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RNS-E SD Cards - deleting the one second gap between tracks

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  1. Iggu
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    This is probably in the "wrong" section but ....
    If I copy individual mp3 files onto my SD cards the playback includes a one second gap between tracks. This is a royal pain in the sheriff's badge if you are listening to mixes or classical music and need a seamless playback.
    Anyone know a solution to this which doesn't involve purchasing expensive software ?
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    Nero
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    Aha now I get yer, cause you started with saying individual mp3 tunes which would give a gap anyway, then said compilation, interesting, have to go test this as never noticed tbh.
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    Nope
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    Tricky... If the file has the 1 sec after the song then you may need to rip them again without. Mine don't have the gap but it still has a very quick hop between files.
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    There is free software on the net that lets you crop mp3 files down but that would mean doing that for every single track. I bet there's something out there that can do it all automatically though but all I can find is info on ripping the mp3s without the gaps in the first place.
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    Nero wave editor
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    Nope
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    Thanks for suggestions so far - but I may not have made myself clear.
    I am not out to rip CDs, burn CDs or anything like this. I am simply dragging and dropping individual mp3 files onto an SD card and playing them on the RNS-E. No CDs are involved, no ripping or burning.

    I'm trying to find a way of making the individual mp3 files on the SD card play seamlessly - with no gap in between files. If anyone knows of a technological solution to this I (and many others) would be really grateful.
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    Thats all I could think of too LOL
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    Interesting because i put queen ..shear heart attack on the RNSE and that has tracks that run into each other and the mp3 still puts a gap in...that arnt there on the CD. there was a guy on dragons den who had written the software to let MP3's run seamlessly and he got backing but i think what he was doing was pretty new and state of the art. doubt thats available on free download :)
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    I'd be interested to see that because as stated on the linked forum the gap is down to the mp3 file having a header that the RNS-E reads. Not sure how you could get around that without deleting the header.
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    To answer my own question (after much research today) THIS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED.
    I find it amazing that in this age of technological wizardry such a simple fix is impossible. But 'tis. Shame.
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    Does anyone know if the 2010 RNS-E supports gapless playback?
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    Good question !
    It damned well should do.
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    No, it doesn't.
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    Doesn't surprise me. Even some top spec mp3 players don't support it.
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    so what are you saying ? I imagined it ?

    the guy was producing tracks for nightclubs and dance schools and aerobics etc where he wanted to have seamless MP3...and he did it.
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    I doubt he was rocking out the nightclubs with an RNS-E paddy.
    It's the hardware which needs gapless playback functionality.
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    Sorry, my mistake .:shrug:
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    I thought it was funny. I too saw that bloke on Dragon's Den and his software is "out there" and doiong pretty well. But you need a "special" mp3 player (they get you in the pocket somewhere along the lone don't they ?) to be able to recognise tagless files. Hence Staz's question about the new RNS-E - which mitch78 answered.
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    The best I have achieved is only when I rip the cd I use Audiograbber (old but free) and in the settings you can take the 1 sec before and after setting off.

    It does close the gap but it not seemless... :keule: but Ill be damnned if I will go through hundreds of cd's and rip again.

    I remember having this issue on my old Gen4 IPOD years ago that I was reluctant to pay out the £300+ they cost at the time but 60gb was enough to keep my collection on 1 device... still really annoyed me though.

    The RNSE hardware probably came about the same time as that IPOD and that probably thats why it suffers the same.
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    All you mates have to do is merge the multiple CD tracks into one mp3 file.
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    You could sing/hum momentarily over the `gap`.
    Or get the passenger to do it for you?

    Hope this helps

    Cheers
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    This is a more sensible suggestion than this:-

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