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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. In software development terms a beta is a fully featured release after component testing, which means that all bugs the Dev himself finds are fixed at that point. An alpha in comparison is a software version with core functionalities only which is then improved upon in small increments. So technically Max is right when he calls it a beta, and apparently he still has to implement and fix a lot of features for it to be beta-worthy... :/
  2. @Notaries Oh man, seriously? You even directly quote my post in which I state that that download is from April 2016, and yet you "provide" that exact same version. The second line of the "About This File" section clearly states that it is from APRIL 2016. I was asking @clever_man for the >>latest<< release, the one that has been in the making since ... not the one that's clearly out for over a year. Context matters people, read the posts!
  3. I think they are real, but it would certainly help if they came directly from the source, so Max himself. I also trust that you have the alpha version but some people said it might be from another app. A screenshot with the Poweramp logo on it, some menu and option panel screenshots would probably be enough to prove that it is real.
  4. @clever_man "Dropping an update" means "releasing an update", it's slang Since you have contact to Max: could you ask him if it's possible to get some official screenshots from him, just to clear up the confusion and settle the UI discussion? Thank you in advance!
  5. @musiclover @clever_man That's not the point here. If he took 3 years silently working on a new release and just released it out of the blue no one would complain. But that isn't the case here; the Dev said he wanted to release an update, users were asked what they wanted, a poll was made, release dates were announced, the release was pushed back multiple times over 2 years. That has nothing to do with entitlement, it has everything to do with broken promises. The arguement that "updates are optional" is not correct either. If you sell a product and promise certain functionalities you have to make sure all users get those features. Currently there are a lot of things broken, especially regarding HiFi-Audio on many devices. So yeah, new features aren't a necessity but fixing broken features is. And of course beyond all that there's the arguement that even smaller, free Apps with less users push more updates than Poweramp ...
  6. This looks ok, the saving grace is the blurred background but what player doesn't have that these days. The issue I have is that it has nothing to do with material design. Google has published official guidelines for that and the new layout doesn't comply with them at all. As Andrew said, at this point I wish he would've left the navigation and animations alone, maybe add a quick "official material skin" and focus on audio and feature improvements from there on. Sadly this one man operation seems fairly unorganised since not even the mod of this official forum has alpha access (?!) and the Dev himself isn't present at all to read, react or give feedback to our suggestions... Other top apps with user numbers like this receive almost weekly updates and have active Devs or community managers who are directly involved in the development process and even answer ratings on the play store :/
  7. Where exactly? It hasn't been released on here, the latest download available is still "Poweramp-alpha-build-703" form April 2016. Use a custom ROM if you still run Android 5 or older. Security vulnerabilities should be of bigger concern to you than some music player anyway with an old OS like that. Honestly tho, this looks way out of date if it's the default player interface. My only hope is that we can customize it and make it look cleaner etc. Thumbs up / down really seems ridiculous unless this is a radio station / podcast interface and the seek bar looks awfully busy too, a simple line would suffice. And please, please don't put stuff over my album art, those white boxes for title and artist should go below the cover where the seek bar currently wastes tons of space.
  8. Could you please take a look at the audio crackling and popping issue on Lineage OS? It's present with Poweramp and other 3rd party players but not with the LOS stock Music player.
  9. Thank you for the reply, I will try that. Can I import my settings and EQs from the alpha back into the stable release or are the backup formats incompatible? EDIT: Seems like the issue persists, I might have to switch to another player for the time being. Damn, either I have too sensitive ears or this really is an anomaly.
