Gapless Playback

Often tracks on a CD are played without any intervening silence at track change.
Live albums are an example.
In classical music consecutive  movements are sometimes played as one.


In case of computer audio, each track of a CD becomes a file.

Standard there is a gap between two files.

Gapless playback is a property of the media player to play these files gapless.
Not all media players support this.

Even if the media player supports it, it might not apply to all supported audio formats.

Audio formats with fixed frame length like MP3 will always have some white in the last frame.
Clever programmers can simply concatenate audio files and remove the gap in the process.

A lot of streaming audio implementations (DLNA) don’t support gapless playback.


Gapless Playback - Hydrogenaudio