[vorbis-dev] Idea for gapless tracks

Aleksandar Dovnikovic aldov at EUnet.yu
Sun Jan 14 01:48:28 PST 2001

"Gerry" <gerry at c64.org> wrote:

> What about adding a tag that specifies the next track for gapless output,
> fx. GAPLESS=<nexttrackid> ? The <nexttrackid> could be an unique id for
> the next track, maybe a random value or a value calculated from the track
> number/title/artist (or simply track number, title and artist, but that
> would waste space :) . So, when the decoder see this tag, it knows that if
> the next file on the playlist has this id (GAPLESSID=<id>), the output
> should be gapless, if not, it shouldn't!

Yes, but this is up to the player to look what to do with tags. The decoder
should only decode, and it is up to the player to see whether the output
is gapless or not (if it supports reading the tag you proposed). But even if
the player would support something like this, the edges still must match...
It's much more easier to use player with gapless output, instead of making
the player to look through the tags and switch on/off gapless output...


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