Gapless playback

Greg Meyer greg at
Wed Sep 6 02:52:20 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 05 September 2006 6:14 pm, gregtr at wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to get gapless playback working with Amarok 1.4.2
> and xine-lib-1.1.2 with a collection of classical music Ogg
> Vorbis files.
> It seems no matter what I do I still get short jerky gaps of
> about 0.2 seconds appearing between tracks.  I know it isn't
> a problem with the files themselves since ogg123 plays them
> perfectly, though curiously mplayer and xine exhibit the
> same problem as amarok.
> Back in the days when I used XMMS I could get around it with
> a 100ms crossfade between tracks that would tie them
> together nicely, but I haven't managed to get the amarok
> crossfader to do anything remotely resembling a decent
> crossfade.
> I get the exact same symptoms on Amarok 1.4.2-1 under Fedora
> Core 5 and Amarok 1.4.1-3 under Debian Sid.  A shame since
> in every other respect Amarok seems to be an excellent music
> player.
> Any help would be appreciated,
> Greg
In testing this, I experienced the described problem, so I started checking it 
out.  I found that turning off the OSD eliminates the gap.


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