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andrewilley

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  1. Ah, I see how you got that now. If your Podcasts folder was not scanned by the Android system music library, then it would not show in PowerAmp's library view either (even if you had selected that folder for Folders mode). However in 2.0, PowerAmp handles its own library so you'll see the same list of tracks whichever view you are in. Same here. Never liked it, and it's not on any of my PCs either. I do need to have Quicktime installed (for .mov files) and the incessant unwanted iTunes reminders make me even more determined not to use it! Andre
  2. I wish I'd known about that feature before, sounds like a great idea and I'd definitely have used it! However I've always found podcasts are included in my Shuffle play orders, just like any other tracks, so I just skip to the next track if they happen to start playing. it'd be great to have them excluded automatically from all shuffle modes though. Andre
  3. Hmm, OK... So why is there still a selector at the bottom of the screen to switch between Folders playback mode and Library playback mode? I assumed that whichever option I selected would then become the player's current operating mode when I went back to the Player screen. Otherwise why differentiate between the two operating styles in the first place, rather than just including them all in one long set of options? Andre
  4. It's in the main player screen now. Just tap on the album art area and buttons will appear in the corners of the display (much larger than the old ones, which I found could be very difficult to tap accurately). The Repeat button is bottom-left, tap to cycle through, or long-press to see all the options. Andre
  5. It's actually working fine for me, I've checked in the file/folders list and in All Songs - both of them showed everything in forward and reverse date sorting order correctly (using real file-modifield dates, not date added; 'date added' has lots of items with the same datestamp, so reverse does not make much sense). The "Recent" option in Library shows only 200 items, so you see the latest 200 items (forward) or oldest 200 items (reverse) but not the ones inbetween (again, using filesystem modified dates). [Edit: ah, you meant sort by YEAR, not by DATE didn't you?] Andre
  6. Set the Repeat mode to "Advance List". Andre
  7. I just found out how this issue with playback type not changing can be replicated (e.g. if you remember I lost my prev/next folder buttons no matter what Shuffle mode was set to, and we found it was struck in 'Library>All Songs' mode even though the Folders/Lib screen had the 'Folders' mode highlighted). The problem is that the playback mode used in the Player screen does not always alter when you change the setting in the Folders/Lib screen from 'Folders' to 'Library' (or back). You must also start to actually play a new track in order to change the mode - although the new mode remains highlighted in the Folders/Lib screen even if you don't. For example, say I'm listening to some music in Folders mode, and I hear a track which I decide I'd like to listen to more stuff by the same artist. I go into the Folders/Lib screen, select 'Library' and then 'Artist' mode (so the highlighted option at the bottom of the screen is now 'Library') and then press 'Player' to return to the playback screen. The same song is still playing as intended, but although I should now be in a Library mode, when I press the Next or Back buttons, PowerAmp is still operating in Folders mode and plays the next or previous track in the same folder, rather than now using the appropriate Library function and moving on to a new track by the same artist. If I go back into the Folders/Lib screen at this point, it says that the current mode is 'Library', when it plainly isn't. My initial problem was actually the reverse of this - i.e. I had selected 'Folders' mode, and the Folders/Lib screen confirmed that the Folders mode was active, but PowerAmp was still working in 'Library>All Songs' mode, hence all the confusion. To fix this, I needed to chose 'Folders' mode and then start some new track playing (which I may not have wanted to do at that point) in order for the mode to really change. Issue is still present in the RC. Andre
  8. Seems to work perfectly in the new RC, thank you so much. Andre
  9. Oh, and one silly little request: please could the 'zoom art' slider function work more logically? At the moment, to get square album art to completely fill the space allocated for it, I have to set the zoom to about x1.05, rather than the expected x1. I would suggest that a value x1 should always scale to fill the area as completely as possible (based on the image ratio being correct) and values of <1 should scale smaller and show the neat coloured border effect. Andre
  10. I assume all this is just skin controlled, so I assume it must be possible to alter later. The one thing I really don't like is the layout of the fwd/rev buttons in landscape above each other rather than side-by-side, and even though there is much more space in landscape rather than portrait anyway, the folder next/back buttons are missing completely. Andre
  11. I suggested a while back that 'Rescan' could be included in the Menu-button function from the Player screen. There are 11 items in the full-view menu at the moment, so Rescan would be a nice one to fill up that currently-empty slot in the 3x4 grid. Andre
  12. I'd suggest it be a new option - i.e. 'Artist' and 'Album Artist' as separate choices. The sort order in 2.0 beta 3 does ignore 'A' and 'The' in 'Artists' and 'Ablums' views by the way, although not yet in 'All Songs' for some reason. Andre
  13. I had another app freeze last night, same as before - I left my phone with poweramp as the current app, but paused with the screen turned off. Woke up this morning and I had a "Force Close" / "Wait" message when I checked the phone. I did a Force Close. Is there any debug info I can get for you (I have the debug mode turned on, but it has not offered to send anything). Andre
  14. Ah, OK. That was 30 minutes of testing I could have avoided then. Andre
  15. It's still there in my copy of beta3. Andre
