[QUOTE=cholla;2745711]Will , It’s whatever you want for the .mp3s .
If you ever decide to write the .mp3s to a CD -R they will have the lead-in & lead-out you choose on the CD track.
For audio tracks on a CD 2 seconds is the standard if you want gaps.
If you are burning a CD with silence lead-in & out already on the .mp3s you would probably burn without gaps.[/QUOTE]
Hi Cholla! Thanks for the speedy response!
I don’t plan to burn the MP3s to CDs, at least not for the purpose of playing them CD. I might want to archive them on CD, but for now I’m storing them on flash drives.
I’ve been using a prehistoric version of WinAmp to play my MP3s from playlists (you know me: “if it works, don’t fix it!”). And I have an equally antiquated Sansa armband MP3 player that I take with me whenever I go out.
Some of my MP3s don’t seem to have any lead-in or lead-out silence on them; so when I play them from a play list, it can be jarring to me to have one song cut abruptly to the next song.
From what you wrote, it looks like it’s up to me to decide the length of the gap I want between songs, and whether to have the lead-in and lead-outs the same length, or make one longer than the other.
Do you have an opinion on that?