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mp3 pause between tracks

Discussion in 'Audio' started by squizzle, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. squizzle

    squizzle Active member

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    I've searched and can't find an answer to my problem. What I'm trying to do is rip from CD in MP3 format without getting that stupid pause between tracks. It's not usually that big a deal, but some music is just meant to flow throughout the whole CD, like a lot of Pink Floyd and stuff. Dark Side of the Moon is a good example.

    I have found answers on how to burn an audio CD from MP3 files, but that's not what I'm trying to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    [bold]EDIT:[/bold] I just read an article that said that it is virtually impossible to have gapless MP3 playback. Ogg Vorbis seems like the way to go, it uses more CPU power, which decreases battery life in portable players, but this is for my PC and mainly for my Alpine in my car. Unfortunately my Alpine doesn't support OV format. If anyone knows differently, please enlighten me. Thanks again.
     
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  2. ashroy01

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    Right, it really erks me as well.
    What burning software are you using?
    After you add tracks to your project try selecting them, right-click, and go to properties -- this works well if you select all the tracks at once. There should be an input for pause before track. A default 2-second pause is there. This works in Nero. Newer versions have an option box (left-hand side of window) that can be checked to remove them as well(easier).
     
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  3. squizzle

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    This is different than that option I think. That works for making an audio CD, but that doesn't work when trying to burn in MP3 format. Apparently it's got a lot to do with the MP3 encoder. Thanks for responding though.

    Anyway, I was using Windows Media Player to rip in MP3 format, then Roxio to burn to disc, but I've also used Sonic RecordNow DX to burn and got the same results. I have no problem changing ripping and burning software if anyone knows of anything that is better for gapless MP3 encoding/burning.
     
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    yeah no matter what encoder there is a few frames of silence at the end of every track. There are a few plugins for winamp however that will crossfade the tracks, and with a little tweaking you can get it to almost match up, but not quite. I use SqrSoft Advanced Crossfading Output. But that became a pain in the ass, so for now I just leave my CDs that have seemless transitions in wav format
     
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    @ ashroy01

    unless you want to get banned I suggest you remove that free ipods link from your sig
     
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    sorry, I didn't know, thanks
     
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    thanks djscoop. from what I've read, that's about the best I can do.
     
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    if you got time you could use Nero wave editor to copy the file and paste it in one BIG file. You can then fine tune it by cutting the silent areas out.
     
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    But then won't it all be 1 track? I'd still like to keep the tracks the same.
     
  10. PanzerIV

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    Squizzle, I encountered this same issue last night for some techno MP3 tracks I was recording for a portable CD/MP3 player I just bought and I was wondering the same thing as you. I knew you could do it when you burn a regular CD but I never attempted the process for MP3s.

    Thanks for doing the detective work for me already...lol.
     

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