continuous music cds on ipods

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Red Belly, May 27, 2005.

  1. Red Belly macrumors member

    May 9, 2005
    If I get an ipod and rip a cd onto it that has say 20 tracks which are meant to be an hour of continuous music, will the ipod have an annoying interruption between the tracks and if so is there a setting or a hack to eliminate this?

  2. tombo macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2004
    Brighton/Bristol UK
    Yeah, you will have an interruption.
    It seems to vary, but it will be there.

    It's particularly annoying.

    I rip mix cds as one track (before ripping, select all the tracks and select 'join cd tracks' from one of the menus, this will turn the whole cd into one track, then you just click import. Note that this can't be done afterwards)
    The other solution is to use some shareware app to stitch them together, but I've only found software to join mp3 tracks, and even then it isn't perfect.
  3. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    It cannot be done while keeping the tracks "separate". The "join tracks" feature is a JOKE, I don't know what idiot came up with that...

    With all the metadata inside the files, I hope we could at LEAST get a single file BUT being shown separate tracks in iTunes and in the iPod (one huge file, just like the current "join tracks" feature, but with metadata about where each tracks begins. There's already start/end metadata for each track, adding more of such metadata for multiple tracks inside one file shouldn't require much changes, I guess).

    I've sent that idea to Apple a couple of times, and we've yet to see that implemented in the new versions of iTunes. Let's keep hope for iTunes 4.9!
  4. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    It is extremely difficult to listen to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" on the iPod.

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