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    What Ui Do You Prefer?

    To be clear, there are certain elements I prefer on the old skin vs the new, but on the whole, the new UI is a great improvement that I didn't know I wanted until it was here
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    I think Beta 792 is a failure

    So let me see if I got that right: The people that say that the interface in its' current iteration is just fine are wrong while you guys (who all of you have wildly different, sometimes opposing opinions/preferences) are right and the developer should bend over backwards to satisfy you, all the while dissatisfying the people who are happy with the way things currently are... Yeah... right... So, to put it another way, there is NO way ANY app could look/behave the way EVERY user wants simply because different users want it to look/behave differently. Thus, the REASON there is a way for 3rd parties to customize an app (NOT just change a color or icon here or there but actually customize in the UX level) is so that, all the people that want it one way can have it the way it is while, other people that want it a different way can use a theme/skin/whatever that makes the app the way THEY want it and then a 3rd group can also go their own way etc etc.
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    I think Beta 792 is a failure

    All you guys DO know that those things can and probably will be changed with a different 3rd party skin which is why Max said: Right?
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    Poweramp alpha build-709

    On OnePlus 3T, Android 8.0, May 1st Security patch level, I get no OpenSL ES HD option with the 70x builds whereas I can see and choose it on the 790 build.
  5. I have actually put some thought to it and here's my take. Ideally the Album Art shouldn't have an overlay with information that is already offered BY the album art. On the other hand, not all songs have an album art (and IIRC Poweramp still doesn't auto-search for missing album art). So my take is this: First of all, forget the boxes. If you HAVE to have text overlaid on top of an image, go subtitles style. That is, white text with a THIN black outline (could also be colored as per the background). That would be a lot less distracting than now. However ideally I would also prefer the option to completely HIDE overlays with information that the album art already offers. The proper way to do this programmatically would mean that Max should first have to check if there is indeed an album art and then decide whether to show the overlay, but a quick-and-dirty approach to this would be to simply change the ORDER that Max overlays the various objects. Specifically, if the album art is overlaid last and OVER the text overlays then the text is still there but invisible. In songs with no album art the text overlays are overlaid last and thus visible. EDIT: I forgot to clarify that the above are for the Playback screen, the grid view library list is jsut great the way it is! Lastly, the Song title (which obviously isn't mentioned in the album art) could appear bellow it or where the metadata currently are.
  6. ^ That. Unless you have the exact same output equipment as said engineers AND the exact same hearing as them, you NEED an EQ in order to offset said differences. The reason I am loathe to just wipe my previous Poweramp settings and start over is that I keep multiple EQs in it, each for the different type of outputs (earphones, headphones, bluetooth device etc) I use with it, and none of them looks like any other.
  7. I already mentioned that but I guess my post got lost in the crowd. If we try to keep our old settings, be it by updating on top of the currently installed version or by restoring our previously exported settings, the 790 build will have an issue accessing the phone's folder list. Directly accessing files (i.e. our music) still works. Wiping the settings solves the issue, unfortunately it also wipes the custom EQ presets we spent all that time and effort creating... I REALLY hope Max would offer us a way to only keep our EQ presets and restore the rest of the settings to their defaults...
  8. Then you're luckier than me. It would be great if the final app had a settings sanitizer, just to make sure the upgraded app will work just as well (and as reliably) as if it was installed from scratch... EDIT: After some further testing, it appears that when I import the settings from the previous version, the app will crash whenever it tries to access the phone files & folder list. The app will keep working fine if I try to navigate my music library by artist/song/whatever but as soon as I try to access the folders it will crash. Selecting the "autodetect my music folders" option in settings will also result in a crash, hence why I believe that my old settings (which originally came from the v2 builds of the app) must somehow be incompatible with how the current version checks the phone's file system. Is it possible to only import the EQ presets and not the settings? Failing that, is it possible to ONLY reset all settings to the defaults? I did search but couldn't find one such option...
  9. @andrewilley It might be a good idea to edit the first post to include a mini FAQ with answers to common questions/troubles. It *might* help with some of the double/triple/quadruple posts asking the same thing(s). Things as wipe data for crashes, a mini how-to concerning navigation with the new UI... Just throwing it out there.
  10. Started my testing with a show-stopping bug. I really, REALLY do not want to re-create my EQ presets so I re-imported my saved 703/704 settings upon update. If I do, I cannot access the "folder" menu AT ALL. The app will either (and weirdly enough) say "This means nothing to me" or it will simply crash. Deleting my settings and staring fresh fixes it, but I lose all my EQ presets which for me is a no-go. Also, I cannot find a button or gesture to jump to the next folder/album/playlist. The swiping gestures only switch the song.
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    Poweramp alpha-build-703/704

    I always keep them disabled for Poweramp. But if it were that it'd at least work when I had Poweramp on-screen. It simply won't respond to the Bluetooth's commands. BTW, I read a few posts here and appears I am not alone in this: Some of the above seem ok as long as Poweramp is in the foreground. Unfortunately, for me it doesn't work regardless...
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    Poweramp alpha-build-703/704

    Has anyone found a fix/workaround for the Bluetooth controls not working in Oreo? It's sad how even the beyond-poor ES File Manager's audio player will respond to bluetooth play/pause and previous/next track commands yet Poweramp will do nothing...
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    Poweramp alpha-build-703/704

    I have had occasional glitches every few months or so but, considering I've been using the alpha version(s) on a daily basis ever since the beginning I'd say that in its' current state this alpha IS daily driver material. Sure the High-Res function has been shot ever since Nougat came out but OpenSL still works well enough and the audio output is second to none so I feel like Max left it at a reasonably stable state while he went to work on actually finishing it. People often don't realize that in development, things break multiple times while adding or fixing sth else and require a lot of back and forth. A lot of the time it is better to just stay on an older version that has proven to work until the newer one has reached parity both stability and feature-wise. Additionally, there are a lot of things we don't know but that people naturally assume, like for instance that Max is (still) able to support himself solely with this one app that he's developed and sold about a million times (according to the Play Store) in a span of 5 or 6 years and that as such he actually IS able to do this 40-45 hours a week. I would be overjoyed to know that I will be able to download the newer beta in a month's time but it wouldn't be the end of the world if that didn't happen, I'd still be able to enjoy my music regardless using this version too!
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