Gapless anyone?


#1

Hi all

I thought a thread on HOW to convert a FLAC album from individual tracks to a “one track” gapless album in either FLAC OR WAV might be helpful.

Perhaps those of you who have a working method can post it here for the benefit of others.

PLEASE keep this thread as a How to and strictly related so that it remains an informative thread for others to reference.


#2

Foobar will happily do this.



Highlight the tracks you desire to concatenate.

Right click and choose "convert."

Choose the output format (FLAC, WAV, etc.), location for resulting file, choose the option for a a single file. There are other options as well.

Click the “convert” button.


#3

Thanks Elk. In this format can you select individual songs to play, or must you necessarily start at the beginning of the “album” (e.g.: say I only want to listen to the track “Money” and not the entire DSOM album…)?


#4

Also, you can create a CUE sheet, so you can play any tracks independently or the whole album.


#5

@alekz

HOW, please.


#6

foobar… foobar…



o- Convert -> Generate multi-track files

…or…

o- use foo_cuesheet_creator http://tmp.reharmonize.net/foobar/



See also:

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=87772

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=26276



…or use EAC and rip CDs as a single file with a CUE sheet.


#7

Dank je wel


#8

I use xrecode.

http://xrecode.com/


#9
timequest said: In this format can you select individual songs to play . . . ?

If you create a "'multi-track file," you an select whatever track you would like, at least when using Foobar for playback. (I have not tried any other player.) No cue sheet needed (the cue sheet is embedded in the file).

You can also create a single file with no track pointers. In this format you cannot play an individual track other than locating it by time.

#10

Those who looking for gapless playback, would probably want to use in ‘fading’ as well. As far as I know, even UPnP MediaRenderer doesn’t support fading.

So … USB now is the only option.

I wonder if PSA’s new Upnp driver would support fading.


#11

Please everyone - this is a HOW TO thread, not general discussion.



Please limit the posts to SPECIFIC instructions on HOW to convert a FLAC album from individual tracks to a “one track” gapless album in either FLAC OR WAV.