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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. It is hoped this will be ready for final beta-testing by the end of the May/early June. See forum thread for more details and to discuss.    

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  1. Greetings Poweramp forum. Well... what did I miss?
  2. I disabled Doze for this app and that seems to have fixed the problem. Another trick would be to keep the PA service always running. v3 seems to be working well, especially for an alpha build.
  3. I have a Samsung G900A with MM 6.0.1 and Poweramp v3 alpha. Recently I have been playing long relaxation music, some 2 hours long, some 8 hours. I notice PA stops playing randomly. I'm not sure if it's PA v3 or some power saving function. To be clear, I don't have any power saving features activated. Then there's Doze, a MM feature. Any input would be helpful. Edit: I'm suspecting Doze may be the problem. Sometimes I set the phone down and that's when it's been stopping. Might need help with Doze. Thanks.
  4. pitch

    I came here today to make a request for two features, and pitch control is one of them and I will explain why some may want or need this feature. There is a somewhat controversial theory about how and why the western world is using 440Hz tuning, also known as standard tuning and concert tuning. There is evidence to support that standard tuning used to be 432Hz (used by the likes of Mozart and Verdi) but was changed to 440 for not so honorable reasons, involving Nazis and perhaps others. There is some scientific evidence to support 432 is in harmony with nature and more beneficial to the listener. If you do your research, beware of the cynic's and shill sites out there. There are players like "432 player" that convert from 440 to 432 on the fly. There is also Foobar2000 which has a plugin called SoundTouch which can convert to whatever you like and offers tempo, pitch and rate adjustment. While conversion may not be as good as a recording made from instruments tuned to 432, it is the only option for much of the music out there. Many musicians are actually recording these days in tunings other than 440. Until there is a larger change in societies' consciousness, this feature will be used by the minority, but it's inclusion in Poweramp is one of real benefit. We don't want to get hung up on why 440 was chosen, no need to focus on the evil in the world. But a change needs to be made and the whole point of returning to a natural tuning is to benefit mankind.
  5. I recently upgraded to Poweramp(PA) v3 Alpha because v2 was not compatible with the new Marshmallow(MM) permission system. I needed to click on a music file and have MM open PA as the default player. PA v3 was the answer, except with Opus files. When I click on an Opus file MM gives me nothing but a SOL message. I choose Opus because I've heard it's one of the best, if not thee best lossy format out there. Can PA be programmed with further MM compatibility to resolve this? Thanks
  6. I'm a beta alpha tester for v3 now. Preliminary testing looks good for permissions in MM. I was able to set PA as default music player, something not possible with PA v2 and MM. Since development will probably take a long time, having access to skins in v3 would be great. I turned off visualizations.
  7. Since I got nowhere with my last post and have been given new information I've decided to start a fresh post/question. I cannot get Marshmallow's new permission system to play nice with Poweramp v2. I cannot make Poweramp my default app. Someone at the att forum told me Poweramp v2 has not been updated for MM to use the new persmission system. My question, is Poweramp v3 written for MM or Nougat or Lollipop? If it's coded for MM, I may go ahead and install the alpha v3.
  8. I just upgraded my Galaxy S5 (G900A) to Marshmallow 6.0.1., from Lollipop. The default app functionality from Lollipop seems to be broken in marshmallow. I've tried making Poweramp the default app in app manager and default apps without success. The default apps list does not have Poweramp listed. I disabled Google play music. There's also a "music" app which cannot be disabled. Nothing has worked. Is there a limitation or bug in Marshmallow? Your help is appreciated. Edit: I messed around with mx player permissions and I was able to choose it as default for my video player. So far no success with Poweramp. Surely someone out there has come across this and can add to the dialogue. I am on stock marshmallow, no root. Will Poweramp v 3 fix this? Tom
  9. On my Samsung, Google play music is used for this. How do you get Poweramp to come up with OK Google?
  10. As a follow up, I found out I had Foobar set to not show the stereo down mixes. I went back and extracted the stereo down mixes then converted to 24bit 192khz stereo FLAC and they seem to work fine. So the stereo vs 5.1 seems to be the issue. Interesting though that the other 2 players could handle it. As a side note, it seems either Foobar2000 is buggy or the DVD-Audio plug-in is, for which I needed to find work-around solutions.
  11. I ripped 28 tracks from my DVD-Audio disc with Foobar 2000. They are 5.1 surround 24 bit/96khz files. I used flac level 8 for compression and kept it at 24 bit. They work beautifully on my Windows PC. However, when I try to play the files in Poweramp, I get no sound. It looks like Poweramp is playing through the songs at high speed but no output. Now, the Samsung Galaxy stock player as well as the N7 player will play the files without problem. Frankly, I was surprised at this. Is this a down mixing issue or something else. If the other FREE players can do it, why not Poweramp? Some help please.
  12. I know that with some phones like Samsung, this works if you long press the recent key.
  13. What's that you say? I don't play music loud typically. I don't know what caused two sets of earphones to fail and not jumping to any conclusions. I happened across this thread by coincidence.
  14. I just had 2 sets of Aircom Airtube A1s go bad in 2-4 weeks each case. Right side stopped working in both cases. I never thought the player could be at fault. I figured I just drew a couple short straws.
  15. Look at the stereox advanced controls. Are they not a sort parametric equalizer? You've got gain (boost), Frequency (center frequency control) and Q (Q control), all for left and right channels. In addition, there's a single delay and additional gain control. Does this not resemble a parametric equalizer? What is the difference?