Creating Gapless Albums For The iPod

One of the things that excited me the most when I got my iPod was the possibility of carrying some of my favorite live concerts around easily. Currently, they are all stored in 3 or 4 CD binders.

I was quickly disappointed when I found out that there is a gap between tracks on the iPod, which isn’t really a good thing when you are listening to concerts, espcially those of the jam-band flavor where songs tend to flow into each other.

I found this tutorial for creating gapless albums in iTunes 4.9 and the iPod.

iTunes 4.9 introduced “Enhanced Podcasting Technology”. iTunes also has “Audiobook Technology”. This technique involves combining the two. Your resulting file will benefit from both. For example, images could be placed in the file (covered elsewhere) that change as the tracks/chapters do (like enhanced podcasts), and listening position is stored (like an audiobook).

I haven’t tried it yet, but it definitely looks promising.

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