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Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

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Thanks a lot!!!

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Chaloff wrote:
Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Are you setting up a freelance torture centre?

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Hi chebby,

Thanks for compliments about my English Smile

I have +90% of my albums in flac - no cue, number of files in the album folder is equal to no. of tracks. Shall I hear a pause in e.g. PF's Dark Side???

Thanks!

 

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Ok I understand now!

You mean 'gapless' playback. (Not 'non-stop'.)

Please excuse my poor sense of humour. Your title sounded like you wanted to play 'Dark Side of The Moon' over and over again, without ever stopping Smile

Sorry.

 

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

No, your sense of humor was really nice for me:).

You know I'm from Russia. There are only white bears, vodka and me, wanting to hear Pink Floyd for ever Smile

So, what about gapless playback in the Oppo 105 Smile

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Now then chaloff,a man shirley after my own heart:)

 

Do you self a favour,get DSOTM on SACD....you will want to listen to this mix over and over,for ever and ever!

...as for gapless streaming i'm not sure,will find out tomorow if no one else chips in.

Vlosvidania beauty, eh

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Christ, I hope not. That is akin to white noise interrogation techniques

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play gapless?

I canot find it stated anywhere, and I have read a number of reviews and forum posts about this amazing machine.  I can only say, I cannot believe it wouldn't play gaplessly, given the attention the design has clearly had and the top grade components.

Great question, though, as it is still astonising the gear that cannot.  In my view anything that cannot should get 1 star by default!  Marantz NA-7004, for example, which is otherwise pretty good.

 

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

woodster wrote:

Christ, I hope not. That is akin to white noise interrogation techniques

 

Didn't Chebby do that joke?

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play gapless?

Hi,

Can I suggest if this was re-posted in the 'Blu-ray Players' forum it might get more response.

I wonder if Chebby or nopiano could explain here exactly what 'gapless playback' is as I am having trouble getting my head around it (must be age!).

If I know exactly what the OP is after I could check it out as I have said Oppo networked to my NAS drive / computer both wirelessly and via powerline adaptors. I also have music stored in many different formats so could experiment if I know exactly what the OP is requiring it to do. Smile

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play gapless?

Hi Alears

A good narrative is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gapless_playback

In my terms (and the OP's, i think) it means an album where the 'tracks' play continously, like DSOTM, and many live recordings, operas, etc, are not atificially silenced for a few seconds by the playback machine from track to track.  It only seems to happen with streaming.  

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play gapless?

Alears wrote:

I wonder if Chebby or nopiano could explain here exactly what 'gapless playback' is as I am having trouble getting my head around it (must be age!).

On a classical CD you frequently get very long sections of music (like movements in a symphony) but it will be 'chunked' into lots of tracks (like index points) despite being a continuous piece.

Gapless playback will play it back as a continuous piece (as it should be) but if the software doesn't allow gapless playback, then you get brief intervals of silence where they shouldn't be.

The same will happen with live concert recordings (any genre) or very long tracks on 'concept' albums or things like BBC radio drama/documentary/comedy  CDs that have continuous dialogue but - without gapless playback - end up a complete nonsense because of all the silent intervals between  arbitrarily imposed 'tracks' (or index points) on the original CD that was ripped.

Luckily I love using AirPlay and I have all my music, drama, comedy, documentary CDs ripped to iTunes.

iTunes settings allow me to change the relevant CD rips to gapless and AirPlay allows me to play them back as such.

However, If they were all in FLAC, for instance, and I streamed from a NAS, then this would not be possible with my system.

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play gapless?

Thanks Chebby / nopiano.

So am I right in thinking these 'index points' are only products of a ripped CD? What happens if the same piece is downloaded from the likes of the Bowers & Wilkins (or any other for that matter) download sites. Do they still appear if you stream a downloaded file?

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

chebby wrote:

Chaloff wrote:
Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Are you setting up a freelance torture centre?

Don't worry Chebby, when I was about 4 years old (yes I can remember) and my brother played DSOTM the sound effects pretty much terrified me as well rolling on the floor laughing

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play gapless?

Alears wrote:

Thanks Chebby / nopiano.

So am I right in thinking these 'index points' are only products of a ripped CD? What happens if the same piece is downloaded from the likes of the Bowers & Wilkins (or any other for that matter) download sites. Do they still appear if you stream a downloaded file?

You're getting the wrong end of the stick, possibly. Think of any CD in your collection where two-or-more tracks play one after the other without a break in the audio. To play them as intended as one continuous piece you need something which will play the CD 'gaplessly'. All CD players can do this by default, and have done since day one, but with other devices (and some computer-software players) it's a bit hit-n-miss, and the manufacturers aren't always clear about it in their literature either. So if you rip - or download - an album where one or more tracks are supposed to play without gap and either your device or its software can't play gaplessly, you'll get an unnatural break between the tracks as it finishes one track and starts the next.

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RE: Can Oppo 105 play stuff like Dark Side of the Moon nonstop?

Chaloff wrote:

No, your sense of humor was really nice for me:).

You know I'm from Russia. There are only white bears, vodka and me, wanting to hear Pink Floyd for ever Smile

So, what about gapless playback in the Oppo 105 Smile

 

Thought you would be playing something like Mari Boine out in the Russian sticks.