Ok, I've received your email and the two sample files. Thanks.
Hope you don't mind, but I'm quoting the contents of the email here, so Benski and others can see it.
I split the files with mp3trim, and removed the editable tag info so the files are only about 10-20 sec clips... but all the file header info is intact... play 1 then 2... I tested it and they do play gaplessly on 5.24
they were ripped with EAC using recommended settings for lame (http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index....e=EAC_and_Lame)
I tried all default settings in 5.24... it will play lame files gaplessly...
clean installed 5.3 left all settings default/then tried changing buffer ahead to 1600ms...always has a "pop" sound between gapless tracks... no replay gain info in the tags and fading and remove silence are not used
The files play perfectly gapless for me in 5.3
with out_ds "buffer-ahead on track change" value set to the default 500ms.
I don't know what else to say, except that I can't reproduce the problem.
 hmm, Benski says he can detect a slight glitch... so we shall see [/edit]