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Splitting single file FLACs results additional snaps

Splitting single file FLACs results additional snaps. The problem is that in a couple of splitted albums I have a faint but an audible snap (usually in one channel) between two tracks which have a seamless transition. In single file flac it's fine, but in file-per track only between these two tracks there is a snap. The most puzzling thing that there is no snap when I playback tracks separately from each other (I mean not in the original order or jumping from one to another). I don't know whether it's incorrect splitting, CUETools bug, or playback settings, but in the majority of albums everything is ok. The snap persists regardless device, format or player. I tried to find any sort of snaps in Audacity, I'm not an expert but I didn't notice anything bad.

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Reply #1
Maybe DC offset?

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/dc_offset.html
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Reply #2
What are your CUETools' settings?
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Reply #3
My settings are almost the same

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Reply #4
The snap persists regardless device, format or player.
It would be useful to know what exactly players you tried. Because not all players are the same (have proper gapless support).

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Reply #5
MusicBee, stock Groove player, maybe AIMP on PC, Poweramp and Samsung Music on the phone

 

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Reply #6
I almost "has to be" a small gap...   If you cut & re-join waveform "perfectly" you won't introduce a click.

If there's a gap in the middle of the waveform that can cause a click.

You can't hear DC offset (offset is zero-Hz).   But you can hear a click when it kicks-in or kicks-out.   That's usually at the beginning and end of the file but it could also happen at a gap.   If you're hearing it during silence between songs, it's probably an offset and a gap.

The best solution might be to cut the file at the zero-crossings with an audio editor.   A short gap at a zero crossing won't cause a click and if it's short-enough you won't notice it.

 
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