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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. I'm currently using UAPP as it has custom drivers for direct usb dac output (bypassing the android mixer) but I still come here and check for news about development. Most people here became impatient as some ETAs were said but not fulfilled unfortunately. As @clever_man said I don't believe Max will say anything here as the bashing just went out of control. Just try some other players, you may find something you may like as I did.
  2. Yes but android development will not wait for Max to perfect Poweramp and at this rate the wait will be eternal. If we stop and think about this, the simple fact of wanting "material" interface for a media player that has a good interface already instead of useful functions was what started it all. People who voted for it should try neutron!
  3. Why would you do that? Resampling degrades audio quality. Not true for external dacs, USB Audio Player Pro outputs bit perfect audio directly to the dac as it uses a custom made usb driver. Also it can send DSD streams directly to a supported dac. I'm using an S.M.S.L. iDEA dac on my Moto X Style btw.
  4. I know that "taste" is subjective but that is plain awful. The Sony app interface is very good, even the current one is way better. Years wasted that could have been used to add real features like network support, direct usb dac output and high resolution support but no, people preffered "material design" on an audio player! Great!
  5. Maximum audio frequency does not mean better audio quality. Besides most stuff beyond 48khz is just greed as you won't be able to listen to it anyway due to human ear limitations.
  6. It seems that quite a few devices can support 24bit output with the Samsung mod in build.prop so it would be easier to let the user choose the variant (Lenovo hifi, Samsung uhqa pcm, Snapdragon 24 bit, etc) instead of having a database of compatible devices or having the app "guess" the variant. Both my Moto X Style and Umidigi Crystal have 24bit output with the mod (crystal was outputting in 24 bit using java out anyway). Changing the manufacturer in my Moto X messes with some stuff like the camera not connecting anymore, etc. A new build with just that change would be nice.
  7. If these releases were alpha or beta there would be no need for them to be fine tuned. A fine tuned release is called stable. For me the best release method would be to limit the test versions to this forum and only stable ones to the PlayStore. People here would install them knowing they are incomplete software and help with development and bug hunting. This currently feels more like the dev made an app for himself and is sharing it to others just because, therefore these forums make little sense. My comparison was with Asus Merlin firmwares for Asus routers by RMerlin. He provides test versions without any support and you flash them if you want and provide feedback to help in getting them to stable.
  8. There are no bad flac files only flac files with dodgy sources. Also wav (LPCM) and pcm are not the same. Finally 24bit audio 96khz for playback is mostly useless as both the dynamic range and output frequency are "beyond spec" for a human. A 16bit 48khz properly mastered music is way better than a dodgy 24bit file. You should research some more. http://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html
  9. Sincerely hope that screenshot is fake. Where are the navigation buttons or seek bar? Buttons to rate music? Those buttons on the bottom are hideous! And the album art could be all the way to the edges of the screen.
  10. You realize that alpha, beta, etc, is just a name right? "Stable" software can be buggy as well. It not a beta tag that puts me off using any software.
  11. Still using 192khz output makes no sense as probably the headphones used most likely will not be able to reproduce those frequencies if they exist. And theres also the issue with intermodulation distortion. My headphones are AKG Y50 and the maximum frequency according to the manufacturer is 24khz so 48khz is fine, but 96khz wont hurt.
  12. Uninstall the app, remove yourself from the beta in playstore, reboot device and install stable build.
  13. I think you should not resample at all as you gain nothing by resampling upwards, actually noise is added by resampling. If your device supports multiple sample rates it should output at the source sample rate, unless if the device resamples the audio in hardware and it's resample engine is dodgy. In my case (Moto X Style) everything is resampled to 48khz as I have no choice.