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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. 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
  2. Please email poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your purchase details. I assume as you refer to .apk flles that this is referring to a website purchase, rather than a Google Play download of the unlocker? Andre
  3. Please check your files in an audio editor to see if there is a brief period of silence at the start or end of any of the 'gapless' music files. Until the Cut Silence option is restored to the alpha-test builds, even the shortest gap will be audible as a brief click. To confirm, check on the stable release build (588) which should work fine with the Cut Silence option enabled. For some reason it got overlooked on the v3 builds so far. Andre
  4. Try increasing the audio buffer size and/or the priority setting. Andre
  5. I'm guessing that sometimes Poweramp runs when the mounted folder is for some reason not available. This will cause Poweramp to think that any files that were in that folder have been permanently deleted, and it will thus remove them from the Library (and consequently also from any internal Playlists). When the folder later gets re-mounted, PA's scanner will find all the songs again - but they will be 'new' items as far as it is concerned. You can export internally-created Playlists to physical .M3U8 files using Settings > Folders and Library > Export Poweramp Playlists. Those backup file copies cannot be changed in Poweramp, so when a folder is lost or re-mounted, the song contents will still be visible. There is also an app by user TheoKlink (New Playlist Manager) that can save and restore Playlists plus a lot more too. Andre
  6. Google broke write access to SD Cards a while back. On a fresh install you will need to "Grant Access" to the SD Card for the app. The easiest way is to try to delete a (duplicate or unneeded) music file from within Poweramp, and when it says you need to "grant access", select the root level of your SD Card (not the level of the file you are trying to delete). Editing functions on the card should work OK after you've done that. Andre
  7. Gapless means one song follows directly on from the end of the previous song file, however if there is any silence at the start or finish of the track that will be played too. Cut Silence also looks for digital zero (or near enough) at the start or finish of each track and skips past that so you should only hear selections with any volume. If two tracks are meant to run seamlessly together, sometimes you will find there is a tiny bit of silence encoded at the end so you hear a tiny glitch as that is played between the musical passages. Adjusting the crossfade value can help with that. Andre
  8. Correct. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but that's the latest build at the moment. Andre
  9. You can adjust the notification colour in Settings > Look and Feel > Status Bar/Notification. Note: this is not possible with Android 8.1 (which I've just noticed you mentioned) as Google made some changes which completely broke this notification panel. It should be re-coded by the the next beta-test release of Poweramp v3 though. Andre
  10. No, 704 does not require root. The old Route Output feature is not present in the alpha v3, but there are a lot of new Output options (including high-res) available. Andre
  11. If you want to reformat the SC Card, just copy EVERYTHING off onto your computer, reformat the card, and then copy everything back to the fresh card. Beware than Android will give it a new stupid 8-digit name (what the heck was wrong with plain old /extSdCard/ ) Andre
  12. Gapless is still present in the v3 alpha tests, but Cut Silence is not (so your files really do have to be encoded as truly gapless to play without a glitch). I believe this was an omission and that it will be restored before the final release of PA v3 though. Otherwise, please revert to the stable build (588) which does support this. Andre
  13. Yes, one of the pitfalls of having a lot of features and options is that it can sometimes create a bit of a learning curve. As you say, it's one of those things that's "obvious when you know how". Andre
  14. Thanks, that one was reported a while back and is a known issue. Andre
  15. Try copying some of the files which don't seem to scan into PA onto device memory instead of SD Card (make sure the temporary folder you plan use is listed in Poweramp's MusicFolders list). See if a Full Rescan finds them. If not, I suspect there is something odd about the files. If they do scan there, try backing up and reformatting the SD Card and then copying everything back onto it via your PC. Andre
  16. Asked and answered in one of the three other threads where you have asked the same question. PA is technically in pause mode though. The only difference between Pause and Stop is that Stop (long-press on play / pause button) will reset the position counter to 0:00 while Pause will remember it. Google Translation: In einem der drei anderen Threads gefragt und beantwortet, wo Sie die gleiche Frage gestellt haben. PA befindet sich technisch im Pause-Modus. Der einzige Unterschied zwischen "Pause" und "Stop" besteht darin, dass Stop (langes Drücken der Play / Pause-Taste) den Positionszähler auf 0:00 zurücksetzen möchte, während Pause sich daran erinnern möchte. ndre
  17. Then the problem is in the files not being scanned at all, nothing to do with the Playlist itself. Are they in a location that Poweramp is permitted to scan? (Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders) Also is there anything different about these files compared to those which do scan? Andre
  18. Thanks for the report, glad you've solved it by using the latest version of PA. It's unlikely the v2 builds will ever be updated for this issue though, so just stay with v3. Andre
  19. Long-press on the the Play/Pause icon and playback will fully stop, and the track position will revert to 0:00. Andre (I've removed your accidental duplicate posts for you)
  20. First, do they appear in the Playlist but are skipped when you try to play them, or do they not appear in the list at all? Do the same songs (from those exact audio files) show in Poweramp's regular library view, as if they haven't been picked up in the library. playlists won't be able to use them either. Andre
  21. The latest available version should download automatically from the Play store via the Updates system. The latest stable release is 588 (or 589 for Intel devices). You can also manually download from the Downloads tab at the top of this page if your Google Play market setup is broken in some way. There is also an alpha-test of v3 of Poweramp in that download area if you want to try it. Andre
  22. Since updating what, your Android version? Have you tried putting some music on the device's internal filesystem and see if it plays there? If so, try copying everything off your SD Card, reformat it cleanly, and then copy everything back. Ideally do not have your device running during the process though as you might lose your playlist entries (in fact, I would suggest backing up any internal playlists to files first, as sometimes reformatting the card will make Android give it a new name). Andre
  23. OK, I'l move it back to bugs so it is logged as such. But I doubt you'll get any more responses there I'm afraid, the only documentation of the API system is what is listed in the API topic. Andre
  24. There is an API section of the forums, I'll move this there. Andre
  25. Tap the song title area in the Player screen to return to the current list display. Andre