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  1. So far, love the latest alpha release. Album art issue has been fixed. And thank you adding the ability to have visuals change based on elapsed time. Keep up the great work! Poweramp is my #1 choice and has been since I purchased it years ago.
  2. Andre, thanks for the response. I want to personally thank you for relaying information to all of us testers and gathering information from us. I know it's not an easy job, and can be thankless, but we do appreciate you being the "middleman" for what is the best music player out there for Android devices. Thanks!
  3. I'd like to have the visualizations cycle based on a time period that can be set by the user, such as every 15 seconds, it would cycle (randomly) to another visualization. Is this possible in the current v3 alpha release? Currently, it seems I either can set it to cycle when Poweramp transitions to another song, or if I manually do it. The reason I ask is I do have some trance albums that have the mixes of all the songs in one mp3 (some of my older trance albums have the continuous mix separated into separate tracks, but lately, they've been doing the mixed track as one mp3 and leaving the non-mixed versions as separate tracks). Just curious if this is possible or if it's a possibility it could be added in the future? Great work so far on the alpha. It's replaced GoneMad as my main player (I had switched from the previous version of Poweramp to GoneMad because Poweramp no longer would play gapless correctly on my external SD card). Keep up the great work! Eagerly awaiting the next release.
  4. Not sure if this has been brought up, but for the first time, I tested this connecting to SYNC blue-tooth in our Ford Fusion car. I have it set to resume on a blue-tooth connection (just like headphones);. With headphones/aux chord in the headphone jack, it resumes play where I left off. With blue-tooth, it resumes from the beginning of whatever track I was in the middle of. Otherwise, still a great alpha. It's my daily music player.
  5. UPDATE: The "hitch" seems to have disappeared. All my gapless playback works great. Love the new Poweramp Alpha. Can't wait for when this becomes an official release. Also, the visualizations are awesome, but I didn't see an option to have it randomly switch while in a song (such as setting a timer to switch to the next visualization in say, 30 seconds). It would be nice to have an option to set the timer value. Currently, it seems I can only set it to switch visualizations when it switches a song, or stays the same no matter what. Having an option to set a timer would be nice. But still, an excellent new feature that I like. Also, it would be nice to be able to state which visualizations to use (I don't care much for the audio spectrum ones), so maybe being able to say which types to show would be nice as well. Also, I can't seem to get Album Art to show up during a song when it's playing. Has this been disabled for the alpha? Thanks again for this great update. Love the new Poweramp and even though this is alpha, Poweramp is once again my main music player now that gapless playback from an external SD card works again. Can't wait for the next alpha or beta release!
  6. Love this. The current stable release (v2) for some reason cannot play gapless from an external SD card. There's always a one second hitch/pause in between the tracks no matter what I try to do (wipe the phone, modify settings) and the SD card is brand new and another music player plays the gapless just fine. With this v3 alpha release, much better. There's still a very quick "hitch" in between the track transition for my gapless music, but at least it's not like the 1 second pause I get with v2. Hopefully, this can be further optimized to make it completely seamless like it was before. Keep up the great work!
  7. If you mean local folders on your phone, you can do that in settings->Folders and Library->Music Folders and then you can select which folders on your phone you want Poweramp to scan for music in. If you mean your DropBox folders in the cloud, then no. You can't do that. You have to have the music located on your phone in order for Poweramp to find it. What you can do is set up so that DropBox syncs to a particular folder on your phone so that any time you upload new music to DropBox, it will sync back down to your phone and you can point Poweramp to that local folder. But, if you want Poweramp to stream/play your music directly from the cloud, then no. That cannot be done.
  8. Just download the license part again from Google Play. That's it. Apps are based on your account, not your phone. There are some apps that do look at the device ID, but Poweramp is not one of them.
  9. In our 2012 Ford Fusion (using Microsoft Ford SYNC), I can connect my Android phone via BlueTooth, but it doesn't appear to receive song information to display. Can Poweramp do this? It only seems to work when my daughter connects her iPhone to it (either via Bluetooth or USB). Thanks!
  10. This is the same issue I have as well as experiencing a 1-second lag between tracks which interrupts gapless play back. This only occurs on the SD card. If I move the files to the internal memory, the issue goes away. I've checked the SD card and it's fine. No errors. I've re-ripped the music or downloaded them again from Google Play (or Amazon depending on where I purchased the music from) and still the issue persists, so I cannot point the finger at the files or the rips. I've gone and used another music player and it plays the songs just fine from the SD card with no skips in the tracks or between the tracks. My phone is the LG G3 running the latest LP (24b update that just came out), but it's been doing this since I had the phone on KK as well as LP. So, it's not a G4, but it's still an LG phone, so maybe that's the common denominator? I had another thread in here about the skipping and I've done all the tweaks suggested and nothing has helped. I've uninstalled the app, cleared it's settings and cache, etc but nothing seems to fix it. I've had to resort to using the other music player for now since it plays my songs fine without any skipping, but I really love Poweramp. It's been my music player of choice since 2010 with my first phone, an LG Vortex (now THAT was a slow phone), but Poweramp was the only gapless player at the time for Android and has worked flawless through my other phones (Droid X2, Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX, Droid RAZR HD) but it seems since coming to the LG G3, that's where issues have occurred. Maybe it's the phone? But if the other music player is doing it fine, then I'm not sure why Poweramp isn't. Anyways, just wanted to give my 2 cents worth. Yeah, it's not worth much, but hey. What the heck. Hopefully, the issue can be figured out, but now I'm wondering if it's the LG phones? The G3 and G4 are not the same phones, but they are very similar in many ways, so I'm wondering if it's something in the hardware? Again, the other music player works fine.
