Keep music continuous from track to track

Audacity 2.0.6
Windows 7 SP1.

I have recorded an album where each track flows into the next. If I insert a label at the start of each track there is a break in the music between tracks when it’s played back.

Is there any way of keeping the music playing without these breaks please?

Do you mean there is a break between tracks when you play the CD you burned? If so, read Gapless burning.


Hi Gale,

The recording is on DAT from an LP. The music in question is Blaze of Glory by Joe Jackson.
Each track flows into the next when listened to on the DAT but when playing the album FLACs on my NAS there is a 2 second silence between tracks. This is spoiling my enjoyment as you can imagine.

In the tutorial on splitting a recording into separate tracks you give this advice…

Sometimes songs on live recordings flow together. If you want to split a live recording into songs but want to maintain an uninterrupted flow from song to song on the CD you need to have burning software that is capable of burning a CD in “disk-at-once” (DAO) mode, and is capable of setting the “gap” or “pause” between tracks to 0 seconds.

That suggests Audacity lacks that feature. I understand that. If I bought Sound Forge v10 would it give me the capability to make the music seamless?

So you are playing a file and not burning a CD?

Yes I think FLAC and OGG support chapter extensions ( ) but Audacity does not.

You can export Audacity labels demarcating each track as a labels.txt file, follow to convert the TXT file to a cue sheet, then use the procedure written here to embed a cue sheet to the FLAC file. Then use Foobar2000 to play the file and add additional per-track metadata.

However if your only concern is gapless playback then you could simply export one FLAC file per track and use a player (like Foobar 2000 or Winamp) that can play FLAC files gaplessly.

You will need to ask Sony about pre-sales enquiries for Sound Forge v10.


Hi Gale,

Thanks for your reply. It’s a bit more technical than I imagined. :frowning: I’ll explain how I got to where I am now…

After recording the whole album I added a point label at the start of each track. I then added Meta Data and then chose Export Multiple to create a FLAC file for each track.

I’m playing the FLACs from a Synology NAS through a Yamaha RX-A3010 amp using a Yahama app for track selection. It’s playing the music this way that is causing a 2 second gap between tracks even though I have not specified that anywhere in the process. I’m struggling to understand where that 2 second gap is stored. In the FLAC file I guess. Or is it within the Yamaha app?

Using Foobar or winamp is not an option sadly.

Audacity does not append any silence on export that isn’t already there.
It’s definetly your Yamaha app.

That’s the conclusion I’ve come too having researched it. What seens to be the problem is buffering the next track in readiness to be played. I’m sure the Synology 212j has the capability and everything is through ethernet, not wireless. Well, apart from the iPad.

I’ll see if there are any alternative apps but the Yamaha is nice as it allows me to control volume etc.