Recently I have started to use another program for music: Squeezeplug. The first time I tried it it wasn't gapless, and had other problems as well. But the most recent version, if you use the Squeezelite player, is gapless. I am controlling it from my Android phone. I didn't realise how good it was until I tried the right Android app: Squeeze Commander. This combo works perfectly. In addition to playing back your local files, you will also get internet radio, plus access to plugins like Spotify, Wimp etc. I am now using Wimp. If you have a Wimp account there is nothing more to install on the Pi. Squeeze Commander takes care of everything. The desktop or Android versions of Wimp doesn't support gapless playback. But with Squeezeplug/Squeezelite it is gapless. Another bonus is that my NAS reacts much faster when I access it from Squeezeplug rather than XBMC.
Would you please tell me your detailed setup?
Because I'm looking for a wife-likes-and-can-handle-it solution for gapless audio listening.
Including smartphone control and access to my music library (including search, playlist functionalities) and the there should be no need to tun on the TV.
Sound like you've managed it...
I've tried several DLNA/UPnP servers sending music to my WDTV live, but the music was far away from being gapless. WDTV fetching music directly from network shares ended in the same result.
Guess it's a client realted issue.
I'm fed up with being forced to have my laptop connected to my mixer to listen to music via Mediamonkey and a third party app to control it with my smartphone.
My Idea would be to have an USB HDD connected to a RPi, and use it with a local media server and renderer to achieve gapless audio. Or am I wrong? That's why I ask you to kindly provide me some information.