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Hi Folks, I love Poweramp and have been using it for years. Definitely my favorite music player for Android. I'm not sure if a lot of people would like a feature like this, but I think it would be quite a unique feature. I have a lot of music and I'm consistently adding files from various free sources and think it would be cool to have a plugin for MusicBrainz integration. Ideally, you can select your music files and compare them to MusicBrainz and clean up the ID3 tags / download album art / rename and move the .mp3 files to a specified directory. On a PC I can update the ID3 tags, get album art and have MusicBrainz clean up the filenames and put them in a specified folder and I think this feature would be great. As an example it'll pull the ID3 tags and art and when writing, the program changes the directory and file names to something like Music / Artist / Album / ## (song number) - XXXXXX (song name).mp3 . That way if I download an .mp3 to my 'downloads' folder and it populates in Poweramp, I can select the file and have it sync with the ID3 tags and have Poweramp move the file over to my Music folder on my external SD card where I have more storage space and fully clean up and write the folders with the artist/album/ ## XXXX.mp3 naming convention. I know it seems complicated, but it could be another great feature as Android doesn't have any particularly good music management apps for cleaning up a lot of music and Poweramp could be the first. It doesn't even have to be MusicBrainz, I'm just using it as an example. Anyway, thanks for reading the rant and hopefully it's something other people like and is something to consider.
I store all my music files on my Windows Desktop PC and that is the primary source of my files. From there I transfer them to my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and use Poweramp to play them. I'd like to begin by asking if anyone can explain what is meant by Poweramp's use of the term "Player Screen/Notification"? When I start Poweramp, it dispays a menu with the standard "Start/Pause, Fast Forward and Rewind" buttons. I would assume this screen is the "Player Screen". But what is meant by "Notification"? Is it the same screen or is there some separate screen? I don't understand from where Poweramp gets the file names it displays when I show the Queue or any other list of songs. I would think the logical source of those names would be the names of the files as they are listed in Windows Explorer - in other words, just the names of the files as Windows knows them. I think Poweramp refers to each of those names as "Track Filename". To try and explain further, these names usually end with the file extension ".mp3". There is one option in the Settings menu. If you click on ... Settings -> Look & Feel -> Player UI, there is an option titled, "Filename as Title - Use track filename instead of tag in Player Screen/Notification". I understand a little bit about MP3 Tags. I use them when playing music with Winamp on my Desktop PC. I can set the MP3 tags with Winamp. But, when I need to set those tags for multiple files, Winamp is just too slow. It only does one file at a time. However, I have found an excellent utility called, "MP3tag". If anyone wants to try it, Google "download mp3tag freeware". When I tried that, I found the following site: www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html But the strangest thing happens. When I check that option, Poweramp works just fine. It displays the song names by using the file names. But when I clear that option, Poweramp displays names that are similar to the file names. But are a little different. They still have the ".mp3" extension. But there are some extra numbers in the middle of the names ... like "0904" and I have no idea what that means. I checked and confirmed there is only one name for that particular song on my hard drive. So, from where does Poweramp get the name it is displaying when I clear that option? It's not getting them from my original file names. This has been a mystery to me since I first started using Poweramp. I thought that I would have figured it out by now. But it's still a mystery. I would have guessed there would be an existing thread here that discusses this question. But I can't seem to figure out how to search thru existing threads in this forum. Also, I can't seem to display all threads into which I have posted. Can anyone please tell me how to do this? I'd really like to know from where Poweramp is getting the names of songs that it displays. I understand there are some data bases which Poweramp can access and they have all kinds of info for each song - including Album Art, for example. I guess another way of asking this question would be, "When Poweramp displays the name of a song, what is the default source for that name? Also, from where does Poweramp get the name if you turn off the option that says to use the File Name? What other source is there? As far as that option goes, I'm not sure I understand what is meant by "Player Screen/Notification". Can anyone explain that to me? Sorry this post is so long and I thank you for your patience. P.S. I just found out how to get a list of my posts and threads. I just click on my name at the right of the main forum screen. Just wanted to save you some time cuz you dont need to answer that anymore.