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    Chromecast casting not working

    Not yet as far as I know. I haven't checked 824 yet, but I don't expect it to be different as correcting this bug was not on the release list. [Edit] I just checked, and Chromecast output unfortunately still drops out after approx 20-30 seconds of playback on my Onkyo amp. The amp uses Chromecast/Chrome version 62 (which according to Onkyo they have no plans to update) but according to Max PA is currently enabled for version 63+, so I wonder if you have the same problem? To check, while PA is connected to the Chromecast output device, long-press on the metadata line near the bottom of the PA player screen and check what version numbers are listed in the Chromecast section. Andre
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    Save list view options per screen

    The problem is that the whole point of folders is so you can organise things just the way you want, in any structure you want. Unless List Options could be set for every separate folder, rather than per subdirectory level, I can't see how it could cope with a completely varied directory structure. e.g. just in my songs folders (never mind my folders for TV, Films, Shows, Radio, Podcasts, Theme Parks, etc) I have some artists where I only have one album so the songs are just one layer deep, others with several albums so there are two layers, and others with dozens of albums which also have separate Studio, Live, Demos folders before getting down to the albums level, so three layers down. Andre
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    Compatibility with multiple types device

    The Play Store is a different issue, that has per-device and per-version settings and restrictions. PA is not highly optimised for anything other than its main target market, phone-style devices. Even landscape views and tablets sometimes don't look that great, a lot more could be done with dual-panel views etc. Andre
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    Save list view options per screen

    No, you wouldn't be able to set different views for different Hierarchy Folder drill-down levels, as there could be one or ten levels on subfolder so how would PA know what to apply to each? You can set a different view/sort when you get to the bottom files level though. Andre
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    Compatibility with multiple types device

    As far as I know, PA should work on any regular Android-powered device. Intel chipsets may cause issues though. I've not heard of people running it on a Chromebook though, so I'd have my doubts about that. Andre
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    [Sale] Material2 Skin

    That link just points back to this same thread, you might want to edit that. Andre
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    Save list view options per screen

    The List Options settings are already individual for each library category, and also for the songs list within each category. You can set different styles for Albums, Artists, Folders, Playlists, etc. A pure text list view has been requested by a lot of people (I'd like it too) but I know Max mentioned there would be complications doing that because the artwork thumnail area is also used for the tlckboxes in multi-selections. Andre
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    Sort by Album Artist?

    Does the Album Artists library category not do what you want? Andre
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    Poweramp Build 824

    Thanks Max - and Happy Easter everyone. Andre
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    Can't shuffle recently added tracks w/ V. 3

    Yes., I see the same issue. Normal playback progresses song-by-song through the Recently Added category correctly, and tapping on the Album Art area takes you back to the Recently Added library view. However if you then tap on the shuffle icon and select Shuffle Just Songs, it changes to All Songs playback mode. Andre
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    Poor sound when tempo changed

    I suspect Tempo playback may not be especially optimised or smoothed. Poweramp is all about technical accuracy of music fidelity, so a mode like that might be seen as a bit of a gimmick in those terms. Andre
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    Doesn't work well offline??

    Unfortunately, the Google Play experience is built around the assumption that devices are online, and there can be issues with ones that are permanently offline. Please see http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required though, which indicates when and how licence validation should take place. Once validated, checking should not be required again (this has been improved in v3 over the process that v2 used by the way). Andre
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    Poweramp starting on ALL audio events

    There must be something in your system that is sending commands to PA, it would not just start randomly other than for the optional triggers in Settings > Headset/Bluetooth. What does PA show in the Last Processed Commands option at the bottom of that menu? Andre
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    Ikorolkov skin

    He is not, but he has been working on v3 skins - so maybe you could outline your thoughts to him and perhaps if your ideas might have more general appeal, he might consider looking into it? The skin I use is https://forum.powerampapp.com/topic/15556-free-poweramp-v3-skin-default-dark/ which allows a cleaner less cluttered look, and also (optionally) supports both the dynamic and static seekbars in the same view. However you seem to want stylised visual representations of real physical controls (something Google has been pushing strongly against in Android design for a number of years now) so it may not be for you. Andre
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    Classic v3-alpha skin possible?

