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MP3 "joining" application

by Empathy / January 25, 2006 12:09 AM PST

OK, so I have a fair amount of music that continues seamlessly from track to track. Now that I've ripped my music library, I'm finding that the iPod adds a slight pause in between songs that I find incredibly annoying. I know that when burning a CD in iTunes, you can remove the pause inbetween tracks, but there doesn't appear to be any way to do this on the iPod.

The only solution I've been able to think of is to find an app that joins MP3 files together. That way, the iPod will just be dealing with one long file.

Does anyone know of any apps that do this? I'm running OS X Tiger. The first app I found was "Albumwrap", but that hasn't had a code update since 2001, and the OS X Beta that have posted on the site has a corrupt Stuffit Archive. I found another app called "MP3 Trimmer" that had a joining functionality as well. that appeared to work... until I listened to the resulting file. It joined them together, and ADDED a pause between files! Grrr.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Try this
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 25, 2006 7:22 AM PST

go into the Preferences and under the Playback tab, put a check mark in the "Crossfade Playback" and set the time to 0.
Close preferences.
Pick a couple of tracks and play them. I found that it went straight from one track to the other without a pause. Any pause that did show up was later proved to be on the track to begin with.

Let us know if this works for you


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I'll try that, but...
by Empathy / January 26, 2006 12:51 AM PST
In reply to: Try this

Are there equivalent settings on an iPod? That's what I've been unable to find. I've talked with other friends that are iPod users that have been unable to get rid of the pause between songs as well.

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On mine
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 26, 2006 4:28 AM PST
In reply to: I'll try that, but...

if the play list has these settings, that's the way it plays on my ipod.


Hmmm


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My mistake
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 3, 2006 11:44 PM PST
In reply to: I'll try that, but...

I went back and rechecked, for myself, to see if the gaps were still there on the iPod.
My researcher is now claiming that they misunderstood the question.

The gaps are still there and as far as I have been able to find out, there is no way to remove them short of making one long file.

Some albums at the Music Store already do this, Madonna for instance

sorry for the false information


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No prob
by Empathy / February 13, 2006 11:22 PM PST
In reply to: My mistake

Guess I'll look around, and try some different apps. I'll let you know if I find anything that works adequately.

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