  10. Bump. Can nobody help me, could I have some input from the Devs or Mods?
  11. Hello everybody, I have a problem that's been bugging me since forever. I'm currently using Poweramp v3 alpha-703 with the full version 2-build-26 unlocker (bought from the Play-Store) on my HTC One M8 (EU version, unlocked) with Lineage OS 14.1 (Nightly 20170406) and no matter what I do or change I hear a popping noise in quiet parts of all my MP3s. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE RECORDING (You can hear it around the 3 sec mark). It's much more pronounced in reality and seems to be in the lower frequencies. I had the same issue running CyanogenMod 13 a few weeks ago (just switched to LOS 14.1 recently). I have the same issue across all my headphones (Audio-Technica M50X & AD700X / Zero Audio ZH-DX200-CT / Superlux HD668B). Both DVC enabled and disabled don't change the result. I'm not using the EQ of Lineage OS (AudioFX) and have disabled PowerAmps build in EQ. I'm using the SoX Resampler with a 95% Cutoff Frequency, default settings don't remove the popping. I'm using the OpenSL ES Output, EQ/Tone disabled, default Buffer Size (increasing buffer size didn't fix it). Using Wakelock and Keep Service in the Misc Tweaks doen't fix the issue. Other Music/Video Players don't have this issue (tested VLC & MX Player, Google Play Music, CM Eleven) My MP3 files are usually 44.1KHz 320Kbps, sometimes lower quality, they are not corrupted and play without this pop-noise on other devices/players. I have granted Poweramp all permissions (Phone & Storage), neither the internal storage nor my SD-Card are encrypted. Since I usually use an SD-Card I put my files on the internal storage of my device and played them from there, the issue persisted. I've uninstalled/reinstalled both Poweramp and the Unlocker multiple times, I have wiped my Device, App and ART/Dalvic cache several times. Please someone suggest something that I have not tried yet, I'm starting to lose my mind here. Poweramp is by far the best Android music player I've come across, I actually baught it twice, once from the official website and then again from the playstore to try if the updated Unlocker would change anything (it didn't obviously). If someone told me that the issue is my current OS or some missing HTC audio driver I'd be at least somewhat relieved, then I could try using another ROM or Viper4Android but those are time consuming to switch to and I'd rather keep my current config. Thank you for reading, any and all input is very much appreciated. A&B - Surge (Test Recording).m4a
  12. You don't apply all Instagram filters either just because they're there... but more options are always a good thing IMO. Songs with an already epic and wide soundstage can sound even cooler with some reverb, like a live recording for example. It adds a certain flair, definitely not recommended when listening to music casually. There already is a limit function in the EQ, in fact it has been there for ages...
  13. Hello everybody, I have a problem that's been bugging me since forever. I'm currently using Poweramp v3 alpha-703 with the full version 2-build-26 unlocker (bought from the Play-Store) on my HTC One M8 (EU version, unlocked) with Lineage OS 14.1 (Nightly 20170406) and no matter what I do or change I hear a popping noise in quiet parts of all my MP3s. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE RECORDING (You can hear it around the 3 sec mark). It's much more pronounced in reality and seems to be in the lower frequencies. I had the same issue running CyanogenMod 13 a few weeks ago (just switched to LOS 14.1 recently). I have the same issue across all my headphones (Audio-Technica M50X & AD700X / Zero Audio ZH-DX200-CT / Superlux HD668B). Both DVC enabled and disabled don't change the result. I'm not using the EQ of Lineage OS (AudioFX) and have disabled PowerAmps build in EQ. I'm using the SoX Resampler with a 95% Cutoff Frequency, default settings don't remove the popping. I'm using the OpenSL ES Output, EQ/Tone disabled, default Buffer Size (increasing buffer size didn't fix it). Using Wakelock and Keep Service in the Misc Tweaks doen't fix the issue. Other Music/Video Players don't have this issue (tested VLC & MX Player, Google Play Music, CM Eleven) My MP3 files are usually 44.1KHz 320Kbps, sometimes lower quality, they are not corrupted and play without this pop-noise on other devices/players. I have granted Poweramp all permissions (Phone & Storage), neither the internal storage nor my SD-Card are encrypted. Since I usually use an SD-Card I put my files on the internal storage of my device and played them from there, the issue persisted. I've uninstalled/reinstalled both Poweramp and the Unlocker multiple times, I have wiped my Device, App and ART/Dalvic cache several times. Please someone suggest something that I have not tried yet, I'm starting to lose my mind here. Poweramp is by far the best Android music player I've come across, I actually baught it twice, once from the official website and then again from the playstore to try if the updated Unlocker would change anything (it didn't obviously). If someone told me that the issue is my current OS or some missing HTC audio driver I'd be at least somewhat relieved, then I could try using another ROM or Viper4Android but those are time consuming to switch to and I'd rather keep my current config. Thank you for reading, any and all input is very much appreciated. A&B - Surge (Test Recording).m4a