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  1. Latest Status: I did a "Full Rescan" (Logfile is sent). After that i had to "Rescan" again multiple times. As i was interested, i just did this Process 3 times.. What i found is the following:

    At the "Full Rescan" PA recognizes 89307 Files at the first Step, but adds 87967 Songs at the 2nd Step (ignore Shorttracks is set to "don't ignore - include all"). After that i start "Rescan" to get all Title tags.

    1st "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 87967 Songs added
    2nd "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 71965 Songs added (= 16002 Songs less then before)
    3rd "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 55963 Songs added (= 16002 Songs less then before)
    4th "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 39961 Songs added (= 16002 Songs less then before)
    5th "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 23756 Songs added (= 16205 Songs less then before)
    6th "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 9428 Songs added (= 14328 Songs less then before)
    7th "Rescan": 1st Step: 89307 Files, 2nd Step: 0 Songs added (= Rest of the Songs)

    Whenever i do a "Full Rescan", this pattern repeats  with exactly the same figures. I just did it 3 times.. 

    Maybe this Pattern gives any idea or can help?

  2. Hello Andrew, 

    For sure, I will send a log file after the next Full Rescan, which will happen in the next few days. 

    I also just can guess, maybe it something to do with the amount of files? If there are more then x files, it takes several Rescans to get all tag data into the database? I also don't think too many people will have that number of files on their SD card. I have another issue with Playlist, which I will report separately late where I also think it comes from the amount of files.. 

    I just want to say: Poweramp is the ONLY Player (and I have tried many of them, icl. UAPP,  NEUTRON, Hiby Music or whatsoever) which is able to handle my big library, with highspeed scanning and library functions so thanks for your good work and your awesome piece of software 🙂

    But back to topic:

    In on first Rescan after a Full Rescan looking at scanning Step 2 - Library (remember I have in total 87935 Files) it shows about 72000 Songs. On second Rescan, looking at Step 2 there you can see only about 55000 Songs to be updated. This continues until 6 to 9th Rescan where you can see at Step 2 written: 

    On Step 1: Scanning Folders... Folders: 12156, Files:89275 (don't know where the difference to the final 87935 comes from) 

    On Step 2: Scanning library... Songs:0/0, Playlist:0

    Results in: Folders: 7296, Playlists:3, Songs: 87935

    Only after that I have all Files Tag Infos in the database, which shows the desired result when using Library functions. 

    What also need to be said: It's not a big issue anymore for me, as I can solve my Problem of having shown filenames as Titel Infos by Rescanning often enough after Full Rescan. And there is still the possibility this comes from a Problem with my unit or my files.. 

    Anyway, I will send a Logfiles after next Full Rescan. 

  3. 1 hour ago, maxmp said:

    I would recommend disabling Settings / Library / Scanner / Auto-scan and using manual rescan (via e.g. Library / Folders header / Rescan menu) to avoid such mid-upload auto scans.


    Thanks for your reply.. This might be an explanation, but this option is disabled from the beginning, as i experienced problems earlier having Auto-scan "on". So this is always "off" on my devices..

    Must be another problem..

    Please let me know if i can support with further infos. I can repeat the problem as often as you want by just do again a "Full Rescan".. After a "Full Rescan" all Titles in Albums are again shown as Filename with .mp3 extension and not as Title Tag. Only multiple "Rescans" is solving the issue as explained in above post.

    1 hour ago, maxmp said:

    Please note that usual Rescan won't touch files previously scanned and won't fix the filename/title issue.

    As it looks to me, i believe PA is not scanning properly in the first run.. Only multiple "Rescans" makes sure ALL Tracktitles are shown as Titel Tag..

    Normally i switch off the device, takeout SD Card, put files on it via Windows, then put back in device and switch device back on..

  4. Latest Status:

    1. I reinstalled 364 on cayin just now, and did a "Full Rescan". After that i found almost every Album showing the filename instead of title tag.

    2. Next Step: i startet to do the first "Rescan". ( iwll have one question to that lateron for my understanding). After that 1st "Rescan" i found approximately only every 3rd Album showing the filename instead of title tag. rest was showing the title tag as expected.

    @maxmp I have sent you 3 files. 1 showing the title tag correectly and 1 with filename instead of title tag incl. .mp3 extension and 1 with filename instead of title tag excl. .mp3 extension

    3. Next Step: i startet to do  again a "Rescan". After that i found almost no Album which showing filename instead of title tag...

    4. Next Step: I kept on Rescanning after Scanning Step 2 shows 0/0. It took me 9 times "Rescan"  and now, there is no Album showing Filename instead of title tag anymore...

    As it seems PA doesnt put all scanned files Tags in the Database with 1 Rescan.. it takes more "Rescans" to get all data into Database.. How many may differ or depend on number of files?

    Now my question to scanning: Scanning is running in 2 Steps as it looks..

    1st Scanning the folders - (see picture 1)

    2nd Scanning tags of unknown files and copy to Database - (see picture 2)

    is that right?



  5. 8 minutes ago, maxmp said:

    Andro Filename As Title seems to be enabled (for your last screenshot). This one will show file extension.


    No, its 100% not. Filename as title is disabled as you can see at the screenshot in the prior post. As it seems, this is a problem with version 864.

    I have 860 running on another unit which doesn't show this behaviour. 

    I will revert back to 860 on this unit and see what will happen.. 

    I will post the outcome tomorrow morning. 


  6. 3 hours ago, andrewilley said:

    And did anything change on doing a FULL Rescan?

    Hello Andre,


    I did a full rescan right now.. Yes there is a change: Cas1 looks now the same as Case 2. hmmmm strange.. Still, the Setting "Filename as Title"is switched off..


