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      Poweramp v3 Project Update   03/22/2017

      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. It's not quite ready for open testing yet, and although he would like to be able to get it out by the end of the March it may just drop over into April. See forum thread for more details and to discuss.    

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  1. Dislike a song button

    As I said, just give the song one or zero stars, and all the songs you like more stars. Andre
  2. Android Auto Support! Mod please respond!

    I have asked Max about Android Auto, but didn't get a reply. My guess would be that it won't be in the initial release of PA v3, but perhaps one of the add-on features for v4? Andre
  3. It would be useful BEFORE the change over. As TheoKlink says though, after you've removed the old song it won't appear in any Poweramp databases or lists so it would be too late by that point. Andre
  4. Poweramp v3 Project Update

    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. It's not quite ready to be released for open testing yet, and although he would like to be able to get it out by the end of the March it may just drop over into April. It's very hard to predict the exact development time - as a quick example, the bottom navigation panel, which was predicted to take a couple of days to complete, has already consumed a week's work. 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. He doesn't want to just release it as is, with jerky animation and some non consistent behaviors. 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. 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 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). Andre
  5. Poweramp v3 Project Update

    No, the *default* theme will be white, not the only look. That's a Material Design concept I think (and for the record, I don't like the idea much either - but that's what skins will be for). Andre
  6. Leave Beta

    Did you opt in via Google Play in the first place? It should offer you the option to exit the beat programme too. Andre
  7. No, that's not available at present I'm afraid. I agree it would be nice if that was shown in a list at the end of the Info/Tags screen for a song, but I don't know if tracking it back through the database would be an easy task or not (I can't see if being too complex a SQL search). Andre
  8. Poweramp v3 Project Update

    Yes, that is just one option of the many Visualisation display choices, and it was only introduced in v3 alpha so it's definitely here to stay. Andre
  9. Poweramp v3 Project Update

    This is not a feature requests thread folks, if you post requests here they will very likely get missed. Andre
  10. Badly needed multiple artists support.

    I think the point was that if you have a song by (for example) David Bowie and Bing Crosby, then you would ideally like that song to appear when you view either David Bowie or Bing Crosby, not just as a combined entity. Andre
  11. Is mp3 better than flac on Poweramp?

    I would try converting the new FLAC to MP3 using something like foobar2000, otherwise you are not comparing the same source material. Also try ripping something from one of your own CDs to both FLAC and MP3 and see if they differ. Andre
  12. "Play Next" option when adding items to queue

    So Add to Queue (but add to the start of the queue if one already exists, which is not currently an option). Andre
  13. "Play Next" option when adding items to queue

    Ah, that would make sense. I'll move this post to feature requests so it doesn't get missed in the general v3 chatter. Andre
  14. "Play Next" option when adding items to queue

    It does play next song / folder/etc by default, not quite sure what you are asking. Andre
  15. Is mp3 better than flac on Poweramp?

    Also make sure ReplayGain isn't causing any changes in volume between the two test files. Andre
  16. Shuffle not rotating through all songs

    Unfortunately it would be hard to track this sort of thing down without some hard evidence. I did try a while back, using a limited set of files in a folder to allow me to check they all played, and each one played exactly once. Max is adamant that unless the list gets reset (e.g. by deleting a file during playback, changing the shuffle mode, etc) PA shouldn't allow the same physical file to be played twice within one shuffle session. Andre
  17. Sound files

    Poweramp Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders, and make sure that only the folders which contain your desired music are ticked. Andre
  18. You don't mention what version of PA you are using? For Nougat you could do with 704 rather than 703. Andre
  19. Poweramp Audiofocus suggestion/improvement

    Already implemented in the current alpha-test release of Poweramp v3, available from the Downloads tab. Andre
  20. Export Song Metadata

    There's a third-party app which can do this, called New Playlist Manager. Andre
  21. Visualization

    Are you turning the visualisation off by using the right-edge swipe-in drawer, and then tapping the entry under the word "Visualisation" until it shows Disabled? Andre
  22. Have you tried tapping on the song title in the player screen? Or if all you want to do is remove it from the playlist, press Menu from the player screen and choose 'Delete'. Note: when you are playing from a playlist, this action will immediately remove the song from the playlist, but if you are listening in folder/album/songs/etc mode it will delete the physical file from storage (you will be prompted first). Andre
  23. Poweramp v3 Project Update

    I assume the new interface will still present the same actual content as the current v3 alpha-test, but it might look somewhat different of course. Andre
  24. Patterns when playing a song

    Sounds like you've downloaded the alpha test of v3 of Poweramp, which defaults to visualisations being active. To turn them off, swipe in the drawer from the right-hand edge and change the Visualisation setting from 'Normal' to 'Disabled'. Andre P.S. I edited your display username to remove your full mail address.