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  1. It's another great Google Android 11 "feature" I'm afraid. Until they fix it, it won't be going away. Andre
  2. Because the sole developer's time is already fully occupied with work on the Android version. You can try to run PA in an emulator environment if you want though. Andre
  3. All you need to do is re-install both Poweramp and the Unlocker app from the Play Store again once you have reset your phone and logged back in to your Google account. Sometimes Google will offer to restore all your previous apps automatically for you, but you might prefer to do that manually instead if the purpose for the reset is to clean out your device a bit. For more information if you have any problems, see: (Note the process may be slightly different if you are still using the five year old Legacy Poweramp v2 - unless you have posted your question in the wrong subforum and yo
  4. Phone, ROM version, PA version? Any recent changes? Have you assigned permissions? Andre
  5. There is a workaround in the meantime by the way, by saving your own image files directly into Poweramp's internal image cache folders. Any Playlist images that you manually select in Poweramp are stored in the folder /Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/selected_playlist/ (note the underscore before 'com', which is present on Android 10 or earlier, but not for new Android 11+ installations). The image filename protocol is the full playlist name, including its extension if it is file-based, followed by .jpg. Many special characters other than $, dash, comma and dot (so things like
  6. Unfortunately that's not very common, many people would have a bunch of .M3U files in one place rather than them all being in separate folders. I suspect something could be done in the future by looking for sidecar files in the same folder though - so a playlist called abcd.m3u8 could look for a cover image from a file called abcd.jpg in the same folder. Andre
  7. That's good advice generally, there's no point in wasting time scanning areas that you already know don't contain music. That's the whole point of having a Music Folders setting in the first place. I always suggest de-selecting all storage first, then just enable the specific overall folder, or folders, that contains your music. From Android 11 you'll be pretty much forced into this anyway, as its granting access permission system works at the folder level rather than for the whole of a storage medium. Andre
  8. As I said, we'd need @maxmp to comment on this, it may be something he can devise a workaround for if he can duplicate the problem. Andre
  9. No hardware can be damaged while your audio is in the digital domain, the 'sound' is just a load of ones and zeroes at that stage - it'd be like damaging your device by putting too large a number into a spreadsheet. Once sound becomes analogue via an output device though, very extreme volumes could technically become damaging, but you'd really have to be deliberately stupid about it. Andre
  10. That's how I tend to use Bluetooth as well, and indeed most audio signals generally. Full level signal fed between the devices, which on old analogue gear kept the noise floor low, and then adjust the listening volume on the final power amp stage ("power amp" in audio equipment terms, not PA the app). Andre
  11. You do have a volume control. Just because it goes up to 11 doesn't mean you have to push it up that far. If you are playing music at such a high level that you are worried about damaging your audio equipment, heaven help your ears... Andre
  12. But that's exactly what you asked for... If it's now too loud, just turn it down with the volume control, or reduce the preamp setting in the Equaliser, or use ReplayGain if your songs have RG data embedded. Andre
  13. @Si6776 Have you tried a clean re-install of Poweramp since the late Android update? Remember to backup any internal playlists first, as the whole PA setup will be rebuilt. Andre
  14. Using DVC and Bluetooth Absolute Volume at the same time can cause issues, hence Max's suggestion to turn on the "Disable BT Absolute Volume" control in the Android Developer Settings menu. Andre
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