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  1. Might not be related, but I recently noticed that when the control button backgrounds are set to an Opaque colour, the transparency value of just the central Play/Pause button seems to change slightly when it transitions between states. Wasn't really worth mentioning on its own, but in case it's linked:

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    Andre

  2. Not easily in Poweramp, no.

    While you can use the Search icon at the top of a Playlist to find the entries, if you select any songs from the results list, the Delete option only offers the normal File Delete functionality, not the facility to remove a song from the playlist. I agree that if the search results all come from a single playlist then it would make sense for Poweramp to show the 'Remove from Playlist, or Delete File' prompt.

    You ought to be able to do this more easily using the third-party app 'New Playlist Manager' though.

    Andre

  3. As long as your music is tagged reasonably consistently, the Split Multiple Artists feature works really well. It's not quite so good if you've got a lot of Artist names formatted (for example) as "Artist A and Artist B", because using "and" or "&" as a separator can mess up a lot of legitimate band names too.

    Single files are easy to change in Poweramp using the Info/Tags > Edit Tags feature, but if you find you need to do a lot I'd suggest a session in a batch editor on a computer is the best solution. I use TagScanner, but MP3Tag is good too; load your whole collection into one of these, sort the list by the Artist tag, and then it's pretty easy to see what needs modifying.

    Andre

  4. Looks like you need to enable the 'Split Multiple Artists' feature. This will allow Poweramp to treat the semicolon within the Artist's name information as a separator - so instead of seeing lots of entries like "A$AP Ferg ; Artist B", "A$AP Ferg ; Artist C" and "A$AP Ferg ; Artist D", etc you would see individual named entries in the Artist list for "A$AP Ferg", "Artist B", "Artist C" and "Artist D". You can set as many separator symbols as you want to encompass your whole music collection - even including full terms such as "feat.", "ft.", etc.

    Go into PA Settings > Library > Scanner > 'Symbols to Split Multiple Artists', then tap 'Add' to create each separator, and 'Save' when you're done. This is my current list, which works for my music collection:

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    PA will then have to rescan your Library using the new separators to create multiple artist names. You may need to fiddle around with you choice of separators initially, and maybe even edit an odd music file if some tags are ambiguous, until it is doing exactly what you want. I would suggest avoiding using either a comma or ampersand ("&") as they might create false splits for names like "Earth, Wind & Fire" etc.

    Andre

  5. To make SoundCloud itself support external EQ apps natively, you need to contact the Soundcloud devs and get them up update their code (it's a very simple change).

    However there are workarounds that may help. Have you run the ADB permissions fix which allows a lot more apps to be set up as Known Players?

    Andre

  6. As far as I recall, the Shuffle icon at the top of any Category's song-list view (including the one shown at the top of every Playlist) has always triggered 'Shuffle Songs and Categories' mode.

    Selecting this mode means that all of the songs in the currently viewed Playlist will be played in random order, exactly as expected. The 'Categories' bit only comes into play to determine what happens next - assuming you have 'Advance Categories' set as your Repeat mode anyway. In 'Shuffle Songs and Categories', another playlist will be chosen at random and then all of its songs will be played in random order, then another random playlist will be played shuffled, and so on. In simple 'Shuffle Songs' mode, any subsequent playlists would get chosen in their normal display order - most likely alphabetically unless you have chosen to sort them by date or number of songs - and then their contents would be played shuffled. So the only difference is what happens after the current list is finished.

    The recent Android Auto issue is not related as far as I can see, if it was that problem then a completely different Playlist to the one you are viewing would be chosen.

    Andre

  7. When doing direct comparisons, make sure especially that DVC is only enabled for app one or the other, trying to have both enabled won't work.

    There will most likely be differences in the sound between the two though. As I understand it, they each work in fundamentally different ways. Poweramp has all of its audio processing code included within the app itself, so all of the EQ processing is done internally in Poweramp before passing it (via Android) to the output hardware. The stand-alone EQ app is more like a 'front-end' which passes the actual audio processing tasks over to Android's audio systems to handle via control parameters, rather than physically adjusting the audio data itself. That's my simplistic understanding anyway, @maxmp would be able provide more detailed information as I'm sure there's a lot more to it than that.

    The next release of the stand-alone EQ app is due very soon by the way (hopefully within a few weeks, not months) and will provide fully parametric EQ control options. Max has been concentrating heavily on that development work over recent weeks, hence he's not been so active here on the forums recently. The same controls will find their way over to the main Poweramp app subsequently.

    Andre

  8. I'm just letting you know how it works. Repeat plays of the same song have never been counted though, and that is by design.

    The feature-update to implement a one-song playback mode a year ago (build 856) combined with the percentage threshold method for play counts (build 899; previously the count was incremented merely by opening a track without needing to actually play any of it) means that the behaviour is perhaps not exactly as you would wish though - hence this Feature Request for it to work in a different manner. 

    My own preference (for what it's worth, and remember I'm not the developer) would be for the play-count threshold to be triggered based on the actual time spent listening to the track, rather than just a snapshot of the counter when the track changes. Not only does the current method break for single-play mode (where the counter gets zeroed after playback) but it also breaks the other way if you simply scroll to somewhere near the end of a track and listen to a few seconds before moving on (which increments the play-count even though you have only listened to a few seconds of the track).

    And then as a separate issue, the method of zeroing the play-count list seems a bit counter-intuitive at the moment (see https://forum.powerampapp.com/topic/20879-poweramp-builds-899-905/page/6/?tab=comments#comment-95993 ).

    Andre

  9. 2 hours ago, 534n said:

    It's a simple counter, why overcomplicate it with filtering "a continuous repeat playing" or else?

    Repeat plays are ignored deliberately, Max decided to actively NOT count any repetitive playbacks as 'new' plays.

    Other than that, the play-count increment system is very simple, it occurs whenever the track changes: if the counter has got beyond the configured threshold figure, the count gets incremented. Of course that fails if you spool back to the start of the same track before moving on.

    Andre

  10. It's not a bug insofar as the feature is functioning as per design. However I do agree that, especially in the recently implemented 'one song' playback mode, the design is not necessarily what everyone might want it do be. I'll move this thread to Feature Requests for you.

    Personally I think that if the song-play-count method stays the way it is, then in single-song mode the counter ought to stay paused at the END of the current song when it is finished (so pressing Play at that point could start the next song playing, rather than playing the same one again). Either that, or achieving the threshold value should be based on the actual duration spent listening to the track, rather than merely the current position of the counter when you move to the next track.

    Andre

  11. I tend to use Folders mode rather than Folders Hierarchy, but I assume that AA shuffling within Folders Hierarchy works in the same way that it does when playing in the main app. That means that a random subfolder is picked first, and all of its songs are played in shuffled order. Then a new random subfolder is chosen and that too is played in shuffled order, etc. If you instead want ALL songs from ALL of the subfolders to be completely jumbled in any order (without any subfolder grouping), enable PA Settings > Library > Lists > Shuffle All Songs in Folder Hierarchy.

    Andre

  12. Still the same solution, which is my normal way of starting Poweramp playback, I never use the Play icon at the top of the phone screen (although I do sometimes use the Shuffle one). Just open the subfolder and select the song you want to start playing. As long as you have Repeat mode set to 'Advance Category' (which is the default) PA will carry on playing the next subfolders/etc in order. 

    Andre

  13. It'd be almost time to wake up again if I selected 120 mins. I never hear the end of 30 minutes! :)

    As I said, if you enable 120 minutes keep checking every so often to see that the counter is decreasing as expected, and if not what activity might have stopped it.

    Andre

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