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  1. The new folder list "List - Compact" is great, now if we could get the list to display in this format. Not the colors, but the items in the list. If the list is sorted by Artist then the first row displays the artist tag, then the track tag, and finally the album tag and for those who like it the track length and file type. I hope others like this layout and that it could be implemented in a future beta. <View android:id="@+id/group_one" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="80dp" android:background="@android:color/darker_gray" app:layout_constraintLeft_creator="@id/listLayout" app:layout_constraintTop_creator="@id/listLayout" /> <ImageView android:id="@+id/album_art1" android:layout_width="80dp" android:layout_height="80dp" android:contentDescription="@string/image_description" android:src="@drawable/image1" app:layout_constraintLeft_creator="@id/listLayout" app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="@id/listLayout" /> <View android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="parent" /> <TextView android:id="@+id/meta_artist1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_marginStart="4dp" android:fontFamily="@font/abeezee" android:textColor="#ffffff" android:textSize="18sp" android:textStyle="bold" app:layout_constraintLeft_toRightOf="@id/album_art1" app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="@id/listLayout" tools:text="@string/tag_artist1" /> <TextView android:id="@+id/meta_title1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_marginStart="4dp" android:fontFamily="@font/abeezee" android:textColor="#ffffff" android:textSize="18sp" android:textStyle="bold" app:layout_constraintLeft_toRightOf="@id/album_art1" app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@id/meta_artist1" tools:text="@string/tag_title1" /> <TextView android:id="@+id/meta_album1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_marginStart="4dp" android:fontFamily="@font/abeezee" android:textColor="#ffffff" android:textSize="16sp" app:layout_constraintLeft_toRightOf="@id/album_art1" app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@id/meta_title1" tools:text="@string/tag_album1" /> <TextView android:id="@+id/meta_time1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_marginEnd="4dp" android:layout_marginStart="4dp" android:fontFamily="@font/abeezee" android:textColor="#ffffff" android:textSize="16sp" app:layout_constraintEnd_toStartOf="@+id/meta_delimiter1" app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@id/meta_title1" tools:text="@string/tag_length1" /> <TextView android:id="@+id/meta_delimiter1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_marginEnd="4dp" android:layout_marginStart="4dp" android:fontFamily="@font/abeezee" android:textColor="#ffffff" android:textSize="16sp" app:layout_constraintEnd_toStartOf="@+id/meta_file_type1" app:layout_constraintTop_toBottomOf="@id/meta_title1" tools:text="@string/tag_delimiter" /> <TextView android:id="@+id/meta_file_type1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_marginEnd="4dp" android:layout_marginTop="4dp" android:fontFamily="@font/abeezee" android:textColor="#ffffff" android:textSize="16sp" app:layout_constraintBottom_toBottomOf="@+id/meta_time1" app:layout_constraintEnd_toEndOf="@+id/listLayout" tools:text="@string/tag_file_type1" />
  2. No, just not paying attention, I installed V2 of the skin.
  3. Get Mp2Tag and use the Extended Tag editor to add lyrics.
  4. 1. When the Static Seekbar is off and the Pro Buttons are off the Main Player does not display. 2. List > long press > Play is not an option 3. List doesn't keep the position in the list, always returns to the first song. 4. All Songs List displays the Album name before the Artist.
  5. It seems that Poweramp was overhauled as opposed to being given a face lift. Everything in V2 worked great except the shuffle and repeat buttons could not be disabled . With V3 some of the logic was removed or altered. Please forgive my use of "should", I use it only as an indication of my opinion not as a demand. It would be great if there were options that allowed everyone to get most of their preferences. Things I like about V3 1. On the player screen the art work displays correctly and generally the screen looks better. 2. The menu shortcuts are at the bottom. 3. Shortcut icons are clearly understood. 4. Elapsed and remaining time display. 5. Lyrics display is much better, although the lyrics window should either hide after the track finishes or the lyrics for the new track should display. 6. Alpha scrolling in the track list. Things I don't like about V3 1. The seek bar. 2. Swiping can't be disabled and their function changes depending on the screen displayed. From the track list swiping takes you to the library list, swiping from the library list takes you to the player, swiping on the player changes tracks and you can't go back to the library by swiping. If we have to have swiping, left to right should, in my opinion, cycle between, player, library, track list and swipe up/down should change tracks and honor the users shuffle setting. 3. More buttons have been added that can accidentally be activated/changed. My feeling is that I would set these things once and rarely if ever change them again so why have them on the screen?! 4. The lists are harder to use and read. I would prefer Title, Artist, Album (in that order) on separate lines with the same font size and maybe 2px of padding between lines. And I would remove the length and file type. 5. Art work in the lists looks nice but limits the number of items in the list resulting in more scrolling. With the list set to small, 4 tracks are displayed initially, then after scrolling 7 tracks are displayed, V2 displayed about 10. 6. List sort keeps defaulting to sort by Title. 7. New buttons in the lists for Shuffle, Play, Select. 8. If PA is running in the background and the phone locks, unlocking it takes you to PA not where you were when the phone locked. 9. Queue allows duplicate entries, before there was a setting to prevent this. 10. Queue used to have a setting to resume the queue if all items weren't played, it may still work this way but it isn't clear. 11. It would be nice if the alpha scroll on the right of the list had a bit more padding between letters. 12. Track selection in the library used to be simple - our setting for what happened used to be "play the song" or "place it in the queue" and long press gave you more options. And a notification displayed if the track was added to the queue. Now when you click on an item, if the setting is add it to the queue, there isn't any indication that your click was recognized. 13. Notification - Navigate to to the list used to take you to the song list with the currently playing song, and the song had a seek bar below it, now it takes you to the high level library list. 14. Previously, there was a setting to hide the meta data, which is now gone.
