[Flac-dev] continuous play between tracks

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Tue Jan 15 19:29:01 PST 2002

On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 06:05:40PM -0500, benny k. wrote:

> i noticed that when i play flac files with xmms there is a gap between
> tracks, even on a continuous cd. is this supposed to happen? i thought that
> the file format was suppose to allow continuous playback.
> my first thoughts were that the program i used to rip (cdparanoia) was  to 
> blame. i uncompressed the flac to wav and spliced it together only find it
> playing correctly. 
> my next intuition was that it had something to do with the id3v2 tags that i
> have on the flac files. i stripped the flags off the files and tried playing
> it again, only get the same interruption between tracks. 
> any insights would be appreciated.

Perhaps the gap is caused by computational delay and/or buffering within the
player program?

Were both WAV files at the same sample rate, size, etc.?

 - mdz

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