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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. Guys, how does all this relate to PA v3 update? I guess we all agree here that PA is our beloved player, that's why we are here for. Then once it is out feel free to play your music, either flac, mp3, or any other format. No need to convince the rest of the world about your taste.
  2. Compressed yes, lossy no. It's like a zip file, you do not lose any information. But we are starting another thread here, best stay with the long awaited update.
  3. That's why I wrote that the greater risk from this situation lies with Max. I believe I was pretty accurate.
  4. I agree with @clever_man above. When stable PA version purchased there were no guarantees for updates. Just a product that was worth bying for some at the time. Suddenly a new alpha version comes out and everybody is getting nervous and starts harrassing the developer. For me with a relatively old phone even the alpha version is worth paying for as it works flawlessly. People with newer devices are understandably more anxious as they want to experience what others already do. As a first impression the new skin is nothing to die for but until I try the whole interface I hold back any criticism. Anyway if it is easy to create skins there is always the possibility that, with time, people will create skins. I cannot comment on Max's development skills as I am not a developer myself. Could it be done faster? Perhaps. Better? Perhaps. Prettier? The same. But it is what it is and I only agree with just the first sentence of @spacebar2011post, that this discussion is pointless. As things stand right now the greater risk from the delays lies with the developer himself if other similar apps reach the same level of sound quality/friendliness/put-whatever-you-care-for-here and people move away from PA.
  5. Just noticed it. @AdamZamoyski is right to be dissapointed. No one forced the developer to do it or do it alone. It was his choice and his alone. If @AdamZamoyski (or any of us for that matter) had the will, time, skill and resources to start developing he would not be here as a user. On the other hand I can understand @andrewilley as he is literally caught in the middle and this often creates frustration, especially if one of the parties is completely non-responsive. Seriously though, if Max continues to act this way then I'm sorry to say, this forum serves no purpose at all!
  6. I have actually more or less repeated what @woper map says above. There is a prolonged silence from the developer and the project updates so far from @andrewilley do not really reflect the kind or volume of the current development work (only the developer can do this) but are for the most part related to the ETA. Do I like it? No, I do not and I kind of feel like @spacebar2011 mentioned above ("borderline disrespectful by now"). My personal preference would be a communication along the lines of the TeraCopy app for Windows, see for example http://blog.codesector.com/ Do I want to move away? No, I do not yet (therefore, I stay patient and hope that v3 beta will arrive sooner than later). I consider PA the overall best music app for Android so far, especially v3 with room for further improvement. I am willing to try other things though, once they are available. I really do not understand how nagging is expected to make things move faster. Either the developer has run into serious unexpected problems (one thing brought the other) or he is trying to balance his other life and v3 development. Either way, that's the way things are, people should respect this fact and (since it's a free world) it's up to them to move on if they are not happy.
  7. Hi Once v3 is out I would like to see variable output instead of fixed (i.e. no upsampling). Better still, if we could choose which bitrates to upsample or not to upsample and PA would take care of the rest. Thanks again for an awesome app!
  8. What if music is mixed (mp3, cd quality, 96 and 192kHz)? Should we use 96kHz or upsample everything to 192kHz?
  9. I second this. Maybe an engine update once v3 is up and running?
  10. I am also eager to get the update. Keep going Max!
  11. @p50kombi I can tell you that whoever is running an alpha version on his smartphone is perfectly capable of finding an alternative app, test it and decide whether he is happy with it or not. I have used almost every app in the store that claims to do what pa is achieving, somehow I always come back to pa. IMO your friendly consumer advice is not supposed to be in the forum of a competitor app, you can use the Play Store rating for that matter and (to be honest) I feel it is insulting my intelligence. And if you do not use Poweramp any more you may still keep the alpha version installed and be notified for an update, in which case, if it suits you, you are welcome to come back, otherwise delete it once and for all from your device. That's the way I see it. I am not going to say anything further. Case closed as far as I am concerned.
  12. I feel very happy for you @p50kombi that you met your other half but what exactly are you doing in a Poweramp forum and a thread for an alpha version of it? Just let us be and enjoy your music ...
  13. It's up to Max not to. So far, he has been very consistent in not participating for the reasons above.
  14. I really do not have any issue with Poweramp alpha as well. Sure, I would like to have new features, material design and so on ... But I cannot blame a guy for not providing these when he has clearly a lot on his mind. Doing 100% of the development alone is something that has to be accepted as his choice and people should accept it. If not, then there are other options to be examined instead of nagging in the forum. However, it would be really nice to have an update from Max himself once in a while. Just one post (say on a monthly basis) to update the status of his work, maybe just to identify current goals/tasks and completion percentages. It will help people to see the direction of the development and what new features to expect and hopefully it will provide a sense of progress. Andre is doing a fine job moderating the forum but talking to Max through Andre makes me wonder whether Max is real. Sometimes it feels like talking to God through a priest.
  15. Hi, I am not sure if it's only my idea, but I believe that when I shuffle through all the songs in my phone (approx. 300) there are songs that are seldom played, while others may be played at least once every day. Has anything changed in the shuffling algorithm?
  16. March it is then ... Thanks for sharing!
  17. An update would be really nice. I second that! No pressure though ... 'cause it works as it is.
  18. I had the same problem as you do (see my previous posts in this thread). Have you checked "use wakelock" under Misc/Tweaks? It seems to work for me, although I tried checking it from the beginning. It didn't work initially and for some time I had the screen permanently on while listening to music (at the cost of extreme battery consumption). Later on, I kept fiddling with the settings and eventually at some point I checked again the "use wakelock" setting and everything worked as intended. As for viber, yes, turning it off makes no difference (or turning off any other service for that matter, at least the ones I use ...).
  19. I have the same model (stock 6.0 version v30f, not rooted - I plan to upgrade to v30n soon) and I have no issues with the following settings: SOx resampler, cut-off frequency: 97%, dither: none, hi-res output: active, sample rate: 192kHz, buffer size: 5×100ms, no DVC, no Equ/Tone, Smooth Equ/Tone Gains: set All my music is stored in the SD card
  20. Thanks. I am using Nova Launcher and I will revert to the LG Home again to see whether it makes any difference. I have not encountered problems with using other apps simultaneously (e.g. internet browsing or Play Store) as long as the screen is on and unlocked. I will keep investigating.
  21. If you have read my post above, I own a G3 and I am experiencing intermittent sound when the screen locks automatically. My music is stored just like yours (mix of mp3s and flacs of various bitrates). Did you have any experience with intermittent playback so far?
  22. Hi, excellent work so far. I own a LG G3, stock MM ROM. When I try to enable high-res output I get great sound but when the screen goes off I get frequent sound drop-outs. I played around with the settings but without success. My library consists of mp3s and flacs, both high-res and cd quality. I will keep investigating and report back. Any suggestions perhaps? Update 20-10-2016: Yesterday I did some extensive testing and I found out that the sound drop-outs are indeed due to the screen going off, no matter what the high-res output settings are. I enabled permanent screen on from android settings and there were no problems at all. The same when I returned android settings to their original status and I enabled permanent screen on from Poweramp settings. As far as I can see up to now this is the only problem I have encountered so far. Yesterday with permanent screen on the app was a joy to use! But at the cost of 13% battery for approx. 45min. screen on time. Hope it is fixed soon!