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  1. Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely look into doing this.
  2. Right, and that's what it used to do too, just with less navigation!
  3. OK so i figured it out. Forgive me for my bluntness, but WTF have you done to the GUI! Added clicks and reduced functionality. So it tuns out, when you select an artist, you've not actually selected the "artist" (contextually, you've not actually chosen the artist, but instead, chosen to see the albums within the artist's folder). Here's the key - and how un-intuitive the new GUI actually is... You have to then press the "all artist songs" button to "contextually select" the artist. THEN when you press shuffle, it does what it should have done on the previous page. The only difference i can see from these two views (the initial "artist" view and the "all artist songs" view) is the actual visual display of the list of albums (grid vs list). I don't know why these buttons need to do different things if literally nothing else changes, just the grid vs list!!! I would expect this kind of change behaviour with free apps, certainly not payed ones.
  4. Go to artists -> pick an artist -> click shuffle. It chooses an album in the list at random (or in sequence?), and shuffles that instead of the whole artist. go to artists -> click shuffle (no selection) It chooses an artist at random (or in sequence?), and shuffles all tracks of that artist. I've not bothered testing anything else, because as it stands, i can no longer listen to my music the way i am used to listening to my music. NOTE: I've read that holding the shuffle button is what your supposed to do, but what this does is popup the message "shuffle songs and categories" and just picks the next album to shuffle (or next artist, depending where you click shuffle)! The previous versions functionality would shuffle anything your contextually looking at (playlist, album, artist etc) - that was good, bring it back please! Also, while i'm in furious rant mode - just bring back the "shuffle" in the context menu, e.g. press and hold a playlist - [NO MORE SHUFFLE BUTTON !!!]. Also, while i'm at it, Its a payed app, so it would be really awesome if you would let us keep older versions (un supported versions) without forcing updates - that way i would't have a problem would I!!!!!!!
  5. This does sound (pun?) like reasonable behaviour, especially concerning the updating songs that are referenced in playlists, and I can appricate that there is no way of knowing why a file isn’t present, and how best to deal with it However I have to agree with MRink; if there is a problem, don’t just silently deal with it, let the user know, and potentially stop it... ...One suggestion I can think of is to replace the normal scanning operation that detects these files with a "soft" scan. If nothing is wrong (all files are present and accounted for), normal functionality proceeds. If a file was found to be missing, show a popup (and notification?) asking the user if Poweramp should proceed with the "normal" operation that would henceforth remove the references to those missing files. Or if a double scan is too much, just do it when the first file is not found, and have a kind of "apply to all" or cancel. It would still be up to us to figure out how to fix it and "stop that popup", as we would still be unable to listen to the playlist, but it would give us that chance to rectify the issue ourselves. (Like you say, in this scenario it would be a simple case of editing the playlist). This (in my opinion) is the only way to overcome the situation, as this will account for any other discrepancies that may be false due to Android or any other influence, like, a really small insect getting into the card slot and somehow blocking the connection (obviously this is absurd, but you get the idea). Stig. P.s. you can remove my other topic, sorry
  6. Poweramp Version: 2.0.10-build-588-play (Full Version) Sony Xperia Z3 Android version: Upgrading to Android 6.0.1 (dont know exact previous version) All my music is located on an SC card Upon using Poweramp for the first time after the Android update (a day or so later maybe) I discovered that: My scan or "watch" directories had been reset My playlists now show "0 songs" (and are 0 bytes in size). I foun this topic and while not all the variables are the same, it leads me to believe a similar thing has happened to me, as the playlist itself would be on internal storage, whereas my music would be on my SD card, which would suggest if the watch folders reset for whatever reason, the songs "wouldn't be there" so to speak, and so delete them from the list. I realise all hope is lost for my playlists, I'm just making you aware of the issue so you can prevent it from happening again (if indeed it is the app that decides to remove the item from the playlist).Capt. Hindsight has already given me a talking to about backing up Stig.
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