I use iTunes almost daily - for the obvious listening to tunes, talk radio broadcasts and spoken-word ... audio.
I've created a smart playlist for a particlular set of spoken-word audio that I've recently begun adding to my library. While listening yesterday I was taken aback to hear the next chapter start before the last sentence was read of the previous chapter. Realizing what was going on , I scrambled to the preferences and changed the cross-fading option ... and realized that this is something that should be fixed, or perhaps a better word is, enhanced.
If I could have one wish (at this point only one) for iTunes it would be that either the preferences would have greater control over cross-fading (i.e., turn it off for spoken-word, etc.) OR, and I like this better, let playlists and smart playlists have settings for cross-fading. So when I create a new smart/playlist, let the window where I choose genre, etc., have an option(s) for cross-fading - and while we're at it, why not have Equalizer settings there, too, so I can have greater flexibility in that area as well.
But sticking to cross-fading for now, I don't want a global cross-fading option only. I want to be able to drill down and choose - say for these 24 songs in this playlist, that I don't want cross fading, I want to hear each song in its entirety. Likewise, spoken-word simply doesn't work with cross-fading turned on. But I want the option for everything else and I don't want to have to go into the preferences each time to change it.
Anyone else feel the same way? Is there a way to do this already that I have simply overlooked ... was it staring me right in the face?