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  1. Thanks for the reply. I haven't moved any music files. They have always, and still are, on the SD card. Before the Android 10 update, I could, say, edit a playlist in Player Pro, then use the Import System Library Playlists feature in Poweramp to import the Playlist. That resolved the sorting issues, as PP sorts playlists in album track order. Now I can't do that as Player Pro (and seemingly any app that uses the Android system for playlists) can't seem to create new playlists. The only app that seems to be able to create new playlists is the Samsung Music app, but that's limited to 1000 tracks per playlist. I have tried enabling access to the SD card and to the main Android folder in the Phone storage, but still when PA imports system playlists, they appear in PA, but are empty. Nothing has been moved, with regards your book library analogy. It just doesn't work any more! On the Rescan / Resolve Playlists function, I have tried that but it still doesn't remove the playlist 'markers' where tracks are 'missing', thus, they still show as content in the playlists. The only way that these 'placeholders' are automatically removed is when tracks are deleted from PA itself. With regards the Artist > Album > Track# sorting option, is there any chance that this could be introduced in a future build? I can't see that it could be that tricky, as most other music apps can do this, and indeed, do so by default. Going back to the playlists issue, it's really annoying when new operating system updates come along and bugger things up. Like you said, I'm sure this is to do with Scoped Storage, but even with every permission I can find granted, system playlists appear to be impenetrable. I have found this discussed elsewhere, but I'm amazed that it's not a more widely criticised issue. Simon.
  2. The Android 10 update seems to have created some playlist issues, not just with Poweramp, which is actually one of the few music apps that still works acceptably, but with other players that use the Android system playlists. It seems that these apps cannot read or import playlists from the Phone storage (Samsung Galaxy S9+), but playlist will work, to a fashion, if moved to the SD card. The problem then is that Poweramp doesn't seem to be able to 'see' or import system library playlists. It does import some playlists, but these come up as empty in Poweramp. This causes issues when trying to sync playlists across more than one music app, as Poweramp won't 'see' playlists created in, say, Player Pro, Jet Audio or the Samsung Music app. Further, it seems that other music apps can't import playlists exported by Poweramp, even if the export location is changed to the SD card. To be frank, the whole thing is a bloody mess, and I still haven't quite worked out what's gone wrong, but perhaps it's something to do with the new Scoped Storage in Android 10? I suppose my basic question is, is there any way for Poweramp to import playlists from an SD card, and if not, can anyone suggest a way around this issue? Also, just another couple of gripes - one is that when an album is changed, renamed or deleted, if this is not done in the Poweramp app, the playlist entries remain, but are 'blank'. This causes some confusion when trying to sync playlists as the number of tracks shown on the Poweramp playlist can contain a number of 'blank' entries, which then have to be searched for, and this is no mean feat in a 3000 track playlist. I have ticked the box in the settings to tell Poweramp not to 'save' deleted Playlist entries, but this doesn't seem to have any effect. Secondly, is there any way to make playlists sort by Artist > Album > Track? The alphabetical sorting of full albums within playlists is a bit of an annoyance, and there seems to be every other sorting option. but the one I want! Many thanks in advance for any help. 🙂 Simon.
  3. Thanks very much for this! Will be testing today.
  4. That makes sense, thanks. Is PA unique in this?
  5. Yeah, but I'd still be interested in how it does it, when other music apps don't seem to be able to.
  6. I've long been using Poweramp because of the way it handles playlists. I have a large playlist of nearly 3000 tracks, and I generally have this on a continual shuffle, so that I get a variety of songs played all the time. What I love is that I can add to the Playlist and the new tracks will merge into the already playing playlist, and will still pop up at random. This is different to every other music player I've tried, as others either add new tracks to the end of the playlist, so you have to wait till the playlist reaches the end to hear them (unless you reshuffle, then risking repeats), or tracks won't be added to the current playlist until you start the playlist again. I'm curious as to how Poweramp achieves this. What's different about Poweramp playlists, to every other music app I've so far found?
  7. I've never seen Device Idle on my S9+. Can I ask how you managed to close everything else down?
  8. It would be a shame if this can't get sorted out, as the way playlists work with Poweramp is one of the main reasons that I use it. Has anyone had the same problems using Android 10?
  9. What's the difference between file-based and and non file-based playlists? All of my playlists are imported from the system playlists. Since switching from HD playback, my battery drain has reduced, but it is still more than when using other music apps.
  10. What is the app you're using to see those stats?
  11. What is the app you're using to get those stats?
  12. I'm wondering if there's any connection to disconnecting from a bluetooth audio device without actually stopping Poweramp? From memory, my CPU overload warning seems to happen around 1-2 hours after I come in from work, after PA has been playing via Bluetooth in the car. Usually I just get out of the car and the audio stops, but I don't make a specific point of closing PA. It would therefore remain idling in the background for this period of time, and then I get the warning.
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