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Gapless playback from .m3u file?
18-12-2017, 11:24
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Gapless playback from .m3u file?
Held our annual Christmas party yesterday afternoon / evening. Plenty of booze, carols round the piano, then a bit of a boogie. Sore head this morning, but, I believe, a good time was had by all.

Dancing was encouraged via a pre-prepared .m3u playlist file served by Minimserver to a Linn DS. The only issue was the multi-second gap between each track which did somewhat sap the dance floor momentum.

So my question is this: Does anyone know a way to avoid these gaps? I know my system can play consecutive tracks from the same album gaplessly, for example, from a live album. But is there any way to achieve this with tracks from an .m3u playlist?

Merry Christmas.

Jim.

Linn KDS/1, Linn KK/1, Bryston 4B SST2, JBL 4365.
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18-12-2017, 12:17
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
This sounds like an issue with your control point. MinimServer doesn't treat files served from a playlist any differently than files served from a album container. Which control point are you using?
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18-12-2017, 15:27
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
Hi Simon,

Thanks for trying to help.

I use Linn Kazoo on an iPad.

Jim.

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18-12-2017, 16:18
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
Hi Simon,

Thanks for trying to help.

I use Linn Kazoo on an iPad.

Jim.

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18-12-2017, 23:58
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
I tried this with the same setup (Linn DS, Kazoo) and the tracks from the .m3u playlist were played without any gaps.
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19-12-2017, 16:23
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
Thanks for taking the time to look at this.

Perhaps there is a second or two of silence at the beginning or end of some of my files?

Will investigate.

Jim.

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19-12-2017, 17:12 (This post was last modified: 19-12-2017 17:12 by simoncn.)
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
This would be normal for most songs. For some reason, this appears more noticeable when the next song is something different from what you are expecting will follow.
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28-12-2017, 09:57
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RE: Gapless playback from .m3u file?
You are right. Most of the tracks on my playlist have a second or two of silence at the end. So, I have done the following:

- Created a new copy each file in a new folder.

- Used Mp3Tag to tag them as belonging to a new fictitious album.

- Redone the playlist to point to these copies instead of the originals.

- Used Audacity to chop the silence off the end of each file.

All I need now is another party. Roll on New Year's Eve.

Thanks for your help.

Jim.

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