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#1 admin

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:55 AM

Poweramp-2.0-build-430-beta-1.apk

Known issues with the beta 1:
- settings will crash if Poweramp installed on SD Card (move it to main memory)

Changelog:
- will be posted later (please refer to completed TODO here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=172)

What's not in this beta release (but will be in final 2.0 release, mid October 2011):
- 4x1, 4x2, 2x2 widgets
- couple of extra skins (external apk/jars)
- widget pack compatibility
- a bit better skins for tablets. 2.0 release works on most Android 3.0+ tablets, still, skins are not optimized for large screens in this release (planned for 2.1)
- help update
- skin SDK
- settings backup to sd card/restore deferred until 2.1

#2 Arbiter

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:24 AM

Installing as we speak :D Such a great day...

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:41 AM

First bugs i encountered:

* Album artwork is messed up on player screen. The colours displayed are like a broken screen.
* System Playlists (media scanner) take forever to load and they don't display album/artist tags, although they do display fine on the player screen
* UI tends to be unresponsive compared to the stable version and getting hot reboots when that happens
* Replay gain when set with prevent clipping, tends to lower the volume all the way down, even when the audio doesn't peak


ps: this beta version solved my m4a issues on huawei u8800 2.3.5 (could it be just corrupted settings? i cleared data before installing Poweramp 2.0 beta)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:46 AM

Excellent, thanks for the upload!

Is it best to just install directly over the current market version, or uninstall first?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:50 AM

Can be installed over the v1.4. Actually, this is the recommended way (to check how it imports old playlists, etc).
Thanks!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:53 AM

Oh yes!! God bless Max.. :) Will report back once I've spent some time with it!
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:59 AM

Initial things:

1)Can't turn off eq/tone and repeat/shuffle/ratings icons from on top of the album art.
2)Sound quality notably worse with Direct Volume Control enabled (HTC HD2 running Desire HD Rom)
3) Seems very light on treble compared to before. Having to turn treble way up high, bass levels feel VERY high, having to turn down to min.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:10 AM

Thanks. I've put it onto my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) and it works fine so far.

One thing puzzling me... the only menu options I ever use regularly from the 'song playing' screen are Menu and Delete. I never use the Eq, Search, RIngtone, etc. Why have these two been removed from the initial pop-up menu? This might cause me some near-misses while driving if I do put it onto my phone (which is my main audio device)...

[Oops, spoke too soon... Tapping on the name of the playing song crashes the app rather than taking me to the folders list.]
[Update again, added some more music folders via USBN, rescanned, and it seems to work now]

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:17 AM

First impressions - sound is better. The limiter is pretty neat!
Layout is much better and spaced nicely. The settings menu is better too, well laid out.
I experienced a few pops in audio, not sure what it is though. Need more time to be sure.
And that new lock-screen is EPIC! :D

@BT52 -

Can't turn off eq/tone and repeat/shuffle/ratings icons from on top of the album art.

Works for me here.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:33 AM

A question: where have the sort folders/files options been moved to? It seems to have reverted to trying to use ID3 tags, and a lot of my MP3 files don't have album titles or track numbers so the sort order is all over the place at the moment.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:45 AM

andrewilley
Menu => List opt[ion]s. These options are per-list.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

I have to agree... the lock screen IS EPIC!!!!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:55 AM

This version looks and sounds fantastic! Great work Max! :D

One small problem on my phone (HTC Desire w/ Android 2.3.3):
- The program force closed every time I tried to go into "settings".
- Moved the program from SD-card to the phone and the problem is "solved" (I'm able to go into the settings menu).

Thanx!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:56 AM

I just downloaded. It is really nice. A few things:

- In UI changes, you show "grid views for lists". What is this, and how do I enable it?

- I can't seem to play songs from a playlist. I go to the library, click playlists, click the playlist, then click the song, and it starts playing a completely different random song. If I then click the song title, it takes me back to the genres list instead of the playlist list. This works fine from every other part of the library, only playlists have a problem.

- When I scroll the albums, the artwork takes a moment to display, even if I had just scrolled past that area a few seconds ago. How many pieces of album artwork does it keep in memory at one time? It doesn't seem to be enough, at most a few screens worth.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

This is what i'm getting for songs with cover art:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:19 PM

Hmm, have tried rebooting, reinstalling, but still cannot remove the repeat/shuffle icons from on top of the album art or the Eq/Tone ones.

Can't actually see an option for hiding the Eq on/Tone on icons, only for "Always show repeat/shuffle" and "Always show rating".

Edit: Did a full uninstall instead of installing over the top of old one and this time the icons were gone.
BUT, now I can't turn them ON instead!

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:23 PM

Stunned. A great job I must say. Somehow I feel the Album art is not up to the mark where ever album art is found. while quickly scrolling through a list of albums/tracks or quickly changing songs using gestures on album art area, the player takes some time to fetch/display the album art. like it's just reading the file and taking some time processing it. I really hope it is because of caching and that it'll get fixed with time.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

Everyone facing issues with album art gestures, go to Settings>Advanced>Folder/Library Scanner>Erase and Rescan. Everything should be fine.

@BT52 - Just tap on the album art area once to view or hide the repeat/shuffle icons from on top of the album art..
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:33 PM

@BT52 - Just tap on the album art area once to view or hide the repeat/shuffle icons from on top of the album art..


LOL, Now I feel stupid! Didn't realise that was how it worked. :D

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:54 PM

- Interface is much cleaner now. Menu button popup is much more attractive.
- Issue with MIUI (and possibly other roms) with incorrectly-displayed progress bars is still present. This also causes an issue when selecting track rating via always-on rating control. This is not maxmpz's fault, obviously.
- New Lockscreen is really cool. However it seems that it activates after the system unlock on MIUI (still not maxmpz's fault). As in, I press power button, system lock screen is displayed, I unlock, Poweramp lockscreen displays, I unlock, phone unlocks (regardless of Direct Unlock setting)
- Was the "grid view for lists" feature scrapped?
- Album art caching seems problematic in this version - when scrolling folders list, changing album in Player screen or returning to Poweramp player screen from another app, the album art often takes 0.5-1 second to display.
- New landscape display is great! Also love the always-on overlayed rating/shuffle/repeat marker.
- Will song rating be displayed on the widget like Shuffle and Repeat are displayed?

EDIT:
- It is nice that musiXmatch can (usually) find the lyrics instantly, but IMO the entire point is to have them displayed in the Poweramp UI and (optionally?) embedded into ID3 tag...




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