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Sony portable CD players with MP3 and ATRAC support
Sebastian Mares
post Aug 18 2006, 13:34
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Hi!

I know that Sony MD units decode ATRAC files without gaps - does the same apply to their portable CD players? Also, are MP3s decoded properly or does Sony apply certain EQ settings to make the tracks sound worse?

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nyaochi
post Aug 18 2006, 16:39
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I don't own any Sony players, but saw a number of Japanese users reported on the Web that they could enjoy gapless MP3 playback by --nogap option in LAME. Unfortunately, Sony did not support LAME (MP3-Info) tags. I guess the gapless playback of ATRAC3 is implemented in the similar way as --nogap method, i.e., decoding the last frame and first frames seamlessly. As far as I know, Sony does not seem to announce the feature (gapless playback of MP3 files) to the public.

I'm not sure which models support the gapless playback.

Some links to Japanese posts:
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/brologue/2005-08-29
http://blog.livedoor.jp/orcinus_/archives/50541638.html
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- Sebastian Mares   Sony portable CD players with MP3 and ATRAC support   Aug 18 2006, 13:34
- - edwardar   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Aug 18 2006, 13...   Aug 18 2006, 14:06
- - Egor   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Aug 18 2006, 19...   Aug 18 2006, 15:32
- - Sebastian Mares   Well, I already have an MP3 player - the iRiver IM...   Aug 18 2006, 16:04
- - nyaochi   I don't own any Sony players, but saw a number...   Aug 18 2006, 16:39
- - Sebastian Mares   I already tried using --nogap, but it seems that m...   Aug 18 2006, 16:48
- - Cygnus X1   I owned a Sony ATRAC3plus/MP3 CD player about 3 ye...   Aug 18 2006, 17:44
- - Sebastian Mares   OK, no new player then. I might try one when I am...   Aug 18 2006, 22:50
- - Cygnus X1   By the way, the only Sony players I've been ab...   Aug 18 2006, 23:07
|- - grenert   QUOTE (Cygnus X1 @ Aug 18 2006, 14:07) By...   Aug 29 2006, 21:47
||- - maggior   As has been brought up, how the files are encoded ...   Aug 31 2006, 21:49
|- - maggior   QUOTE (Cygnus X1 @ Aug 18 2006, 18:07) By...   Aug 31 2006, 22:02
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (maggior @ Aug 31 2006, 14:02) QUOT...   Aug 31 2006, 22:43
- - Sebastian Mares   Well, I have some experience with ATRAC since I us...   Aug 18 2006, 23:10
- - Cygnus X1   I've owned a Hi-MD recorder for a while now, b...   Aug 18 2006, 23:16
- - Sebastian Mares   Most annoying is when listening to Pink Floyd or J...   Aug 19 2006, 00:02
- - Jebus   Lame's --nogap doesn't work/do anything us...   Aug 19 2006, 00:52
- - Sebastian Mares   What exactly does it do anyways? Does it move the ...   Aug 19 2006, 08:43
- - nyaochi   IIRC, LAME's --nogap option is like encoding t...   Aug 19 2006, 12:52
|- - sapibobo   I have ATRAC CD Player D-NE20 and it supports gapl...   Aug 20 2006, 20:24
- - vinnie97   QUOTE Sadly, these are the only portable gapless o...   Aug 31 2006, 22:08
- - maggior   But none of the options mentioned are 1)native (re...   Sep 1 2006, 02:00
- - vinnie97   How many years have you been waiting for such a de...   Sep 1 2006, 06:25
- - pika2000   QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Aug 18 2006, 05...   Sep 1 2006, 07:38


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