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Posts posted by Si6776

  1. 31 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

    @Si6776 Have you tried a clean re-install of Poweramp since the late Android update? Remember to backup any internal playlists first, as the whole PA setup will be rebuilt.


    No, but what I did do was restrict the scanner to the one Music folder on my SD card (previously the card was allowed at root) and I've since rebooted the phone twice and the issue seems to have resolved.  PA now opens with all music intact and the playlist position is saved.  Just keeping fingers crossed now. 🤞

  2. On 3/2/2021 at 7:55 PM, BingBadaBoom said:


    Just received a new update for Samsung Galaxy S21 plus. No more issues with Poweramp not finding any files after reboot. I can play all my songs instantly after reboot when I start Poweramp up for the first time. I'm not sure if the new update has fixed all the other issues though, since I already fixed them before the update. Good luck! 

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    Had the same update this morning on my S10+, and the PA issue still remains for me.  I didn't actually start PA until this evening, so it's had all day to locate the SD card, but I received the "nothing seems to be here" error, followed by a rescan, upon which everything was OK, but once again I'd lost my place in my shuffle playlist, which is quite annoying.

  3. 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.  


  4. 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.  🙂


  5. 28 minutes ago, maxmp said:

    Poweramp is not derived from Android Music Player sources as many other players do, thus, it doesn't use its approach to in-memory current playlist / queue. Poweramp lists are kept in database and shuffle "session" is thus persisted.

    That makes sense, thanks.  Is PA unique in this?

  6. 40 minutes ago, flyingdutchman said:

    I suspect that as shuffle is on, the new tracks get shuffled but Poweramp ensures it does not play a track twice so you still get shufffle but no repeats

    Yeah, but I'd still be interested in how it does it, when other music apps don't seem to be able to. 

  7. 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?

  8. 35 minutes ago, maxmp said:

    @dinfinity what is the Poweramp build you're using and device/ROM? Poweramp 852 can play 48 hours non-stop on one battery charge on S9+ @ 9 192 kHz/24bit 50% volume on 3.5 output. No any other player on Play can do that.



    I've never seen Device Idle on my S9+.  Can I ask how you managed to close everything else down?

  9. 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.

  10. @maxmp

    Thanks for your reply.  I'm using Hi-Res 48khz.  SW resampler.  Most other settings are default.

    I will try backing up my current settings, and then resetting everything else to default and see if that makes any difference, but if I can't use the high-res audio, then I'm losing one of the benefits of using Poweramp.

  11. Just to add my (possibly unwanted) two penneth, I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus on Android 9 and am experiencing the same battery drain as many others using Poweramp.

    As an experiment, I played a 2 hour album on Poweramp from full charge, with no other apps running, and the battery went down to 79%.  I then charged the phone back up to 100%, played the same album using JetAudio+, and the battery only went down to 97%.  I don't really know too much about the technicalities of this stuff, but all I know is that those figures prove to me that Poweramp is draining the battery.

    I want to continue using Poweramp, as it has the best sound quality of any music app that I have found and also handles playlists better than any other app, but this issue is proving to be very difficult to endure, as I am often without access to a charger during the day.

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