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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, 08:09
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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?
Long explanation:
It is an issue that needs to be addressed early when designing the player software, rather than your typical coding error that can be corrected -
The player must decide which track to play next before completing playback of the previous track, in order to start decoding it when the previous track can still be heard.
Players not specifically designed to be gapless simply finish playing a track, then decide what track to play next, then start playing the next track.

And to answer your question: yes, there's nothing wrong with the FLAC files, the FLAC format is inherently gapless and can be always decoded back to the PCM stream that was originally encoded into it, without gaps added; any gaps are inflicted by the playback software.


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