Setting gap between songs in iTunes/iPod (NOT gapless)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by danny_w, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors 601

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    #1
    How do you set the playback gap between songs in iTunes and/or the iPod? A CD or vinyl record normally has a small gap between songs, but my iPod has only a very short gap (and seems to cutoff the very ends of songs) when playing back. I have the same problem in iTunes (6, not 7). And no, I'm not talking about gapless playback; I don't understand why so many seem to want that - I want the 'normal' gap. Anybody?
     
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    mad jew

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    #2
    In iTunes Preferences, head to the Playback pane and disable Crossfade. That might get rid of some of the overlap you don't like. :)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    There are many bands (Pink Floyd, Marillion and many more) that have songs that are joined together without a gap. Also when you listen to a live recording the gap is annoying. So it's quite understandable why so many want that. It's not to join tracks of a totaly different genre.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 601

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    OK, I was told in another thread to open a new thread for this, but I already had this one with no working solutions. I have tried everything that I can think of, and crossfade is indeed turned off, but I still get some songs cut off before the end and running into the next song. This happens in both iTunes and iPod, but I notice it more with the iPod (maybe because I use it with headphones and it has a more jarring effect that way).

    EDIT: Also, I use the iPod much more than iTunes, which hardly ever gets used except to import songs (all at AAC 128kbps).
     

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