  11. I don't believe so. It's showing as 165KBPS at 44.1KHZ. I'll dig into some more. Also, last night I did another rip of a live album. Put it on my SD card on my phone and after rescanning my library, played the album. Skipped between tracks again with the slight pause. Launched GoneMad, played the exact same song and no skipping. Played the song on my pc, no skipping. Again, if I start a song in Poweramp, then move near to the end of the song, the pause is either completely gone, or barely noticeable. But, if I let the song play through it's entirety, then the pause/skip occurs. This sounds like a buffering issue possibly? I've tweaked the buffer size, the priority, etc, enabled/disabled the "remove silence" option, disabled equalizer, tone controls, etc, but nothing seems to fix the issue. Also, I didn't mention, but my SD Card is class 10. It's a SanDisk Ultra PLUS 64gb microSD card. I'm running under Lollipop 5.0.1 on my Verizon LG G3 (VS985). The phone is not rooted nor has it been unrooted. This is stock G3. Thanks!
  12. In case you've not seen the FAQs, does anything in http://support.powerampapp.com/knowledgebase/articles/323527-skips-hiccups-stutters help? Andre Thanks for the link. I've tried all of that and it still seems to skip between the tracks (it's like sub-seconds but it's enough that you hear the pause between the tracks). Now, there are other tracks I have that I have ripped from CDs that it appears to be working fine, but for others that I have purchased online (either via Google Play or Amazon Music), those skip between the tracks. Currently, I'm running on the stock LG G3 Lollipop ROM, not rooted. It could be that the files are bad, but if I move them to the internal memory, then they work in Poweramp. I read up some more on GoneMAD and apparently, the author wrote his own audio engine because the default one that comes with java doesn't handle gapless very well (MediaPlayer). I'm not sure if Poweramp is using it's own engine or if it's using MediaPlayer? Considering there are tweaks for the buffer, etc, I'm thinking Poweramp uses it's own audio engine, like GoneMAD. In any case, the same files that "skip" from the SD card with Poweramp, do not skip when played through GoneMAD from the SD card. So, when I thought it was my files or my SD card, I first replaced the SD card with a brand new one and the skipping persisted. I then re-downloaded many of the "albums" to get fresh files and they still skipped unless they were put onto the internal memory. One thing I have noticed. If I start one of the songs in Poweramp and then immediately switch to near the end of the song, it will transition to the next song and the skip is almost completely gone (that is, I can still sense it, but it's like milliseconds). But, if I start the song from the beginning and let it play all the way through, when it transitions to the next song, the skip happens (it's more pronounced). Not sure if that helps or not? But thanks for the link. I'll keep fiddling with it, but I've fiddled with this for about a month and have yet been able to get it to play my gapless music without pauses from the SD card. Still love Poweramp though. It was one of my first purchases after getting an Android phone.
  13. Unfortunately, I tried all of that and none of it helped. I'm hoping that it might get fixed, but at this time, GoneMad is working pretty well for me. If I can get Poweramp to work, all the better so I don't have to purchase GoneMad. There are some things I'm finding with GoneMad that make me go a little mad, but they are little things that I can live with if I can't get Poweramp to work like it used to. One of the other things I've noticed since using GoneMad is the occasional skip/pause while in the middle of song has disappeared. Basically, while listening to a song, sometimes it will do a short pause/skip while in the middle of song. But, with GoneMad, that never happens. I thought possibly it was my phone (LG G3 and it's not rooted and it's on stock Lollipop but it did this under stock Kit Kat as well), but now I don't think it is since in GoneMad, all those issues have disappeared. I never had to tweak Poweramp before. Not sure why all of a sudden it won't work well with SD Cards. And, it shouldn't matter whether it's an SD card or the internal memory, it should just work in my humble opinion. But, I still love Poweramp, but unless I can get a solution to my problem, it might be getting replaced which I really dread doing. But, gapless playback is something I enjoy when listening to either live music albums, or to trance music mixes. Thanks for the reference. Hopefully, I can figure out how to get Poweramp to work like it used to.
  14. I'm thinking that there is definitely an issue reading off of SD cards. I'm experiencing issues with gapless music having a sub-second pause between tracks. I've increased thread priority, etc, and none of that has fixed the issue. However, if I move the music to internal memory, it works fine. It used to work on the SD card just fine. Not sure if it's because I switched to an LG G3 and it's currently using LP although the skipping was occuring under KK as well. Google Music also skips, but it does so either on the internal memory or the external SD card. I installed the GoneMAD music player and it doesn't skip when playing my music from the SD card, so I'm thinking it's not the SD card. Wondering if there's some tweak that needs to be done with Poweramp? Poweramp has been my music player of choice since I got my first Android way back in 2010, and I don't want to switch, but I might have to. Not sure if there's something with the way it's switching from one track to another that's causing the "skip" when on an SD card? Again, I've messed with the settings for the thread priority, cut silence at the end of the tracks, the buffer, but none of that seems to work when it's on an SD card. BTW, the SD card is fine (I've scanned it, checked blocks, etc) and it's checked out fine. Like I said, under GoneMAD the skipping doesn't occur on the SD card, so I really believe it's not the SD card. Anyone else experiencing this as well? Thanks!
  15. What would be nice is, if I'm looking at the albums themselves, long-pressing on the album will bring up a context menu where I could edit the genre of the entire album. Right now, it appears the only way to do this is to go into the album, and set the genre of each individual song in the album. If there is a way to do this in the current version (2.5.0-build 488), I would appreciate tips on how to do this. Otherwise, this would be a nice feature to have as I've noticed that some of the albums I've synched over to my phone have incorrect genres and I don't feel like selecting each track to switch it over. Otherwise, I've been a registered user of this app for almost two years and it's still the ONLY music app I use on my droid phone. Awesome!
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