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Crossfade on the iPod

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by robster1958, Nov 5, 2005.
  1. Robster1958
    Has anyone found out why the iPod itself does not/cannot play back with the crossfeed feature, as in iTunes itself.??

    Is is computationally intensive or power-consuming??


    I happen to like the effect of one song fading out while the next song fades in with a bit of overlap,
     
  2. Kiwiclx
    Apple... lazy? [​IMG]

    It quite possibly be something like 'excessive' power-consumption - just one more factor in the mix to drain the battery and force them to post lower battery life numbers in the specs.

    As for overlapped crossfade, you'd need to achieve at least gapless play before that could be done, which I don't think Apple has implemented yet either. That is unless they did it in the Gen 5 ones, but I doubt it - someone else can clarify this. :0
     
  3. ricola_pak
    The 5G iPod still does not have gapless-playback, making crossfade impossible.
     
  4. Csidinim
    crossfade and crossfeed are separate effects.

    however, i dont understand how the ipod processor would not be able to handle either, as even the karma could do both (well, sort of for the crossfeed), and the ipod processor can decode video. i'm also not sure why gapless is necessary to achieve crossfade, as they are related but not equal. the processor just needs to load and decode the next track before finishing the previous one, regardless of whether the codec is gap inflicted or needing to filter gaps.
     
  5. wanderman
    the iriver h120 can also do crossfading.
     
  6. Csidinim
    is that true? you mean with rockbox right?
     
  7. wanderman
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Csidinim
    is that true? you mean with rockbox right?



    yup with rockbox. look at the documentation
     
  8. DigDub
    or simply because apple doesn't care to do it? not being anti-apple here, but i think audiophile fans should simply stop hoping apple to implement something that the small minority of their market wants. if apple was serious about giving the best audio quality to their consumers, the bass rolloff issue, clipping issue, the ipod photo piano solo issue, non-customisable eq issues shouldn't have been there to begin with. why do you still want to stick to apple and 'hope' that they will come up with the thing we want, instead of looking at other companies' players that do not have such issues and have what you want?
     
  9. ricola_pak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DigDub
    why do you still want to stick to apple and 'hope' that they will come up with the thing we want, instead of looking at other companies' players that do not have such issues and have what you want?



    Simple: just as you think that Apple does not offer what you want, some do not believe that other brands offer what they want.
     
  10. DigDub
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ricola_pak
    Simple: just as you think that Apple does not offer what you want, some do not believe that other brands offer what they want.



    and i'm talking in a thread that asks why ipods don't do gapless/crossfade. and that is what apple is not doing and probably don't care to do.
     

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