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      Poweramp v3 Project Update   03/22/2017

      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's not quite ready for open testing yet, and although he would like to be able to get it out by the end of the March it may just drop over into April. See forum thread for more details and to discuss.    
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Next builds priorities

Next builds priorities    560 members have voted

  1. 1. Next build should include:

    • Google Music Support
      70
    • Material Skin
      305
    • DLNA Support
      115
    • Cloud Storages Support (Dropbox, etc.)
      70

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How I use PA:

 

I just copy via SMB the music I want from iTunes media folder to my phone /Download/Music folder, then I do a re-scan manually (I disabled automatic) go into last added and play the new songs.

 

For songs already in library sometimes I shuffle all songs, or albums (sort by artist).

 

I don't use ratings and rarely playlists.

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Equaliser preset auto-change option for USB Audio.

 

Since I currently use a USB cable to my car stereo to play music, there is currently no option to automatically swap EQ presets on USB Audio but there is for bluetooth, handset speakers and 3.5mm audio.

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Refine selection. Two albums with the same title but different artists must be selected as TWO albums (no as ONE as it happens now). Processing the Album artist tag is a must for Poweramp to be a real music organiser of a large music library

 

 

 

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Please add an option to hide any buttons that are on cover art and bring back the 3 dots option menu. Unlimited lyrics scrolling and album tag edit would be awesome too!

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I will come back later....

We'll see you later then.

As I told you in another thread, I have passed your comments on to the dev, but you do need to be aware that it will be with all the other items in the Feature Requests forum. In the meantime you'll just have to cope with music playing under the notifications, or music being paused during notifications, depending on which of those current options you have selected.

Andre

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DLNA streaming would be awesome!

It's difficult to keep a large music collection in a sdcard. I share mine with kodi and use a kodi/dlna client to listen to it. Having everything in Poweramp is my dream...

By the way, I've tried several other music players but always go back to Poweramp. I wonder why;)

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I'm not sure if this has been addressed yet but-

 

If Max adds a Material Design interface, isn't that only compatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop and newer?

 

What happens to future updates for users stuck with an older OS?

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You can have a material looking app on an older version of Android. However I think Max has set Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) as the minimum baseline for going forward.

Andre

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Next build should be bug fixing! Not any fancy features that we dont really need!

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Google has made a compatibility library available which allows the use of newer features for older versions so ensuring backward compatibility.

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I voted for "material skin" but "sort by album artist" should be on the agenda.

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I voted for "material skin" but "sort by album artist" should be on the agenda.

Yes, the list of choices did seem a little biased against any of the most popular requests historically. :)

Andre

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That would be cool if max would visit his site sometimes... it's already 2 weeks without any response :(

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Hello,

yes, I would like to finish with all those small/medium sized requests, like album artist tag, etc. Unfortunately, they distract from "the plan", which delays things further. On the other hand, they would be really useful for many users right now.

 

Just a small update on v3 status - there was a cool idea to support 24bit/192khz hi res output (can be found on top line Samsungs, LG, Sonys, some HTCs and some other Android 5.0 and 6.0 devices).

I looked and they in fact supports hi-res output - by connecting sound card capable of capturing 24bit/192khz to phone output and playing 0-96khz "sweep".

So I went and implemented hi-res output for Poweramp alpha/beta v3. And this works great for both hi-res audio and standard 44/48 khz, as DACs on these devices shift various noises to ultrasound frequencies, but of course you need a trained hearing and very good headphones to hear the difference.

The supported devices will be:

- top line Samsungs (S4, S5, S6, Note 4, 5 and variants).

- Sony Z3, Z5 (and variants)

- LG G3, G4, V10 (and variants)

 

Actually, current hardware are more than capable of hi-res playback, e.g. most mid-to-high Snapdragons come with 24/192 support, but that is disabled in ROMs (e.g. in Nexuses).

 

But unfortunately all this shifted Material skin by 2 weeks at least. Poweramp v3 "default" theme is based on Material, but it lacks few material design patterns, I plan to add a few.

As an option, I can release alpha-2 with that 24 bit output and that long awaited album artist tag support ;)

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As an option, I can release alpha-2 with that 24 bit output and that long awaited album artist tag support ;)

Thanks Max, I know you'd make a ton of friends if you added the Album Artist tag support soon (does that include the Disc# tag too by the way, those two items were kinda linked in many requests).

Normally after an alpha (or beta) release, the first response would be to look into reports of specific bugs or problems caused by that build - I assume that's the main reason for releasing such test versions. I emailed you a bullet-pointed summary of user comments about 3 weeks ago, just wondering if you could let everyone know which ones have been identified and fixed for the next build? Thanks.

Andre

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Будет ли интеграция с ВК (возможно в виде плагина недоступного в Google Play, но всё же)?

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New Poweramp design R.I.P. , welcome material skin on top of current design. *Sigh*

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New Poweramp design R.I.P. , welcome material skin on top of current design. *Sigh*

Flat design tweaks to icons and block colour schemes are pretty much immaterial to me (see what I did there? :) ) as I feel they can be controlled via skins anyway. The 'material design' aspect which does make more of a difference is the central concept of the UI control logic and overall access/layout of the different screens.

I personally really liked the concept you came up with in your thread http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/8560-proposed-material-design-style-interface-discussion/?p=31716 and I do hope that Max will take some of that on board, most importantly the quick switching back and forth between the Player screen and a tabbed Library system. It just seemed elegantly simple and very user-intuitive, an updated look without losing the soul of the current app. I have suggested via email that he take a look at that thread by the way, but of course at the end of the day what he decides to do is entirely up to him.

Andre

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Won't happen. Already contacted with person who was interested in this project. At least it won't be wasted.

Edit (not to spam thread):

No, I haven't contacted Max personally, but lack of any response about this project is obvious for me + mention about need of only reskin rather than redesign tells itself.

Project is in amazing hands and I'm really amazed of alpha builds of his music app that makes me think it will be serious threat for all music players out there (it already have most fluid album page animations I have seen in any music app and it's just alpha build)

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Won't happen. Already contacted with person who was interested in this project. At least it won't be wasted.

Fair enough, I assume you've managed to contact Max directly about it then and he's said no? That's a shame, you created some really nice ideas there.

Andre

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Better support for dsf files  (SACD)

The Volume is too low compared to others formats.

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