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  1. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    Well, Max, but that's what should have happened, but it did not. I did not change the directory of the playlists on the card. I didn't change the directories of the music. IN fact, I just took the card I had in the old phone and flipped it into the new phone. I set up P-am to read the correct folders and ran a scan. Every playlist I opened said the same: 0 songs. BTW< I now am looking at the built-in music app and Google Play, and all the former playlists are there and populated---even after I have actually deleted the physical files. It has somehow pulled them in from some mysterious cache I can't find. Indeed, the music app now has 3 versions of them, each cached from my attempt to recreate them. Where, I have no idea. Managing playlists was a lot easier on Treo 680. This is not much of an compliment to Android.
  2. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    Yes, text editing would work great if I had specifics on what to edit in and how, but as noted, I don't. I can't figure out what the path is to text edit IN. So, I've gave up on that. It would've been nice to have some definitive info. It doesn't seem like it should be complicated to do, but as with everything involving playlists, I guess it is. WIth regard to the 706 playlists recovered, that omits about 150 or so. Trying to figure out one by one what's missing, what's not is impossible given the problems with file management on Android. I open up the two windows in Win Explorer--they don't even populate correctly. I try pulling up the native file manager, but that doesn't open in 2 windows, plus there's the small screen issue. So, I just deleted the playlists. Since I had a directory structure for music that was a legacy of having a smaller SD card, I figured I would take advantage of this to combine those directories, since the path no longer mattered. Even that was an incredible chore. Just trying to find the SD card in Andro Explorer is a nice puzzle. Astro Explorer works better but refused to copy any files into the same directory name---like /Audio2/Joe Blow/The Wines to /Audio/Joe Blow/ on the ground that there was already a "Joe Blow" folder--even though it didn't include the album "The WInes." Andro would ask me if I wanted to overwrite, but Astro wouldn't. The native file browser was equally bad. Win Explorer wouldn't populate the windows correctly. You know, I feel like it took about 3 hours to get the new phone set up. ANd 3 days to get Poweramp's playlist issues resolved. And then only by wiping them out. I think it's better to just not use playlists. Obviously, they create more problems than they are worth--we won't even mention Pamp's own historical issues--like the tendency for Pamp to zero playlists out when you add songs to a list that had some missing songs; or to wipe out lists when upgrading the program. Playlists are supposed to make life easy. It shouldn't be this difficult.
  3. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    Folders were properly selected as the music folders before scanning. Basically, I gave up. The way these are handled is really frustrating and I figured it was a done deal for having to redo the important ones and giving up the idea of playlists. Managing playlists in Android is simply a full time job. So, I deleted all the file based playlists on the card. From the /emulated directory, I deleted all the playlists there. I deleted every playlist folder I could find. Then checking P-amps settings I was curious what would happen if I clicked "import playlists". I didn't tell it where---to my knowledge, there were none left. Suddenly 700+ playlists are back, all with songs populated. Where did they come from? Since I deleted every physical file? Why do they work now? I probably shouldn't question good fortune, but figuring out what is going on here seems to require an Android developer.
  4. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    Ok, I edited everything to a generic /audio or /audio2. Rescanned. Total songs picked up: 0 Can you or someone tell me exactly what path to edit keeping in mind that I am on an SD Card subdirectory either /audio or /audio2 1000 playlists...toast, otherwise.
  5. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    Hang on...looking
  6. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    Correct, ICS to JB. I see the thread you are talking about, but I'm not sure what the path should be if I edit. Can you be more specific as to what I should replace? Thanks for the TextCrawler suggestion--sounds handy to have around even without THIS issue.
  7. All playlists say 0 songs after flipping card to a new phone

    yes, about 75% .m3u, the rest in m3u8 The path TO the card might be different (from HTC to Samsung), but otherwise I have identical directories set up. This is how my header looks from one of my backup playlists that worked on my old phone: /mnt/sdcard/Audio/Melody Gardot/The Absence/01 - Mira.mp3 As a test, I created a Pamp playlist on the new phone, and then exported it to file hoping to view the header. Except I can't find it. the test playlist appears in my list of playlists and the newly created (on the phone) list has all the songs. I exported. But despite Pamp's advice as to where the file is located, I can't find it. I ran a search of the phone...still can't find it. It used to be exported to the /Playlists folder at the root card. (My playlists are generally kept in /Audio/Playlists--so this is a different directory). I finally (with the file manager native to the phone rather than Win Explorer) found the /emulated directory on the phone. I then tried to move the test playlist. It shows up in the native file manager, but not Win Explorer. So, I don't quite know how to manipulate, edit it or anything else, which after all, was the point of exporting it. I don't really know what to do to give you that information. Handling playlists on Android has always seemed like a full time job. Not that I would edit all 1000 missing playlists --especially those that merely mirror folders---but is there any way to edit one so that is picked up again? Some eclectic ones I have would be easier to edit than recreate.
  8. I have about 1000 playlists. At the moment, they all say 0 songs. I flipped my old card, which had the playlists folder under /Audio on the card, to my new phone. I ran a scan. Went to Playlists in Pamp, everything is 0 songs. The folders are there, I've gotten the program to recognize everything properly, I can play from folder view. I tried copying backed up playlists again, now that I've scanned and played. The minute go to Playlists in Poweramp, it says 0 songs on every one. I still have backups that are NOT 0 songs if that would help. But is there anyway I can restore these under these circumstances or do I now have to recreate 1000 playlists?
  9. Poweramp TODO list/features in progress

    Thanks...bummer, though.
  10. Poweramp TODO list/features in progress

    " google music song info" Could you expand on this? Does this mean we'll be able to stream, or just see what's there? I'm dying for GM support.
  11. Google Music support

    http://forum.poweram...__fromsearch__1 There are a lot of threads on this. None seems to contain answers or responses, though. The silence here is often deafening.
  12. I don't think GMusic is a bad app per se--it's just that P-amp is far better. --It handles Playlists better --It has an equalizer --I can edit song metadata on the device --I like its look and feel better. Still, as things continue to progress, about 65% of my stuff is now online. I use GM more and more by necessity, P-amp less and less. That's sure not my preference. I still do not know if GM will ever allow 3rd party integration, but if so, someone could sure do a better job than GM is doing of integrating offline and online music.That's my biggest gripe with GM. It doesn't even show album covers of purchased MP3s purchased from someplace other than GM (and I find Amazon is usually cheaper...!) --There should be some clear indicator (color coding? a little icon?) indicating when music is online only (I don't like to "hide unavailable..." or have to keep toggling) --There should be some way to integrate playlists. If I create a list with both online and offline music, and I'm not online, it should still function for what's available. As it is, however, if you use GM to add a song to an offline playlist, it basically then shows you only the online music forever more until you manually recopy the old the playlist to your SD card. I suspect one day this gets resolved. It would be nice to hear from the developers here. Re: the email I mentioned sending several weeks ago--no response whatsoever. Support here is never great.
  13. I sure hope someone will help...

    Yes, as Andrew said---go into settings, make sure it is scanning all the folders where your music is, and have it re-scan.
  14. Import Google Music into PowerMP?

    Where is the folder that Gmusic uses to store? I've asked their tech support where things go when you check "made available offline" but they never answer.