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Everything posted by andrewilley

  1. Somewhere on your device's storage there are presumably some .m3u files (maybe in the same folders that your album songs are stored)? Some ripping software can create them, and/or CUE files, but with decent tagging and modern apps they are pretty much redundant. Remove any .m3u files that you don't want. Any decent file explorer app should let you search your storage for "*.m3u". You might then need to do a Full Rescan (or a Rescan/Resolve Playlists within the Playlists category). Andre
  2. Why? They will show up as separately itemised Genres in PA, the ";" or "//" are simply separators in the tag field to indicate the song should be listed in two categories. Andre
  3. Don't forget you can specify multiple Genres by using ";" or "//" separators in the Genre tag (or create your own separator if you wish). So if you add an extra "High-Res" item to Genre tags - e..g. "Rock // High-Res" or "Electronic // High-Res" - that would do the job nicely without losing the existing genre functionality. A batch tag editor with a basic pattern matching tool (such as TagScanner on a PC) ought to be able to do this automatically on multiple files for you. Andre
  4. Best stick to non high-res audio then for the time being ; unfortunately Android 10 can be a bit of a moving target. Could you repost this in the high-res requests topic. Thanks. Andre
  5. I assume you've tried different frequency/bit depth combinations? Not all modes work on all devices. And Android 10 doesn't make it any easier. Andre
  6. Did you try Settings > Audio > Output > restore defaults, and also turning DVC on (or off). Andre
  7. Not sure how Max does it, but in the "good old days" I always used to seed my randomise functions with a millisecond value from the system clock, just for a bit of extra mixedupness. Andre
  8. @maxmp Yes, those are the actions that I think people would like to be able to customise to their own ideas (along with tap/long-press/etc). Andre
  9. Not and remain within the ID3 spec for file tagging. In the original ID3 spec, Genres were only available as a single byte of data which referred to a simple pre-defined list of words (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3). More recent implementations (such as ID3v2.3 or ID3v2.4) allow for free-format text, and even for multiple versions of the same tag (so you could assign two different genre tags for one song for example, such as "Electronic" and "Pop"), but there is no concept of a genre 'tree' with sub-divisions within the spec. Andre
  10. So what do you mean by "all showing as playlists, ie full albums." and later "no playlists in the app, or on the device" ? Could you maybe include a few screenshots to illustrate what you are seeing? Andre
  11. I guess the object in these cases would be the album art itself. Left/right/up/down swipes actions could be chosen from a Settings menu, plus tap/double-tap/long-press actions. Andre
  12. You can play around with things like turning DVC on or off, turning high-res on or off, adjusting the pre-amp gain, turning the limiter off, etc. Andre
  13. Genre is a single item though (picked up from the file's ID3 tags), the tag spec does not provide for any sub-categories to sort by. Andre
  14. No, PA has not developed an AI of it's own to deliberately mess with your music listening. If it is a "fact" please provide some objective evidence, as so far everything you have said is completely subjective. For example you could make a short playlist of ten songs and play them all in Shuffle Songs mode (with Repeat Off). Keep a record of the order they play in, and then reshuffle the list and listen again and try to determine any repeating patterns. Andre
  15. Genre tags do not have sub-categories as a general rule. Folders can though, is that what you mean? Andre
  16. What format of music files? Are there any Playlist files there too (.pls or .mu3) and/or any unnecessary .CUE files (ones which are not there solely to break large album rips into different segments)? Andre
  17. Oh, and if you can't access Poweramp for some reason, another option would be to try the New Playlist Manager third-party app. Again, you need to have the device working to run this of course. Andre
  18. Does DSD support Replay Gain? I know it's a seriously niche format developed for SACD/etc use, using a single-bit model, so possibly not. Andre
  19. Agreed, FLAC is a much better option than WAV, and is still lossless. Longpress on the metadata line (under the track control area) to see the current audio path being used. However to play devil's advocate for a moment, if your ears can't tell the difference (i.e. blind test) do the technical details really matter? Andre
  20. No, it may not bring you back to the same level. By reducing the gain on my Note 3, I got rid of the background noise from the audio circuit, but it did have the result of making the maximum possible sound level a bit lower too. I wasn't too bothered about having 'bleeding-ears' maximum volume available, I just wanted to be able to listen at minimum levels at night without hearing a background hiss. Andre
  21. Backing up play counts and ratings etc could make a pretty big file. Not as bad as if people wanted to back up artwork too though. Andre
  22. Remember that volume is not the same as quality. Just because it goes up to 11 doesn't necessarily make it sound any better - indeed, the reverse is often true. Andre
  23. "Weighting" means to give priority - or "weight" - to some tracks over others. For example in order to make it more likely for you to hear songs rating as 4+ stars, or to reduce the likelihood of you hearing recently-played tracks again. Poweramp has no facility to do this though, the shuffle process is truly random. However the nature of random means you may hear the same track again next time (through probably not in the exact same position in the list) or you may not. The mind has a habit of noticing the occasions when this happens, and ignoring the times when it doesn't, though. Andre
  24. Yes you can export all of your internally-created Poweramp playlists using Settings > Library > Playlists > Export Poweramp Playlists. Each list will be exported to a matching .M3U8 file. You obviously need to still have sufficient access to your device to get into the Poweramp app though, or have done it as a routine backup before your phone was damaged. Andre
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