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Dear Maxim Petrov,

First of all thank you for the great work your doing!

I really like Poweramp, but I also tested several other music players aswell. I think none of them features such a great audio quality as Poweramp does. This is the main reason why I decided for Poweramp. I nearly finished the 15-days-trial-version and now I consider buying Poweramp.

But one feature I really miss is to skip tracks forward or backward via the volume buttons of my android device. This is a feature that my old SE Walkman phone had and that is also provided by several other music players for android devices like e.g. Winamp or PlayerPro. I think this is one essential feature to be implemented and I read in some forums that many users would like to see this being provided by Poweramp.

Is it possible for you to implement this feature soon? Or do you even already plan to provide this feature with the coming update to version 2.0 this summer?

I'd really appreciate a positive answer from you :)

Greetings

martinxy

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Thanks for the feedback/request.

Have you actually tried the PlayerPro volume keys for track changes? Have you noticed how they work?

This is because non-rooted/stock Android doesn't send key presses to apps when they are on background or/and in screen-off state. Thus, app should set lock screen to always ON for any key press. This way app will be able to receive

the key UP event (key DOWN is not received by player as the screen is off when it's pressed). This basically makes this function only a feature line, but not usable on most of the phones. I have many test devices, and Player Pro doesn't work reliable on any of them.

This is why it's not implemented this way in PowerAMP.

WinAmp for Android doesn't have such feature at all.

Note that rooted or non-stock Android ROM is able to remap the long press on volume rocker to appropriate media key events - this way they are handled by any music player, including PowerAMP (via apps like Remapper). This way it really works, but requires root (or non stock rom).

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Thanks for your answer!

I didn't know about such limitations. I did some hours of research via google and looked through several forums to get information about skipping tracks via volume control

before posting this topic. But I barely found useful information cocncerning this issue.

Now, at least I know that it's not possible wihtout a root.

Ahh... and no, I didn't actually try the other players myself. I prefer to gather information about software I'd like to purchase first and do not like downloading anything without knowing it is a quality product. I wanted to stick with and will stick with Poweramp, because it provide better audio optimization features I think and also because it has a cool name :) ... I mean come on "PlayerPro" is such a boring name that the people developing this can't really be that talented. If I'd decide to develop a product, I'd make finding a good and creative name high priority.

To sum this up... I just submitted this because I thougt what they can you should be able to do with ease, but I didn't know this function was so limited by stock android versions.

Greetings

martinxy

PS: Damnit... just now I did another search and also found some topics in the Poweramp forums about this feature... I'm sorry for having wasted ur time - but I like how you are so patient replying to those questions u already answered anyway...

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hi,

is there any chance that you will be able to have this as an option with a warning that it's only for root users ?

i use Poweramp on my phone when i'm driving and it's a major pain (not to mention dangerous !) to unlock the screen then find the skip button ...

thanks !

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guys, I used to have Poweramp installed in my cell phone with CyanogenMod and the volume rocker would work fine to change tracks

I am now using a different ROM (still rooted) but volume rocker no longer works with that purpose

any suggestions?

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