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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.    
andrewilley

Poweramp v3 Project Update (please read first post for latest info before commenting)

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Yeah really...the amount of suspense behind the beta has really driven the community crazyūüė™.Also minding the fact that max lastly replied around September and that he is the only developer on the project due to fallouts. I mean atleast the final v3 should release by Christmas i hope and prayūü§ě

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4 minutes ago, Ameya28 said:

¬†I mean atleast the final v3 should release by Christmas i hope and prayūü§ě

I don't think there is any chance at all of a final v3 release by Christmas, although hopefully the next beta test featuring the new user interface that Max has been working on should be ready by then.

While I know that the userbase voted for a Material Design UI as their number one feature request, I do wonder whether that answer might have been somewhat different if they were aware it would require two years of programming during which time no other updates, feature additions or bug fixes would be possible.

Andre

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Yeah i get the Material UI request factor,but i feel that everyone would be quite satisfied and happy even if the New UI is done right.Also an official skin featuring 2017-18 elements can be produced later. Glad to hear that the beta will be released about christmas timeūüėÉ.

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19 hours ago, martinkem said:

It's the final month of the year and my prediction of a "just in time for a Christmas" release is still on track

Keep hoping!

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Thread cleaned. Back on topic now please.

Andre

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then ... let's be clear: we already have a fantastic player, this anxiety is not justified ... or rather ... in this way annoyed. I also look forward, especially if there will be further improvements on the HighDefinition side, but let's realize that the current product works great, so calm and calm I think

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2 hours ago, daveaspec said:

 

then ... let's be clear: we already have a fantastic player, this anxiety is not justified ... or rather ... in this way annoyed. I also look forward, especially if there will be further improvements on the HighDefinition side, but let's realize that the current product works great, so calm and calm I think

The player we have is definitely fantastic but this is a v3 discussion thread so its all about the new beta! Everyone is waiting and that makes some people to flip out nothing else... Its just a normal day on the threadūüėā

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Regarding the new release

A few questions if I could be so bold:

  1. If there is a beta/new alpha release will it be via the Play Store Poweramp beta channel?
  2. When v3.0 final is released (especially if a public beta is skipped) can you somehow release a notification to beta/alpha users so they know? Maybe release the final into the beta channel with a pop up advising people they can move over to the normal release.
  3. Can you add "cloud" support to the export/import settings system please? It will aid people moving from beta/alpha to the normal release.
    1. Maybe even a "auto backup" option as well, that would be handy because I usually always forget to export my settings when I wipe/replace my phone.

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The beta will most likely be released here on the website first, but then fairly quickly to the beta channel of Google Play. When the 'official' release of v3 happens I suspect it will be an automatic update on Google Play (as long as the user is running Android 5 or above)

Andre

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Well after using Poweramp literally every day for nearly 7 years it's time to move on.

Such potential for development being stifled by an owner with absolutely no foresight.

Thanks to those who recommended USB Audio Player PRO .... it's not perfect but certainly a step up in some areas and more importantly is being actively developed.

Poweramp uninstalled on all my devices and link for the forum deleted. Thanks Max but too little too late. Such a shame.

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I think THE BEST alternative to Poweramp is Neutron Player. It is running by group of programmers not one person. It has hi res audio up to 768 khz, UPnP Streaming, all audiophile features that you need, like parametric equalizer, 20 band graphical equalizer and so on. And the lock screen player is THE BEST I EVER SEEN. I personally use these two players Neutron and Poweramp. But if Poweramp v3 would be with material design and hi res audio, I will use Poweramp as my primary music player. I think we will get Poweramp v3 at the end of winter and I will wait for it.

P.S. These two players use MINIMAL POWER CONSUMPTION, as opposed to all other music players on the market. I personally check power consumption of almost all the players.

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Either UAPP or Neutron are great. No fault picking one over the other. Neutron has oodles of options and bit perfect playback. UAPP resamples 44.1kHz to 48kHz if what I read is correct. Hopefully remedied soon.

I chose UAPP over Neutron because the developer is getting a LG V20 (I have a V20.) and will work with the ESS driver to maximize use of the DAC on LG phones. And I have to admit, the user interface. People can read more about these players and such at head-fi.

The tables can turn again if PA with an updated interface and engine enter the market.

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8 hours ago, DTWD said:

Regarding the new release

A few questions if I could be so bold:

  1. If there is a beta/new alpha release will it be via the Play Store Poweramp beta channel?
  2. When v3.0 final is released (especially if a public beta is skipped) can you somehow release a notification to beta/alpha users so they know? Maybe release the final into the beta channel with a pop up advising people they can move over to the normal release.
  3. Can you add "cloud" support to the export/import settings system please? It will aid people moving from beta/alpha to the normal release.
    1. Maybe even a "auto backup" option as well, that would be handy because I usually always forget to export my settings when I wipe/replace my phone.

cloud support would be great.  I always forget to backup mine as well when resetting a phone.  Funny i reset my tablet and when i restored it Rocketplayer had the custom EQ presets still.  I did'nt back it up at all.  But asking for cloud support might set the release back another year lol.

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18 hours ago, andrewilley said:

The beta will most likely be released here on the website first, but then fairly quickly to the beta channel of Google Play. When the 'official' release of v3 happens I suspect it will be an automatic update on Google Play (as long as the user is running Android 5 or above)

Andre

If that works then great, I just didn't want to be languishing on a beta while everyone on the normal channel is rocking the latest build :D

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If you want audiophile music player Neutron

if you want mp3 player that looks great doubleTwist

Lets see what Poweramp will suggest us with v3

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54 minutes ago, barcajuvebilbao said:

If you want audiophile music player Neutron

if you want mp3 player that looks great doubleTwist

Lets see what Poweramp will suggest us with v3

I hope it will be an audiophile music player with awesome UI and UX.

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I just tried Neutron after all the obvious shilling going on here, and seriously, wtf is this clunky abomination? And you guys dare criticize PA for the interface? LOL!

Neutron has probably the worst interface I've ever seen on any music player ever, not only in terms of how utterly convoluted it is but how much of an eyesore it is as well. As for the sound, I can hear no difference between it and PA v2 on a pair of sennheiser hd599. PA is lighthyears ahead of the competition even on V2. V3 is going to make every  other music player on the market look like pathetic shovelware in comparison (even more so than it already does).

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On 12/6/2017 at 1:18 PM, kradcliffe said:

Well after using Poweramp literally every day for nearly 7 years it's time to move on.

Such potential for development being stifled by an owner with absolutely no foresight.

Thanks to those who recommended USB Audio Player PRO .... it's not perfect but certainly a step up in some areas and more importantly is being actively developed.

Poweramp uninstalled on all my devices and link for the forum deleted. Thanks Max but too little too late. Such a shame.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out

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Well it took Motorola over a year to push nougat to the moto x pure/style.... Which I didn't think I'd see the day.

Patience is all that's needed... Poweramp will show up one of these days

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I've been wondering how the developer is going to keep up with the platform changes over time.  It seems Android keeps going through major changes, and leaves room for more adjustments and optimizations.  Brings the question how development is going, and if it is getting closer to an official release, or struggling to keep up with all the platform changes in the process?

Just a thought I've been having for awhile.

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