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  1. Quite a lot of question marks, but I guess Max would be able to sort out the question marks pretty quickly. I can draft a FAQ on this once the question marks are straightened. Then we would know what's considered an album and how updates affect the entity.
  2. @andrewilley@maxmp I think ""albums" would be a candidate for a FAQ article, as "albums" comes up every now and then in the forums and a non-technical user will not understand that there is no such thing as an album as there is nothing in the tag world that would form an album. "album" is used all across the GUI, and these are seen as an album by the average user. - What forms an "album": Tracks that have the same "Album artist"(TPE2) & "Album title"(TALB). - Is there a "album" table in the Poweramp DB or is the album views dynamically created when needed? - What Year (TYER) and what Artwork is displayed for an "album"? Use case, compilation album with different years in the tags. Is it taken from the first/last/"random" track added in the album? Will it change if tracks are later added that are part of the same "album"? - If the Year and Artwork comes from first/last file added to an album, will that affect the album? - Date added? Is this the date of when the "album" where created the first time? Or is it the date when the first/last/"random" files are added to the album? Will it change if tracks are later added that are part of the same "album"? - Will files of different formats be considered the same "album"? Maybe a candidate for a feature request "Option to separate albums by file type" - Album length, will the album length be change if tracks are added/removed from the album? - What happens to an "album" on a full re-scan? Will it be re-created from scratch? (assuming that there is a DB table for "albums") - Other?
  3. I have a bit of OCD when it comes to my music library... 10k tracks across 800 CD's... The cleanups of tags/naming/normalization/... has always started with a innocent "I will fix the ones that I listen to", and it always ends up that i trudge through the bulk of it... End-result is a library organized in "Artist\Album" folder hierarchy, so it's relatively easy to apply something across all tracks in a album, so I ran the normalization on a folder at a time.
  4. There are two different gains, one for album and one for tracks. Track gain sets all the tracks to an equal loudness. Album gain keeps the loudness relative to other other unchanged, but the average album loudness is normalized. If you listen to albums you obviously want to use track gain but if you listen to playlists consisting of individual tracks, then you want to use track gain. You have a setting for this and it's called source and can be found under the RG settings. There is an old feature request for having Poweramp setting the source based on if a "album" is being played or individual tracks. But as it's now you need to set it according to your own listening preferences. If you only have individual tracks, then you could apply track gain across the bulk of tracks, but if you have albums, then you should add the gain album by album in order to not loose the intended loudness differences between the tracks. Some people find it easier to reach for the volume dial than to go through the hazzle of normalizing. It's a pain to go back and re-do a library, I have done it a couple of times before I got to what works for me.
  5. I tend to have a "crap" folder on all my devices where I stuck away icons of things that can't be uninstalled or disabled. So everything that I want to hide goes in there.
  6. This goes back to the "jam factory"... google is preventing apps to hide their icons, guess this is to prevent "stealth" apps.
  7. It's a free text field that you can use in any way that you want. I use it for album information, what type of album, whether it's a Live/Studio/Compilation album and number. My comment for the tracks on Genesis "We Can't Dance" album as an example "S14 - 1991", which reads as "Studio Album number 14 year 1991".
  8. A m3u8 playlist is basically a text file, so you should be able to edit the file and import it. That's how I maintain most of my playlists.
  9. I found the topic interesting and did some googling. mp3 chaptering is an extension to id3v2.3 and id3v2.4 and there are tools out there to create files with this kind of tagging in them. I'm not sure how commonly it's used or if it's supported by PA and I'm not curious enough to search for a test file or create one. https://id3.org/id3v2-chapters-1.0 http://id3v2-chap-tool.sourceforge.net/
  10. SD cards can be damaged and phones can be lost and stolen, so I would backup SD card content as well.
  11. How about: "Date by added/modified" "Date added" will change in case you run a FULL re-scan on your library.
  12. @emmdecis it a new purchase? I have read about cases where it might take a while for the license data to properly replicate on the play servers. Are you able to login to play store on a computer and do the install from there? In some cases this has helped.
  13. The only "back" setting that I'm aware of is: Settings -> Look and Feel -> Start at Libary
  14. https://soundiiz.com looks like a tool that would allow you to move your playlists between streaming services and it's also able to read a m3u8 playlist and turn that into a cloud streaming list. I guess the issue is that the m3u8 created by Poweramp is a simple list and not extended. The extended list has one additional line per track that includes track length,track - artist. Example of m3u8 from iTunes with the EXTINF row: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:223,Rock The Casbah - The Clash M:\Clash\S05 - Combat Rock (1982)\The Clash - Combat Rock - 04 - Rock The Casbah.mp3 While Poweramp m3u8 skips the EXTINF but adds a EXT-X-RATING. #EXT-X-RATING:0 62D9-1D1E/Musik/Clash/S05 - Combat Rock (1982)/The Clash - Combat Rock - 04 - Rock The Casbah.mp3 I guess Soundiiz is using the "track - artist" info from the EXTINF in the m3u8 in order to perform it's magic, as trying to parse random filenames wouldn't be feasible. IMHO the EXTINF should be in the m3u8 export and it shouldn't be much of an hazzle to add it to the export. @andrewilley How about changing the subject to something like "Add EXTINF to playlist to support Soundiiz"?
  15. There are a couple of requests for this feature, please see the "Now playing..." thread.
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