iPod 5G not gapless with new firmware (1.2)

lorkp

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I was very excited to hear that iTunes/iPod is gapless. iTunes is! however, my iPod is not. I still hear gaps on tracks that are gapless in iTunes. WTF? any ideas?
 

winterdude010

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It only applies gapless to songs that go into eachother.

Ex. Live concert CD's are meant to flow

Other songs just play regular.
 

lorkp

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the songs that are supposed to run into each other are not. Actually, I'll admit that there isn't a "gap" any more, but there is an audible click that shouldn't be there. At least it isn't there when I listen to it through headphones on my computer. The strange thing is that some songs play seemlessly without the click while others do. I'm not sure why though.
 

mduser63

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lorkp said:
the songs that are supposed to run into each other are not. Actually, I'll admit that there isn't a "gap" any more, but there is an audible click that shouldn't be there. At least it isn't there when I listen to it through headphones on my computer. The strange thing is that some songs play seemlessly without the click while others do. I'm not sure why though.
I had an album that had the click you describe. I reripped it, telling iTunes that it was gapless BEFORE the rip, and the click went away. It sounds flawless on my iPod and in iTunes. Reripping is a pain, but it works.
 

lorkp

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how do you tell itunes that it's gapless before you rip it?
 

Mac Rules

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Well my gapless is working, just listened to Linkin Park's Meteora album which is continuous, and it sounds awesome!

Anybody worked out how to ge the iPod search menu?

Cheers
 

Carlson-online

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if you look at the info of a song, ull see a lil box called gapless album.
Set to yes!

no more reripping!

btw, whats the album artist tag?
 

mduser63

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lorkp said:
how do you tell itunes that it's gapless before you rip it?
After you put the CD in, select all the songs on it and hit command-I (Get Info). Check the box and select yes for Gapless (lower right corner).

Carlson-online said:
no more reripping!
I already was checking that box. It seems that due to the way iTunes new gapless feature works, especially with old rips, reripping is necessary for some albums to play gapless without a small click (not a gap) between songs.
 

Danny Futuro

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mduser63 said:
After you put the CD in, select all the songs on it and hit command-I (Get Info). Check the box and select yes for Gapless (lower right corner).


I already was checking that box. It seems that due to the way iTunes new gapless feature works, especially with old rips, reripping is necessary for some albums to play gapless without a small click (not a gap) between songs.
1g owner here, tried that method and it didnt work. Still about a half second gap between songs.
 

Danny Futuro

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sorry, i meant 1g nano, not 1g standard ipod.

pretty pissed that this doesnt work, considering I just bought the thing in July.

:mad:
 

ArthurS

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So gapless does NOT work on the old 1G Nano, but it DOES work on the old 5G iPod?

Does the old 5G iPod also support the new search functionality and 640*480 videos, as does the 5.5G iPod?
 

whooleytoo

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mduser63 said:
I already was checking that box. It seems that due to the way iTunes new gapless feature works, especially with old rips, reripping is necessary for some albums to play gapless without a small click (not a gap) between songs.
Could the song settings have changed for the songs - i.e. the song volume or equaliser settings? Just a thought..
 

williamsonrg

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ArthurS said:
Does the old 5G iPod also support the new search functionality and 640*480 videos, as does the 5.5G iPod?

CNet's review of the 80 GB iPod says that the firmware DOES add search functionality. I, however, have certainly not seen it on my one-month-old 5G iPod with the new firmware.

Would it be so tough for Apple to make this stuff more clear, instead of us having to figure it out on our own?
 

Chundles

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williamsonrg said:
CNet's review of the 80 GB iPod says that the firmware DOES add search functionality. I, however, have certainly not seen it on my one-month-old 5G iPod with the new firmware.

Would it be so tough for Apple to make this stuff more clear, instead of us having to figure it out on our own?
The new iPod software brings the following to the original 5G iPods:

- Brightness controls
- Games functionality
- Smart Scrolling
- Compatibility with new iTunes video format
- Possibly gapless playback

There is no new software for the 1G iPod nano - nano software 1.2 came out BEFORE the recent event - it's main addition was the Nike + iPod stuff.

So far none of the new software features have been added to the 1G iPod nano despite the original 5G getting some and back when the 2G mini came out it and the 1G mini were given feature parity with software updates.
 

aricher

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I can verify that gapless playback works with the 60 GB 5G. I have several hip-hop albums that are either continuous mix or ones where the songs run together. The first thing I did after updating the iPod was to check those out - smooth as butter now. Love it.