Gapless Playback…at Last!!…Well, sort of

As a dance music fan the news that Apple have finally introduced gapless playback was one of the most overdue announcements that I’ve eagerly waited upon. There is nothing more annoying than listening to a DJ mix CD to hear a well worked mix broken by silence at exactly the wrong moment before moving onto the next track.

So I waited for my newly updated iTunes to sort through my collection, identifying the albums that it should apply gapless playback to and then…well, I learnt that gapless playback is also jumpy playback. Instead of playing smoothly the tracks jolt into each other. This is clearly some sort of band aid fix rather a fix to the core issue. Ho hum….