Was recently in the the market for a new DAP/PMP and had to read up quite a bit to see which players support gapless playback. It's something a lot of manufacturers fail to mention whether their players do or not. So, I decided with the help of this community to compose a list that supports this wonderful feature.
Just in case- What is gapless playback?
Gapless playback is the complete album playing as it should be, without any interruptions or "gaps" between the songs. Examples- Live albums, Mixed Electronic albums, Concept Albums etc....A good old school example is Pink Floyd's DSOTM.
I will comprise a list by manufacturers. No manufacturer is too big or too small for this list. A lot of DAPs go on the used for sale market and it could come in handy for future purchases.
In reference to Rockbox. I believe many Rockbox'ed players support gapless, but not all. My Archos 15gb Recorder does not. If you have a player that does support it, please advise if the player is RB'ed or not.
With all the "Generations" and Firmware upgrades with various players, post the model you own and can confirm. Example- Ipod Nano 15th Generation supports gapless....For other players if the player did not support it until a firmware upgrade, post that as well. If you have a Rockboxed player and can remember before the RB update if it was supported, post that as well.
Exception/Disclaimer- If you rip an entire CD as "one" large file, that does not constitute gapless playback. ALL players should play gapless as "1" large file..I hope...Split track gapless support only.
I will update this list often...I will make 2 lists (Supports & Does Not Support) and move them accordingly if in the future an upgrade grants the support. I will post the players I have atm that support it.
Post your players!!!
Thanks to all...
SUPPORTS GAPLESS PLAYBACK
iPod Video 5.5G (Rockbox)
iPod Touch 2G
iPod Nano 1G (1st Generation) (Rockbox)
Fuze+ (Latest Firmware)(03-20-11)
DOES NOT SUPPORT GAPLESS PLAYBACK
Jukebox Recorder 15gb
Edited by HeatFan12 - 3/20/11 at 12:28pm