  6. I wouldn't use either rating system, but if I had to choose I would choose the 5 star rating.
  7. Now you are being pedantic, "should" and "could", in the future I will be more careful. of my wording I will endeavor to follow your advice and be more respectful. I'm am so sorry to have stepped on your toes.
  8. Let's agree to disagree. I do know enough about coding to know that what I am asking for is not terribly difficult. Yes, I do know what a sycophant is. I won't belabor the point.
  9. You are still missing the point. V1 and V2 had many options that have been removed from V3. Making the UI look better doesn't preclude having options. Don't know why you and your fellow sycophants don't want options but you sure seem willing to tell others to give up their desires. But carry on with your goofy diatribe.
  10. Again, a person who hasn't followed the conversation too well. This all began with the OP saying the beta was a failure, I chimed in and said I agreed. Then I backtracked and said, that Failure was to harsh as the beta wasn't a failure but that there where things I didn't like. Then someone said we (people who don't like everything about the beta) should STFU. So I started getting snide. Is it childish, maybe. But all along, I have said that the detractors didn't want to remove things others liked but to give options to all. This reinforces what you have said "others might have different priorities or desires than you..", I fully realize others have different desires, which is why I ask for options. But instead some keep telling us to STUF and accept what we are given. So then I become crass. Childish, maybe, but it appears I'm dealing with children. It appears you are another of these ignorant individuals that think they have the right to tell others to STFU. Have I once said Max must do these things? No, not even hinted at it. So how does that make me a dictator?
  11. So arrogant and self-entitled because we are hoping to get things that existed before and maybe some other things we have been asking for for several years. I'm happy that you are willing to bend over and get fucked without complaining, the world needs sheep.
  12. That shows how ignorant you are, I was dissing you and the people like you who think this is important information at this stage of your music listening. The bit rate is important when you are buying music, after that if you need to see it on the screen for every song you're a little dim. Same whit the visualizer, this is for drug addled individuals. Programmers put this stuff in their programs because there are simpletons like yourself who like to look at bouncy things. It isn't a comment on Max, it's a comment on you.
  13. You seem to miss the point too. First Moon+ Reader isn't supposed to look flashy, it's an eBook reader. Second, the point I was making is that having options is not difficult. If you look back at V1 and V2 of Poweramp there were a lot more options, many of these options were taken away. Who know why, only Max does, but I can't think of a good reason. Having the option doesn't remove the Material design. You're as rigid as Imperfection, you believe that it is an all or nothing situation. And what kind of idiot refers to a coder as a code monkey and also implies that they are not competent nor obedient.
  14. I would like you to back up all the assertions that you have made that the majority of users are happy with the interface. Just because people don't speak up doesn't mean they are happy. I currently live in a country where they don't say anything even when they really dislike something. Poweramp has around 50 million downloads and the full unlocker has around one million. Do your really think that all 50 million or 1 million are all satisfied? You're dreaming. And just because the vote was to prioritize updating the UI doesn't mean they voted to receive what ever was delivered. You and others may like what you have received, others would like some changes, that doesn't mean we think Max did a poor job. Also, I am willing to bet that the majority of those users don't even know about this forum. I came here a year or so ago and there wasn't much activity, so I didn't visit often. Then I signed up for the Play Store Beta Program and expected to receive regular updates. That never happened, there was one update and that was it. All the other updates came through the forum, which I wasn't aware of. This is not really the best way to do beta testing, either the Play Store beta program should have been eliminated or it should have received the same updates as the forum. But that is a separate issue. My point is that you make a lot of assumptions because you have been coming her regularly, unfortunately you are only one of millions and you seem to want to speak for all of us. I think it is you who should piss off. If you had a brain, you would realize that removing an item from the display is not difficult, it has nothing to do with logic. Hiding something is not the same as asking for if (Imperfection cries) Then change the sample rate, spin in circles, resort the list by artist, change the tone by 10 octaves end if No, this is what it entails If (Imperfection cries) <span>"Show a crying adult."</span> else <span></span> end if Yup, very complicated.
