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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. PlayerPro was my preferred music player, even over when i first tired power amp many years ago.. but that was when i had a rooted device that is and Viper4Android doing the audio processing. Now, i left root and custom roms behind. I may have go back to it in the future., as it works on Android P. (pre-beta build I have access to on a dev sampler device sent to me) Poweramp just crashes.
  2. Defienlty would like to see always present number values on the EQ and ajust by number value vs touch slider only. far more precise. As far as the headset/headphone thing...Don't think that is possible. I think it just detects AUX jack use. Maybe add in a feature to pop up a dialog that asks user if they plugged in headphones or Other AUX device. and thus it would load the correct "assigned EQ" setting.
  3. Oreo supports Native High res audio. I found on my Pixel XL, u dont need high res output option in Poweramp (the High-Res option was gone after i went from 7.1.2 to 8.0) Just use the Default Android Audio API sound output option (not Open SL) . And enable "Float32". Setting that mode is the only thing that allowed the phones built in DAC to output correctly as well as my USB DAC. Huge sound quality difference after setting change.
  4. I have yet see a single popular mainstream app take 2yrs to "re-build from scratch" just to apply a new GUI. o, sure , and update is "coming eventually" while in the mean time, users on the newer OS have a half functional app with noticeable bugs. In any sort of software production environment, this would be unacceptable. However, Android apps and in its community can be developed by one person, or a team of a hundred people. If developer wants to keep any form of user base....they need to stay active on their project and at the very least, address critical usability and security bugs. If the current dev can't handle it for whatever reason(lack of time or lack of technical ability are the most common these days), then hand it over to someone else who can. Else, watch their past work get shit upon and slowly disappear and is removed from the market. Especially when there is zero direct communications or update posts by the main dev as to status and reasons for delay or no support. Poweramp is a very good app. Its a shame to see it suffer from this lack of support and development. To me and many others, this app appears to be dead.
  5. Google will require apps to be met current API requirements in 2018. Apps that are not updated to current standards will be removed from Play Store and will not install. I don't know how PoewrAmp is at this point. but it hasn't been update in long time, so I can only speculate as to its end of life if its is not updated soon. http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/19/play-store-require-new-updated-apps-target-recent-api-levels-distribute-native-apps-64-bit-support/ "Future Android versions will also restrict apps that don’t target a recent API level and adversely impact performance or security."
  6. Yes. Its a compatibility issue with 8.1. Lock-screen and notifications worked fine on 8.0. Google changed they way notifications work on the back-end. Just be great full Poweramp even still works. The app is way outdated and not routinely updated by a team of folks like many other apps are. There are plenty of other now "Vintage" apps that will not even install on 8.0 and 8.1.
  7. Just got 8.1 OTA on my Pixel Xl....making notification control and default lockscreen control useless (and all white). At least fix that with V3a. I don't care about themes etc. It looks perfect the way it is. Black. I can use the P.A. Lock screen option for now....despite Direct Unlock not working cause fingerprint is enabled. And for the record, i tried many other players.....i keep coming back to P.A due to its EQ and sound quality.
  8. Just got 8.1 OTA on my Pixel XL. Yup. Lock screen and drop down notification useless. also all white with white text and white icons, even when set to auto or black. I can enable the Poweramp Lockscreen (instead of the "Android Lock Screen" and that does work fine. However, Direct Unlock does not work, cause Fingerprint unlock require PIN/Pattern to be set. Other than that, player still plays fine. EQ and all. My USB DAC still works the same (as long as the audio output mode in Poweramp is set to use "Default Android audio API"
  9. yea. i just gave Neutron a try. Horrible interface. reminds me of apps form Android 2.0.
  10. i have had this issue alot on V3. Mainly when i switch listening devices while Poweramp is still active in the background. when u change song, the EQ preset changes back to the last used setting. only way i have seen to fix this, is to stop playback, go into the task window screen and swipe away power amp (closes it). then open Poweramp...EQ should behave correctly now.
  11. So...the notification and also the default lock screen player controls do not work? What about switching Poweramp to its own Lock screen thing in settings? The player it self still works fine though right? I haven't gotten the 8.1 OTA yet on my Pixel XL.
  12. Eureka! I discovered that switching Poweramp to use the Default Android audio API (not OpenSL ES)...and enabling the Float32 Sample Format option solved my sound quality issues since upgrading my Pixel to Android 8.0. It is like having the HiFi DAC option back. It is treating my USB DAC as it was before on Android N in HiFi mode. It sounds great again! Did the same for AUX/Headphone jack and Bluetooth....significant improvement! (Especially using Sony BT headphones that support LDAC) I read there were lots of changes in Android O audio internals and something else to due with the HAL. Perhaps the default Android audio API now supports "HiFi" built in?
  13. Eureka! I discovered that switching Poweramp to use the Default Android audio API (not OpenSL ES)...and enabling the Float32 Sample Format option solved my sound quality issues since upgrading my Pixel to Android 8.0. It is like having the HiFi DAC option back. It is treating my USB DAC as it was before on Android N in HiFi mode. It sounds great again! Did the same for AUX/Headphone jack and Bluetooth....significant improvement! (Especially using Sony BT headphones that support LDAC) I read there were lots of changes in Android O audio internals and something else to due with the HAL. Perhaps the default Android audio API now supports "HiFi" built in?
  14. Eureka! I discovered that switching Poweramp to use the Default Android audio API (not OpenSL ES)...and enabling the Float32 Sample Format option solved my sound quality issues since upgrading my Pixel to Android 8.0. It is like having the HiFi DAC option back. It is treating my USB DAC as it was before on Android N in HiFi mode. It sounds great again! Did the same for AUX/Headphone jack and Bluetooth....significant improvement! (Especially using Sony BT headphones that support LDAC) I read there were lots of changes in Android O audio internals and something else to due with the HAL. Perhaps the default Android audio API now supports "HiFi" built in?
  15. I would hope to see an update. Ever since my Pixel XL updated to Android 8...Poweramp no longer has High Res output option like it did when on 7.1.2. SO my USB DAC I use now sounds crappy.