1. wiggum15's Avatar

    Do we have any kind of hint or confirmation that the 8.1 update will finally bring gapless playback to WP ?
    I already heard about improvements of the player apps but nothing about gapless playback, something the WMP can do since ages...
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    03-18-2014 03:40 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Nothing indicated in the list of features so far but that doesn't meant it won't be there.

    Windows Phone 8.1 Features | Windows Phone Central
    03-18-2014 03:49 AM
  3. wiggum15's Avatar
    I hope they include it, its such a pain using your WP as MP3 Player without gapless Playback...
    03-18-2014 05:50 AM
  4. CSMR250's Avatar
    Even if the integrated media player doesn't have gapless, if WP8.1 allows application to cave access to public files ( e.g. on SD card) then anyone can write a player that plays these files back gaplessly. There is such a player developed by mcosmin222 at XDA, but it is extremely unwieldy to use at present owing to OS file access restrictions.
    03-19-2014 08:05 AM
  5. smoledman's Avatar
    Doesn't seem to exist on the Google Music app either:


    ​Apparently only Apple has this feature on mobile.
    03-19-2014 11:56 AM
  6. CSMR250's Avatar
    While the situation is best on Apple, and gapless on android's bundled player is not fully working, there are many players in the android store that can play gaplessly. WP has the incredible problem that it is not possible to write a media player that plays back music from the music folder or from an sd card gaplessly. I know this because gapless was an essential feature for me in choosing an OS. I hope the situation changes soon.
    03-19-2014 07:12 PM
  7. honeyrapper's Avatar
    I want a short fade out / fade in on pause / resume, like iPod

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    03-20-2014 10:26 AM
  8. eruptflail's Avatar
    I'm going to assume that it won't be there. The Windows 8 app doesn't even have it.
    03-20-2014 11:39 AM
  9. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I still think it's funny that the Windows Media Player that's been included for gosh knows how long, does gapless playback of playlists, and crossfading. But nothing else does.

    Go figure!
    eruptflail likes this.
    03-20-2014 04:35 PM
  10. byobg's Avatar
    I'm going to assume that it won't be there. The Windows 8 app doesn't even have it.
    I hope you're wrong, and fear you're right.

    And, looking at it from MS's perspective, it's probably a good move - most people (aside from idiots like me) who really care about gapless playback have probably moved on to competing phones that offer it (such as every other smartphone you can buy, including BLACKBERRY for g*d's sake) - it would be silly of MS to spend any time or resources on a feature that only a tiny segment of their (self-selected by attrition) customer base wants.

    But yeah, the single ray of hope is that 8.1 gives enough access to core functionality so that somebody else who does care about such things can do a better job.
    03-24-2014 08:50 AM
  11. smoledman's Avatar
    Makes me wonder if there is some OS deficiency that doesn't allow for this. The same deficiency that doesn't allow video editor apps.
    03-24-2014 11:19 AM
  12. F3rzz's Avatar
    please bring it, the fade in and out is something i really want too.
    03-24-2014 06:36 PM
  13. petteriusa's Avatar
    Now that BUILD is underway has anyone been able to confirm or deny that gapless playback is there?
    04-02-2014 03:25 PM
  14. Coreldan's Avatar
    I don't understand the demand for this, can you explain?
    04-02-2014 03:29 PM
  15. petteriusa's Avatar
    If one listens to live music where one song continues into the next, yet are divided into separate tracks (MP3, etc.) the slight gap or pause that the lack of gapless playback causes ruins the listening experience for many. It's not a deal breaker for most but one of those little details that many music lovers would like to see addressed.
    04-02-2014 04:49 PM
  16. Carkid367's Avatar
    Certain albums, such as any by Janelle Mona, are meant to play seamless from one track to the next. There isn't meant to be a pause. It actually is pretty jarring if you are listening and everything seems smooth and then have a 1-2 second pause in between interrupts the playback.
    04-02-2014 04:50 PM

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