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  1. Perhaps I didn't express myself properly as I'm not English native speaker. Forgive that. I clearly got that it's not Poweramp fault if an external software messes up the playlist content's order. What I'm saying though is that it would be much appreciated if PA had the ability to re-scan and re-sort playlist's content when it detects that the playlists got altered by an external source. Massimo
  2. If so, then the feature shown in this screenshot is basically useless as it won't maintain the sorting order I set.. 🤔 I believe that many of us users would like that setting to be permanent and it's not really complicated to develop an automatic scan for new files/changes to playlist and re-order accordingly.
  3. Ok, but what in my opinion Poweramp should do is: when overwriting a playlist file, PA should maintain the "sort by" setting as I left it by detecting that the playlist has been edited/replaced/whatever and re-sort it accordingly. I agree with you that it's apparently MusicBee in this case to change the sorting order inside the m3u file, BUT Poweramp should be smart enough to apply my setting again when the playlist gets edited/overwritten, as the "sort by artist" is the setting I have set and I wish it stayed like that. Let's put it this way: it would be a much appreciated improvement to the app, hence I still consider it if not a bug, a shortcoming for sure. What do you think @andrewilley ?
  4. Playlists are manually created by me in MusicBee, and I add files to them. Those playlists, along with the files linked to them, are copied into my phone through an app called MusicBee wi-fi sync, which I manually launch, check for items to sync, and eventualy press "sync now". Once I do that, I see a progress bar with files being copied or deleted onto the phone, and also playlists .m3u are copied at every sync, whether if I made changes or not in MusicBee.
  5. enabling 2-way sync is not an option, as I only sync some playlists, not all playlists present in MusicBee. I sync about 1500 files whilst on the computer I have over 8000. Another screenshot attached for relative path ticked off. No idea how to set it after what you told me. Yet, I can't understand why sort order gets messed up in PA's playlists. Sorry if I am dumb Nevertheless, before I disconnected my phone completely from the wifi, apparently PA messed up the sort order anyway, without me syncing anything. I'm very confused and if you can help me figure out what is going on, I'll be very grateful. Do your files in playlists keep the same order you set?
  6. could it be anything to do with sync settings of MusicBee as shown in the screenshot or you believe it's fine as it is? I don't get why path are shown differently and also the slash becomes a backslash.
  7. Done as you said. These are the first 3 lines after having re-sorted files in playlist '80s: /storage/D846-BBD6/Music/ABBA - The Winner Takes It All - Super Trouper.flac /storage/D846-BBD6/Music/Ad Visser & Daniël Sahuleka - Giddyap a Gogo - Sobriëtas.flac /storage/D846-BBD6/Music/Al Corley - Square Rooms - Square Rooms.flac These are the first 3 lines after having edited the tag of 1 file into my computer's music organizer and player (MusicBee) and synced files and playlists to my phone: \Music\Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf - Arena.flac \Music\Duran Duran - The Chaffeur - Arena.flac \Music\Frida - I Know There's Something Going On - Something Going On.flac I don't get it... Also path is shown differently although they both target the same folder. I'm confused
  8. I re-sorted all my playlist files by "artist", then I force closed Poweramp and didn't sync anything (I actually disconnected wi-fi right before closing PA. I re-launched PA and found my files into the playlists not sorted by artist anymore, therefore I assume MusicBee sync has nothing to do with the issue I'm having. I believe this is a Poweramp bug which is not keeping the sort by setting previously set for files into playlists, unless I missed something in the app's settings.
  9. I tried to edit tags within the PA app and yes, it let me successfully edit the tags. In my SD card I have a folder called "Music" where music files are. Into the music folder there's a subfolder called "Playlists" where .m3u files are updated/created when I connect my phone to my MusicBee music organizer. When I launch the sync operation, I see new files recently added to MusicBee being copied, as well as .m3u playlist files being copied and overwritten onto my phone. See attached screenshot for folder structure please. As I said playlist files are overwritten when I sync, but that shouldn't affect the sorting order in my opinion if PA would monitor the playlists and re-sort files when files are added to a playlist or the playlist itself gets overwritten/edited. Basically every time I sync (hence when a playlist is modified outside PA) the "sort by artist" won't keep the setting, and that's an issue, as I guess I'm not the only one creating/editing playlists outside PA.
  10. Can someone help me understand what the problem might be please?
  11. Oh ok, I got you now. I use MusicBee as music player and organizer on my computer, and through their android app I synchronize music files and playlists (.M3U) to my phone which are stored on sd card. Poweramp is set so that it will read those files and playlists imported from MusicBee which I regularly update on a daily basis. "Auto-scan", rescan immediately" and "initial scan" are all ON in settings-> library-> scanner ), so the answer to your question is: playlists are created outside Poweramp by MusicBee, and updated, saved and imported regularly in M3U format to my phone.
  12. Hi @andrewilley and thanks for your kind reply. I'm not sure what you meant though. Basically my playlists are correctly shown in alphabetical order, but the files into the playlists are not. I open the playlist and I press re-sort and choose "by artist" which is how I wish it to be, but the next time I reboot the phone or close Poweramp the files into the playlists are no longer in alphabetical order by artist. I hope it will help you to help me 🙂 Thank you
  13. Hi all, I have noticed that tracks in playlists won't keep sorting by artist. Everytime I restart the phone or close and launch Poweramp I have to re-sort--> by artist for each and every playlist. Am I missing something or it's a bug? Thanks V3 Build 860, on Samsung S7 Android 8.0 Oreo.
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