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LAME --nogap in EAC, Is this possible?
TakuSkan
post Dec 3 2003, 20:42
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I've been reading through posts on the LAME --nogap option. Some say the MP3 format doesn't allow gapless files. Some people say they've gotten it to work.

I'm gathering that it >can< work, but won't totally eliminate the gap.

I tried configuring EAC with the command: "--alt-preset standard --nogap %s %d" but didn't have any success. EncSpot has a field that indicates a --nogap encoded MP3, but none of the MP3s I encoded indicated that --nogap had been applied.

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to get EAC to execute --nogap on a series of tracks?

Thanks,

Shel
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Peter
post Dec 4 2003, 13:28
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QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 4 2003, 10:38 AM)
QUOTE (zZzZzZz @ Dec 3 2003, 10:01 PM)

--nogap is useless, deprecated, and hardly supported anywhere.
All recent versions of LAME (3.90 and above if I remember correctly) always write additional gapless playback info (amounts of samples to skip) into LAME tag (unless you disable LAME tag writing). All you need is a player that reads and utilizes info from LAME tag;


I've learned this must be the case in a few hours of setting up FooBar2000 and WinAmp 2.91 with CrudSoft gapless plugin, and then playing some of the pertinent LAME 3.92 encoded MP3s I've ripped in the past few months. Once I got a software gapless MP3 player set up, I finally have things working.

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And again, gapless playback using LAME tags has absolutely nothing to do with --nogap switch.


Okay... I'm finally grokking what you and others have written, and this explains why the gapless fields in EncSpot don't mean much.

I was hoping to report my success at running FooBar2000 on a couple underpowered <200MHz CPU notebooks. But even after disabling DSP components, and setting a more efficent waveOut device, it still requires more resources than WinAmp. WinAmp must have introduced v2.91 in the past year or so. I downloaded 2.81 to use on these old notebooks a year or more back, and don't recall there being a 2.91 at that point. Could have missed it though.

Shel

Foobar2000 heavily relies on floating-point math, it will be slower than Winamp on older machines (while it actually decodes MP3 faster than Winamp on athlon-class CPUs).
I suggest that you actually read the topic linked above, you seem to have missed major part of it (especially my post explaining what exactly gapless playback is, and links to in_mpg123).
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- TakuSkan   LAME --nogap in EAC   Dec 3 2003, 20:42
- - witt   You can get gapless playback without --nogap optio...   Dec 3 2003, 21:16
- - Peter   --nogap switch itself needs player-side support to...   Dec 3 2003, 21:21
- - TakuSkan   QUOTE (zZzZzZz @ Dec 3 2003, 04:21 PM)--nogap...   Dec 3 2003, 23:41
- - TakuSkan   QUOTE (zZzZzZz @ Dec 3 2003, 04:21 PM)--nogap...   Dec 4 2003, 02:27
- - Peter   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 4 2003, 04:27 AM)QUOTE ...   Dec 4 2003, 03:01
- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 3 2003, 11:42 AM)I...   Dec 4 2003, 05:08
- - TakuSkan   QUOTE (zZzZzZz @ Dec 3 2003, 10:01 PM)--nogap...   Dec 4 2003, 08:38
- - pdh11   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 3 2003, 11:42 AM)I trie...   Dec 4 2003, 13:18
- - pdh11   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 3 2003, 02:41 PM)But us...   Dec 4 2003, 13:26
- - Peter   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 4 2003, 10:38 AM)QUOTE ...   Dec 4 2003, 13:28
- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 3 2003, 11:38 PM)QUOTE ...   Dec 4 2003, 19:42
- - TakuSkan   QUOTE (zZzZzZz @ Dec 4 2003, 08:28 AM)Foobar2...   Dec 4 2003, 20:27
- - Moneo   QUOTE (TakuSkan @ Dec 4 2003, 08:27 PM)Were y...   Dec 4 2003, 23:07
- - TakuSkan   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Dec 4 2003, 02:42 PM...   Dec 5 2003, 21:29
- - TakuSkan   QUOTE (Moneo @ Dec 4 2003, 06:07 PM)For start...   Dec 5 2003, 21:50
- - Thrasher   QUOTE (zZzZzZz @ Dec 3 2003, 06:01 PM)QUOTE (...   Jan 11 2004, 14:49
- - criZZb   QUOTE (Thrasher @ Jan 11 2004, 02:49 PM)You s...   Jan 12 2004, 20:34
- - PhileasFogg   why wouldn't --nogap files play just as well o...   May 17 2004, 04:54
- - Peter   QUOTE (PhileasFogg @ May 17 2004, 06:54 AM)wh...   May 17 2004, 11:20
- - Gabriel   Anyway I am in favor of removal of --nogap in v4. ...   May 17 2004, 11:53
- - PhileasFogg   sorry, zZzZzZz, i wasn't clear about what i me...   May 17 2004, 18:08


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