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  1. 1 hour ago, mnmtsw said:

    That works fine for me in PA. Cover artwork and all tags show exactly as expected (apart from Year and Comment, which ffmpeg encode oddly as I said before). The tag portion of this file is identical to the conversion that I did, although there is some difference in the later audio segment (which would be down to different default audio settings I guess). The cover artwork is still encoded as a PNG, which doubles the size from the source JPG image to a daft 17.6Mb.

    Try doing a Full Rescan in PA, looks to me like your file's metadata has simply not been picked up by the scanner process correctly. Try looking at Info/Tags in PA, which will show you the live contents of the file metadata (not the contents of the pre-saved library scan).

    Andre

  2. The original FLAC and the ffmpeg (Windows version 4.3.2-2021-02-27) converted copy to MP3 both work fine for me in PA, as does a different conversion to MP3 done in foobar2000 (latest LAME 3.100). The cover artwork in the ffmpeg conversion is hugely excessive though - 3000x3000 17.6Mb PNG; even the original image in the FLAC file is big at 9.6Mb JPG, which is what foobar2000 embeds too. Mediainfo does not even properly parse the ffmpeg conversion.

    [Edit] The metadata embedded by ffmpeg seems a little strange too - the ffmpeg Year and Comment info in UserDefinedText tags (TXXX) aren't picked up by PA for example:-

    FLAC:

      | 0)  Album = Bright Colors 5
      | 1)  Albumartist = HARDCORE TANO*C
      | 2)  Artist = Massive New Krew
      | 3)  Comment = C98
      | 4)  Date = 2020/05/05
      | 5)  Discnumber = 1
      | 6)  Title = Becherovka
      | 7)  Disctotal = 1
      | 8)  Tracktotal = 12
      | 9)  TrackNumber = 1
    

    foobar2000/LAME:

      + [ID3v2_3 directory, 10082115 bytes]
      | Title = Becherovka
      | Album = Bright Colors 5
      | Year = 2020/05/05
      | Track = 1/12
      | PartOfSet = 1/1
      | Artist = Massive New Krew
      | Band = HARDCORE TANO*C
      | Comment = C98
      | PictureMIMEType = image/jpeg

    ffmpeg:

      + [ID3v2_3 directory, 18453287 bytes]
      | Album = Bright Colors 5
      | Band = HARDCORE TANO*C
      | Artist = Massive New Krew
      | UserDefinedText = (COMMENT) C98
      | UserDefinedText = (DATE) 2020/05/05
      | PartOfSet = 1
      | Title = Becherovka
      | UserDefinedText = (DISCTOTAL) 1
      | UserDefinedText = (TRACKTOTAL) 12
      | Track = 1
      | PictureMIMEType = image/png

    Andre

  3. Normally, any downloaded milk preset files should be stored in /Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer/milk_presets. If there's nothing in there, but you still see them after you've done a Settings > Visualization > Full Presets Rescan, then you'd need to contact the developer of the app that installed them.

    Andre

  4. Try increasing the buffer size in Settings > Audio > Outputs > (your device type).

    Are you using hi-res mode? If so, try reducing the frequency setting, or switch back to OpenSL ES.

    Does this happen with the screen on, or only when the display is asleep?

    Andre

  5. If your device has recently been updated to Android 11, please ensure Settings > Misc > File Access Legacy Mode is not enabled. Then revoke any existing app permissions for PA in Android Settings (you may even want to uninstall and reinstall PA) and then re-enable access permissions in Settings > Library > Music Folders. Make sure you grant access to the specific folder you want to use on Android 11, not to the root of the storage location. Then go back in to Settings > Library > Music Folders and tick that same folder to tell PA to scan it.

    The issue is reported to be fixed in Samsung's next ROM update by the way.

    Andre 

  6. 58 minutes ago, imPlaz said:

    Why not make a windows 10 version?

    Because the sole developer's time is already fully occupied with work on the Android version. You can try to run PA in an emulator environment if you want though. 

    Andre

  7. 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 you are actually asking about the current version of Poweramp?)

    Andre

  8. 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 brackets, &, %, semicolon, etc) need to be replaced by underscores. Have a look in the folder for anything that you've already changed in order to get an idea of how the filenames should to be formatted.

    Once you've saved any new image files in there, fully close and reopen Poweramp to get it to detect and start using the new content. Or you could do a Full Rescan, but that's a bit excessive.

    Andre

  9. 13 hours ago, focus said:

    I have directories that have only the .m3u8 and the cover.jpg file

    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

  10. 7 hours ago, Si6776 said:

    what I did do was restrict the scanner to the one Music folder on my SD card (previously the card was allowed at roor)

    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

  11. 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

  12. 4 minutes ago, csmyka97 said:

     because when I do turn it off, the music gets very loud lol

    But that's exactly what you asked for...

    On 8/4/2020 at 8:00 PM, csmyka97 said:

    I've been using Poweramp on my lgv40 and have noticed low volumes with Bluetooth and aux. Is there any way to fix this?

     

    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

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