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      Poweramp v3 - Next Beta Release Planned for April 2018   03/14/2018

      As you may be aware, the Poweramp developer has been working hard on an updated material design user interface for Poweramp v3 which required a full ground-up rebuild of the code and is taking some time to get to a beta-test stage. See the forum thread for more details and to discuss, but it is currently hoped that the next Beta Test release will be ready for April 2018.    

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  1. It is currently hoped that the next Beta Test release of Poweramp v3 will be ready sometime in April 2018. For the latest update posted by Max the developer, please see http://forum.powerampapp.com/topic/10136-poweramp-v3-project-update-please-read-first-post-for-latest-info-before-commenting/?page=77#comment-46297 As you are probably aware, the Poweramp developer, Max, has been working hard on an updated material design user interface for Poweramp v3, which required a full ground-up rebuild of the code so has taken over a year to develop. Note: this update will be included within the original purchase of v2, there will be no extra licence charge for existing users. It's not quite ready to be released for open testing yet, and it's very hard to predict the exact development time. Requests for ETAs are pointless, and will not make it happen any quicker! Max has all the custom components ready (buttons, new Album Art effect, lists, grids, now bottom navigation, etc., with everything animated) but during assembling - partly due to his attention to the fine details - it is taking a bit more time than anticipated to ensure it works properly across the diverse Android ecosystem. He doesn't want to just release it as is, with jerky animation and some non consistent behaviors on some devices. Slide-in side menus (drawers) have been dropped completely. All user interface and navigation is now gesture and button driven, and the primary supplied skin will be white. However when using visualizations a black background will be used as they cannot be rendered on white. A black themed skin will also be provided. Third-party skins will need to be redesigned for v3, and Max will be releasing the documentation for that closer to the main app release. The final release will include fixes for all supported hi-res audio devices and more (mostly Chinese) brands. There won't be any other major changes to the existing alpha-test audio engine or effects. The next beta release will basically be close to the intended v3 release, so effectively feature complete, and the official release will hopefully follow shortly. There won't be a lengthy delay like there was between alpha and beta. Also, Poweramp v3 will be Android 5.0+ (Lollipop+) only, although the old PA v2 version will get a few bug fixes and will remain available for users of Android 2.3 - 4.4. Max has said he will become more active here on the forums once the beta-test is released to catch feedback. Once the official v3 release is complete, Max will turn his attentions to building new features for 'v4', which will include: Audio effect plugin framework, with sample projects. More configuration options for existing Poweramp DSPs (e.g. parametric equalizer interface and selectable 5-8-10-16-24-32 EQ bands). DLNA/Chromecast output (if Google will stop changing the Chromecast APIs all the time!). A tablet-specific user interface (there is no specific tablet layout included with v3). For previous progress reports, see http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/10136-Poweramp-v3-project-update/&page=8#comment-40253 and http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/10136-poweramp-v3-project-update/&page=11#comment-40719. Andre
  2. The problem does seem to be related to specific devices or accounts, for some reason the licence validation does not 'stick' like it should. Please contact poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your account details to discuss this. (I'm assuming you have already read http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required ) Andre
  3. Known issue with Oreo 8.1, please see http://forum.powerampapp.com/topic/11033-quick-fix-for-notification-on-android-oreo-81-v130/ for temporary fix. Andre
  4. Actually, I think you'll find they don't. These are private forums, there is no automatic right to do anything. That said, I let most stuff through - until it gets to personal insults against other people or offensive behaviour. Andre
  5. Believe me, it has occurred to me with a few users who have contributed nothing else useful to these forums except whinges, insults, or ETA demands. I have previously put temporary content moderation status onto some of the worst offenders' accounts. Andre
  6. A clever trick indeed, using some sort of time machine I assume? Andre
  7. Yes, your purchase should be tied to your Google Play account and you can re-downloaded the unlocker from there. (Assuming you bought it from Google Play anyway; you can also restore website purchased licences too. Andre
  8. As I keep saying: READ THE FIRST POST. What Max last posted is linked there, and that's all I know. I'm afraid I'm not privy to any secret information that isn't posted here. I have emailed him to see if there's anything further I can tell people but that was on 11 April, and again today, but I've not heard anything back as yet. Andre
  9. It has taken four years to develop Poweramp v3 for Android, and it's still not ready for an official release. I would say there is zero chance (or possibly less) of Max ever trying to develop an Apple version. Sorry. Andre
  10. Set Shuffle mode to "Shuffle Songs, Lists in Order" and turn Repeat to Off (otherwise at the end of the current list it will advance to the next list). Andre
  11. I know that is what Max told everyone. That's the last I've heard on the subject from him. So I really do hope it will be ready by then, but I perhaps wouldn't stake anything I valued too highly on it... Andre
  12. "No answer" means "don't know" at this stage, we're all waiting to see what Max has in store for us. Andre
  13. Menu > Info/Tags on any song in Poweramp will show you where the file is located. If you want to remove them from Poweramp's scans, use Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders and make sure that ONLY the folders where your valid music files are stored are ticked. I usually untick everything and then re-tick the folders I want. Then you might want to do a Full Rescan to confirm. Andre
  14. There's enough clutter in here already without people demonstrating that their calendars work, posts removed. Also, can we please take the 24bit/high res discussions over to the spin-off thread on the subject? Thanks. Andre
  15. Are you saying that all of the songs of your device appear in Poweramp's Library and you can play them from there, but you don't see them in the default Android music app? If so, you might have a .nomedia file tucked away in your Music folder, which would block Android from looking for any media files there (Poweramp ignores that control file, it has its own Music Folders system for setting up scanable locations). Andre
  16. ETA requests and answers removed to avoid trolling. Please read first post in thread. Andre
  17. Posts with misleading release dates for March removed. I know it was a joke, but someone is going to end up reading the thread and believing it. Now let's just hope I don't eventually have to do the same with any posts mentioning April! Andre
  18. Settings > Export Settings. Then copy the resulting file to the same location on your new Android installation and once you've installed the app use Settings > Import Settings. Andre
  19. You can select as many different audio folders as you like in the Music Folders menu - just don't select video folders. Skinning will be supported again by the final release of v3, not sure whether it will be supported in the next beta release though. And of course it will take a little time for third-party devs to start creating skins for the new interface. Andre
  20. Please just read the first post in the thread before posting, like the title asks you to... 704 is the latest alpha build so far, and it can be downloaded from the Downloads tab at the top of the page. Andre
  21. I completely understand what you are saying, but if this thread was closed a dozen more asking the same questions and then bickering about the answers would pop up. At least this keeps it all in one place. To watch for new release builds only, subscribe (Follow) the relevant Download area, http://forum.powerampapp.com/files/category/2-alpha-test-builds-of-poweramp-v3/ . Andre
  22. Everything stated so far about the next beta is that it will not include any new Feature Requests at all, unless those happen to occur as part of the new interface rewrite. It will contain compatibility fixes for newer high-res devices, and fixes for the current Oreo issues though. Andre
  23. 16th April, that's... erm, well only half-way through the month. Enough with the ETA requests and expletive-ridden tantrums folks! We've all (well, mostly) been around here long enough to know not to hold our breaths waiting for releases, but to enjoy it when something finally arrives. Andre
  24. Tone is a bass/treble boost control (so anti-clockwise to zero, rather than midway, is the 'flat' setting). You can use these along with the EQ, but personally I'd suggest one or the other. Limiter stops high peak levels from oversaturating and thus distorting. Andre
  25. Great, I'm glad it all worked out well in the end. Yes, TagScanner does not do anything automatically in terms of searching for stuff online, but it is a nice batch editor once you've got the content you need. Andre