Originally Posted by WillyJ
What I am calling "gapless" is clickless and no long silences - is this what you mean?
When I play back from my NAS, it sounds just like the DVD-A it was recorded from. No clicks or other issues. About the only "issue" I have is the play order that you and I discussed a few weeks ago when playing from the "folders" folder which I worked around by using playlists.
I have the WD LIVE 2TB NAS which I purchased from Amazon for less than
EDIT: Another thought: What software did you use to create the FLAC's? Could the software you have used put the clicks or long gaps in the FLAC file? I used DVD-A Extractor and DVD-A Explorer to rip to WAV and then used Foobar to get from WAV to FLAC.
Gapless playback means no pauses between tracks. Think of Dark Side of the Moon, Abbey Road, or other recordings where one track transitions to another without a gap, or pause. Playing from a HDD, the Oppo will introduce a pause of about a second between the tracks. I have also tried many different DLNA servers, and all have pauses between tracks when streamed to the Oppo.
It's the biggest disadvantage to playing music from a HDD or streaming music via DLNA to the Oppo, IMO. Foobar and other media players can play gapless from a pc or htpc. I'm curious if other media streamers offer gapless playback.
A workaround is to rip a single full-disc FLAC with a cuesheet but even then, the Oppo won't play gapless if played from the cuesheet. You can get gapless playback by playing the full-disc FLAC directly, but then you don't get track info, or navigation control (selecting tracks, Stop, Pause, etc.) when playing directly from the full-disc FLAC file.
If I can get true gapless playback with a WDLive NAS, then it would be time to retire my WD MyBook World Edition NAS. Can you verify that you get no gaps by playing Dark Side of the Moon, if you have that recording?
BTW, I use the same process for ripping FLACs from DVD-A discs, although I've settled on DVD Audio Extractor as my preferred ripping software vs. DVD-A Extractor.