I brought this issue up in another section about why I was still tied down to Windows and I wondered if I’m just doing something wrong.
I have a large music library consisting entirely of flacs ripped from CD’s and DVD-Audio’s. I have been unable to achieve gapless playback similar to what foobar2000 can do in Windows. As an example: the tracks on “The Dark Side of the Moon” all blend in “gaplessly” with the following track. When listening to them on various players in linux, there is always a perceptible break as the player transitions from one track to the next. This is a known limitation in mplayer, and possibly with the latest version of amarok, but banshee is said to play gaplessly and there is even a check-box in its configuration to enable this. No matter whether I choose xine or gstreamer as the output engine, with or without pulseaudio installed, there is always that perceptible few milliseconds of silence in what should be a seamless playback.
I have tried using foobar2000 in wine and although it plays gaplessly, wine as far as I can tell does not support multichannel playback and the DVD-Audio rips are all either 4.1, 5.0 or 5.1 channels.
So am I missing anything here?