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?
MajorFubar, maybe I'm not wording it correctly.
Lets go back to the OP's original question. If I play a CD of DSOTM in the Oppo it will playback 'gaplessly', if I then rip that CD to a flac file and play it back via computer / NAS drive then will it play back gaplessly or be affected by Playback Latency, and not do so, is what the OP is asking.
I'll have to check when I get home and have opportunity.
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But are his flac files from cd?
That's what I was trying to find out. Is it only a ripped CD of some piece that is meant to be gapless that is affected by this 'non-gapless' playback?
Sorry Allears I thought you didn't know what gapless playback meant, in general. Sadly I don't have an answer to the O/P's question.
The difference between rips/downloads and CDs is that CDs containing gapless tracks are burned 'disc at once', where the whole audio file (or parts of it) are cut as a continuous stream of digital audio with track-markers in it. With rips and downloads, each track is its own separate file. Some players/software can join them seamlessly and some can't.
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MajorFubar, I wasn't sure what gapless meant exactly but I've since become partially educated.
All I know is that when I download a classical album from B&W it comes as a single flac file. If this classical piece is made up of several 'interludes' that are meant to playback gaplessly then on my pocketable device I hear a feint 'click' between interludes. There is no silence as such. Maybe this is just the way my particular player responds to Playback Latency, I don't know.
I have, at present, not tried to play this flac file back through my Oppo yet so do not know what that will make of it.
Are you sure? Whenever I've downloaded from the B&W SoS it comes down as a single zip file, but this unzips into a folder of FLAC files – one for each track – plus pdf liner notes and a jpg cover-shot
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The answer to the OP'S question i'm not sure if it does,in flac.....not on my rips anyways,but that could be how they were ripped
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Thanks indeed to all. Frankly speaking I am surprised that it' hard to find the answer. OPPO players are known as hi-fi transport. I had been sure my question would be one of the easiest.
I think now everybody understands what gaples is (including me )
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You are quite right Andrew I was talking out of my a**e. That should read one folder (that is indeed zipped). So please ignore my comments regards files.
I have still not had opportunity to experiment yet so still cannot reply to the OP's question. As it is not documented my best guess would be to say NO.
It's bizarre if it can't. It should be a default ability. I know it's fundamentally a BD player but a half-implemented feature is neither use nor ornament.
FLACs, MP3 and other compressed files are different to WAVs and non-compressed files because they need to be decompressed before they will play. But the player presumably 'knows' what the next track is, and it should surely have enough memory onboard to decompress the track and buffer it in advance of the current track finishng. a 1GB buffer would cover pretty-much anything you threw at it.
I know some cheap MP3 players can't do it, but with a range-topping player you shouldn't even have to ask.
You are right there but if this ability is fundamental to some people because of their use of compressed files then you would think it would certainly be mentioned somewhere in the literature, but I can't find it. As you state it is basically a Blu-Ray player (although its a 'swiss-army knife' really) perhaps its networking function is just a tack-on? However I very much doubt it and can only suggest the OP tries to email Oppo direct for an answer if it is crucial in a buy or not buy decision.
Absolutely, and if they come back with an answer that basically says "we don't know what you mean", then don't buy it, if playing gapless FLACs is a make or break decision.
It depends how you are playing the FLACs. http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/oppo-bdp-103-and-bdp-105-networking-universal-3d-blu-ray-players.296074/page-36 has info on this subject.
This doesn't help answer the OP's question at all. Does it play gapless?
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