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  1. There have been a number of threads on this subject, but no universal answer. Generally, I believe many head-units have this problem as they don't allow the app to shut down properly before powering down. Steering wheel controls depend on the interface built-in by the manufacturer, and are not guaranteed to work fully with third-party apps. I know the dev ( @maxmp ) has said he plans to get a generic car head-unit at some stage for testing purposes, as though PA is an app designed for use on phones, using it in a car is becoming a common request. Andre
  2. There is no such thing, only settings which work best for your equipment and ears. If there was a universal 'best' setting, then that would be programmed in advance and there would be no user-controls at all. Andre
  3. If another app (e.g. YouTube) requests access to audio playback, then PA has to be stopped. Avoid using other apps that require that sort of access while listening to your music. However just browsing normal non-audio websites in Chrome should be fine. It might also be your device being to aggressive in power-saving background apps, it's worth checking that PA is listed as an exception to power-saving modes. Also check that Wakelock and Keep Service are enabled in the Settings > Misc page. Andre
  4. You can choose to start PA at either the Player screen or the main Library view. (Settings > Look and Feel > Start at Library) Then you can configure the default library top-level view to be a specific category - e.g. Artists - if you wish. Go to the Library top-level view and tap on the three-dots menu icon. Select List Options and then long-press on the category that you wish to become the default entry screen (Artists in your case). Andre
  5. 'Now Playing' and 'Play Next' are defined by the library category and sorting orders that you have chosen to listen to. You can however choose something outside of that 'normal' listening order by using the Queue. Simply find the extra song (or songs, or even full albums/etc) that you want to listen to, long-press on the title and tap Add to Queue (">>> Queue") and the songs will be enqueued ready to play after the currently playing track (or can optionally be set to play immediately if you prefer). Once all of the enqueued songs have been played, PA will return to your regular chosen playback category wherever you left off (again, options are available if you don't like that end behaviour). Andre
  6. Export Settings (which includes EQ presets) and copy the file over and re-import on the new device. Andre
  7. From what Max was saying, I assume it's a new interface option that is being introduced within Android 10, so no it won't be on older versions of Android. I could be wrong though. Andre
  8. I just loaded up my ancient Galaxy S3 which still has PA v2 installed on it, and album art download doesn't seem to work via wifi on that either (it used to). All I can guess is that whatever API was being used to scan for images 4+ years ago is no longer available, and while @maxmp has updated all the code in v3 in the meantime to keep it compatible, v2 will no longer be able to access cover art via downloading (other than embedded artwork or images from your own gallery). If anyone else is still using v2 and artwork downloads are still working for you, could you post here? Andre
  9. Max has said it will be available from Android Q (sorry, Android 10). Andre
  10. I used to have a Note 3, but I really dislike the more recent Samsungs with those curved 'edge' displays. When my Note died on me I had to make a quick purchase, and chose the new Samsung A70. It's only a mid-range device, but has a huge 6.7" FHD+ SAMOLED screen, under-screen fingerprint reader, 3.5mm headphone socket (a must for me too), three cameras (OK quality, nothing spectacular though), good 128GB / 6GB memory, massive 4500mA battery with very fast 25W USB-C charging, two-SIM cards plus an SD Card slot. It does everything I need of it, except wireless charging really (but the charging is so fast and the battery so good I don't miss that). The only downside is there is very little development community. It is rootable now, but there has been no ROM development that I know of. However for £369 (UK list price) it's a bit of a bargain. Andre
  11. I think you already have, but perhaps mention it in the Bugs forum too. Andre
  12. It's just started happening to me after an Android Auto update, previously I was getting album art correctly on the car headunit without needing to see it on my phone lockscreen too (which I don't want). Andre
  13. As long as a reshuffle occurs (e.g. stop and start a new shuffled session) then any new songs should be shuffled along with everything else. I'm not sure whether the act of finding new songs and scanning them into the library forces a reshuffle or not though. Andre
  14. You can also set this feature per-category. View any playlist's contents and tap on the three-dots menu icon, then select List Options. You can choose to store/restore the 'List Position' (i.e. which song of a list was last playing) or 'Per Track Progress' (how far into every track you have so far listened). This can be set independently for each listening category - albums, artists, folders, playlists, etc. The other control discussed above is a global setting and affects EVERY track over a certain length, regardless of what music category you are using. Andre
  15. I rather assumed that we were already discussing exporting using UTF-8 encoding (so .M3U8 files), but that MusicBee was not adding the correct BOM when using that format. Could the OP clarify please? Andre
  16. Ah, OK, not sure what that is. I'll move this to the Bugs forum and there is a feature to do what you want, but we need to find out why it's not working for you. Andre
  17. The decoder will (I assumed) decode the originally compressed 16-bit MP3 source material to uncompressed 16-bit audio, then you can select if that should then be upscaled to 24-bit etc. I would have thought the results would be the same either way. But @maxmp could confirm that. Andre
  18. When you are playing music with a visualisation on, there is a little symbol top-right (next to the visualisation name) that cycles through the lock, shuffle, etc settings. Andre
  19. In Settings > Audio > Output, select the High-Res option and enable it for your chosen output device (e.g. Wired Headset/AUX). Then you can choose bitrate and frequencies (some devices only work with lock combinations, some you can change each value separately). Andre
  20. Are you listening using regular or high-res outout modes? Andre
  21. It is the adjustment control for the setting above, "Store/Restore Per Track Progress". If you have the above setting enabled, it means PA will remember the position that you had got to for longer tracks, so whenever you return to that track again PA will go back to wherever you left off listening. You probably only want this to happen on long tracks such as podcasts/audiobooks/etc though, hence the slider control to define what length of tracks PA should remember, versus shorter songs which you would want to start back at the beginning next time you decide to listen to it. Andre
  22. I seem to recall in v2 there was an option somewhere to allow for links which don't support full transfers on slower mobile browser connections, but I'm not 100% certain of that any more. Andre
  23. Hopefully Max could code around this problem now that it is known what Musicbee is doing. If you could upload one of your problem files for reference, I'm sure that would help. Andre
  24. If you add a whole album to the queue, the tracks should be added using the sorting order for the albums songs level. i.e. the order you see the songs listed if you view the contents of the album in the library drill-down. It does depend on which category mode you are viewing in when you do the Add to Queue though (e,g. Folders may have a different song sorting order set compared to Albums) Andre
  25. Try reducing the buffer sizes in the Settings . Audio > Output section, see if that helps. Andre
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