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Gapless Playback

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by wslam, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. wslam

    wslam Member

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    Disappointed to find out that the Media Player (playing off a USB Thumbdrive) is incapable of gapless playback. This is a problem for anyone who listen to classical music. Anyone know if Tesla intends to introduce this feature in the future?
    Still hoping that Tesla will integrate Spotify...
     
  2. redox

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    Yes it would be nice if Spotify was integrated, but as a workaround you can run it on your phone and send the audio to the car via bluetooth.

    -- Greg
     
  3. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Gapless playback would be great! Been wanting that for nearly 2 years. Also, the ability to play files from the usb drive that include umlauts and accents and other "special" characters. Large chunk of my music collection is unplayable. Media player updates seem to be very low priority, but are pretty glaring omissions, seeing how every other media player includes those standard features.
     
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  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    When you rip or convert the files to the thumb drive, just change the umlauts and accents to standard letters and the music will play just fine. Interestingly, the umlauts and accents will show up on screen.
     
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    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Is there an automated way to do this? I get music to my thumb drive by copy and paste, no conversion or ripping. I'm not renaming large portions of my music collection, as that would be extremely tedious work. It should just work, like every other media player/computer.
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    There are any number of ways to automatically rename files.
     
  7. majorlance

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    On a Mac, use A Better Finder Rename 9 (or something like that). Available at the app store. It will easily cleanse and rename all of your files... There are several Music editors that will combine multiple files into one, even if they are in a lossy format. Another (but pain in the butt) option that would give you gapless playback.
     
  8. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    I have the sense that Tesla isn't taking the media playback very seriously. There are so many strange bugs and limitations that should be trivially fixed. For example, if you play a multi-disc album, the car ignores the "Disc #" tag, so you get the first track of one of the discs, then the first track of the other disc, then track 2 and 2, then 3 & 3 and so on and so on. I've personally written that code on a commercial product, and I guarantee you it's not hard.

    This gapless thing is another.

    And don't even get me started on the artwork display for podcasts. As amusing as it is to get a Snoop Dogg cover when I'm listening to NPR's Fresh Air, it's pretty darned unpolished.

    Either they're just not putting the resources into it, or there's some kind of massive update coming and they're putting all the effort there. I hope it's the latter! :)
     
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    For umlauts and other special characters I just format my USB drive as EXT4 which handles all the special characters. FAT is limited in the characters it supports in the filenames, at least as far as Linux is concerned.
     
  10. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    I reported this bug two years ago. It's even more annoying for anyone who listens to talking books or radio dramas. I basically have to stitch together the episodes on my computer into single tracks beforehand.

    Since I reported this rather serious bug two years ago and they've done nothing, I'm assuming Tesla has no plan to fix it.
     
  11. MikeS85D

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    Lack of gapless playback of music off the USB drive is the only serious disappointment for me so far. Hard to believe Tesla would drop the ball on that one. This is 2015 after all, not 1998.
     
  12. vdiv

    vdiv Chief Grump

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    Repeat after me, Ultra High Fidelity Sound, not gaps :)

    Was it seriously so inconvenient to have an analog audio input? It seems that I have forgotten my digital ears somewhere...
     

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