  15. I would really like to ignore you, but you are the type of person that wants everyone to accept what you like so ignoring you and giving you the only voice is wrong. Forget that there are thousands of users that don't want what you want, you don't even want flexibility for yourself, you're inflexible. The new interface has some nice features but it is far from perfect. Nobody is demanding that the app only have the features they like, most people want flexibility. Go look for a Windows program Directory Opus and look at the thousands of options they give the user - not rigid. Go look at the Android app Moon+ Reader, again hundreds of options - not rigid. Not every user has the same preferences. Is it just possible that the options others are asking for might just be useful to you as well? Christ, you would never know because you want to limit the options to what Max is offering. Ultimately, you should stop speaking for Max, the developer can speak for his own decisions. Or maybe you are Max and you are hiding behind a fake account to vent your opinions (I hope not)?!
  16. The default sort of lists appears to be by Title, when I change the default to something else it stays as long as PA is not closed. If PA is closed and then reopened then the sort is returned to the default.
  17. Interesting how you interpret others desire for change as demands and imply we are demanding that Max halt releasing the app while he implements our desires. Where did you read that in any of these posts? You kind believes that if you got what you want no one else should comment. I would say it is you who are selfish. I nor any of the other detractors have said you should have your preferences removed, but you so casually dismiss our requests, in Max's name no less. I'm so happy you are here to speak for Max, poor guy must be in a tizzy. If he decides a change would require too much work or would break something then I'm sure he wouldn't make the change. But for you to make the assumption that the requested changes are a lot of work and cannot be implemented without breaking other things is idiotic. I think perhaps you are worried that some of your pet items will be removed and so are objecting so strenuously to others requests for options. Perhaps you should adapt. I know I have adapted for the 5 years I have used PA and will probably continue to do so. But I'm not going to stop asking for options just because a few dolts want me to be quiet.
  18. I'm not trying to fight with anyone, and I'm not trying to demand anything. I have said in the past (privately to maxmp@..) that I would be happy to pay for a new version to get the features I prefer. I am surprised that developers continue to update their apps for free. But to say that I don't have a right to ask for changes is crazy. Max can choose to make those changes or ignore them, but you shouldn't demand that I be happy with what is offered. My analogies are to point out why I feel the way I do. You don't like it, I'm sorry for that.
  19. No, it's not about me. But imagine that PA didn't have the the bit rate, or the picture, and you wanted those things. I guess you would just be content. It amazes me how people are happy to deprive other people of their desires.
  20. You are missing the point, I'm saying to me it is useless information at this point in the tracks life. But I am happy you like it, I don't need it and want to hide it. So Max didn't ask for our opinions, when your government does something you don't like I guess you just suck it up - they didn't ask your opinion either. lol
  21. You're that guy I see walking around! lol You get the point though, some people find it useful some don't. As such there should be an option. Some people here are claiming it would be too difficult for Max to do, which is nonsense. I don't code for a living but I've done enough to know that setting a flag to flip the display of a container is child's play.
  22. You have made my point; the vast majority of people cannot hear the difference. Not to mention, there are very few phones with good DAC. And of course, are you going to carry around $200+ headphones to use with your phone? Probably not. So, in the real world, you are probably wasting space on your phone. But that really wasn't the point of the discussion, the bigger point was is this information valuable during playback and track selection? I believe it has zero benefit. "Oh, look I stole this song from the internet and it was encoded at 96 kbps, it is my favorite song, but with that bit rate I guess I'm not going to listen to it." Uh huh. Now it may be important when you are stealing those songs, or ripping a CD and you choose to use a higher bit rate. On the main player screen and in the lists, it has zero benefit. Well at least to me, so again, having options to disable/enable it would be the perfect solution. Having the bit rate displayed would be like having a sign on every woman that told you the size of her breasts. “Oh, look her sign says she only has a B cup, gorgeous face and fantastic personality but with that breast size I’m going to pass.” God forbid we have a sign that says how short our dicks are! lol Just my nickels worth of opinion.
  23. Hopefully, the option, assuming we get it, will be to hide or display the meta data. That way you can see it and I can hide it. Win win. Although, your music has some different bit rates and encodings, I still question the usefulness of this information in the player. If you see this information are you going to go and make a change? Is seeing this information going to influence whether you play the song? I don't think it has any benefit, but if you like it great. I use Mp3Tag and have edited all my music, everything is consistent, even to the point of using online tools to change the bit rate. My understanding is that no one can hear the difference over a bit rate of 160, maybe I'm wrong, as such I don't see the point in taking up my limited space with the extra size of anything over 160.
  24. Ya I know, I shouldn't use sarcasm, but it isn't silly, it's just difficult for some to understand. Every one of my 2000+ songs have album art, the correct album art, lyrics, title, artist, album. I like my information as much as the next person, but we are talking about a 5 inch screen with limited battery life. So to focus on this information is the silly thing. The functionality is what's important - does the queue work right, does shuffle work right, is it easy to scroll through and find you songs, etc. The prettiness of my art work is of very minor importance. How much am I gonna ask for? Everything and more. I point you to an app for Windows called Directory Opus. Go take a look they have a 60 day trial. It has THOUSANDS of options - because, unlike you and others like you, they realize that every user has different needs and preferences. What is silly is for people like you to want to limit flexibility. Especially, by claiming Max can't do it, pretty insulting to Max I would think.
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