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Panasonic's Blu-Ray players support FLAC, Moved from FLAC forum (TOS #6)
krafty
post Sep 4 2012, 21:34
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In fact it looks like all Panasonic 2012 BR Players are supporting FLAC.
Anyone's already got their hands on this? Review? Gapless? Albumart? Replaygain?
I would consider this a milestone and certainly will be looking for an unit...

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BD87?t=specs

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMP-BD77?t=specs
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post Sep 5 2012, 07:50
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Gapless : No;


Question about this. I was under the impression that the "gapless" issue was only applicable to MP3s (and maybe other lossy codecs). If I remember correctly, the last frame of an MP3 has to be totally filled and gets padded with a millisecond or so of silence to fill out the frame. "Gapless data" is an extension to the format that gets written in the LAME header, which tells the encoder how to overlap the audio for that millisecond to eliminate the audible gap.

But since FLAC is lossless, there's no "gap" that gets added - each sample remains identical from first to last.

So any issue with gaps appearing between FLACs would be down to poor coding in the player, and not anything intrinsic to the FLAC files?

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post Sep 5 2012, 08:07
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QUOTE (slks @ Sep 5 2012, 08:50) *
So any issue with gaps appearing between FLACs would be down to poor coding in the player, and not anything intrinsic to the FLAC files?
Seeing the amount of players and audio frameworks which do not support gapless playback, my impression is that missing gapless support is not due poor coding, but that gapless support is more a sign of advanced coding skills. This is merely based on my assumption that most multimedia programmers are not bad.

Though my understanding is that you play audio from a sample buffer instead of reading it per-file, and upon an incoming track change you start to append samples from the upcoming file to the buffer to attain gapless playback.


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