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  1. Approved Members When in my car, I rely on Android Auto, which is connected to my compatible head unit, and where PA is shown as being one of the suitable/accepted apps for AA, controlling it manually with my car hand 'commander' it does everything I ask when driving, and in a way that does not detract from any safety aspect. But I know that I can use Google Assistant to operate my phone, and thus Poweramp, which makes things safer still. Yesterday, for example, I asked it to play Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1, first movement, to which it replied, 'Asking Poweramp to play Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, first movement. But on one occasion it said that either it wasn't in my collection, though it was, or that it wasn't 'available'. I tried rephrasing my question, for example checking to call it Piano Concert No 1, rather than First Piano Concerto. Do I have to tell it to 'Play' once it's located my request? I'm sure there must be a list of commands that Poweramp recognizes from Google Assistant, using the correct syntax. It doesn't seem to be an issue with Android Auto, as it still failed to find the piece of music, even with the phone simply in my hand, Has anyone any advice on marrying Poweramp successfully to Google Assistant's Voice Commands? It would be such a help in the car. I play music when getting off to sleep, and I recall that I can turn down the volume, and make some kind of music selection, by asking Google Assistant to intervene. I've looked at a number of different player apps, but frankly no other one comes anywhere close to Poweramp, in terms of having an essentially classical collection. Many thanks, in anticipation. W
  2. Hi, everything is working well within the app, and now I think it's perfectly set up to my needs, given that mine is a classical collection, where certain things which might not be addressed on some of the other players out there, are built into Poweramp, especailly have solved the composers' names issue. But I have a question about using the app in situ. When in my car, I rely on Android Auto, which is connected to my compatible head unit, and where Poweramp is shown as being one of the suitable/accepted apps for AA. Controlling it manually with my 'commander', it does everything I need when driving, and in a way that does not detract from any safety aspect. But I know that I can use Google Assistant to operate my phone, and thus Poweramp, which makes things safer still. Yesterday, for example, I asked it to play Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1, first movement, to which it replied, 'Asking Poweramp to play Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, first movement. But on one occasion it said that either it wasn't in my collection, though it was, or that it wasn't 'available'. I tried rephrasing my question, for example checking to call it Piano Concert No 1, rather than First Piano Concerto. Do I have to tell it to 'Play' once it's located my request? I'm sure there must be a list of commands that Poweramp recognizes from Google Assistant, using the correct syntax. It doesn't seem to be an issue with Android Auto, as it still failed to find the piece of music, even with the phone simply in my hand, Has anyone any advice on marrying Poweramp successfully to Google Assistant's Voice Commands? It would be such a help in the car. I play music when getting off to sleep, and I recall that I can turn down the volume, and make some kind of music selection, by asking Google Assistant to intervene. I've looked at a number of different player apps, but frankly no other one comes anywhere close to Poweramp, in terms of having an essentially classical collection. Many thanks, in anticipation. W
  3. Hi, I just wanted to say I have now achieved exactly what I wanted to do, in terms of the presentation of my Classical Music Selection, on my mobile phone, as well as when in my car via Android Auto! It just goes to show what a flexible piece of kit Poweramp is, and how, in my case, using it together with my MP3TAG, has caused me to get the old grey matter going, but something that becomes increasingly more important as we get older. My sincerest thank to all who have so freely and generously helped me along the way to be more than happy with what I've achieved.. Thank you all so very much! Wolksby
  4. Hi Guys, It all sounds so simple, but with regards either of your last two replies, I can seem to find where 'Generate a new tag' resides, or simply how to 'create a tag with any name I like'? It feels like I have an idea of what to do once inside the house, but unfortunately, I can;t find the door key! I'm sure I'm staring the answer right in the face!
