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Gapless play mp3 players?

by meoden1005 / April 8, 2006 4:31 AM PDT

i'm trying to find an mp3 player that will play without a gap between tracks. i own a bunch of mix cd's and some mp3 players such as the ipod put gaps in between the songs. i know the rio karma has gapless play but that's about the only feature it has that i want. if anyone has one with gapless play and other nice features such as fm tuner/recorder let me know. thanks

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Rio karma....
by ledzepp / April 8, 2006 4:35 AM PDT

Is the only player i know that has gapless. It shouldn't cost yout oo much considering that they went out of bussiness. But you may be able to find one on ebay. GO to www.dapreview.com for more info,they love the player there.

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Sony NW-HD 5
by woohoo22 / April 8, 2006 6:10 AM PDT

you have to rip the music from your CD's in Atracplus format at a certain bitrate, but it'll work

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Gapless mp3 playing
by lizziewriter / April 8, 2006 11:49 AM PDT

I have an iPod. Here's one way to get around the gaps. Buy an inexpensive devise call an iMic ($34.95) by Griffin Technology. They used to have them at Apple stores. You may be able to buy it on-line from the iTunes store or at www.griffintechnology.com. The software for the iMic has a link to a great free digital recording program called Audacity. The iMic allows you to connect your stereo and any component hooked up to it to the USB port on your computer. You can then record a CD in real time using Audacity. You can record any group of continuous tracks or even the entire CD as one track. You then save this in your hard drive, then drag and drop it into your mp3 program and onto your player. Since the whole album is a single track, there will be no gap between individual songs. The only drawback is that you will not be able to use the next selection or previous selection function. Also, if you have an mp3 player with a lot of memory (30 or 60 GB) you might consider putting the music on in the WAV format. This uses 10 times the memory, but the sound is CD quality, better than mp3. Good luck.

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