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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 suggest you write in to the phone manufacturers and scold them for not optimising their ROMs. Maybe they Putin spyware inside, is why it lagz.
  2. Poweramp lags on my Galaxy S2. Yes, I have a working Galaxy S2.
  3. Love your explanation, thanks. Google's Android was a cowboy town for a long time... pirating Java from Sun-Oracle, slow as crap. With Android O, limited modularity is finally here. Well, we all got what we wished for, whether we voted or not. (like Trump, right?) Since Max has already gone more than halfway towards completion for Material Design, we should just encourage him to make sure that his code is easy to maintain and upgrade for future Android versions. These are things that cannot be rushed. Mozilla faced the same problem with Firefox. You can't just improve old code. Old code follows old paradigms. You need to construct new code along new guidelines. That took years, but finally, Firefox is ready.
  4. I stand corrected. I was trying to leave some face, some space, for the hi res shills. But I admit I haven't refreshed my reading in recent months. The data does say that 48 kHz is actually better because the lowpass filter can be gentler when tapering off from 20 kHz to 24 kHz. But that's because of the Fourier transform. Brickwalling right at 22.05 kHz would introduce more obvious ringing artifacts. Other than that, 16 bits is more than enough for playback. It is more than the difference between the softest whisper and standing next to a jet turbine. That said, if 24 bits can be had for no extra financial and processing cost, why not? Sad fact is that 24 bits is purely marketing, to increase the damn costs. Only studio engineers need to use it, for DSP headroom. The end listeners don't.
  5. The weakest link in an audio chain is the speakers or the headphones. So that's where you find the biggest improvement and pleasure in your audio journey. I have to caution that you're still only referring to your subjective experience. The answer to the "problem" of mp3 is not high res. The problem of mp3 is not low res, but suboptimal frame sizes and sfb21 bitrate bloat that affects 16 kHz and above. It suffers from pre-echo due to the first, and deprivation of bits below 16 kHz due to the second, if the lowpass is not low enough. The answer to mp3 is the modern codecs that were designed to overcome its specific weaknesses, or designed after years of dealing with psychoacoustic models, transforms, and filters, and learning about minimising the non-linear artifacts that arise from using them. These codecs today are lc-aac and opus, opus being unencumbered by patents. If one is sensitive to the various artifacts of lossy codecs, they can go on to lossless codecs like FLAC or ALAC, FLAC being unencumbered by patents. The sufficiency of 16-bits and 44.1 kHz has been proven by hard research data again and again. Perhaps a handful of people can go beyond, and even so, it's more likely that they are simply _different_, not better. There is no need to envy them or to try to be like them. The latest audio technology was created because of people who did correct science. Why then, may I ask, do you insist on applying anti-science when promoting high res as a magic potion? Is it wrong for Poweramp to playback high res? No. If technology improves and creates a bigger buffer against mistakes made in studio mixing and recording, then we should move in that direction. Is it wrong to falsely claim that high res is audible? Yes.
  6. Sad to see the anti-science high res pushers in here too.
  7. https://ask.audio/articles/music-theory-432-hz-tuning-separating-fact-from-fiction Might as well make a plugin that converts to any frequency of one's choosing.
  8. Check that you set the audio output in either Android or PA to the virtual device? IIRC Oreo changed the audio subsystem.
  9. Well bud, you're WRONG, according to SynekPablo. He says there are LOTS of free apps which are very good. So good that we are supposed to regret paying for Poweramp or waiting for v3.
  10. What are some of these very good free music apps which give me very good reasons to uninstall Poweramp?
  11. That interface looks dope. I can wait. It's going to take even longer to expect Spotify to use the Opus format and to default to HD audio playback. Poweramp's situation is nothing.
  12. Honestly it seems you're mocking the developer as well as the patient users, with the brash remarks of "moving on" and such. Well you've said your piece, got it off your chest. You're welcome to stay, in fact very welcome. You're also welcome to leave, such is the flexibility of the Android ecosystem.
  13. This is a good idea, seconding!