  5. Hi Andre, Many thanks for your further input - somewhere else has also pointed me in the direction you're going. I wouldn't want to edit the Artist tag, although I'm not too bothered by any future facility to be able to include, say, the pianist, and then the orchestra. [Alabiev, Alexander] Piano Trio in E flat - I Allegro Some of my CDs will contain only music by one composer, but probably the majority will have a number of different contributors. It's a personal thing, but aesthetically I would slightly prefer it if the Title were reversed? Piano Trio in E flat - 1 Allegro - (Alabiev, Alexander) I appreciate that either way the brackets need to be added, together with the space and '-', but presumably this could be added to either field at the point when they combine? As I mentioned to you equally most helpful colleague, I would need to know exactly how to set up any batch process(es) necessary to achieve the desired effect. Many thanks, W
  6. Hi MotleyG, Many thanks for your advice. This is what I have done as a temporary measure on the wone single CD which I was using as an example above. Manually, I appended the composers' names to each of the individual track titles, just to see what this would look like on my phone, and via Android Auto, and I have to say I am very pleased with the outcome Here again is the first track with the tags as above: Filename Title Artist Album Genre Composer 1.mp3 Piano Trio in E flat, Op 13 - I Allegro Musica Viva Alabiev, Arenksy & Medtner: Piano Quintets Chamber Music Alabiev, Alexander Physically, all I did was to open the Title > add one space, then open brackets, where I just typed in the composer's full name as shown, and closed brackets. Hence: the title now looks like Piano Trio in E flat, Op 13 - I Allegro (Alabiev, Alexander) This appears, preceded by the track no - '1' - and then scrolls back and forth, to reveal everything. What I don't want to have happen is that batch process that can link the 'Title' to the 'Composer' fields, add the space and () to the latter, will still leave the original Composer field intact, so that I can still use the facility to sort by composer. Realising that a mistake could screw everything up, and I've lavished a lot of OCD time on this, if you were able to lead me through the processes to set things up to do everything automatically, as you are well-versed in MP3TAG, then I would be ever so grateful. My thanks, in anticipation, Wolksby
  7. Hi Andre, Many thanks for such a prompt reply, which, in fact, did confirm my own thoughts. I certainly do recall thinking about this before, and did, I'm sure, come across the same Feature Request which you kindly mention. As you say, that would seem to be exactly what I'm after. Meanwhile, I was very interested to read of your work-arounds. I tried using the filename instead, but, and as you mentioned, because I had thought to include the composer's name, this made no noticeable difference. The other options, especially the one involving a batch process in MP3TAG, appealed most, because of its expediency. Here is how a line reads for a single track in MP3TAG Filename Title Artist Album Genre Composer 1.mp3 Piano Trio in E flat, Op 13 - I Allegro Musica Viva Alabiev, Arenksy & Medtner: Piano Quintets Chamber Music Alabiev, Alexander I recorded each composer's name in the format shown, as I had hoped that this could have been the way I might have then seen in in PA. I like your idea of appending the Composer's name into another field, as in 'London Symphony Orchestra : Chopin'. Would it, though, be equally possible to append, or even prepend the Composer's name to a different field? I was think of something like this: Could the composer's name be appended to the Title, so that I would have, for example from above: (Option 1) Title: Piano Trio in E flat - I AllegroAlabiev, Alexander If this were feasible, would it be possible to batch process in some form of separation between the two amalgamated fields, like so: (Option 2) Title: Piano Trio in E flat - I Allegro Alabiev, Alexander - just a single space could do it - or even better, a space and brackets? (Option 3) Title: Piano Trio in E flat - I Allegro (Alabiev, Alexander) Option 3 would visually do the trick best, I think. I appreciate that this is really an MP3TAG issue, but clearly you are also well versed in this, so if what I seek - shall we say, Option 3, can be relatively simply achieved, I would so much appreciate knowing how to set any batch process up to achieve my objective. Thanking you, in anticipation!
  8. Hi, I've used Poweramp from the outset, because it seems the most appropriate programme for playing a CLASSICAL MUSIC collection on my mobile phone etc, and particularly because it is compatible with Android Auto - big plus in my eyes. When I originally went for the full version of Poweramp, one of the words mentioned - Composer - attracted me most. So many similar apps assume that you have a non-classical collection, and don't cater for the specific way Classical collections are assembled. Here's my question - and it actually involves the 'Composer' issue. Firstly I use mp3 tag to get all my tracks/downloads/rips formatted as mp3s, and I catalogue as follows: The collection is made up entirely of single CDs, which will then include as few as three tracks, or over 50, depending on content. Mp3 tag allows me to add the composer's name to each track, the artist's details, the musical genre, the title of the CD from which each separate track comes, and the single CD cover for each track included. For me, I have no need for the separate 'Album Artist' field, simply because I only want to see the name of the main performer at any one time when in Poweramp. This marries up perfectly with Poweramp, and I can sort my collection as Albums, Artists, Genres, Composers, and Playlists, which is just want I want here. But when I actually play a track - either in the view that has the cover picture towards the, to, the pransport buttons below, and the name of the specific track, the performer, the the title of the CD that track has come from (which the cover shows, anyway) - or in the expanded view (cover at top, with the linear representation of the musical shape of thew track - neither place tells me the individual composer of the specific track I am currently listening to. Now, if the CD is entitled 'Chopin's Mazurkas', and I just land on a separate track, I will immediately know that, while the the track might show 'Mazurka No 3 in C', clearly the composer is Chopin, because only his works are on this particular CD. But say I land on a track called 'Ballade', and I can see that this comes from the CD 'Albanian Piano Music', and the pianist is Marsida Koni - it still won't me who is the composer of this particular piece, which is annoying. Poweramp has the information, as I can sort and select CDs by Composer, but there doesn't seem to be a way to incorporate this when the CD, or specific track is playing. I looked at copying the Composer field in mp3 tag to the empty 'Albumartist' field, and I could seem to get the composer's name into main, and extended displays, but, and as the note pointed out, this did have an effect on the way the Albums were sorted. It would seem a real labour of love to try to get each composer's details added to each individual track name, but I don't want to replace the original information, just add the extra details This does seem to be taking a sledge-hammer to crack a nut! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated - the collection is around 65Gb! Many thanks, in anticipation!
  9. Hi I'm new to the forum. Mine is a very simple question. I have a classical music selection for which Poweramp is great. I use the Genre feature, but want also to add a few Playlists. I can see how to add albums to a playlist, but can't see how then to call that Playlist Playlist A, and then start a second Playlist, say Playlist B, and so on. The fact that it says Playlists implies that you must be able to have at least two separate ones, I just need help in setting this up. Many thanks, in anticipation.
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