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      Poweramp v3 Project Update   04/24/2017

      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 and is taking some time to get to a beta-test stage. See the forum thread for more details and to discuss.    


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  1. What was wrong with his git log post from a couple of weeks ago? And thread cleaned... again. Andre
  2. 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 the latest updates posted by Max, please 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
  3. Please use English in the general forum threads. Google Translation of your question doesn't make much sense to me. Andre
  4. Thread cleaned of nonsense. You know what is happening and why, no point insulting users about their choices. Andre
  5. The queue won't start playing on its own, it is simply a 'temporary interruption' of normal playback so you can hear a specific odd track or two in-between your regular category-based listening. The options that you mention are designed to configure how something being added to the queue should behave - should it interrupt the current playback immediately, at the end of the current song, or the end of the current list of songs (e.g. album, folder, etc). Andre
  6. The details of when licences need to be re-validated are listed at http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required Andre
  7. Great. It was the ROM being over-zealous in its power saving attempts then. Andre
  8. Max is doing what the users requested (whether you like it or not, there was a poll on the subject) by developing a Material Design interface. If you have problems with the current ALPHA test release then you are perfectly free to go back to the main release build. Personal insults will be removed. Andre
  9. Most likely the device is sending a Play command when it connects, quite a few BT devices seem to do this. The most recent alpha-test versions of Poweramp (e.g, build 704) have incorporated a slight delay after connection during which period any received commands are ignored, so it might be worth giving that a try. Andre
  10. Probably best to ask in the support forum for your ROM then, as it is the ROM that will be shutting down the background task when the phone is asleep. Andre
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    Please contact the support address (poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com) with your details and they will be able to reset the activations limit for you. I'm guessing you update ROMs fairly often, or have multiple devices on the same account, as the normal limit is usually sufficient for most users. Andre
  12. Copy it to /etc/audio_policy.conf . I would suggest making a backup of the original version there before you overwrite it. Andre
  13. TheoKlink is correct. Poweramp is an audio player designed to play music file (MP3, etc) stored on your device, not in the cloud or on other computers across a network. You would need to copy your audio files from your iMac to your phone before Poweramp can play them. Andre
  14. I very much doubt Google would be interested. Most of their own-branded stuff is simplistic to the extent of being banal. They've taken the Apple approach of "this is how it works, you will just have to learn to like it." Can you really see them offering anything with hundreds of different Settings control options like Poweramp? Andre
  15. I must admit I don't really understand the subtle difference between "Albums" and "Albums by Artist" (and they both seem to share the same list options). Using "Album Artists" is different though in the way it uses tags. As I said before, either ensure your tags are set correctly or use Folder/Filename view (which is how I use Poweramp, as I prefer the complete sorting control that mode gives me just by renaming folders). Andre
  16. No, it is not weighted. Other than if you have 99 songs by one artists and 1 by anyone else, you're going to hear a lot more of the first artist. Andre
  17. Longpress on a song title in the list (or press Menu from the player screen if you want to use the current track) and press Ringtone. Andre
  18. For timer, what could be easier than tapping the Sleep Timer menu option and pressing OK? (Assuming you use the same sleep timer wait value regularly, otherwise add a step of sliding to choose the amount of minutes you want to wait). Andre
  19. Start by reading the post you were replying to. You can download the most recent alpha-test build 704 file from the Downloads tab at the top of this page. Andre
  20. It still looks like you have deleted items in a recycle bin (possibly a hidden or system file area). There are several apps that can do this, but ES File Explorer is a likely contender. Make sure any music files in those areas are removed from the Recycle Bins and permanently deleted. Then try a full rescan. Andre
  21. I wish I could help you, as a small number of people do appear to still have this issue (although it's far from widespread). At the moment I know Max is still buried deep in coding the long-overdue v3 user interface. He has said previously that sometimes this issue is caused by devices not saving their licence data correctly, but while that could be understandable on esoteric devices I can't understand it still happening on unmodified brand-leading mass-market models like an S7 edge (and event then only for a tiny number of users). You could report the problem again to Max via poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com , maybe he can look into it again for v3? Andre
  22. Have you got the options enabled in Poweramp Settings > Headest/Bluetooth Andre ?
  23. The regular Android lockscreen doesn't support gesture control of PA, so you could use that. Also, there are separate options in Poweramp Settings > Lock Screen which you might want to look at in addition to the main Player screen controls. Andre
  24. I don't know MIUI, but I'm guessing it's being too aggressive with power management. Make sure your have the Wakelock and Keep Service options enabled in Poweramp, and then check what power saving options MIUI has to allow it to ignore certain apps for power saving purposes. Andre
  25. The setting is in Poweramp Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders, just untick any folders you don't want Poweramp to scan. Andre