watersport203

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  1. Android Auto Playback

    On my new Chevy Volt I am blown away by Android Auto with the exception of Google Play Music and would love to see Poweramp Pro supported under Android Auto. Andoid Auto teamed up with Poweramp Pro - as good as it gets. You can expect a huge uptick in Android Auto users. It's the only way to fly except that Poweramp Pro users are stuck unable to use the best music player in the industry and it is a cluster f*&k switching between Chevy's Mylink and Android Auto interfaces.
  2. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

    Theolink, I stuck with my S5 galaxy for fear of having to re-create all my Poweramp playlists and ratings. Your app frees my to switch phones. I will be moving from my S5 to a new S7 now that I can reliably migrate my ratings and playlist to a new phone and I will use your app to do all of the above and post my experience back to this forum. Thanks again for your great app! So glad I did not re-scan but instead waited. Your app came along in the nick of time so that I was able to export my ratings before rescanning.
  3. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

    Theolink is GENIUS!!! Problem solved. Here is what I ended up doing: FINAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHAT I DID TO FIX PHONE which I can also use when I move to an S7 soon Exported all playlist from Poweramp Used Playlist manager to export ratings Used DOS (CMD.EXE) to RENAME all *.M3U8 to *.txt Used FAR.exe, (FAR-2.0.1-win) a nice little utility, to replace path to music which only works with .TXTs which is why I temporarily renamed *.M3U8 to *.TXT changing path from /storage/extSdCard/ to /storage/3337-3137/ Far.exe fixed 300 playlists in 10 seconds Used DOS (CMD.EXE) to RENAME *.TXT back to *.M3U8 Deleted all old PLAYLISTS in Poweramp In Poweramp>Library, checked folders to scan including the folder where the newly modified PLAYLIST are located. Created a folder on my phone called Playlist_822. This folder needs to be checked in Poweramp Library Used Poweramp to Rescan all music Used Poweramp to import M3U8 file-based playlist Used Playlist Manager to IMPORT ratings back to songs!!!!
  4. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

    I will let you know how this does and report back. Very exciting to hear as I have purposely not re-scanned my music hoping that by leaving the PA Database intact someone would have an answer. I am your perfect test case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

    In regards to the sdcard getting renamed in Marshmallow update the following link: https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z4-Tablet/Third-party-apps-can-t-find-SD-card-after-Marshmallow-update-on/m-p/1105433#M1609 states: Re: Third party apps can't find SD card after Marshmallow update on Z4 tablet ‎2016-03-17 02:16 PM As JonC says, in Android 6.0, the path has been changed to /storage/xxxxxxxx, where xxxxxxxx is the serial number of the SD card. Third-party app developers should always use APIs provided by Google to access the external storage. ****************************** On the XDA Developers forum at http://forum.xda-developers.com/s7-edge/help/how-to-rename-external-sd-card-t3358234 there is apparently no way to create a symbolic link or added mount point that used the old sdcard name for Samsung which was another way I thought I might be able to salvage all my work. I was really hoping that after a month and a half that Max might have developed a plug-in tool that would address this problem and it is so flipping annoying that there has been no response from him.
  6. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

    Mine is setup as are 95% of 6.0.1 as external storage which is consistent with add-on SDCARDS. To setup the SDCARD as an extension of the internal storage is flat out not recommended by most at this time. As external storage they will always have a number such as mine so nothing unusual about my 6.0.1 SDCARD naming. Still hoping to identify a way forward here. Best might be if PA 3.X imported ratings imparted by Theolink's playlist manager. Another way would be a Misc tool called "my SDCARD has been renamed" which prompt user for <PRIOR SDCARDNAME> as well as <NEW SDCARDNAME> which would then allow PA's database to SEARCH AND REPLACE old SDCARD REFERENCES with new SDCARD REFERENCES. I just prey for a solution!
  7. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

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  8. New albums copied to Android phones (6.0.1) cannot be played

