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Gapless Playback, Particularly with DAPs
Cosmo
post Aug 28 2006, 01:18
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Is it correct that most portable players do not support true gapless playback of Ogg Vorbis?
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Cosmo
post Aug 28 2006, 05:03
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Thanks for the info.

I have an iriver IFP-799 1G flash player. Normally I wouldn't use Vorbis because of other problems this player has with the format (bitrate restrictions, volume and quality issues). But I thought since Vorbis has native gapless support (?), I'd try to use it at least for albums that warrant gapless playback. Of course my luck was not good, as this player also outputs quite large gaps ( + clicks ) between tracks. sad.gif While looking into the problem, I was surprised to read that gapless support in hardware players is rare.

Why is it so difficult for DAP mfgrs to follow Ogg Vorbis specifications?
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post Sep 12 2006, 19:22
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QUOTE (Cosmo @ Aug 28 2006, 06:03) *
I have an iriver IFP-799 1G flash player. Normally I wouldn't use Vorbis because of other problems this player has with the format (bitrate restrictions, volume and quality issues). But I thought since Vorbis has native gapless support (?), I'd try to use it at least for albums that warrant gapless playback. Of course my luck was not good, as this player also outputs quite large gaps ( + clicks ) between tracks. sad.gif

Also have a 799 and never heard clicks between ogg tracks.

I also ditched the Ogg format (sadly) because of the bitrate restriction / volume thing.
MP3 in VBR 5 or 6 sounds pretty good (and a lot better compared to similar size CBR MP3-files) and almost anything plays MP3's. Not so with Ogg sad.gif


Are gaps between songs a system thing or a file thing?
If I convert a Pink Floyd album (no silence between tracks) to MP3. Then I make a standard CD from those MP3's. Will there be gaps?

On MP3 players I'm guessing it occurs because the player doesn't retrieve the next track until the current track is finished. Is this right?


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- Cosmo   Gapless Playback   Aug 28 2006, 01:18
- - ilikedirtthe2nd   Yes. Often the gap is even bigger than with mp3 fi...   Aug 28 2006, 01:22
- - ranunculoid   My iPod (rockbox firmware) plays them gaplessly.   Aug 28 2006, 02:33
- - DreamTactix291   The iRiver H1xx and H3xx, iAudio X5/L, and iPod wi...   Aug 28 2006, 04:18
- - kjoonlee   You're forgetting about CDPs..   Aug 28 2006, 04:40
- - Cosmo   Thanks for the info. I have an iriver IFP-799 1G...   Aug 28 2006, 05:03
|- - rasher   QUOTE (Cosmo @ Aug 28 2006, 06:03) I have...   Sep 1 2006, 15:21
|- - Rivers1080p   QUOTE (Cosmo @ Aug 28 2006, 06:03) I have...   Sep 12 2006, 19:22
|- - DreamTactix291   QUOTE (Rivers1080p @ Sep 12 2006, 13:22) ...   Sep 12 2006, 21:33
- - kjoonlee   Because manufacturers did not care about gapless p...   Aug 28 2006, 05:57
- - pika2000   So far, only rockbox supports gapless Vorbis. I do...   Sep 2 2006, 08:02
|- - Cosmo   QUOTE (pika2000 @ Sep 2 2006, 03:02) ... ...   Sep 2 2006, 19:34
- - HotshotGG   QUOTE So far, only rockbox supports gapless Vorbis...   Sep 2 2006, 11:54
- - molnart   Music enthusiaist, like many people here on HA are...   Sep 2 2006, 19:53
- - pepoluan   Whatever happened to "We'll make better t...   Sep 4 2006, 14:41
- - cabbagerat   QUOTE (pepoluan @ Sep 4 2006, 05:41) What...   Sep 4 2006, 15:05
|- - pepoluan   QUOTE (cabbagerat @ Sep 4 2006, 21:05) QU...   Sep 4 2006, 15:59
- - mmortal03   Don't forget about the Rio Karma. It played O...   Sep 4 2006, 15:37
|- - ilikedirtthe2nd   QUOTE (mmortal03 @ Sep 4 2006, 14:37) Don...   Sep 4 2006, 15:58
- - kwanbis   EDIT: sorry, bad post. From apples announcement: ...   Sep 12 2006, 18:12
- - goodnews   QUOTE (kwanbis @ Sep 12 2006, 11:12) EDIT...   Sep 12 2006, 18:17


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