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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 and is taking some time to get to a beta-test stage. See the forum thread for more details and to discuss.    


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  1. As you are probably aware, the Poweramp developer, Max, has been working hard on an updated material design user interface for Poweramp v3, which required a full ground-up rebuild of the code so has taken over a year to develop. Note: this update will be included within the original purchase of v2, there will be no extra licence charge for existing users. It's not quite ready to be released for open testing yet, and it's very hard to predict the exact development time. Requests for ETAs are pointless, and will not make it happen any quicker! Max has all the custom components ready (buttons, new Album Art effect, lists, grids, now bottom navigation, etc., with everything animated) but during assembling - partly due to his attention to the fine details - it is taking a bit more time than anticipated to ensure it works properly across the diverse Android ecosystem. He doesn't want to just release it as is, with jerky animation and some non consistent behaviors on some devices. Slide-in side menus (drawers) have been dropped completely. All user interface and navigation is now gesture and button driven, and the primary supplied skin will be white. However when using visualizations a black background will be used as they cannot be rendered on white. A black themed skin will also be provided. Third-party skins will need to be redesigned for v3, and Max will be releasing the documentation for that closer to the main app release. The final release will include fixes for all supported hi-res audio devices and more (mostly Chinese) brands. There won't be any other major changes to the existing alpha-test audio engine or effects. The next beta release will basically be close to the intended v3 release, so effectively feature complete, and the official release will hopefully follow shortly. There won't be a lengthy delay like there was between alpha and beta. Also, Poweramp v3 will be Android 5.0+ (Lollipop+) only, although the old PA v2 version will get a few bug fixes and will remain available for users of Android 2.3 - 4.4. Max has said he will become more active here on the forums once the beta-test is released to catch feedback. Once the official v3 release is complete, Max will turn his attentions to building new features for 'v4', which will include: Audio effect plugin framework, with sample projects. More configuration options for existing Poweramp DSPs (e.g. parametric equalizer interface and selectable 5-8-10-16-24-32 EQ bands). DLNA/Chromecast output (if Google will stop changing the Chromecast APIs all the time!). A tablet-specific user interface (there is no specific tablet layout included with v3). For the latest updates posted by Max, please see http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/10136-Poweramp-v3-project-update/&page=8#comment-40253 and http://forum.powerampapp.com/index.php?/topic/10136-poweramp-v3-project-update/&page=11#comment-40719 . Andre
  2. Try build 704 from the Downloads tab at the top of this page. Also, try completely uninstalling any previous versions and then installing from scratch. Andre
  3. This is not an email, it is a public forum so not a suitable place to post personal/payment information. To download the app, use the Downloads tab at the top of the page. If you bought via the website here, you will have received an email with the details you need in order to register your new licence into the app. If you bought via Google Play ,you simply need to install the Unlocker app from there that you paid for. If neither of the above apply, please contact poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your purchase details. Andre
  4. As long as you don't stop playback, Shuffle should not repeat any song until it has played them all. Auto-scan for new songs can reset the list by the way, so might be best to turn that off. Andre
  5. 704 is generally better for Android 7 devices, although not all newer devices will work with high resolution output. Andre
  6. You paid for Poweramp v2, as released, which you are still fully entitled to use. You can also use the alpha-test version of v3 if you wish, that is your choice. And at some point, when v3 is finally complete and released, and you will be entitled to use that for no extra charge rather than having to pay again. You're welcome. Andre
  7. http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required Andre
  8. Try doing a complete uninstall and then re-install alpha build 704 and the unlocker. Andre
  9. So having done what I suggested, what do you see that is not what you are asking for? With the two settings I advised you to select, what I see on my phone when starting Poweramp is exactly as per your screenshot (well, apart from being my own folder list not yours! ) If you don't use Hierarchy view, you will see all of you top-level folders when you start PA. Remember that you can have multiple folders selected in the Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders directory list, and each of those ticked folders will be displayed as a 'root item' when you start PA in the mode I suggested. If you only have one folder in use (e.g. /sdcard/Music) then that is what you will see. If you have more than one ticked, you will see all of the ticked folders. So if you want to see more than one folder shown in PA's root-level display, tick them separately rather than just ticking 'Music' only in the list. (i.e. in Settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders, untick /Music in the list and then drill down and tick each of its first-level subfolders instead). The only downside to this is if you later add a new first-level folder inside your /Music folder (genre-named folders in your example above) you would need to manually add it into the Music Folders list. Andre
  10. I'll check the song file, but I'm guessing it has a large cover art image and does not contain correct length tagging to allow for this. Andre
  11. Report it as an issue with your phone / account via the Get Support facility in the app, or email poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com. Make sure you state clearly that you have read the FAQ on the subject (http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required) and that you are sure none of those conditions apply to you. Andre
  12. Report it as an issue with your phone/account via the Get Support facility in the app, or email poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com. Make sure you state clearly that you have read the FAQ on the subject (http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required) and that you are sure none of those conditions apply to you. Andre
  13. Yes, what about them? They are available in the current alpha-test release (which can be downloaded from the Downloads tab at the top of this page, or via the Google beta programme). Andre
  14. That tag info says what the music file is, not whether PA can play anything in high-res on your device. Go to Settings > Audio > Output and see if the High Res option is visible and if it can be selected. Worth trying build 704 if 703 does not work for you, it's very device and Android-version dependent. Andre
  15. Not any time very soon as far as I know, not before v3 is officially released certainly. Andre
  16. Ah, the opposite of what I suggested then. Tap Menu > List Options and choose List rather than Hierarchy. Then you will see folders in a nested format where you have to drill down level by level from the root level to see the ones underneath. Andre
  17. If you want to see all of the folders within your top-level Music folder at once, within the initial Folders view tap Menu > List Options and choose Hierarchy. Then you will see all your folders (as long as they have contents) in one long list which you don't need to drill down into. Andre
  18. So the volume control works, but you don't see the graphic display? Probably a ROM issue, but perhaps try the alpha-test release of PA v3 (build 704) and see if that's the same? Andre
  19. Assuming you have already downloaded the music files as MP3 files onto your computer or phone (as Poweramp is not a streaming audio player), just copy the music files to a suitable place on your phone and let Poweramp scan them into its Library. I use a single folder of my SD Card called "Music Folders" which contains all my music in subfolders. Use a file explorer on your phone to copy the music, or if you need to copy from a PC use a USB cable and copy the files in Windows. Andre
  20. stereo speakers

    Do you mean a psycho-acoustic sort of stereo expansion effect? Something like the Stereo Expand (Stereo X) feature which is already implemented in the second page of the Equaliser settings for example? Andre
  21. I've not tried scanning during playback, but I would expected that if the songs list has changed, the position within that list would naturally become invalid too. I would expect the currently playing track to remain current, but not a position within a list that has now changed. Andre
  22. Sorry, that won't happen, the new user interface depends on various Android system library elements that are only found in Android 5.x and upward. You will still be able to continue to use the legacy (v2) product though, and also the alpha 704 build if you want to. Andre
  23. Not one I've heard of. It would happen in Shuffle mode, but should not happen during regular playback modes unless something has changed in the files list. Have you tried turning the automatic rescan feature off (in Settings > Folders and Library > Folders/Library Scanner) ? Andre
  24. "any mobile" ??? Which ones have you tried? Volume controls are pretty low level in the system and should work in most apps. Andre
  25. If you have just selected the top level in the Music Folders list then yes you'll see all the subfolders. If you don't want some, untick them in the Music Folders drill-down list. You may need to do a Full Rescan, although it should pick up the removals anyway. Andre