Originally Posted by A.Thorsen
Sorry for the dumb question, but what do you mean by gapless, please? I want to make sure I didn't miss something in my Foobar settings and also I'm going to take this player for a spin and compare.
Gapless playback is the uninterrupted playback of consecutive audio tracks without intervening silence or clicks at the point of the track change. Here's the Wikipedia article that explains it in fair detail: Gapless playback
Gapless playback is very important for classical music, Pink Floyd's DSotM, live concert recordings, and similar albums/music.
Gapless playback is difficult to do, especially with formats that don't inherently support gapless playback like the MP3 format. That's why many players fail to do it properly.
Foobar does gapless by default unless you enable DSPs like "Skip Silence" or "Crossfader" that undo gapless playback. Foobar does gapless perfectly even with LAME MP3.
J River can do gapless perfectly (even with LAME MP3) but you may need to adjust the default playback settings. I believe that by default it will play sequential album tracks gapless. There is an option for "Switch tracks: Gapless" if you want all track changes to be done gapless. Don't enable "Do not play silence (leading and trailing)" cause that undoes gapless.
Winamp claims to do gapless since version 5.3. But it doesn't. I've tried. It doesn't do proper gapless with LAME encoded MP3.