How to fix gaps between songs?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ltsulu, May 24, 2005.

  1. ltsulu macrumors newbie

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    I have I-Tunes 4.8 and Toast Titanium. Is there any way to make two songs that are listed as two separate tracks not have a gap between them on playback when I burn a CD? The songs have no gap between them on the original CD when I play them, but there is a huge gap on my back-up CD.
    (Example: "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" has a gap before "With A Little Help From My Friends", but the songs are continuous when played on the originak CD).
     
  2. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Under iTunes prefs, under burning, choose no gap. :)
     
  3. ltsulu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Already changed gap to "none" The songs in question are split, but should be continuous upon playback and are not.
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The only work around I know of is you can "join" the songs together in iTunes (I forget how), but then it will just be seen as 1 track. The "fix" is as irritating as the problem.


    Lethal
     
  5. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm aware there is no solution to this - at least not a perfect one. The best is as LethalWolfe said - join the tracks. This means, however, that you can't skip tracks the same way you can on a CD. This is a problem that affects all MP3 files but I don't know why or how to solve it. iTunes 5?
    Bugs the s*** out of me anyway :(
     
  6. kugino macrumors 65816

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    yeah, such is the biggest fault in itunes/ipod. gapless playback is a MUST and has to be included in the next ipod/itunes update. just not acceptable.
     
  7. ltsulu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you've got Garageband, you could try mashing them together into one track.
     
  9. mim macrumors 6502

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    I've seen this problem when ripping a CD that had been burnt from someone else's library - the gap would actually be added to the track.

    A sound editor (try http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ ) will let you trim the end off the mp3's so that there is no 'empty space'. I've also seen some editing software that can do this by changing the end-point marker of the mp3 file...can't remember names sorry.
     
  10. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    You can already change the starting/ending points of a track via iTunes itself:
    File -> Get Info -> Options tab -> Start Time, Stop Time
     

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