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  • rjkaneda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My frustration is that prior to iTunes 11, ALL of my designated gapless albums played back gaplessly.  Now, with iTunes 11, none of them do, no matter how I try to adjust the various settings.  (I have not tried the delete and reload option that has been mentioned.)


    This is very irritating and something Apple can and should fix.  It should not be incumbent on the consumer or require a tedious work around (such as the delete and reload suggestion).

  • profem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried a fairly simply option that seems to work even on ripped CDs or hi-jacked files:


    mark the two songs that you want to have gaplessly connected, ctrl-click, select "Consolidate FIles..."


    In a few cases it worked right away, in a few cases I had to do it a second time or go to a different album, then return. 

  • DJ Data Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found this problem yesterday also while playing my ripped cd's in itunes 11, gonna send a feedback email because i use itunes as my default music player bit this way it is not usable for me anymore.

  • informavore1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Selecting "This album is part of a compilation" in Options did it for me. 

  • falcowalczyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think iTunes is gettings "smarter" and can understand when you have an album from a not legal download, so they put you in a corner to buy it from them...

  • Rallizes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's obviously not true. They've been putting gaps in their store music as well to "make

    it so you can buy individual tracks more easily". I wasted 40 bucks on a live box set on itunes that doesn't flow. Itunes needs to fix this

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (62,425 points)

    iTunes should be able to play a gapless album gaplessly. It may work better if you remove the album without deleting the files and then reimport them. If it still doesn't work as you think it should use the report a problem links in your account history and let them know. Maybe there is a problem with that particular recording that they need to resolve.



  • blizzardconditions Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    you can download and play gapless and continuous mixed cds on itunes 11.Go into help and there it tells you how to join cd tracks.I did it  yesterday,plugged my external hard drive into my new macbook air,then put my cd in,that shows tracks in itunes.then it ask me if you want to import cd,you say no,then select one track,then select all from edit,then go to options,top right corner,and select Join CD Tracks.My northern exposure mix played perfect,just like my cd.

    kind regards,Blizzard.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (62,425 points)

    But you shouldn't have to use join tracks to get gapless playback. My copy of Northern Exposure: Expeditions plays perfectly even though each track is separate and can be played on its own if I want.



  • Cracked_Weapon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi everyone


    I have the same problem; but with songs I purchased FROM ITUNES.


    I have read through this post and seen the confusion between "gapless songs" and songs with "crossfade" - but these songs came directly from Itunes - meaning they should be the correct files. I have just now deleted the songs and re-downloaded them to make sure they are up to date, and the issue persists.


    So...let's assume the files are as intended. This means the brief pause between each song ('Intro' and 'To the Light', Hand Built By Robots - Newton Faulkner) is as a result of Itunes not processing them in the way it should.


    I am running Windows 8 on a new laptop (the problem appeared either after getting the latest iTunes or when importing library to new PC. impossible to say which as I did both simultaneously)


    Any thoughts?

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (62,425 points)

    My copy, ripped as mp3s, of the same pair of tracks transitions smoothly from one to the other. I'm afraid I really don't know where the problem lies or how to fix it.



  • Cracked_Weapon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I guess that rules out simply updating iTunes as being the immediate cause.


    The file won't have changed (I assume not anyway?) so somewhere in iTunes there is a piece of code which is either no longer ignoring an already present noise gap between the songs, or is adding one in where it didn't before.


    I'd theorise that the reason the same songs behave differently (properly) for you, TT, is that your file has remained in iTunes since you downloaded it in a version that still worked. The indicator to say "gapless" or whatever is still there; if no longer visible or accessible.


    But I'm also guessing that this indicator isn't in the file; but rather is 'stored' in iTunes settings when you tick the 'gapless album' box (or whatever) in the oldversion. The raw audio file is automatically set at 'not gapless' or whatever the equivalent is, and in a previous version it was changed - staying with you ever since. I no longer have it, or the ability to change how iTunes views it because I imported the raw audio file into the new version...?


    All theorising here; I'm still figuring out how others claim to have downloaded gapless songs from the store when I have since redownloaded mine without result.


    Anywho...might get onto techies soon, though I guess all they'll tell me is "yes there is a problem. No we haven't fixed it yet"

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (62,425 points)

    Did you try deleting the downloaded tracks, without sending to the recycle bin, and then reimporting them to the library from the hard drive?



  • malicedoom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm new to this whole iTunes, iPod, download (everything really) process but am having the same issue.


    I've been importing full CDs (original CDs) into my iTunes (11, latest update) and then dragging to my iPod Classic (160) and so far all my albums are playing back with the pause in-between tracks instead of gapless.


    Not sure what the fix is here.  It's not the end of the world, just a small irritation on certain albums (see the previously mentioned QUEEN II album) and, of course, live albums.


    Anyone had any further luck with this?



  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (62,425 points)

    See my comment above... Assuming that the tracks will now play gaplessly in iTunes remove from the iPod, then add back again.