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  1. 1 hour ago, Mayank Choudhary said:

    But, due to this reason android kills complete process in low memory condition to free memory and unfortunately music player stops. This leads to disappointments. 

    Android could not take this memory back without killing process. 

    If Main Activity is destroyed then It should must release its all allocated memory. Otherwise this is waste of memory.

    Why android having this limitation. I think anyone have no right answer. 

    Leave it! 

    Try selecting "use wavelock" and "keep service" in the tweak section of the settings.


  2. I have a Samsung G900A with MM 6.0.1 and Poweramp v3 alpha. Recently I have been playing long relaxation music, some 2 hours long, some 8 hours. I notice PA stops playing randomly.  I'm not sure if it's PA v3 or some power saving function. To be clear, I don't have any power saving features activated. Then there's Doze, a MM feature. Any input would be helpful.

    Edit: I'm suspecting Doze may be the problem. Sometimes I set the phone down and that's when it's been stopping.  Might need help with Doze. Thanks.

     

     


  3. I came here today to make a request for two features, and pitch control is one of them and I will explain why some may want or need this feature. There is a somewhat controversial theory about how and why the western world is using 440Hz tuning, also known as standard tuning and concert tuning. There is evidence to support that standard tuning used to be 432Hz (used by the likes of Mozart and Verdi) but was changed to 440 for not so honorable reasons, involving Nazis and perhaps others. There is some scientific evidence to support 432 is in harmony with nature and more beneficial to the listener. If you do your research, beware of the cynic's and shill sites out there. There are players like "432 player" that convert from 440 to 432 on the fly. There is also Foobar2000 which has a plugin called SoundTouch which can convert to whatever you like and offers tempo, pitch and rate adjustment. While conversion may not be as good as a recording made from instruments tuned to 432, it is the only option for much of the music out there. Many musicians are actually recording these days in tunings other than 440.

    Until there is a larger change in societies' consciousness, this feature will be used by the minority, but it's inclusion in Poweramp is one of real benefit. We don't want to get hung up on why 440 was chosen, no need to focus on the evil in the world. But a change needs to be made and the whole point of returning to a natural tuning is to benefit mankind.


  4. I recently upgraded to Poweramp(PA) v3 Alpha because v2 was not compatible with the new Marshmallow(MM) permission system. I needed to click on a music file and have MM open PA as the default player. PA v3 was the answer, except with Opus files. When I click on an Opus file MM gives me nothing but a SOL message. I choose Opus because I've heard it's one of the best, if not thee best lossy format out there. Can PA be programmed with further MM compatibility to resolve this?

    Thanks


  5. On Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 5:29 PM, andrewilley said:

    PA v3 should better support newer Android releases, yes. 

    Andre

    I'm a beta alpha tester for v3 now. Preliminary testing looks good for permissions in MM. I was able to set PA as default music player, something not possible with PA v2 and MM.

    Since development will probably take a long time, having access to skins in v3 would be great. I turned off visualizations.


  6. Since I got nowhere with my last post and have been given new information I've decided to start a fresh post/question. I cannot get Marshmallow's new permission system to play nice with Poweramp v2. I cannot make Poweramp my default app. Someone at the att forum told me Poweramp v2 has not been updated for MM to use the new persmission system. My question, is Poweramp v3 written for MM or Nougat or Lollipop? If it's coded for MM, I may go ahead and install the alpha v3.


  7. I just upgraded my Galaxy S5 (G900A) to Marshmallow 6.0.1., from Lollipop. The default app functionality from Lollipop seems to be broken in marshmallow. I've tried making Poweramp the default app in app manager and default apps without success. The default apps list does not have Poweramp listed.  I disabled Google play music. There's also a "music" app which cannot be disabled. Nothing has worked. Is there a limitation or bug in Marshmallow? Your help is appreciated.

    Edit: I messed around with mx player permissions and I was able to choose it as default for my video player. So far no success with Poweramp. Surely someone out there has come across this and can add to the dialogue. I am on stock marshmallow, no root. Will Poweramp v 3 fix this?

    Tom


  8. As a follow up, I found out I had Foobar set to not show the stereo down mixes. I went back and extracted the stereo down mixes then converted to 24bit 192khz stereo FLAC and they seem to work fine. So the stereo vs 5.1 seems to be the issue. Interesting though that the other 2 players could handle it.

    As a side note, it seems either Foobar2000 is buggy or the DVD-Audio plug-in is, for which I needed to find work-around solutions.


  9. I ripped 28 tracks from my DVD-Audio disc with Foobar 2000. They are 5.1 surround 24 bit/96khz files. I used flac level 8 for compression and kept it at 24 bit. They work beautifully on my Windows PC. However, when I try to play the files in Poweramp, I get no sound. It looks like Poweramp is playing through the songs at high speed but no output. Now, the Samsung Galaxy stock player as well as the N7 player will play the files without problem. Frankly, I was surprised at this. Is this a down mixing issue or something else. If the other FREE players can do it, why not Poweramp? Some help please.


