Hi fellow forum users,
I am brand new to Audacity and would like to know a little more about gapless playback (perfect looping) is achieved, as almost every other media player has a pause/rebuffer lag (ranging from a slight 2-3 frames to upwards of 2-3 seconds) when set to loop mode. It is especially interesting to me as I have been creating seamlessly looping vines for around 3 years now: my Vine profile
. I know that Vine achieves gapless playback through the repetition of media copies and crossfading (Vine Engineering Blog
), but I was wondering how exactly it is processed through Audacity. Is it truly the repetition of a single file, with no pause/rebuffer lag resulting in a perfect loop, or does it work in ways similar to that of Vine, with helpful techniques such as loading copies primed for playback when the end of a file approaches? To put it bluntly, is it an authentic loop, or the illusion of an authentic loop? Any technical details on how gapless playback is achieved though Audacity, or even how gapless playback is achieved in general, would be greatly appreciated! I still have a lot more to learn about audio in a broader sense, as most of my knowledge previously surrounding it was tunnel visioned through Vine, so I apologize if this question sounds a bit newbie.
Glad to be joining the community,