?
     
  7. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. scott182 macrumors member

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    I'm assuming (hoping) that this is for iTunes as well?
     
  9. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    Yes its built into iTunes. I've tested it and it works very nicely.
     
  10. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    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?
     
  11. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

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    what about an update for the current 5Gs that are out there. i just bought one 2 months ago. Will this be upgradable?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    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? :eek:
     
  13. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes never had gapless before, it just had overlap which could fade one song into another. That's completely different to gapless.
     
  14. Rend It macrumors 6502

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    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. :D
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, I'm sorry about that. I thought for some reason it did. Mine's been set for crossfade forever.... :eek:
     
  16. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  17. cube macrumors G4

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    There's no way in iTunes to see all gapless albums in the library?
     
  18. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I've got gapless playback on my 5G with the iPod update. I'm in heaven!
     
  19. Edot macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  20. Danny Futuro macrumors member

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    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.
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    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. :)
     
  22. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I can confirm that after updating my iPod (but not before) I have gapless playback on my 5G iPod :D.
     
  23. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

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    YAY!

    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!
     
  24. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    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!!
     

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