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atomi

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  1. This "issue" can be marked as "solved", because after I got the 8.0 Oreo beta this issue was fixed by Nokia. Weird how Nokia "support" chat claimed that this was for security purposes, but suddenly such "security feature" is no longer needed in oreo.
  2. So I bought the new Nokia 8 and all other aspects seem to be working well with Poweramp, except when I put the screen off the normal headset controls seems to start to act weird. Normally when I double click on the headset (single button model) I move on to the next track, however with the new Nokia 8 it works great when the screen is on. But when I turn the screen off and put it in my pocket, then that double click function starts to move on to the next album instead of next track. I am currently using the 703 alpha version from the play store.
  3. Ok kind of a false issue, because this same thing seems to happen with play music and spotify too. Nokia help chat guy said that this is due to some kind of security feature, but at least he promised to elevate it to the right people and hopefully they get it fixed soon either with the new security update or possibly when oreo arrives on it.
  4. So on the previous stable version and with every other music players on Android or pc I had my songs organized by the tag feature inside the files. With the latest alpha version everything is otherwise OK, but with albums that contain tracks from multiple artists I get new album under the same name but with the different artist. Example if I had movie or game soundtrack with multiple artists but in the same album, I would get something like this on the albums list The terminator osd - artist number 1 The terminator osd - artist number 2 The terminator osd - artist number 3 And so on With stable version and other players I would get only "The terminator osd - multiple artists" that would contain everything in the album. When this happens with multiple soundtracks things get really messy and it makes it almost impossible to find what I want to play. Off course that "artists number 1" and so on was just a example, it does say the real artist name instead of that. But when we actually have that option to search music per artist, this separation only messes things up. I don't mind if this however stays as a option or even as a default way to show the albums, but please make option to combine all the albums under one album. Even if it has multiple artists on it. Best way to show them (in my opinion) would be "the terminator osd - multiple artists" like it was. However I can see that may someone else would like this way, but things like this should be optional.
  5. Well call it a bug but I call it a miracle! because after I restored the old stable version using titanium backup (both the app and the data), play store decided to ignore my request not to automatically install Poweramp updates. However even though I have alpha 703 play store version installed, without "fixing" my files everything appears to be just like it was in the old stable version. I even didn't have access to my computer between the last restore and accidental update, I literally have no idea how but now it works. Even though in the albums view it says on those collections "unknown artist" and groups them under one album. On the albums by artists view it shows them just like it used to show them(on the artists view) , when I posted this thread on here. Now I probably have to take "protected backup" of the working Poweramp just to be safe. Well apparently Poweramp went bit crazy when I went to 7 hour Helsinki - Tallinn and back cruise (for tax free liquor off course 😉) I didn't have reliable internet for the whole time. and for some odd reason even though I have had normal internet access for several hours now, and I have been using Poweramp good amounts of time too. Only after I posted this reply, It went back to the "normal" mode, so I give up and I will edit the excessive library of music again so our lord and savior Poweramp will be satisfied. Otherwise I would have just returned to the old version, but if not oreo then most likely either Android P or at least Q would be incompatible with the old version. But I still don't understand what use there is to have both "albums" and "albums by artists" view. I would understand that the albums view had "90's hits - various artists" while albums by artists view had that same album separated in a smaller groups by artists like it is now on both views.
  6. As for now I have settled in using the old stable version, as it works as it should (for me at least) However for the future it would be better if there was different shorting for the old way (albums) that contains the whole album. Then there could be that albums by artists view that had different albums for every artist. Now it makes no sense because both albums and albums by artists view both contains the exact same layout. I know that this new way makes sense for some use cases. but when we have two shorting options that are named differently (albums) and (albums by artists), but contain the exact same shorting. That makes no sense at all. However I have to step down because I have 4.4.2 kitkat rom on my phone, and after seeing what it is like to use my s5 with lollipop it is how it will stay. But this phone and it's kitkat rom aren't forever as I'm looking if Nokia will release the rumored 128gb/6gb version of the Nokia 8 or not, I'm going to upgrade to it. And I don't think that if not Oreo, then maybe the next Android P is what breaks the old stable Poweramp. So for the future having the both layouts working would be the best way to go.
  7. I'm not sure but at least on the old stable version it did group that album under the same big collection like it should. However couldn't that albums by artists view be what has this behavior, and that albums view remain like it was on the old version? That way people who want this new way could be happy and also people like me would be too. Or there could be option under the settings for this. And what you said about the ultimate collection example, then I would rather just edit the files and change the album name to ultimate collection by *artist name and then both albums would be separated from each other. Now only option would be me to go ahead and remove the artist name tags from the album, just to restore them under the same album. At least according to other players on Android and windows, those files are OK. And if those files worked fine on the old Poweramp, then why wouldn't they work on the new one too?
  8. Sadly that join albums thing did absolutely nothing, I still get same albums "repeated" on the albums view. Stupidest thing is that there already seems to be "albums by artists" view that does exactly the same thing as the album view does now. So most likely this is a rather large bug (at least on the usability side) and hopefully it will be fixed, so I don't have to keep using the old version indefinitely. Edit: forum wouldn't let me post my screenshots because they were over 50kb limit, so there is imgur link for them. Poweramp alpha albums view bug https://imgur.com/a/AaNYR
  9. Is this how album list is going to be working from now on? What I mean is that previously on the v2 stable and with other players on my Android phone or windows pc albums with multiple artists like movie or game soundtracks would only show like this. The terminator osd - multiple artists And it would contain all the tracks in the album. But with the alpha version I would get something like this The terminator osd - artist number 1 The terminator osd - artist number 2 And so on as many times as there is artists on the album. Off course that artists number... part would contain actual artists name, this was just a quick example of what it does with albums which contains multiple artists. With one or two albums that would be somewhat acceptable and I can also see that it could be useful as a option to have. But imagine what it would look and how messy it would get if you got say 15 different soundtracks and each had 3-6 different artists. Or even worse if it was something like "90's best hit songs" type of album that contains 30 tracks from 30 different artists, then add few more albums like that and no one can find anything from that mess. And don't forget the fact that there already is that artist view that does this same thing already, so why mess up the albums view like that. Other than that it has been working just fine, however with this mess of a album view my testing has been rather limited. Poweramp alpha albums view bug https://imgur.com/a/AaNYR