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  1. I've often wondered what people use A-B Repeat for in the real world, but a lot of people do seem to want it. I've had it on CD players, etc since they were invented in the 80s, but not once in my life have I actually used it! I just can't see why I'd want to repeat-play a short portion of a track in casual everyday use. Sure for editing purposes, but not on a regular player. Max: if you were to implement this, it might fit in well with the revised playback options that we were discussing a year ago? Just add an extra seventh option, thus: Play One Song Play Current List Play All Lists Repeat Current Song Repeat Current List Repeat All Lists Repeat A-B If the user selects the Repeat A-B option, that would define the current playback position as the 'in' point, and the option wording would change to Repeat A-B (set endpoint). When the endpoint has similarly been selected, the track would repeat continuosly between A and B until the user selects a different option. Long-press on Pause button (i.e. Stop) could revert to the previously selected playback mode. Thoughts? Andre
  2. I assume Google Player must be caching your music files onto your local device then, rather than just streaming. Handy! I wonder how long it keeps them there for? Andre
  3. So how does the sound get from Poweramp to your car speakers? Normally that would either be via cable (headset socket) or via Bluetooth, either of which can trigger playback start. Andre
  4. Do any of the autostart playback options in the Headset menu help? Does the device link to the car audio system via bluetooth or by headset cable? Whichever, try setting that mode to "Resume on Connect" in Settings > Headset. Andre
  5. Ah, right. Just set the Folders > List Options > View As... setting to "Hierarchy" rather than "List". Andre
  6. Could you elaborate on that? I use folders and subfolders in Poweramp all the time without any problems. Andre
  7. Yes, it was meant as an amusing/ironic comment. Sorry, I didn't think it needed a smiley to reinforce the point but I guess I was wrong. However as you say, the underlying implication of the quote (and it's a fairly famous one in computing circles) is still valid. By the way, please note the wording in my sig folks... I offered to help out the staff here in catching spammers/etc more quickly, but I'm not one of the actual programming staff. Andre
  8. Oh good, another codec. "The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from." - Andrew S Tanenbaum Andre
  9. I assume it's simply not ready yet. I'm sure they'll let us know when it's done. Andre
  10. A better option might be to have an alternative mode - mainly useful for long tracks such as concerts, radio shows, audiobooks, podcasts, etc - where the outer (currently Album Back/Forward) buttons act as Track forward/backward instead, and the current track navigation buttons are replaced with Skip Forward 30 seconds / Skip Back 10 seconds functions. However for some reason even though better support for longer audio tracks has been requested by a number of people for a couple of years now, it doesn't seem to get much traction (or even replies) from the developers. It's almost as though they see the word 'audiobook' and ignore the fact that this really applies to ALL long audio files, both music and spoken word. Andre
  11. Nor me, I've actually often wondered what it could be useful for. It's got to be a trivial bit of code, but I can't for the life of me think why I'd want to repeat some random bit of one song which could only be relatively coarsely selected anyway. Andre
  12. A repeat mode where you set the in and out points within one track, and it keeps playing that section. Andre
  13. Excellent, so when I'm looking though my folders list, I'll just be able to select a context menu option of "Exclude folder from Shuffle". Sounds perfect, can't wait! Will it include any sub-folders too by the way? (For example, if I exclude my "Podcasts" folder, will it also exclude anything from the dozen or so sub-folders in there also?) Andre
  14. RIngtones are easy to remove. As you'll never want to listen to them in Poweramp anyway, just untick the specific folder that they are stored in (using Settings>Folders and Library>Music Folders), and they'll never be picked up during a scan and Poweramp will never play them at all. Andre
  15. Don't Apple frown on third-party apps which duplicate (even if they improve on) standard Apple functions? Andre
  16. Quite, just need an option to define which songs should not be added to the all-songs shuffle list (e.g.concept or classical albums where the tracks flow into one and other, audiobooks/podcasts/radio shows, etc). A by-folder exclusion list would be the simplest, but also using genre tags (optional of course) could be another possible solution. Andre
  17. I mostly listen by songs to be honest (or random) but if I want to listen to a whole album then I'll start at the beginning as the artist intended - same as I do with films really - and just work my way through it. If I want a later track, I'll skip to it. Thowback to listening to cassette tapes and CDs I guess. Andre
  18. I actually use them a lot, and the behaviour of starting any new album (whether going forward or backward through the list) at the beginning of that album makes perfect sense to me. What you seem to be asking for is a 'go back to previously played track' option (a bit like an Undo feature) which I agree would be very useful. Andre
  19. This has been asked many times, and hopefully better long-file support is coming in version 3. Max/Wen, is there a general outline of what is planned to be implemented in this area, and how you see it working from an end-user point of view? For the record, I would suggest something along the following lines: A new 'Long Audio Track Options' submenu in the 'Folders and Library' category (or could be called 'Audiobooks/Podcasts/Spoken Word'). This should contain: Folders List <--- This would display a folder tree showing all the currently selected MusicFolders, with tickboxes to chose which of these folders should be treated specially as containing 'long tracks' (or whatever the term eventually becomes). Nested folders should auto-select with the parent folder. Genres <--- A list of genres to always treat as 'long tracks', with tickboxes beside each one (e.g. 'Audiobook', 'Podcast', 'Radio', 'Spoken Word', etc). This could probably be simplified to a Yes/No option actually, covering all of the common genres in one go. Track Length <--- Selects the number of minutes that any random track needs to be in order to also be considered as a 'long track'. Skip Tracks in Shuffle mode? (Y/N) <--- The requested feature above, i.e. to skip podcasts/audiobooks/etc when listing to random music in Shuffle mode. Remember Previous Playback Positions? (Y/N) <--- As a lot of these tracks can be several hours long, allows the user to go off and listen to something else in the meantime and then come back to any podcast/audiobook exactly where they left off. Have I missed anything obvious that people might want? (I also think new Skip Back <nnn> Seconds and Skip Forward <nnn> Seconds options should be available for all songs, rather than only for audiobook/podcasts, although they will be most useful for these longer formats). Just my $0.02 anyway, hope it's useful. Andre
  20. Agreed - I wasn't actually saying that Romanian shouldn't be added, just that the original post was a little... contradictory, shall we say, in that one person's "useless" is another person's handy new feature. Saying that Google Music would be useless as it is not applicable to all countries, and then talking about a Romanian translation in the same paragraph, seemed a bit odd. Andre
  21. Romanian being a popular feature in all countries I assume? Andre
  22. Personally, I'd prefer Max's valuable development time to go into making Poweramp an (even) better audio player with easier and better playback controls, still more accurate audio, and other useful features - rather than making it into the Instagram of sound. Just IMHO anyway. Andre
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