[Flac-dev] continuous play between tracks

benny k. ben at bagu.org
Tue Jan 15 22:22:08 PST 2002

ah, yes that works, thanx.


On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 03:09:09PM +1100, Andre Pang wrote:
> 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.
> Try the XMMS crossfade (i.e. continuous) output plugin before
> going further[1].  XMMS is not a 'gapless' player: it will not
> read ahead output to maintain a continuous stream.  The crossfade
> plugin fixes this.  I suspect that there's some overhead involved
> in the FLAC plugin, which is what is causing XMMS to skip when
> you go to the next track.  (There's overhead in the WAV loader
> too, but probably far less.)
> 1. http://www.netcologne.de/~nc-eisenlpe2/xmms-crossfade/
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