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  1. 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
  2. Phone, ROM version, PA version? Any recent changes? Have you assigned permissions? Andre
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. @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
  12. 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
  13. Anyway, as I said, to do what you want just select all four of your desired Playlists ('Select' > 'All') and then tap '+ Playlist' to add all of the contained songs to a brand new overarching list. Then play that new Playlist shuffled. Andre
  14. There are future plans for adding other output options, such as DLNA, but I'm afraid I don't know any timescales. Andre
  15. Again, I'm not sure what you are asking. Perhaps there is a translation issue here? Folders Hierarchy is one of the other category choices in the Library view, nothing to do with Playlists. It does allow for complete randomising of all of the contents of multiple subfolders. However the Playlists category does NOT allow complete randomising of all of the contents of multiple playlists, they will each be played one at a time in random order. Andre
  16. Some of Samsung's Android 11 updates seem to cause all sorts of file system access issues. Oddly, in this case it seems like it is partially working for you, which seems a bit odd. A few things to try: First, check that Settings > Misc > File Access Legacy Mode is turned OFF. Then go into Settings > Library > Music Folders and remove the selected storage completely and let PA rescan to show no songs. Then go back in and tick the correct music location again (may need to Grant Access if needed) and then either let it rescan or force a complete scan with Settings > Library &g
  17. Ah, I see what you mean now. You can do that in the Folders Heirarchy category (i.e. shuffle all contents of all subfolders completely randomly) using an option in Settings > Library > Lists. However shuffle mode in Playlists works by picking one playlist at random and shuffling all of its songs, then it moves on to another random playlist and plays that shuffled, etc. You could add all the playlist songs into one 'uber playlist' (select all Playlists and '+Playlist' to make a new one) and then shuffle that. Andre
  18. If the card details change (reformatted or new larger card for example) everything will be rescanned as new files. That will clear things like "Date Added" status. Any tags (Title, Album, Artist, Genre, etc) that you edited using Poweramp's Info/Tags > Edit feature will be retained as those tags are saved directly back into the physical audio files and are thus permanent. Ratings and Cover Artwork are not written back into audio files. Ratings are saved in PA's internal database and might be lost when files get re-scanned from scratch - however there are third-party apps such as N
  19. Maybe @maxmp might have some ideas, but it's probably changes in Android. Andre
  20. @Osiris You could try resetting PA outputs to defaults, to re-match it with the new ROM. Andre
  21. folder.jpg has nothing to do with the grouping concept of an 'Album'. Even if you do happen to have all of the songs from one album in its own folder, PA can't expect of know that to be the case. You can manually edit/replace the downloaded & cached images though, they are in device storage folder /Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/ in sub-folders such as album_art, selected_aa, etc. I do agree that a broader and longer term solution might be to add an extra option to the Cover Art download/selection dialogue to control this functionality though - such as a tickbox labelled "A
  22. For some files I use the Album Artist tag as a sorting descriptor - for example for one-off/single songs I set Album Artist to "(Singles)" (same with Album Title) so they all get neatly grouped together in lists. Andre
  23. No, at the moment if you have specifically chosen to view a list grouped by 'Album Artist' then if there is no such tag for a given song it will show as Unknown rather than falling back to using the simple Track Artist tag. Technically this would be correct behaviour given that the list is meant to show Album Artists, but I agree that in common usage a fall-back might be a useful option. IMHO, the same ought to apply the other way round by the way. Take an example of a collection of classic TV Theme Tunes. Every individual track may not have a known individual artist name (lost in the mis
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