Last post by j7n -
Start with a player that works correctly with gapless files, such as Foobar2000. Convert all necessary files to WAV format. Then work on them in any editor you choose. After you're done, compress the resulting files using an encoder. I do it all time time working with older editors such as Sound Forge and CoolEdit that predate gapless standard.
Not sure if it is the same Wave Editor, but the one by Abyss Media, works by temporarily decoding all input files (including WAV or MP3) to a 16-bit file in the temp directory using the BASS library. Files still have the exact duration at this stage. Upon saving as MP3 directly from the program, a Xing header isn't written, and gaplessness is lost. Saving to WAV is fine. It isn't a particularly good editor, because the accuracy is limited to 16-bit, an applying an action to a small section causes the entire file to be rewritten to disk. It seems that most processes can't be applied to a selection.
You could also remove gaps from existing MP3 files without re-encoding and losing quality using the Utilities > Edit MP3 gapless playback information in Foobar. If the option doesn't show, enable it in Preferences > Display > Context menu. This is quite a cumbersome, lengthy process. You need to use a visual audio editor with sample count on the time ruler as reference. Decode all files to wav, see how many nearly silent samples there are at the start, enter that number for all files. Decode them again. See how long each file is, copy and paste the exact duration in the second box. You may need to cut off some samples at the end, and try splicing with the next file. (Yes, it takes a hell lot of time.) The amount of silence that can be removed this way is limited to about 1/10th of a second, maybe less.
Last post by greynol -
It's explained pretty clearly in either of the wiki articles linked in the discussion. I don't think I can do any better since I authored both of them. To be honest, I've moved on from discussing ripping. This topic was low hanging fruit, though korth had already addressed it. He is one of the resident gurus on ripping.
Your rips will go faster. Accuracy will not be affected.
Last post by kode54 -
My archive readers register associations for all supported formats.
And I already answered this in email, I think. Secret Sauce creates temporary files the same as the plugin it lifts its library from, to facilitate multiple instances in the same process. Without it, you only get one instance globally, 16 channels. And I thought I fixed that MUNT issue already.