    Sorry, but PA v2 is now a legacy product, mainly aimed at users of Android 4.4.x KitKat and below (which do not support the Material Design elements that were implemented and recommended by Google from Lollipop onward). There will be no further development on PA v2, as v3 is the current official release version of the product and most of the code was re-built from the ground up. I know that isn't what want to hear, but the nearest thing you can get to the best of both worlds is build 709, which was designed to initially test the new audio engine and a few other things before work on the new user interface was completed. However many people found it pretty stable for an alpha release. Andre
  16. Sure, just embed the required artwork in the audio files themselves. Any dedicated tag editor software should be able to do that for you. I use TagScanner on my PC, but there are lots of others available (MP3TAG is another popular one). Andre
  17. Please see http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323557-is-internet-connection-required . You will need to have an internet connection during install and for a period afterwards, but once it has been validated and checked there should be no further need for the licence to be checked online. The timeouts have been improved for v3 so hopefully this problem should not suddenly appear later as could happen with v2. Andre
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    Add in support for srt files.

    Reading the file format would be easy, displaying synced lyrics without interfering with other layout elements and animations could be a bit more complex though. I can't say for sure, as I'm not the dev, but I really can't see it happening very soon. Andre
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    Ikorolkov skin

    Poweramp v2 skins will only work on PA v2, they cannot be used with v3 as it uses a completely redesigned Material Design user interface (as requested by the userbase in a public poll). If the visual look of the skin is more important to you than any updated functionality of the main app though, please feel free to continue to use v2 where your old purchased skins should work fine. Otherwise, you may want to contact the skin author to see if they have any plans to develop a similar old-style look skin for v3 - or check out the skins that have already been added to the Skins & Themes subforum here. Andre
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    Classic v3-alpha skin possible?

    A skin can only change the appearance, location, colours, etc of the visual elements. It cannot affect operational functionality or the general Material Design manner in which you use the app. I'm not sure if that's all you want though; if you want Poweramp to behave operationally like v2 (or alpha build 709) then that is not going to happen I'm afraid. However please feel free to continue to use the Poweramp v2 which you paid for (see https://forum.powerampapp.com/topic/16240-how-to-continue-using-poweramp-v2-rather-than-the-newer-v3/ ) or use build 709 if you prefer that. Andre
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    Save as - queue

    One remembers just the current song name in each Playlist, the other remembers the last-played position within each song. Andre
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    Fine control over seek

    The default (dynamic) seekbar allows seeking by a few seconds with small movements, but whole screen width can cover around 50% of a track. I thought it was a progressive scale the more you moved your finger, but you are right that it does seem to be a linear range. Andre
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    Save as - queue

    While you are viewing any Playlist in the library screen, tap the three-dots icon and then List Options and you can set both Per-List and Per-Track position saving. This setting is individual to each library category view, so if you change it for Playlists it won't affect Album, Folder, etc views. Andre
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    Volume returns back to 0 when on Bluetooth

    That person had issues with DVC/lowered gain levels on a Samsung 9.0 Pie device (which is covered in a number of threads, and is a Samsung ROM issue) and also the output device being misnamed. The mis-naming issue is a problem usually experienced when you are outputting using the experimental high-res audio feature (or possibly the increased step volume settings). Try turning both of those off (start with resetting Audio Output to defaults). They did not however experience the system volume level being set to zero when they start the app. A few other people have noted the zero-volume issue though, mostly described as happening when they try to adjust the volume and they find it jumps back to zero first. In your case, this is happening every time you start the app though, yes? It would be worth trying a clean start and see if the problem persists (uninstall the app and re-install, or clear data in Android app management. You might also try deleting the data folder /Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/ too between installs). If you have any PA playlists that you need to keep, please export them first though. Andre
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    Add in support for srt files.

    Technically .SRT is a captions/subtitles file, used for captioning video material, but you're right that it can also be used for audio-only files too. .LRC is more commonly used for song lyrics. Lyrics can also be embedded inside the ID3 tags of audio files (SYLT for synced text, USLT for simple longform text). Poweramp supports this form of lyric, but it cannot display the text dynamically in time with the music. Andre
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