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Title: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on January 26, 2019, 10:35:03 AM
What are people using that does gapless? I've been using VLC forever but I'm really sick of gaps.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: Cheesecadet on January 26, 2019, 11:47:17 AM
What are people using that does gapless? I've been using VLC forever but I'm really sick of gaps.

Would love an answer to this as well but I don't think Apple cares about this issue.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dgodwin on January 26, 2019, 12:09:11 PM
foobar2000 has a mac version.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: flask on January 26, 2019, 12:36:26 PM
Colibri can do gapless playback.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: Cheesecadet on January 26, 2019, 12:40:12 PM
So after seeing this thread I was looking around again and found Vox.  I can confirm it does gapless audio of MP3 if synced with itunes.  FLAC playback is a cloud thing it appears but the mp3s work.  Yahoo!
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: Moke on January 26, 2019, 01:00:53 PM
When I listen to the computer with flac, I use VOX as well. Gapless? Never listened that intently.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: ThePiedPiper on January 26, 2019, 07:16:35 PM
When I listen to the computer with flac, I use VOX as well. Gapless? Never listened that intently.

I don't think you would have to "listen intently" to notice if it was gapless or not. Any live performance from one track to the next would be easy enough to identify.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: nulldogmas on January 26, 2019, 09:57:40 PM
Cog is terrific for gapless playback on Mac, but finding a version that works consistently on recent OSes can be a challenge.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on January 27, 2019, 03:41:07 AM
Cog is terrific for gapless playback on Mac, but finding a version that works consistently on recent OSes can be a challenge.

Yeah, I was using Cog until it stopped working with more current OSX versions.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on January 27, 2019, 03:42:54 AM
foobar2000 has a mac version.

Thanks. I'll give this a try
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on January 27, 2019, 03:47:56 AM
When I listen to the computer with flac, I use VOX as well. Gapless? Never listened that intently.

I don't think you would have to "listen intently" to notice if it was gapless or not. Any live performance from one track to the next would be easy enough to identify.

Yeah, that was a pretty bizarre response.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on January 27, 2019, 03:52:49 AM
Colibri can do gapless playback.

Thanks, this looks like a nice interface. Will try it out.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: Moke on January 27, 2019, 09:16:38 AM
When I listen to the computer with flac, I use VOX as well. Gapless? Never listened that intently.

I don't think you would have to "listen intently" to notice if it was gapless or not. Any live performance from one track to the next would be easy enough to identify.

Yeah, that was a pretty bizarre response.

Bizarre?
I don't listen on computer, except when editing; never for casual playback listening.  The last time I listened to VOX was likely several months ago, or even a year ago.  I do not listen intently enough to know about gaps, as I don't use this mechanism for listening very often. Someone else suggested Vox. I concurred.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on January 27, 2019, 09:42:07 AM
foobar2000 has a mac version.

Thanks. I'll give this a try

Hmmm. This seems to only play for 1 minute if it's in the background, then music stops.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: Cheesecadet on January 27, 2019, 01:05:48 PM
When I listen to the computer with flac, I use VOX as well. Gapless? Never listened that intently.

I don't think you would have to "listen intently" to notice if it was gapless or not. Any live performance from one track to the next would be easy enough to identify.

Yeah, that was a pretty bizarre response.

Bizarre?
I don't listen on computer, except when editing; never for casual playback listening.  The last time I listened to VOX was likely several months ago, or even a year ago.  I do not listen intently enough to know about gaps, as I don't use this mechanism for listening very often. Someone else suggested Vox. I concurred.

I only use Vox for my iphone.  I had a hard time finding a gapless solution for casual listering in the car or bluetooth to a speaker.  It really only matters to me for live shows with segueways anyway.

Only music played on my computer is when mastering shows.  Everything else is on my phone so Vox works well for me.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: scb on February 11, 2019, 02:04:32 PM
Cog https://kode54.net/cog/
Vox
I paid for Audirvana + (~$75) and have all my flacs in it. can control with iOS app, too. I Used to use Decibel and Fidelity, but both sucked ass and crashed all the time with huge libraries
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: dynamicalories on February 11, 2019, 02:51:34 PM
Cog https://kode54.net/cog/
Vox
I paid for Audirvana + (~$75) and have all my flacs in it. can control with iOS app, too. I Used to use Decibel and Fidelity, but both sucked ass and crashed all the time with huge libraries

Thanks, I didn't realize there was an update to Cog. Perfect!
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: scb on February 12, 2019, 01:33:29 PM
Cog https://kode54.net/cog/
Vox
I paid for Audirvana + (~$75) and have all my flacs in it. can control with iOS app, too. I Used to use Decibel and Fidelity, but both sucked ass and crashed all the time with huge libraries

Thanks, I didn't realize there was an update to Cog. Perfect!

I think someone else is developing it now
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: nulldogmas on February 12, 2019, 04:03:26 PM
Cog https://kode54.net/cog/

Thank you! This just may have changed my life...
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: raymonda on March 04, 2019, 10:51:41 AM
My Oppo 102 does gapless, as does the rest of their models. Too bad they don't make these anymore.
Title: Re: Gapless FLAC player for OSX
Post by: wforwumbo on March 04, 2019, 03:42:45 PM
I use Audirvana Plus, though I’ve been finding it is buggy especially when using plugins - it hogs my system resources.

FWIW, you could use XLD to convert FLAC > ALAC which should play without issue in anything on macOS, including *shudder* iTunes. If you don’t mind the space and want more universal options, you could also move to WAV or AIF...