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Posts posted by andrewilley

  1. I would generally suggest not running the app itself on SD Card, it works better in internal memory.

    Looks like you need to adjust the ticked folders in Settings > Library > Music Folders, as you've got a lot of notifications and/or game sounds in your music list. If there is some content you want in those same folders, you might want to change the value of Settings > Library > Ignore Short Tracks to maybe 10 or 15 seconds. 


  2. 36 minutes ago, AE9 said:

    Thanks for your reply. What I am trying to ask is, when you connect an external DAC to Poweramp, is there any way to find out if the signal being passed from Poweramp to the external DAC has already been processed by the smartphone's own DAC? 

    It shouldn't be, the phone's DAC basically only goes to its own speaker or to its AUX (headphone) socket. It has to be digital to get passed to the next DAC unit, otherwise it would just be an analogue-to-analogue converter. :)


  3. While the playlist is playing, tap the album art area and you will be taken to the list so you can choose another song by tapping on it.

    To add a new song (or songs) to a playlist, find the song/album/folder/etc in the Library views and long-press on it. You can then multi-select using the tickboxes on the left if you want. When you are ready, tap "+ Playlist" and choose which playlist you'd like to add to. Or you can make a new playlist if you prefer.

    To edit a playlist, go to the Library >Playlists view and select the playlist you want to modify. Long-press on any song in the list (and optionally select more songs as above) and you can delete them from the list, or use the thumb-device on the right to move any song up or down the list. 


  4. @maxmp can I send you any debug info, as this happens every time I first start playback via Android Auto (USB connection to Hyundai factory-installed head-unit) and it's obviously not just happening to me. I see the same as the others, the first press of the Play button in the Android Auto Poweramp interface briefly commences playback (half a second maybe) and then it pauses again. I have to press Play for a second time for it to start playing properly, and afterwards in that session I can play/pause/skip fine. There's nothing in the Last Processed Commands log by the way, just one BTReceiver headset connection event to the car (because BT is on).


  5. Personally, I feel that searching online for lyrics and then embedding them automatically in your audio files would not be a good idea (in the same way that auto-embedded found artwork is also fraught with issues, from bad matches, to playback glitches while the files are being written, even as far as potentially destroyed files).

    It does seem a bit beyond the remit of a regular music player to be honest, more something for a specialised program to do.


  6. I'm sure Max will be along with a more comprehensive list, but generally the form is:

    Play <artistname>
    Play albumname>
    Play <songtitle>
    Volume Up
    Volume Down

    (if Poweramp is not your default music player, you may need to add "in Poweramp" to the above)

    Shuffle <artist> used to work for me in Android 6.0.1, but does not seem to now in Android 9.

    What does and doesn't work is very much dependent on the version of Android, your language settings, Google Assistant versions,  etc.


  7. Simply changing the shuffle mode by tapping the Shuffle icon should cause a reshuffle - it has to, as the mode would not be changed otherwise. The currently playing song will then become the first song in a new shuffled sequence.

    I wonder if you have accidentally activated Settings > Library > Lists > No Reshuffle  ?


  8. 37 minutes ago, crissdinesh said:

    You can exclude Mp4 in Poweramp by navigating to settings > Folders and Library > Music Folders > Uncheck the folders that has Mp4 files.

    Unnecessary (spam?) link removed. And the correct menu option for use in Poweramp v3 is Settings > Library > Music Folders.

    However going back  to the original (over six years old!) post, there is now a better option to exclude video files from the scanning process anyway - Settings > Library > Ignore Video Tracks.


  9. 1 hour ago, Mark_M said:

    Ah, the clearly marked option to deal with exactly the scenario that I was facing

    Yup, that'd probably be the one. :)

    The reason is that Android will have given your new storage card a completely new name, and PA will have scanned in all the 'new' files it found - but without any way to know they were really duplicates of the 'old' songs which it for some reason could no longer read.

    Back in Poweramp v2 the app would have immediately removed all of the old 'lost' entries for you just as soon as they disappeared from the storage system. However if that disappearance was only temporary (ejecting a card to copy new files to it for example) then wiping out the whole library - along with all the associated ratings, playlists, etc - could be somewhat annoying... ;)


  10. 1 hour ago, BobbieMoo said:

     I didn't understand though how use the time date stamps you mentioned though 😂

    In the Recently Added songs list, tap the three-dots icon and then List Options. You can choose from "by date added to Library" (meaning the first time Poweramp found and scanned this file into its Library, so all songs will be roughly equal when you first install the app) or "By date added/modified" (which uses the file system's 'last-modified' time/date stamp, which will sort songs based on the times that the music files were flagged as last being changed, edited, ripped, etc).


  11. 18 minutes ago, BobbieMoo said:

    2. The library is messed up. After factory resetting my phone and reinstalling everything my filter for sorting albums by date of adding them to library doesn't work. Its sorted in a totally inlogical order. Every time I reinstall it, it sorts them always in the same order. 

    After a factory reset (and/or copying music back into the file system) PA will have to build a completely new library database from scratch, so everything will be 'recently added' as far as the app is concerned, with the fine ordering presumably defined by the sequence that the directories actually got crawled.

    You could switch to using file-system time/date (last modified) stamps for the List Options sort order which should remain consistent for SD Card contents, but possibly not for internal memory depending on how you copied the files back (some apps retain the file's last-modified stamp while others, such as Windows FTP, don't keep that metadata so the files will just show up as the time/date they was created on the phone). 

    A fresh install will return the EQ settings to app default, which you can override by exporting settings before you do the resinstall and re-importing them. Remember that EQ/Tone active status can also be adjusted per output device now. 


  12. Adding a Lyrics tag to files using an external program is pretty easy - but time-consuming if you want to do a lot of files. PA can then display them natively, rather than needing to use an external feature. I agree it would be nice if Poweramp could also look for sidecar .LRC files, and also to have a basic user-selectable feature to superimpose lyrics over album art automatically whenever there are lyrics available.

    As you say though, while PA can search for lyrics via Google, at present there is no way for it to internally paste such wording into physical file tags like you can with the Title/Artist/Album/etc tags.  


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