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Will CD ripped to 1 FLAC file for each track still play with no gaps?
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post Mar 28 2013, 01:13
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Hello there I want to know if in the case of uninterrupted tracks -such as The Wall songs- are played exactly the same regardless the album is kept on single file or splitted with CueTools. Is there any gap after the splitting when the flac are played on winamp? I am a fundamentalis of no gaps on these uninterrupted tracks. Most probably this is perfectly obvious but I am not well versed on this world. Thanks.
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post Mar 28 2013, 06:50
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Good point. I took the bit about CUETools to mean ripping, not splitting. And I didn’t think of certain applications that pointlessly try to perform the splitting on the compressed files, without decoding and re-encoding, and get it wrong into the bargain.

To give a little more info for the OP: although lossless formats are intrinsically/necessarily gapless when decoded, the mechanisms of compression can confound splitting if the file isn’t de- and re-encoded, and so applications that insist on avoiding those processes must cut corners; the famous example of a failed attempt to be clever that is being discussed (without naming names) does this with FLAC files and messes things up in the process.
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