  16. HTC Desire-Z, stock rom, rooted. However I also had the same issue on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, so it is not isolated to a particular device. The behaviour was indeed to play all songs, as all of the icons and so on indicated, but it was most definitely in Folders mode when I went into the Folders/Lib screen. Not sure if this is related, but I now can't delete files. I selected 'Delete' during the closing credits of a podcast (as I regularly do) and PowerAmp popped up a confirmation message indicating that the file would be deleted from the SD card, can't undo. I confirmed, and a message appeared saying 1 file had been deleted, and that track vanished from the folder in PowerAmp ... however the file had not been deleted, and it was picked up again on the next rescan. Tried again with the track stopped, and also from the Folder/files view (long-press on file, select delete), and even after a full phone reboot, and nothing worked. Eventually deleted it via ES File Explorer. Andre
  17. After a lot more fiddling and jumping in and out of various Library and Folders modes, it seems to have fixed itself again. This is very odd... Andre
  18. Darn, this problem has come back today, and now I don't seem to be able to fix it by going into Album mode and then back to Folders. This screenshot is in Folders mode, showing what is enabled and what isn't: With Shuffle set to 'Off' (as above) or 'Lists' it just plays all tracks in alphabetical order of title, regardless of folders (I have the top level sorting set to 'Full Path', then files-with-folders is set to sort by 'Filename', which is being ignored in favour of all songs alphabetically). With Shuffle set to 'All', 'Songs' or 'Songs/Lists', it plays all tracks in any folders in random order (as far as I can tell). In none of these cases do the prev-folder/next-folder icons become tappable. The widget version does show the icons (see below) but they don't do anything when tapped. The total songs counter also seems to be saying it is playing All Songs rather than a folder: Are there any debug files, or other data, that I can send you to help track this down? Andre
  19. I've had a couple of app freezes in exactly the same circumstances recently: Playing music at night via headphones, screen is off. I listen to a few tracks for a bit, then simply press the 'pause' button on the headphone cable and go to sleep. No problems so far. However when I wake the phone up in the morning (standard unlock screen, not PowerAmp's) PowerAmp is still showing as paused but it immediately displays an app frozen message (choices being 'Force Close' or 'Wait'). Waiting doesn't help, so when the message pops up again I opt to Force Close. This has happened on beta2 and beta3 so far. Andre
  20. Great, perfect - many thanks! Andre
  21. Ah, I assumed it meant "by date added to SD Card" (i.e. the file creation date, or better the file modified date). The date added into PowerAmp is somewhat arbitrary, as every time you do a re-install (as I just had to do) or a full erase and rescan, all the song dates will be exactly the same again. I currently have over 2,000 songs, all of which now have the same 'date', which I guess is how most people will first experience PowerAmp. Could you add a sort 'by filesystem date' option - even with a caveat that it might not sort as expected on all devices, but that's not PowerAmp's fault? The 'modified date' shown in ES File Explorer on both my HTC Desire-Z phone and my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 all seem 100% correct, and they also all match the dates shown on the PC from which they were copied, so it should work fine on both of those devices at least. Maybe even make a global Advanced option, selecting for all date sorting between "use dates added to PowerAmp", "use filesystem creation dates" or "use filesystem last-modified dates". That would allow people to choose what works for them with little extra effort. Andre
  22. Example. Here's the first page of the contents of my 'Singles' folder as shown in file explorer, sorted by date, most recent first: And this is what folder view, sorted by most recent, shows in Power Amp (which are all pretty old files, but by no means the oldest): And selecting the 'Reverse' option in PowerAmp's list view does not change it at all: Andre
  23. I just installed beta3 to test on my Samsung tablet too, and had same problem: i.e. I started in Folders view, Shuffle mode was shown as OFF, and yet the 'prev/next folder' buttons were still greyed out, and also tracks were being played in 'all songs' alphabetical order (seemed like random at first, until I watched the song titles). I finally manged to fix it by switching into Library>Albums mode, setting a sort order and playing some tracks/switched albums/etc (which all worked fine). Then when I selected back into Folders view, everything was working again. The same trick worked on my phone. How odd! One minor bug remains from beta2 in that the date-order sorting is still not working in the Library's "Recently Added" mode, or when sorting by date in Folder/File view. The initial sorted songs list is completely wrong, and the 'Reverse' option does not change anything, the same wrong order displays. Andre
  24. I am not turning shuffle on at all, and the icon is showing as grey, i.e. that shuffle is off. Long press lets me select shuffle off again, but nothing changes and still the prev-folder and next-folder buttons are greyed out. However now I've checked further, the play order is not actually random, it seems to be playing all songs in alpahbetic order and ignoring Folder mode. Andre
  25. Have done a complete uninstall and re-install of beta 3, but still can't turn off Shuffle mode at all. HTC Desire-Z, stock rom, rooted. [Edit: actually, now although the prev/next folder buttons are still greyed out, shuffle mode does seem to be turned off - however PowerAmp is playing tracks in 'All Songs' mode (i.e. every song in alpha order) when 'Folder' mode and 'Sort by path' is selected. Folders layout is correct in the list view, but that's not how the player is playing] I've got to put all my settings back in place now too - could do with a 'backup settings' mode for times like this. Andre
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