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.vega07 said:sorry for being such a noob, but what is gapless playback?
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.TMA said: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.
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.Sky Blue said:yes, new ipods only.
Oh, I'm sorry about that. I thought for some reason it did. Mine's been set for crossfade forever....TMA said:iTunes never had gapless before, it just had overlap which could fade one song into another. That's completely different to gapless.
This definitely sounds familiar...but it was such a trade-off....Edot said: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.