Everything posted by costin96
Hello. I have an annoying problem with Poweramp which seems that I can't repair it at all and it happens on all 4.4 ROMs that I have seen around on my device (it even happens on my friend's phone... with stock/official 4.4). Whenever I play music though headphones, Poweramp randomly pauses it and then freezes completly. For example, listening to music, then suddently it stops let's say for example at 2:35. It doesn't react to anything: song change, play/pause, album change, hitting the seeker to 0:00 or any other time, nothing. In rare situations, if I force close the application several times it works, BUT, after this it will just keep the phone awake and drain battery, even if the program is closed and music is not playing. I left my phone 2hours alone after this bug happened and Poweramp drained 40% of my battery. Under Settings > Battery, it clearly said that it was keeping my phone awake. Also when this bug happens, the name of the application under Settings > battery changes from Poweramp to (Unknown). The only thing that works to repair this bug and the battery drain caused my Poweramp's bug is to restart my phone. And I am pretty annyoed and tired to restart it 4 times a day already cause of that bug. I have Poweramp since 2010 or 2011, and using it since then, since Android 2.3 and never had any problem... Reinstalling/cleaning cache/etc doesn't work. Poweramp version + built number: v2.0.9 - built number 550. Device: Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 Android: 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROM: CyanogenMod 11 (Snapshot M4, latest, released some days ago). This bug happens on ALL 4.4 ROMS (all versions of CM11, all versions of SlimKat, everything with KitKat) that I tested on my and my friend's S2. All my music is stored on an external MicroSD Card: samsung micro SDHC plus UHS-1, 32GB, Class 10 I am hoping that I will get some assistance for my issue. Thanks.
Found a good workaround for all those problems. - deactivate fade - install CWM Recovery (which has native NTFS support) - format your MicroSD card to NTFS, from the recovery - since NTFS has faster read speeds, it would be not likely to fail at sequential reading from the microSD - since fading is off from Poweramp, it not likely to crash and stop The bug is caused by the new drivers for the SDCard handling with FUSE. Phones with Exynos 4, like i9100 and n7000 are doomed to this unknown bug. The driver/hardware just literally dies and a full reboot is needed to recover it and make it work. Seems that not even developers know how to repair that bug (only affecting Exynos4 devices, only SOME of them, not all!!). Here it's a fix: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=50450549&postcount=80 It basically consist in using the real driver for SDCard instead of FUSE. Although it has drawbacks, like security breaches and app install confusion... I do not recommend it, but it's a fix. Long story short. It's a KitKat bug for all Exynos4 devices. No one knows how to fix it currently. It's not Poweramp's fault. Every music player fails at reading music from MicroSD. workaround 1. what I explained earlier. workaround 2. put your music on internal sd card workaround 3. flash back your 4.3.x rom. (which I am doing currently *cry*)
Hello again. I couldn't get a log of the crash, becasue I already found a walkthough. Although on my friend's phone is STILL broken and not working. What I do to fix it and what fixed it: - format the external microSD card to NTFS format. - changed settings: Settings > Audio > Fade, crossfade and gapless: Deactivated everything under there (Auto-advance fading and manual track change fading set to No fading). Settings > Audio > Advanced: Direct Volume - off, Music FX - on (using Viper4Android), Audio Buffer Size - auto, Audio Thread Priority - normal. Settings > Misc > Tweaks: Deactivated "disable router output button" and then re-activated it. I do not know which of those steps repaired my Poweramp, but I found a walkaround all the bugs. Currently 370hours of uptime and still no bugs due to Poweramp. If you guys want to reproduce the bug (which also seems to reproduce on another friend's Galaxy S3 with cyanogen mod 4.4) all you need to do is to put some music ordered in some folders on an micro sd (like Artist > Album > songs ( .mp3 and/or .flac ) and just shuffle through music. I bet that Poweramp will crash at sequential reading from the external SD card at a point or another, although I have no idea why. I will try to activate fading functions again and see if it will work or crash again.