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gapless audio playback in player is needed

asked 2013-12-27 15:09:55 +0300

t0mps0 gravatar image

updated 2016-07-29 22:55:27 +0300

While listening to The Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers..." (first ever continuous LP by the way) and some live albums in FLAC format I noticed a tiny gap between tracks.

Could you please fix this? Gapless playback is standard.

EDIT: Over 2,5 years after, with Jolla C, this still isnt fixed....maybe soon?

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+1 Agreed, this is so annoying. I also own multiple continuous albums, and the gaps really ruin the mood for me.

Morphwiz ( 2013-12-28 17:24:35 +0300 )edit

What file type? Gapless is standard for FLAC but not for MP3. I can not say I tested either one.

Macilaci457 ( 2014-01-01 01:33:51 +0300 )edit

Jolla has gaps also in FLAC playback.

hana ( 2014-01-01 14:53:33 +0300 )edit

I notice gaps in FLAC and MP3

Raev ( 2014-01-23 14:43:33 +0300 )edit

@Macilaci457 Gapless is standard in all decent audio players, for MP3 as well even though the original spec didnt have it.

vasavr ( 2014-03-29 20:27:04 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-26 15:18:13 +0300

rburkhanov gravatar image

Yoy can use QuasarMX player — IMO the best audio player for Symbian/MeeGo/Sailfish. Can be found in a Jolla store. It has an option for a gapless playback. It works fine, unfortunatly only in a PRO (paid) version.

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I can confirm QuasarMX Player works great - gapless playback is the most important feature that makes me prefer it to the standard player.

casanunda ( 2015-02-26 16:14:01 +0300 )edit

QuasarMX is rather buggy and sluggish so it isn't an optimal replacement though.

sillycrimes ( 2015-02-26 17:14:42 +0300 )edit

@sillycrimes Nobody's perfect ;-) Well, hadn't seen that many bugs there. Can you tell what problems do you have with Quasar? What I personally dislike most in current version is not bugs, but some inconsistency in UI — mostly from MeeGo and just somewhere in settings from Sailfish. Two other problems IMO are portrait-only mode (though on my old N9 landscape works well) and unsupported multidisk albums (it plays song in 1-1-2-2-3-3 order instead of 1-2-3-1-2-3). The latter can be worked around by creating a playlist. Can't say anything more negative about it.

rburkhanov ( 2015-02-26 17:36:21 +0300 )edit

This might be a bit OT but QuasarMX is a bit quirky when it comes to sorting artists when the first letter is non-capital (http://i.imgur.com/woXN7ZY.png) and when sorting by location (this is the only way to get multiple disc albums sorted correctly because it cannot read disc tags) it sorts different depending on the view (http://i.imgur.com/6t3tiYA.png). It's also annoying that playback doesn't pause automatically when you receive a call or message. And that you cannot queue songs. Maybe not all of these were bugs but they're certainly annoying to me.

sillycrimes ( 2015-03-02 23:03:21 +0300 )edit

@sillycrimes Thanx! First two of it are really bugs. And I would agree with you on the third one. Multiple disc albums can be sorted with playlists, the same you can use to queue songs. Anyway, imo QuasarMX is still way better then native Jolla media player.

rburkhanov ( 2015-03-02 23:23:07 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-01-29 15:55:15 +0300

lpr gravatar image

it's just around the corner due to switch to gstreamer 1.10.2 the only thing needed is use of decodebin3 api in jolla-mediaplayer. This only is true for files of same type as a change in audio format needs a new gst-audio-playback-pipeline...

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Great to hear! The limitation to files of the same type shouldn't be a problem, since gapless playback mostly is important when playing an album with tracks recorded without a pause in between. Then you probably have all tracks encoded using the same format.

luen ( 2017-01-29 17:28:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-07-30 09:40:27 +0300

Mystel gravatar image

Use flowplayer. it has gapless playback. seach it on warehouse

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answered 2016-10-20 14:15:37 +0300

t0mps0 gravatar image

This! It's been almost three years, will it be fixed soon? thanks.

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