Now having said all that, I seem to recall that my Creative Zen X-Fi from a couple of years ago had the capability of allowing me to play one song from an album then stopping, without the need to toss the song into a one-song long playlist.
However for the next song the user would have to go back and search through the onboard library of music to select and then play the next song; you could not prearrange a playlist and apply this 'one-and-done' function to work within that playlist. Please keep in mind that I'm operating from my sometimes faulty memory here When a playlist for one song is created, it refers to the location in the database of songs.
If other songs tracks are added or if tracks are deleted, that playlist will refer to a different track. I do not want to create one-track playlists every time I add or remove a track.
But if nothing does this, would a custom app on some smarter device like a iPhone, iTouch or "other" device be acceptable? The manner in which you worded your posting it sounded to me as if you were suddenly and magically editing songs files. That device with a playlist that refers to that song--if not modified--will simply ignore the song when said playlist is being used. That playlist will not refer to a "different" track. As for your need to find a device that allows for an auto pause after each song: that device may not exist despite how curt you are with me.
I can certainly sympathize over the hassle of having to create individual "playlists" for each and every song file you use, but that's something that you might be up against given the actual devices that are currently available.
Yet I don't see any point in getting bent out of shape over it either, since it's not up to any of us on what functions are included or not included by the MP3 device maker.
Bob's suggestion is probably going to be the best way of achieving what you need in a portable player, assuming of course such an app exists. This creates a playlist that depends upon the numerical position of the track in the music folder. As soon as you edit the contents of the music folder by adding or deleting other tracks, if the changes are earlier in the alphabet of the track name, the playlist will no longer refer to the correct track.
The repeat function has three region settings: "All" which plays all saved tracks, "Dir" which plays all tracks in the current directory, and "1" which plays only one track. The unit powers itself down within a few seconds of finishing the region. The "Repeat" function must be turned off.
Metaphorik - Audiomatic - Multiplayer (CD it is on, ther selected region will repeat indefinitely. Be sure you don't get one with version2 software. It doesn't have the "1" option for the region On the version 2 unit, the letters "v2" follow the "R" in the model number written on the back of the unit.
I know this is an old post, but I had the exact same problem and wasn't able to find a solution either. It also allows you to loop a song or start it with a delay so you have time to Metaphorik - Audiomatic - Multiplayer (CD back in position before the music starts.
Peteyfrogboy, this is exactly what I was looking for. I would like to use it when I host a trivia night at a local bar, but I am not crazy about using my iPhone4. I have an older iPhone3 I'd rather use, but the app is not compatible. Any chance of re-tooling? I know the post is old but I just discovered it and the app is exactly what I needed.
Thank you one track mind! You know that time when you marvel to yourself "I can't believe someone wrote an app that perfectly matches my totally random need"? I just had that moment One track mind rocks!
Title Body. DR meter comes in two flavors, what they call an offline version pictured above and as a foobar component. For those of you who are wondering what foobar is, checkout our Music Playback Software Comparison. If you do decide to download DT meter, we encourage you to sign up and support their campaign to end the loudness war.
Room EQ Wizard, or REW, was one of the original room and loudspeaker measurement systems available to the home theater enthusiast. Actually, I find it much more intuitive than Omnimic, a costly alternative. REW can help you figure out the best placement for speakers, listening position, and acoustic treatments. Figuring out how to use all of the functionality packed into REW can be a little tough at first, but there is a large online community to provide support.
Like we said, once up and running, REW is a powerful piece of software. However, getting it up and running can be difficult, and results can be inaccurate depending on the quality of measurement equipment you Album) using. You will need to invest in a microphone, cables, tripod, and external soundcard external soundcard is optional.
You may also need something like the Nady SMPS-1X phantom power supply for the mic, depending on the functionality of the soundcard you purchase. If you are willing to spend some extra time during setup and invest in decent quality measurement gear, you will be rewarded. For people who want a more seamless experience, kits from Omnimic or XTZ review in progress come with everything you need and work right out of the box with little to no setup.
This is the only program we know of that is designed to improve your critical listening abilities. Originally created to train Harman employees, it has been made available, for free, to the public. The program works by asking listeners to identify how a track has been manipulated.
For example, the image above-left shows a very basic Band ID exercise. The goal is to identify which of the two Eqs shown is being applied, number 1 or 2. The tests become increasingly difficult. Above-right is an image of the most difficult Band ID test the program has to offer.
As you can tell, the tests become very difficult. There are a number of different training exercises, including reverb, coloration, and noise. If you become tired of the tracks that come with the software, you can even upload your own to demo. Download Here. Have you ever made a change to your system and wondered if there was any actual change in the sound?
This can be done with a mic to capture the actual sound output from your speakers, or using various other methods to capture the audio output from a device. Next, make the change in the system, and then record a compared track. The software compares the two tracks and extracts the difference. The designers Liberty Instruments went through a lot of trouble to ensure accuracy.
For example, it automatically accounts for sample rate drift and level differences, so the difference recording is only what has actually changed between the two recordings, Album). Note that this system does not require your equipment be completely linear or of the highest quality, by its very design all of the characteristics of your system are part of the reference and comparison recordings.
Even though the concept of Audio DiffMaker is simple, be warned that its actual implementation can be difficult and time consuming.
The two recordings need to be very carefully taken so as to isolate only a single variable. Still, if you are really into Metaphorik - Audiomatic - Multiplayer (CD system tweaks and DIY projects, this is a fun program to see if each change makes a difference or not. Audacity has been around for a long time, and like some of the other software on this list, is opensource.
Unlike the other software on this list, which serve specific purposes, Audacity has a wide range of uses. It can record live audio or computer audio, and then be used to edit the recording. One of the common uses of Audacity is to record and edit podcasts, and is employed by AVrant podcast for that very purpose. Quality is also key with Audacity. The program will highlight red any portion of the audio waveform that clips.
Like DifMaker, this can be used to compare the quality of different tracks. We thoroughly enjoy using the software on this list, and hope you will too. Finally, we want to say a quick thanks to all of the individuals who invest their time and effort into creating software that the rest of us can use for free.
Richard Stallman would be proud.
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