    Actually im anyway doing "Rescan" and "Full Rescan" forth and back the last 5 days, as PA has also other issues like it doesnt recognise all Files at the beginning (They show up right as a number while scanning, but then some are missing ind library.. Only after few Scans, or days, or magnetic changes in the earth rotation ( idont know) they show up in the library.

    THe biggest Problem with showing Filename instead of Title tag is, that the numbering is taken from the filename and the sorting is wrong.. It goes: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 3, 4 - It seems it ignores the numbering in the id3 Tags.


    Actually i dont want PA to recognise the FIlename at all.. i have properly tagged all my Albums and so i want to force PA to only use the ID3 Tags..

    And the Question is how to do that?


  7. 2 hours ago, andrewilley said:

    Has PA picked up the tags correctly on the files which show the .mp3 extension? Do you see the album title, aritst name, etc under the song title line in the Player screen or Library view? If not, try a FULL Rescan.



    Yes, as long ias i can judge this yes.. Funny it is, i have 3 different cases.. and in all cases, i believe tags have been picked up properly.. Let me show

    Case 1: Tags fine, trackname is shown as title tag.. 

    Case 2: Tags fine, trackname shown as FIlename incl. .mp3 extension

    Case 3: Tags fine, trackname shown as Filename without .mp3 extension

    Last Picture my settings for Lists..









  8. Hello, 

    My collection has 87000 files. All of them are properly tagged. 

    For my instance renaming filenames is not an option.. 

    I have the situation, that some album tracks are show the filename incl. Extension. mp3 , some show the title tag

    On albums which show the full filename and not the title tag, tagging is done properly so there is definitely a title tag. I double checked this to be sure.. 

    I cannot find a pattern why one is this way and one another.. 

    Is there a way to force PA to use the title tag? And if there is not title tag, put it to unknown title? 

    I don't want to have the filename shown. 


  9. On 12/29/2019 at 10:34 AM, andrewilley said:

    It's hard to know what the issue is without knowing what specific files it isn't scanning, but with 90,000 files that's not going to be easy to track down! Are you sure that every folder location that other apps are scanning is included in Poweramp's Music Folders list? Also change the short files limit to zero rather than 2 seconds.

    What you could do if you've got a bit of time is to go into All Songs, select every song in the list (long-press on a song and then tap All) and then tap Add to Playlist. Create a new playlist called 'All', and then export that to an M3U8 file and you'll get a text file containing every song that Poweramp has in its library (with paths). Then get a similar list for your SD Card contents using a command-line prompt. I find that easier on a PC (get a recursive directory listing and send the results to a file, using something like dir /s /b > filelist.txt ). Then load both files into a decent text editor (Notepad++ on a PC is a good one), batch-remove any unnecessary prefix path info in both files (and change "/" to "\") and then sort them the same way (alpha) and then run a file-to-file compare.  A bit fiddly, but it would tell you what files are not being imported into PA and you might find a pattern.


    Hello Andrew, 

    First of all, sorry for the late reply and thanks for your quick answer.. 

    I was playing around a little following your suggestions.. 

    1. Yes you where right, I had other folder included in neutron so the count was different by my fault. 

    2. I reduced the short file limit to 0

    3. I knew already what was not scanned.  It was only new files for any reason. After some restarts and 2 days later (I did approx 15 times full scan without any success) it just started working and all files where shown in the list. Please -don't ask me why.. I really have no clue.. But since then, any new file has been added properly by simple reacan.. 

    Long story short - it works again.. Don't know why. I have now 81415 files running properly. 

    I assume the problem is sitting on front of the display 😂

    Thanks again for your Contribution


  10. Hello team, 

    Im using ibasso dx160 with fidelizer Rom and lurker add on.. 

    I have approx 89500 files in 320kbps mp3 with proper tagging.. 

    I have at the initial scan 80178 files recognized. I added several folders later but on any kind of rescan (even full rescan) it does not recognize those files. The files are added as all the other files in the same folder system with similar subfolder system. 

    I looked into library settings and all folders are ticked on. I also set the short tracks setting to 2sec.

    When I scan my library with Neutron Player it recognizes correctly 80551 files. Poweramp only recognizes 80178 files. 

    Newly added folders are not recognized.. Is there any idea what could cause the problem? 

    Kind regards

  11. Dear all, 

    First of all, hello to everyone.. This is my first post, as I couldn't find anything via search function.. 

    I have following situation. 

    Im running Poweramp v3 on Ibasso Dx160 using a 1tb micro sd card. 

    On this card I have approx. 79000 mp3 files im 320kbps quality.. Scanning this much files takes approx. 15 to 20 minutes, whis is more then OK for me, as I don't do this on a daily bases. 

    As an overall performance, I am more than happy with the appearance, sound and I think Poweramp is a really great piece of player.. Actually it is the only player I found which can handle this amount of files at all. I just experience one issue which I would love to improve. 

    While Roaming through the library I experience performance issues with extended waiting times to get the required sorting lists. Especially when triggering the "All Titles" list. This takes approx 90 to 180 seconds to come up, even more. 

    Interestingly this duration is only needed when using this function the first time after switching on the player and also every time after wakeup from standby.. Whenever I trigger one of the lists later on again, as long as the screen is up and running, it comes up within a second or two.. Only everytime when switching off or let the player go to standby after wakeup it takes this long. 

    Now I know almost 80k Files are quit a lot and any system can come somehow to the limit. But somehow I hope there is a hidden caching function, I just did not discover so far to improve this. 

    Does anyone have this also have an idea, how I can improve this or maybe even bring it to lightning fast behavior? 

    I would appreciate any input from you guys.. 

    Kind regards



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