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  1. andrewilley

    Poweramp alpha build-709

    Then it's presumably nothing to do with the duplication of titles, but the second set of files isn't reading correctly. Are the files that are not showing metadata in regular ID3 format, or using some other tagging system? Long-press on one of the songs in PA's library and view is tag info to see if it managed to read anything. Andre
  2. And your device, Poweramp version, ROM version, etc? A couple of things you could try (especially if you are using one of the v3 test releases): Uninstall and reinstall the app (without restoring any backed up settings to start with) Reformat your SD Card and copy all the contents back again (do this with the phone off) Check for any folders or filenames (or tags) with unusual characters, occasionally some extended ASCII characters can cause issues. Andre
  3. andrewilley

    Any existing Poweramp alternatives?

    Remember that beta 790 is not feature-complete, it is more of a user-interface test platform. Album View is available in it, but most of the other missing library features will return soon in the next release. 709 has everything complete, but with the older interface style (although I agree scrobbling can be patchy, I doubt Max has paid much attention to it with all of the other more important stuff that needs doing though). Andre
  4. andrewilley

    Auto Start / Resume

    You could try creating a Tasker (or similar) task which runs a few seconds after device startup to send a MEDIA_PLAY command (or issue a command to Poweramp's API). Andre
  5. andrewilley

    Poweramp alpha build-709

    In case it's a tag-reading issue, could you try temporarily removing the album that works OK from your scanned folders (pop it into an unscanned area for now) and do a Re-scan and see if the other album now shows correctly, or if it is still missing tags. Andre
  6. I remove personal, rude or offensive comments, general discussion comments are fine. Pure ETA requests are moved to a different thread. You are on moderated pre-approval anyway, and your content is often about 50/50, so think yourself lucky that most of them got though. And if you're not happy with that, you can always find yourself another app or forum. Really, please do... Andre
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    When it's ready. Please read the v709 thread (or at least the first few messages) before posting. Andre
  8. andrewilley

    Poweramp alpha build-709

    No, PA does not support Android Auto directly (although there are some helper apps out there which do). Andre
  9. andrewilley

    Auto Start / Resume

    The "Resume on Start" feature in Settings > Headset/Bluetooth > Audio Focus is the one you want, and if you test by exiting the app and restarting it then that should start playing on startup. There must be something odd about the way your device is restarting its apps on powerup. Has PA remember the last song position by the way (if you press Play manually after restarting the car). Andre
  10. andrewilley

    Can't verify license in any way

    The alpha and beta builds work fine with a Play Store licence. Give that a try and see if they happen to work for you. I'm surprised that your Play Store hasn't auto-updated more recently though, mine updates very regularly. You aren't using a very old Android version by any chance are you? (I'm talking pre 4.0) Otherwise, please email poweramp.maxmpz@gmail.com with your full details and they should be able to help you. Andre
  11. andrewilley

    Grouping albums by folders

    You're welcome. One of the problems of PA having so many options is that some can get missed. I keep threatening to write a manual - but who the heck reads those anyway? (To be honest, it didn't seem worthwhile doing until v3 gets a proper release as lots of things will change then) Andre
  12. andrewilley

    Poweramp alpha build-709

    Test version for new audio features - 709. Test version for new user-interface (but without some existing features such as some library views, sort options, etc) - 790. Others
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    Grouping albums by folders

    In the top level of the folders view, tap Menu > List Options > Heirarchy. Then the main folders view will be a drill-down list, just like browsing a file system, allowing you to create whatever structure you like. Andre
  14. andrewilley

    Album Artist =/= Artist

    As I said before, you are using a feature-incomplete version, which does not sort or display by Album Artists at all. If you use build 709, the sorting and Album Artist features are all present. It would be more useful to compare and test features in that version, or wait for the next beta release. Andre
  15. andrewilley

    Album Artist =/= Artist

    By "it says the whole album is by him" do you mean in the drilldown text options, or the artwork that is displayed. It sounds rather like you are talking about the cover art, in which case please see http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323535-how-album-art-for-a-track-is-selected . I assume that the 'Artist' name is chosen in the same way (in normal Albums view it will be taken form the ARTIST tag, not the ALBUM ARTIST one, and the Artist tag in your example above is Getter). Andre
  16. andrewilley

    Album Artist =/= Artist

    Use Album Artists view (the artist for the song will always remain as Getter though). Andre
  17. 709 is more recent and feature-complete than 790, but it does not use the snazzy new material design interface. Andre
  18. andrewilley

    Album Artist =/= Artist

    You are using the non feature-complete test version of PA3 (build 790). The library mode that you need (Album Artists) is not yet implemented - only basic Albums, Artists and Folders category views are supported. All the other modes (there are quite a few) will be restored in the next test release, or use build 709 in the meantime which is more fully featured (but does not use the new-style interface). Andre
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    Of course it does, PA's shuffle options are some of the most flexible around - but because of that, as you say, there can be a bit of a learning curve to start with. Start playing your music in Folders mode (i.e. go into the Folders view, choose the folder and song you want, and tap the song to start playback). Then in the player screen tap the lower-right Shuffle icon to set the mode to "Shuffle Songs, Lists in Order" and you're done. If you want another folder to start playing once the current one is finished, set the Repeat mode (lower right icon) to "Advance List", otherwise leave it Off if you want it to stop after the current folder is done (or choose Repeat if you want to keep listening to the same folder). These options will stay exactly as you've set them, and are remembered between sessions, so once you've done the above simply choose a new song from another folder to continue (or press the >>> button in the Player screen to go the the next folder manually). Andre
  20. andrewilley

    Change track using volume rockers

    Poweramp does not support this internally, you need to us an external app to provide this functionality. Andre
  21. andrewilley

    Persistent squeaks PLEASE HELP

    You posted in the v3 development forum, but you appear to be using the original v2 build of Poweramp. It might be worth increasing the audio buffer size and the thread priority in Settings. If those don't help, try downloading build 709 from the Downloads tab at the top of this page and see if the newer v3 audio engine helps. Andre
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    Equalizer Settings Revert at end of each song

    I must confess I've not found one, other than digging in the data files I don't know how to view what presets you have current got enabled. Andre
  23. Max has said he wasn't planning on having dynamic adjustment based on the source track as that would introduce a click between each track. Andre
  24. andrewilley

    Equalizer Settings Revert at end of each song

    You have probably set something as a preset for that device (or album, genre, etc) so any immediate changes you make are being overridden by the preset when the track changes. Andre
  25. That's what he is working on, yes. As you are already aware, the next beta release will include the missing features (including library functions). Andre