Originally Posted by mlknez
The Dune could always play gapless music. . .
1. Put any .jpg file in the directory and tell the dune to play all media files in that directory.
Hey! That's a new one that I had not heard before! That would be great if that works! Thanks for that.
I knew about the "convert to one FLAC file" solution, but I wasn't about to convert thousands of of MP3s. I already have the album-art as "folder.jpg" in each album's folder for the Neo, so I will try out the Dune later today. I've never used the Dune for music before, as the Neo is the player attached to my stereo and it has a better jukebox.
Well, that didn't work for me. But it might work for others.
The first problem is that the Dune does not support metadata, so the tracks are played in alphabetical order instead of the original CD's track order. So tracks that run together, where you want gapless, are not even connected anymore. Now, if you're files are all named beginning with the track number, then it isn't an issue, but only a handful of my older CD rips are done that way.
I was able to try with an old Leonard Cohen album that did have track-numbers in the filename, but there was still a 3 second gap between songs. Could this be an issue with some setup option? Or maybe an SMB issue? I will copy that album to the local flash drive later and try again.
If I have time later, I will also give Misucnizer
It must be an SMB issue, because when I copied that album to the local flash drive, the music appeared to play gapless. But that album already has silence between songs, so I was only going by the timer in the "info" window. But the count seemed to not miss a beat.
So I then deleted the "folder.jpg" file to see if gaps returned, and it was pretty hard to tell. If there were gaps, they were much smaller then when using SMB, maybe one second or less.
I will try to make a test-folder later, using side 2 of Pink Floyd's "Wall", which has no silence between songs.
I cannot get the Dune to play gapless at all. The gaps are large (about 3 seconds) with SMB, but still exist at about 1 second, sometimes a little less, when using the local flash-drive. But no matter what, they are clearly audible (and often annoying). It also doesn't seem to matter whether there is a JPG file present or not, so maybe I don't have the correct configuration, or maybe the wrong firmware (latest beta: d1_121018_0846).