5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2006 10:13 AM by PWehr
Mista McGoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello! Is there a way to create a space of several seconds in between the automatic playing of songs in the iTunes library? My library is very eclectic and it is TOO strange to go immediately from a classical piece, say, to some R&R. My brain needs a little interval but I haven't been able to figure out how to create any with iTunes.
(If I listened from playlists the music could all be the same genre, at least, but it would still be nice to have a little silent interval between pieces.) Thanks for any advice. M.M.

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  • Heaterlee Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    Under your preferences go to playback and either deselect crossfade playback or increase the seconds and it will put your gap in place.
  • Mista McGoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Under your preferences go to playback and either
    deselect crossfade playback or increase the seconds
    and it will put your gap in place.


    Thanks Heaterlee for the reply. Deselecting crossfade playback helps but apparently there were virtually no gaps to start with so I still have one song right after another. I was hoping iTunes could create a timed space in between songs in the library. Seems like a very reasonable and simple thing for a program as sophisticated as this to be able to do, no?



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  • PWehr Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    I too was disappointed using the "newer" iTunes when it would run together the end of one and the beginning of another. This is not what the artists intended. Otherwise they would have done so.

    I'm happy to find the crossfade setting to eliminate tunes running together. Still it would be appropriate to allow the timed gap between tunes as is included on LPs, CDs, the time to change a 45, or turn over a 78.

    The only solution I can think of would be to extract each tune to an audio editing program, put in a synthetic 2-4 seconds and re-import it back into iTunes. Not a satisfactory solution at all.

    It would be much better to control that in iTunes. Frankly, I'm a little disappointed that control is not there.

    G4 dual 1GB, iBook 800, StarMax 5250, PB 1400,... Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • ProtoJunction Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can change the track duration of each song if you get the info of the song and go to the options tab. I would assume you can make the length of the song longer and it will work.

    Chris
  • PWehr Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    iTunes 6.0.4(3)

    Trying to add to the length of a tune doesn't work for me. I get an error beep and the ending time reverts to the actual. I also tried changing to a negative start time. No go.

    Apparently, you can shorten the time, but not lengthen it.