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      Poweramp v3 Beta-test Build 790 Now Released   04/29/2018

      Poweramp v3 BETA TEST preview build 790, including brand new user interface, has now been released - 30 April 2018. This is not quite feature-complete yet, so only install if you are happy to test with a slightly reduced set of options.  Missing features should be completed during May. Please report any issues in the testing forum thread, and remember to backup your previous build before testing.  
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Poweramp v3 beta-preview-build-790 - Not yet feature-complete, read first post before commenting

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Hi, I tried the Beta and it looks great. I decided to roll back to the released version in the meantime as I needed my playlists. This worked fine for a few hours then teh playlists vanished. I decided as I had now seemingly lost the that I would try the beta again....I did this but decided again I needed playlists , I thought I would have to remake them ....But they appeared again for  a few hours then they vanished! Does anyone know why this is happening?

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3 hours ago, jenluvs2sing said:

OK, so despite the lack of library options (which is super annoying but I understand the whole beta/test version I'm in) I'm fairly happy with the new GUI. Few things:

  • PLEASE make the pause button bigger. I understand taking away the others but the pause, especially with the graphic representation behind it, is entirely too small and gets lost.
  • Definitely having different sound issues. Same album on the last stable build is cranky on this build, losing sound at the higher end where it didn't before.
  • VERY weird thing I'm experiencing just today, I have an album playing and the screen is off and it's playing a few seconds then advancing to the next song by itself. I don't know if it's doing it on more than one album, the one I was listening to this morning didn't do this, and it didn't do it in the last build. Very strange either way. 
  • I'm curious to see how the up button will work in the new GUI. I liked that you could choose whether to look by album/artist in the last one. 

All in all not too bad, though I'm withholding final judgment for the final release. 

I don't know if it's been mentioned somewhere in the previous 54 pages, but as far as the artist library option, I found a rather simple workaround. Use the search function, for Artist, the results pull albums in the top section, and songs in the bottom section. Works ok for me, until the more complete version gets released, for the times I really want to find a specific artist. Sound is much better with 790, so I'm sticking with it.

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Looks and plays great for me on my s8+ on Oreo 8.0.
Sometimes i get random crashes when doing the swipe down gesture on NP screen.
It seems to only happen when bringing it up then quickly swiping it away.
As if it crashes from doing it too fast. lol

Excited for v3, already bought the full unlock and it's my first time using!
Especially excited for more customization options and the Library features. (Especially artist view!)
It blows my mind how many people have come into this thread just to post about various missing or not working features without even reading the initial post. lol

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1 hour ago, Xeltos_ said:

Looks and plays great for me on my s8+ on Oreo 8.0.
Sometimes i get random crashes when doing the swipe down gesture on NP screen.
It seems to only happen when bringing it up then quickly swiping it away.
As if it crashes from doing it too fast. lol

Excited for v3, already bought the full unlock and it's my first time using!
Especially excited for more customization options and the Library features. (Especially artist view!)
It blows my mind how many people have come into this thread just to post about various missing or not working features without even reading the initial post. lol

I have the S8+ as well and I'm loving the new version's potential!

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Does anyone know why when I change an albums embedded album cover to one I downloaded and applied through Poweramp the album cover shows as blank or as the embedded one when it's supposed to be showing the downloaded one? I've been having this problem, I'm on 705 right now because I want my playlists

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Haven't had any real issues other than the obvious beta teething issues (random episodes of skip-pocalyspe that require a phone restart) All I can "complain" about is are the awful blocks of text covering the artwork, and perhaps a nitpick about the waveform seekbar lol. Wish is was a bit more conforming to the music ie perhaps the bars were a bit thinner. Small stuff but decent so far on the absolute basics.

Queing albums isn't working as I found out on a recent roadtrip but expected I guess.

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I cant change tracks using headphone buttons. It works for some time initially then it stops. Any one facing the same issue?

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12 hours ago, KTOuy said:

Consequence of this issue is not letting me activate PA giving me error 500 no activations left.

Please email poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your details so the activation limit can be reset for you.

Andre

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2 hours ago, sparsa said:

I cant change tracks using headphone buttons. It works for some time initially then it stops. Any one facing the same issue?

 

with the screen off I work but the volumes do not work. Only if I force the rom to wake up the screen from the volume keys the screen turns on and the volumes work. but the changes track with double click from the headset work

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I am using Nokia 7 plus under Android 8.1.0

The control panel in notification bar is not working. Do you guys have the same problem?Or I missed something which I need to set up?

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So I downloaded the 705 and now Hi-Res works on my Sony Xperia z5 Compact. I Put on my Hi-Res headphones and tried OpenSL ES and instantly you can hear a difference in the music. BUT then I started comparing a hi-res song over and over again OpenSL ES vs Hi-Res direct hardware. It appeared Open SL ES is clearer. Then I started to notice little clicks here and there and even some... (not sure what to call it) hissing in the voices or pitch problems. I switched to the stock Sony music player because I saw a lot of people say that sounded better in their opinion. I could not hear any of those noises I heard in OpenSL ES or using Poweramp Hi-Res direct hardware. So I abandoned OpenSL ES and noticed I was getting a difference in sound in Poweramp Hi-Res vs the stock Sony player. The stock player sounded a little better even though I had the Sony Music enhancers like DSEE HX and ClearAudio+ off. I finally noticed in Poweramp that Equ/Tone/Limit were enabled by default when I installed the new version. I turned them off and now the sound is identical. I really don't care for any of the equalizers/enhancers as they tend to add noises and artifacts that weren't in the music to begin with. Not sure what OpenSL ES is doing to the Sony system but Sony has been in the music game long enough they already did a lot of work to get the sound great on their devices. Maybe other brands need the help of OpenSL ES but it sounds like it's an over tuned equalizer on Z5 compact.

