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  1. I thought this one had gone away long ago as no one has mentioned it recently. And this only happens when you try to modify the M3U8 list within Poweramp, until then it's fine? Andre
  2. That sounds like an Android notification trying to interrupt, is that a possibility? Andre
  3. If you formatted the card, PA would have had to rescan everything anyway as Android would have presented it as new storage. Does this problem occur with every track, or just some (specific ones, or randomly?). The sample you uploaded was regular ASCII in both the filename and tag contents, were the folder names too? Andre
  4. Both files seem fine to me and are identical. With both placed on my SD Card while PA is not running, when I run PA the tags are all read correctly and show up in Recently Added category too. Andre
  5. The problem in your case (as with that other thread) seems to be that button ACTION_DOWN events are being created by the Bluetooth device with no corresponding ACTION_UP afterwards to say that the button has been released again. PA thus assumes that the button is being kept held down by the user (as it hasn't been informed otherwise) which means continue to Fast-Forward. Have you been able to find out why the BT device is doing this? Andre
  6. Just noticed this from another thread link. The problem in the above case seems to be that button ACTION_DOWN events are being created by the BT device with no corresponding ACTION_UP to say that the button has been released again, so PA must be assuming that the button is being kept held down by the user as it hasn't been informed otherwise, which means Fast-Forward. Andre
  7. Ah, I see. No, I'd definitely suggest making the album names reflect the real tiles (e.g. "Lost Season 1", "Game of Thrones Season 1", etc). That's what I do anyway; duplicating Album Titles unnecessarily is asking for trouble at some point. Andre
  8. There is an option to permanently enable the hamburger icon in v2, needed as some devices report that they have a physical Menu button when they don't. Usually there's a workaround trick on most devices that lets you get into the menu just one time in order to set the mode (such as long-pressing on the Home or Back buttons, may need a bit of trial and error to find how on your device). I'll move this thread over to the v2 topic as it's not related to the current product. Andre
  9. Then yes, it's probably that at some point the album name was picked up from the Game of Thrones match (not sure why a Lost OST and a GoT OST would ever have the same album title wording though?). The best way to differentiate different albums which happen to have the same title is to use the Album Artist tag (just using the Artist tag alone may not help, because collection / Various Artists albums need to have their tracks grouped together). I do agree that the running time metadata being missing from the Albums level when you've drilled down from the Artist or Albums by Artist categories is probably an oversight that needs to be fixed though (as it works in all levels of other drill-down categories, such as Folders Hierarchy).One for @maxmp to look at I think. Andre
  10. That's an album (of other category) header, not an individual track's results. Albums do not have metadata per se, it's interpreted from all the tracks which are tagged to say they are part of that album. Think of a compilation album where each track was released in a different year, it has to pick one. Do any of the other tracks in that same album have a date of 2011? For your other question, Settings > Library > Lists > Headers with Meta. However you do seem to have that enabled anyway (otherwise the line with the year would not be shown). What Library Category are you using, I see the total running time in that line in Folders, Albums, Artists, and some other views - but oddly not when you drill down from Artist's name to one of their Albums, which I agree it probably should. Andre
  11. That Lost track shows as 2006 for me in TagScanner on my PC and also in Poweramp. What are you seeing? Andre
  12. You could adjust the ticked folder names in Settings > Library > Music Folders, so that certain locations are omitted from Poweramp's scanning process and thus won't appear in the library database or any category views even if the physical files are still retained on the device. Note: for any song to appear within a Playlist though, it must necessarily exist in the library database first, so any songs you remove from PA in this way will also vanish from playlists. Andre
  13. If the year is the only tag that is being read incorrectly, and the others are OK, I would suspect the embedded tagging data within the file has some sort of issue. Could you provide a sample file? Andre
  14. It all sounds like either problems with the embedded tags (can you upload some samples?) or PA is still being allowed to scan while the files are only half-copied (which will find the name, but not the tag data). A Full Rescan should solve the latter problem, but obviously not if it's something odd in the tags. Andre
  15. Correct. When viewing by Genre you will see a long list of albums which contain tracks that are tagged under that genre (it's actually the tracks that contain tags by the way, not the album as a whole). This list can easily be viewed sorted by Artist, which gives you partially what you want, but there is no 'three-layer drill down' feature that provides a list of Artists which you then need to open in order to see their albums. That type of sorting would currently be best achieved using the Folders Hierarchy category - as long as your music is organised tidily on your storage of course. I've been suggesting for a long time that a user-customisable category system (where you can create your own multi-layer sorting and grouping modes) would be a really useful feature for Poweramp, and Max (@maxmp, the PA dev) has said that it is on his long-term radar, but I'm afraid I don't know when it might happen. Andre
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