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  1. Not sure how Max does it, but in the "good old days" I always used to seed my randomise functions with a millisecond value from the system clock, just for a bit of extra mixedupness. Andre
  2. @maxmp Yes, those are the actions that I think people would like to be able to customise to their own ideas (along with tap/long-press/etc). Andre
  3. Not and remain within the ID3 spec for file tagging. In the original ID3 spec, Genres were only available as a single byte of data which referred to a simple pre-defined list of words (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3). More recent implementations (such as ID3v2.3 or ID3v2.4) allow for free-format text, and even for multiple versions of the same tag (so you could assign two different genre tags for one song for example, such as "Electronic" and "Pop"), but there is no concept of a genre 'tree' with sub-divisions within the spec. Andre
  4. So what do you mean by "all showing as playlists, ie full albums." and later "no playlists in the app, or on the device" ? Could you maybe include a few screenshots to illustrate what you are seeing? Andre
  5. I guess the object in these cases would be the album art itself. Left/right/up/down swipes actions could be chosen from a Settings menu, plus tap/double-tap/long-press actions. Andre
  6. You can play around with things like turning DVC on or off, turning high-res on or off, adjusting the pre-amp gain, turning the limiter off, etc. Andre
  7. Genre is a single item though (picked up from the file's ID3 tags), the tag spec does not provide for any sub-categories to sort by. Andre
  8. No, PA has not developed an AI of it's own to deliberately mess with your music listening. If it is a "fact" please provide some objective evidence, as so far everything you have said is completely subjective. For example you could make a short playlist of ten songs and play them all in Shuffle Songs mode (with Repeat Off). Keep a record of the order they play in, and then reshuffle the list and listen again and try to determine any repeating patterns. Andre
  9. Genre tags do not have sub-categories as a general rule. Folders can though, is that what you mean? Andre
  10. What format of music files? Are there any Playlist files there too (.pls or .mu3) and/or any unnecessary .CUE files (ones which are not there solely to break large album rips into different segments)? Andre
  11. Oh, and if you can't access Poweramp for some reason, another option would be to try the New Playlist Manager third-party app. Again, you need to have the device working to run this of course. Andre
  12. Does DSD support Replay Gain? I know it's a seriously niche format developed for SACD/etc use, using a single-bit model, so possibly not. Andre
  13. Agreed, FLAC is a much better option than WAV, and is still lossless. Longpress on the metadata line (under the track control area) to see the current audio path being used. However to play devil's advocate for a moment, if your ears can't tell the difference (i.e. blind test) do the technical details really matter? Andre
  14. No, it may not bring you back to the same level. By reducing the gain on my Note 3, I got rid of the background noise from the audio circuit, but it did have the result of making the maximum possible sound level a bit lower too. I wasn't too bothered about having 'bleeding-ears' maximum volume available, I just wanted to be able to listen at minimum levels at night without hearing a background hiss. Andre
  15. Backing up play counts and ratings etc could make a pretty big file. Not as bad as if people wanted to back up artwork too though. Andre
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