I am now only waiting to see how the new Poweramp goes only because I want cover art in playlists... but this version is perfectly fine since hi-res works.

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I'll preface this by saying I am a long term Poweramp user since Android 2.x.x days, not a troll or hater.

 

Aside from any personal taste opinions on the new UI, I've had a lot of useability and reliabilty  issues with 790 alpha. 

It also only uses the normal SD820 SoC hi res, not the extra AKM DAC in my Axon 7 so doesn't offer any benefit for me.

Jet Audio HD and Player Pro still sound better. Jet has some bugs that ultimately stop it being my daily driver despite the fantastic sound but Player Pro runs great and reliable like the old Poweramp public version so I've had to stop using Poweramp alpha  and stick with Player Pro for daily use as default player.

Will keep checking in here on progress but it seems the new PA has taken so long to arrive that it's kind of missed the boat and fanboys will argue for it despite the problems.

Look at it objectively, not fanatically.

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10 hours ago, andrewilley said:

Please email Poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your details so the activation limit can be reset for you.

Andre

Done already, and solved. Thanks!

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On 13.5.2018 at 1:48 AM, twinextralong said:

I love it and am excited for more updates. Can I make a couple of requests/suggestions?

1. A way to quickly jump to another list/album without being on the first or last track, like we had before (a two- fingered swipe?).

2. A way to see which track out of how many on the player screen again (it's still in the notifications of course, but it was nice for me, as I almost always listen to full albums).

Thanks!

No. 1 is a very good idea. I'd appreciate that because it is logical and intuitive and doesn't need any additional button.

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1 hour ago, luce said:

I'd appreciate that because it is logical and intuitive and doesn't need any additional button.

An invisible, obscurely two-fingered swipe in some random direction is a more logical and intuitive way to change to the next album instead of - say - a button with a "next" arrow on it? ;)

Andre

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Wow! This update is awesome! Max, keep doing good job :D And also on Sony M4 Aqua Hi-res audio works just fine. Processor: Snapdragon 615

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1 hour ago, Stevieex23 said:

Does anyone know if V3 is still scheduled for end of May/Beginning of June release date?

Given the diversion into builds 705 and 706 for further high-res testing, I rather doubt it, but you never know. I would hope there would be a slightly more feature-complete beta release within that time-frame though.

Andre

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4 hours ago, andrewilley said:

Given the diversion into builds 705 and 706 for further high-res testing, I rather doubt it, but you never know. I would hope there would be a slightly more feature-complete beta release within that time-frame though.

Andre

Okay I've been looking forward to the feature full beta release! Thanks for responding

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While acknowledging this is a not-ready-for-prime-time release, and absolutely not complaining, (as I can easily go back to older versions), I do have a few opinions after using 790 for a few days.

First, the sound is great, that's why I sticking with it for now. However, there are a few aesthetic and usability observations. On the home screen, I'm definitely not a fan of the track info on black bars across the album art display. I kind of makes it look like something added after it was forgotten earlier, or it was a quick prototype that didn't get adjusted in time for the release, and it partially covers hi-res art downloaded. It just doesn't look like it naturally belongs there.

Also, the  graphical seekbar is a nice idea, but maybe it could be reduced a bit, make it narrower and put the track info above it? The pause button is too small, compared to the play button, seems really strange, and when I'm busy with my attention elsewhere, finding it quickly is inconvenient. I like using gestures, but in certain situations they're not as convenient as buttons for navigating.

As for the library, as I posted above, at least the Artists, I'm able to easily work around the lack of button access by using the search function. Ok for now, but wouldn't want it to be permanent, which I know was mentioned will be fixed. I don't know if this works for playlists, as I don't have any now, maybe someone could test this, as well as other library buttons not working.

Widget: When PA is turned off, none of the buttons on the widget work (no matter which style) until I start PA from the app icon. Then, play, pause back & forward buttons work, but clicking on the widget won't open PA. This is a rather large inconvenience. Not mentioned in the release, but still needs fixing.

So that's it for now, until I explore more.

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On 30/04/2018 at 6:02 AM, Silversmith said:

Unfortunately, there seems be no sound on my V30 regardless of any alterations I make to the settings, I will keep looking for a solution and see if I can fix it. It looks like I will just have to wait a bit longer until the beta gets closer to completion. Thank you Max for all of your hard work you put into this app, I know it must not be easy working on this all by yourself and with everyone putting pressure on you to release the update as soon as possible.

Don't understand why your V30 not working as works flawlessly with my LG G6 with quad dac, unless its Oreo related as I am on Nougat 7.0

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8 hours ago, Stolbtzoff said:

Poweramp 790 came out on April 30, and when to wait for the next build?

 

7 hours ago, Meteorman said:

When comes new Beta?

Oh, didn't you know that it's already out for most users... it's just being kept a secret from you.

.... :):)

Seriously folks, enough with the ETA requests! There have been two test releases this week alone (705 and 706) and now Max is going back to making the 790 fork more feature-complete. When he's ready to release something, it will be announced in these forums first. 

Andre

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