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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. As you're already gone through the FAQ, please could you contact poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your system and purchase details and see if they can help. Please state that you have already gone through the FAQ info. Andre
  3. First, please have a read of http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required and see if any of that relates to you. Andre
  4. Settings > Folders and Library > Export Poweramp Playlists. That will save any internal playlists that you may have created as M3U8 files in your device's Playlists folder. Then you can copy those files to your new device when you copy any other contents you want to move, and place them somewhere Poweramp can scan and as long as the music files are in the same location on your new device as they were on the old one (I'd just swap the SD Card over to my new phone) they should work fine. You can also use Settings > Export Settings to save most of your PA general setup stuff, then copy that file over, and use Settings > Import Settings on the new device. You may also want to take a look at TheoKlink's "New Playlist Manager" app, as that can also save and restore things like Star Ratings etc which you would otherwise lose. Andre
  5. You still seem to be here though? Despite your only involvement in these forums being complaining about lack of final v3 and then repeatedly saying goodbye. Andre
  6. Anything involving Apple's way of doing things doesn't always sit well with Android's, so it can be a bit hit or miss. That's one of the reasons why I don't use iTunes (or Apple products at all), I control my own system setups too tightly. Andre
  7. Is it on the same song file, or any file? Could be database corruption, might be worth clearing all app data and restarting (don't forgot to Export any internal Playlists and save your Settings first though!) . Another thought would be to try the alpha-test release of Poweramp v3 from the Downloads tab at the top of the page (same caveat applies) Andre
  8. I know some people use iSyncr. I've not tried it myself though, as I don't use iTunes at all. Andre
  9. Very likely, yes in the next beta release, it's a popular device. Andre
  10. Still not quite sure - is your problem with Exporting playlists (to make portable files) or importing those M3U(8) files back to listen to in Poweramp? Andre
  11. Fair enough, I've told you how to report licence problems (as you say, it does occur with some devices more frequently for some reason). If you won't do that, that's your choice of course. Andre
  12. On the right-hand side of each song you will see either a three-dots icon (if you are in menus mode) or a symbol showing up and down arrows (if you are in re-ordering mode). To toggle between these two modes, tap the similar up/down/slider icon at the very top right of the list. Once you see the slider thumbs, just press and hold any one to move that song up or down the list. Andre
  13. Sorry, no, I wish there was. Andre
  14. You can only save settings locally, and then copy that file to wherever you want to keep it for future use. There is no direct save-to-cloud option. Andre
  15. Exported backup playlists are normally saved to internal device storage (not SD Card), in the /Playlists/ folder. They use absolute paths so should be able to find your music files from wherever you want to move the resulting playlists, as long as you don't move your actual music files and folders around. Andre
  16. You can use any milkdrop preset for the visualisation, have a hunt around on the internet for one that you like. This might be a good place to start looking: http://forums.winamp.com/forumdisplay.php?f=81 Andre
  17. I don't know if Max has any plans to change his philosophy regarding format support, but I know he was very focused on accurate playback of recorded music, rather than synthesising from MIDI/etc files. Andre
  18. Oh, and as I mentioned before, make sure you have select the Settings option to give permission to add duplicates song to Playlists, as you will probably need to reference this file multiple times. It's a bit of a kludge I know, but in this case it should do exactly what you want. Andre
  19. I assume this must be a custom ROM so you are rooted, so why not just assign the SD card permanent read-write permission (Google how to do that, or check on xda-developers) Andre
  20. Here's a one-hour silent file. I'm sure I could have compressed 'pure silence' a lot better than this, but you only need to save it once on your device so it's not a major issue. Put in into a location that Poweramp scans for music, and then once you can see it simply long-press on the title in the PA songs list and choose 'Add to Playlist' and the list you want to insert it into. If you are adding it to an existing playlist, rather than inserting it after the current last track as you create a list, you may need to use the thumb sliders on the right of the playlist view to move your instances of the silent file up and down to where you need them. Andre Silence-1hour.mp3
  21. Please see my reply two posts above yours. Andre
  22. When you try to delete a file within Poweramp you should see a Grant Access message which allows you to define the root level of your SD Card to give PA access to the read/write file system, and once that has been done PA should be able to delete files and also modify tags in MP3 files. Andre
  23. The head-unit is probably sending a Start Playback command after it has connected to a media device. You could try simply disabling Media Audio in the Android Bluetooth settings page for that Bluetooth device, allowing only Call Audio for your car head-unit if that is all you want to use the connection for. Andre
  24. No, the thread was closed because despite being told several times that this in a known reported issue with Oreo 8.1, and that it will be resolved in the next beta release (if Google don't fix it on their end first) you continue to post repeatedly about it. [Edit] In fact, having checked, since you joined this forum every single post you have made is saying basically the same thing. You've made your point, further pointless repetition will be treated as spam and removed. Andre