  10. If you are playing audio loud enough to damage your earphones, heaven help your ears!

    Andre

    What's that you say?  :)

    I don't play music loud typically. I don't know what caused two sets of earphones to fail and not jumping to any conclusions. I happened across this thread by coincidence.


  11. Look at the stereox advanced controls. Are they not a sort parametric equalizer? You've got gain (boost), Frequency (center frequency control) and Q (Q control), all for left and right channels. In addition, there's a single delay and additional gain control. Does this not resemble a parametric equalizer? What is the difference?


  12. Ah, you didn't mention landscape mode before, and I never thought to try, let me check...

    In landscape, with the default skin, on my KitKat Galaxy Note 3: top row is Treble & StereoX, bottom row is Bass & Balance and then the larger Volume knob further over to the right. Long-pressing on StereoX does bring up the sub-menu (although it's not optimised for landscape and needs scrolling).

    Andre

    At last the solution! Perhaps I wasn't being clear enough with how I was doing it. The skin developer got back to me. I assumed that I had to long press the stereox button because that's what works on the carbon fiber skin. The developer explained that I needed to press the title or label near the stereox button, not the button itself. It just so happened that the carbon fiber skin was the only skin I had that the title/label was also on the button itself. With all the others, it was outside the button. I tried it and it works in landscape mode too, although some of the buttons may be moved partially off the screen.


  13. Works in all of the supplied skins, including the two extra HD ones (although it can be a bit fiddly to long-press on the right area sometimes).

     

    Andre

    I don't doubt it works on yours Andre, but not on mine. I even tried a stylus for precision. One interesting thing I noticed; all the skins I have use the same button layout in the tone/vol section. StereoX is on the left and volume is next to it on the right. Except for the carbon fiber skin: it has balance on the left and stereoX on the right. Also, it works in vertical (portrait) mode, but not in horizontal (landscape) mode. I'm not sure what this means. I'm not a programmer, but it could be either a skin or Poweramp compatibility issue.

     

    Edit: I just tried using my Nexus 7 (2012) tab with Lollipop 5.1 with the same results, so it doesn't look like a lollipop vs KitKat issue.


  14. If a third-party skin does not support this feature, please raise this with the skin developer. As far as I know it works on all the supplied skins.

     

    Andre

    I am still waiting on a reply from the developer (and not holding my breathe).  FWIW, I tried all 8 built-in skins and 5 downloaded skins and of these, only one (Carbon Fiber) can access this feature. As I said, I press and hold the stereoX button. If there is another way, I'd like to know it.

     

    I am using a Samsung SM-G386T1 with KitKat 4.4.2 non root.

    Poweramp build 580.


  15. I did a forum wide search of "stereox" and could not find the answer. I accidentally found an advanced stereoX control screen in one of my paid skins and only that one skin. I am pressing and holding the stereoX control until the advanced screen opens. Can anyone tell me if/how it's possible to get there in other skins. Is this an experimental feature? I can get there if I open it first in that skin, then change skins, but there should be a better more direct method. Just playing with it for a moment, it appears to be able to have a dramatic impact on the music if adjusted to the extreme. Using a more judicious approach might prove fruitful.


  16. My apologies if this has been covered. To stop the stuttering issue via Bluetooth with Kit Kat, go to settings-misc-tweaks-and check keep service. The two tweeks in the faq did not work for me but this did. You should be able to play over Bluetooth stutter free with the screen either on or off after this adjustment.


  17. Poweramp does not use the Album Artist tag at all as far as I know; it's been a highly requested feature for a while, so presumably it's on Max's radar once the v3 audio engine work is complete. I suspect that whatever the Album Title field shows, is what Poweramp uses when searching for downloadable artwork.

    The fix for these difficult titles would be to find and copy an image that you want (I tend to just find it on Amazon :) ) and then insert that into each file as embedded cover art. That would need to be done on a PC, but there are lots of free programs that can do that as a batch task. I use TagScanner, but there are many others.

    Andre

    So I took the advice and embedded JPEGS in all the tracks. (only one was already tagged) I found the images that were already in the Android/data/_com.maxmpz.audioplayer folder. The custom album name I had used before gave me random artwork from who knows where. But once the files were embedded with the image, the embeds were used in lieu of an artwork search. Tedious, as I did them one at a time. I will look into TagScanner for future batch work of this sort. Thanks for the support guys.

     

    Tom


  18. From my understanding, if you tag album as actual album name of track, album artist as Toms music mix and embed albumart you shohld be fine.also Try and view your music using the default music player to check if this is different.

    I just tried the stock player and in album and folder mode, the name is correct. It's very late here in the eastern US, so I'll have to retire now and try your other suggestion over the weekend. Thanks.


  19. Thanks for the reply Andre. I just read the FAQ and still not sure how much if any, that helps. See my last post above to TheoKlink. By me adding in a custom album name (Tom's...) somehow the artwork download utility was SNAFUed. I experimented with the album artist too, but don't know if there was any effect at all. Does Poweramp use album artist at all? I remember reading about it here but don't remember seeing an answer to that qeustion. I have 56 unrelated tracks in a folder. I want the folder to correctly show my chosen custom album name without upsetting the artwork download utility for each track.

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