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Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by paddymcq » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:06 pm

On my home theater PC (Windows 10), that script doesn't work more than one time. I use Auto DJ set to que up 1 track ahead and leaving only 5 tracks in the Now Playing list. When I start off the Auto DJ session with a manually selected track, the script works perfectly when going to the next track but playback stops after that 2nd track. If I disable the script, Auto DJ works as expected. I experimented with settings to que up 2 tracks ahead and keep 10 tracks. Results are the same.

Personally I think scripts add an extra level of potential problems so I'm for embedding features into the core product. Seems like the native Crossfade settings dialog would be the perfect place to add a gap option. Instead of a negative value for overlap (crossfade), specify a positive value to increase gap... hopefully compatible with the "remove silence" option defined elsewhere.

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Norman24 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:48 am

Dreadlau wrote:@Norman24
Did you see Eyal's script?
Eyal wrote:Silence Between Songs script: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 75&start=0
Brilliant Meistro, just perfect... Thanks so much... :D I've reviewed many programs like this and I must say this is the most straight forward no-nonsense program I've seen to date... And with this script, it is worth the price of MMG alone...

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by redelephant » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:35 pm

Eyal wrote:Silence Between Songs script: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 75&start=0
Thanks Eyal, thats BRILLIANT - problem solved! :D

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by windcrest77 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:33 pm

Guest wrote:some gapless playback just begs for a slight pause. a slider for between 0 to 2 seconds would be really nice. or a dropdown with 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 would work.
There is a script to do this, but I agree it should be part of the core MM product. I need about 10-15 seconds between songs so dancers can re-partner. So it should just be a number of seconds you type in, not a drop down list that stops at 2 seconds.

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Giarc » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:05 pm

Norman24 wrote:First thing I noticed about this program and it's annoying as hell... Implementing this would make this program as good and way better than others I've used....
I really can't imagine what people are complaining about here. My music plays back with perfect gaps between tracks, just like if I played the original CD.

Most CDs have a silent gap between songs, and when you rip a CD that silence will be included at the end of each track. Then when you play back an album, the original gap between songs will be maintained UNLESS you go to the configuration for the DS output plugin and check the "Remove silence" option or enable crossfading. If you want to have the proper gaps between songs, then simply don't enable either of those options.

When it comes to playing albums which are supposed to be gapless, MediaMonkey handles that for most formats WITHOUT having to check the "Remove silence" option. One format where it doesn't handle gapless playback properly is on MP3 files, but you can simply use the latest MAD input plugin which DOES handle gapless playback perfectly.

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Dreadlau » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:05 pm

@Norman24
Did you see Eyal's script?
Eyal wrote:Silence Between Songs script: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 75&start=0

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Norman24 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:38 am

Guest wrote:some gapless playback just begs for a slight pause. a slider for between 0 to 2 seconds would be really nice. or a dropdown with 0, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 would work.

I couldn't agree more...

First thing I noticed about this program and it's annoying as hell... Implementing this would make this program as good and way better than others I've used....

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Eyal » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:56 pm

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by kmenzel » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:15 am

It seems to me that true gapless playback is more what people want then, as in, gapless for albums that were gapless (live albums, etc.), and maintaining silence for tracks that had silence - which would require that gapless playback not be based on silence detection... with adjustable start times for "hidden tracks" with large gaps of silence...

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by anon. » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:39 am

This would be a very handy feature indeed. Not all albums are meant to be heard gapless. A few seconds in between tracks to help you digest the previous track is necessary in some cases. Currently, I use the "stop after current" feature at times, but it gets tiresome clicking on the next song again and again.

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Guest » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:33 pm

While it would be nice to be able to adjust the gap, it seems to me that the default gap as it is set is just too short.

Is there a possibility of simply growing the default gap in a forthcoming iterative build.

I love pretty much everything else about MM Gold, but this may actually drive me to another player with inferior management tools but without this key problem. Albums and playlists just sound weird with the tracks cramped together.

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by tangueras » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:21 pm

It should be possible with a script that plays a predefined track (n sec of silence after each track in the playlist. Read the playlist, insert the silence track, rewrite the playlist. For us Milonga DJs, a further addition: to insert another predefined track (cortina) after each n tracks so we can define the tandas (Sets)! So where do we find the variable list for MM?

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Abrazos » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:39 pm

Absolutely necessary when using MM for djing. Dancers really get thrown when one track melds into the next with no expectation!

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by danno1943 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:44 pm

I also was amazed to find that this is not an included feature. It's a BIG drawback to MM. I should have a way to insert a gap between each track on certain audio playlists, where each track is a separate song or separate movement on classical albums which I've copied to my HD.

Re: wishing for an adjustable playback gap

by Ian Wheeler » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:32 pm

Strongly support this. A set gap between tracks is standard on other players such as itunes (and on the original albums !). Of course some albums are designed for the tracks to run into each other so set gap does not suit. Therefore gap adjustable for album would be good.

hoping and thanks

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