How to Set Gapless Play in Microsoft Media Player

By Steven Hill

If you are a music lover, you probably do not appreciate the gaps that Windows Media Player places between your songs. Certain music flows better if songs are able to merge into one another, providing a more seamless listening experience. Fortunately, Windows Media Player provides native support for the elimination of these pauses between tracks.

Removing the Gap

Step 1

Launch Windows Media Player. Click on the "Switch to Now Playing" button in the bottom right corner.

Step 2

Right-click on any blank space in the "Now Playing" window. Mouse over "Enhancements" and click on "Crossfading and auto volume leveling."

Step 3

Click "Turn on Crossfading." Set the slider to your desired crossfade. The higher the value, the more consecutive songs will be merged into one another.

Step 4

Play your music. Adjust the crossfade up or down until it has eliminated the gap.

Tips & Warnings

  • To quickly hear the level of crossfading, skip to near the end of a song and allow it to play rather than listening to the entire track.