    Very interested in this resolution as I am the one whose S5 phone automatically updated from 5.1 to 6.0.1. I had my SDCARD removed for the update thinking I might safeguard my songs. After the update I reinserted my SDCARD and none of my 8,000 songs were able to be found owing to the new naming convention that 6.0.1 uses for the SDCARD. What I got instead was a "FOLDER IS MISSING" - TRY FULL RESCAN?" I am holding off on doing a rescan which I suspect will wipe out all my ratings, EQ pre-sets, and playlists. Did you do a full re-scan and if so were your ratings etc.lost? Hoping to find a way forward with this app that does not involve days of reconstructive work.
  9. In my case I had a Samsung S5(Verizon) that advised it was going to install update from Lollipop 5.1 to Marshmallow 6.0.1. I removed my SDCARD containing 8000 songs during the upgrade as I had seen done by some users during previous upgrades with success. Meanwhile the folder containing my songs was located in a directory /storage/extSdCard/my_music in Lollipop 5.1 and my database thinks they are still there (see screenshot) but Marshmallow has renamed the SDCARD to /storage/3337-3137/my_music so the app is saying that the folder is missing when it should be smart enough to follow the new naming convention for the SDCARD used by Marshmallow. If you have other devices that upgraded to 6.0.1 were their songs located on the SDCARD and was the app designed to handle that change in the naming of the SDCARD? I did not want to do the re-scan and risk wiping out my database as I am not rooted and have no backup. What do you suggest?
  10. Andrew - at least you appear to care. Thanks for reaching out. Whether there is one developer or many, I have to imagine this is the single biggest unaddressed bug threatening this application. The forum is full of people needing a way to migrate their work from one phone to another or from one OS version to the next. If I were advising I would have Max place his full focus on this bug versus any other development objectives currently underway. If he fixes this he's got an app that is otherwise excellent - unfortunately without it many of us have reached our boiling point and are not going to waste our time any further, and we are mad enough to raise an outcry. It truly seems that the developer is unwilling to fix this major flaw after years of requests. MAX ARE YOU LISTENING and do you care?????
  11. Poweramp is an app where all of one's data and hard work will be lost in every switch to a new phone or the more insidous case where Android pushes out an update and all the data is lost - when one least expects it and MaxXP and the developers arrogantly seem to want to make excuses as to why a solution cannot be provided rather than to address this MAJOR BUG and instead places his development efforts on everything BUT securing your data. Improvements such as little UI mods are worthless if one's data is lost repeatedly. I have suggested several no brainer ideas in this thread. If I was Max I would get someone who understands like Theolink to help. Concluding that this app is fatally flawed if it loses it's data randomly and without notice after a user spends days to fix only to get hosed again. Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on ME!
  12. PANIC!!!! I am bit again by my non-rooted S5 upgrading to Marshmallow 6.0.1 yesterday and losing all my 219 playlists! Database is still in tact but the songs are not in the same absolute path as with Lollipop. Thanks to Theolink I can recreate them given many hours of work. I expected to get crushed when upgrading to a new phone. I did not expect I would have this nightmare with an OS Software upgrade!!!!!! Flipping Google!!! The repeat issue is Android's wreckless habit of renaming the SDcard in each major iteration of the OS which means that the PA database gets hosed each time. I am afraid to rescan for fear of losing or overwriting my database which is not able to be backed up with anything I have found. I have looked for a way to create a new mount point that employs the same name that the database has stored /ExtSdCard instead of the new name /SDcard or the 8 digit name that Marshmallow uses but no luck. Does anyone know if I do a rescan and it finds my 8,000 songs in the renamed SDcard if the ratings will be retained or will they be ruined and require a playlist manager drill of manually restoring ratings to fricking 8,000 songs. This is simply too much to keep up with. Seems to me that PA should be smart enough to overcome the new naming convention for the SDcard introduced with each major Android upgrade and do a macro-substitution???? or introduce a feature or plug-in that allows to database to be migrated to a new location. Also, I used Playlist Manager to write the ratings to the songs ID3v2 tags before this occured. Will V3.0 Alpha recognize and re-import those ratings into its database on its initial scan?????
  13. I havePA ver 2.1.10-build-573 ona stock VerizonSamsung S5w Android 4.4.4. VZ is pushing out5.0 Lollipop todayandthere are rampantreports of phone overheatingor bricking requiring a factory reset or at minimum a cache wipein order to restore acceptable phone behavior. I have 4,000 songs rated and would hate to lose my Poweramp database. I would like to migrate from 4.4.4 to 5.0 or 5.0.1 as soon as it is stable but not until I can migrate my Poweramp database or have it survive the "upgrade". 1- Has anyone been througha 4.4.4 to 5.0 upgrade straight up and have Poweramp continue to work as before? 2- If a factory reset is in fact the only way to successfully upgrade 4.4.4 to 5.0,has anyone managed to backup, restore, and preserve ratings and EQ settingand if so is it only possible using Titanium on rooted devices or will Helios and/or Samsung Kieswork on a non-rooted device? Note: I have already migrated ratings once before using NEW PLAYLIST MANAGER but that still burns up a day and does not help with EQ settings so no need to describe that in this thread.
  14. Anything new to report in this area? My S5 can now be rooted but seems like there is still nothing on the horizon for moving my ratings and EQ setting forward from my older Droid. Just checking in after several months have passed to see if Version 3 is imminent or there is another way to migrate my ratings and/or EQ settings.
  15. Star ratings reading from within the tags, when?

    Finally rooted my new Verizon Samsung S5. Thought I was going to be able to get back my 2000 rated songs by restoring with Titanium Pro. Not Quite!!! The path to the external SDCARD has changed on my new phone. Back to the drawing board waiting ever so patiently for PA 3.0 and its supposed ability to write ratings directing to the ID3 Tags.I'm prayingthere will be a utility that will move the PA 2.xx ratings to the ID3 Tags.