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I would like to see lists as lists.

Text only. 

Without those silly stamp-sized album pics. 

If I have a list of album songs, I see 13 times the album pic in a row. Super infomative.

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well, while I'm not that bothered with the small album thumbnails on compact layout, what kind of "useful information" can an album art display anyway? Unless you're seeing the albums sections.

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I do agree that a simple small-text-only list format would be a useful option.

For example, I have quite a few theme park background music tracks in one folder, none of which have any associated artwork or ID3 tags, but they do tend to have fairly long and descriptive titles that I need to see in full as the first few words are often similar (e.g. I have a lot named using the format "Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom - <Land_name> - <Attraction_name>.mp3" where the first 50+ characters might be the same for multiple files, and only the last couple of words of the actual attraction name will be different. At the moment, they all look the same if i view them in Poweramp).

I think I may be close to unique in this usage of course, but others might have similar needs. :) 

Andre

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In Poweramp v2 I had very compact (text only) lists -  of artists (bands, groups, singer whatever) for instance. Every name in a line, one line directly beneath the former. In a few seconds I could scroll with my right thumb through an alphabetical list of 400 names.

Now - because of the mini album cover - every name has a distance of exactly 2,5 cm from the next. Where before I could see 30 to 40 names on the screen at once I now detect only 5.

I am focused on the names of the group in this case. If I am seeking an album I'd like to see the cover. This is something else. So please: give as options! Let the users choose, if s/he wants names (only text) or album covers (picture plus album title).

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@vAmp, were you try list options for set List - compat view? 2.5 cm is very big AA.

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Or you can use pinch-to-zoom for resize list and grid size.

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My "list" in landscape modus.

I see black

By the way: it is not the last album (cover) by an artist, that is shown. It is the oldest!

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That's the next screen I see after I tapped on "Alberta Cross". Completely ludicrous.

In Poweramp v2 I had all the album covers by "Alberta Cross" side by side and could choose which one I want to hear.

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28 minutes ago, vAmp said:

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That's the next screen I see after I tapped on "Alberta Cross". Completely ludicrous.

Then change the view style, there at least six or seven to choose from.

Tablet viewing is not especially optimised for large screens yet by the way, it really just treats the screen as a scaled up phone.

Andre

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14 minutes ago, andrewilley said:

Then change the view style, there at least six or seven to choose from.

Tablet viewing is not especially optimised for large screens yet by the way, it really just treats the screen as a scaled up phone.

Andre

 

It is not a tablet, it's a mobile phone from Samsung.

To the 2nd screen: I tried all the options (at least I think so). A hint would be appriciated. 

What I want is: select "Artist" and see a list of his / her albums (neatly sorted from old to recent) then tap on a specific album (cover) and this should be played from 1st song to the last.

Too much requested? I think no. I had it once. With a great app called "Poweramp".

 

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Yes. but that doesn't make any difference to the list issues I am discussing. 

The skin is "skin minimalist dark" by Andrew G. (thanks!)

I like "square corners" and "Seekbar" instead of "Waveseek"

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I probably should have said landscape or tablet mode, sorry. PA definitely works better on a taller portrait screen.

I too wish that the header artwork was smaller, to me it seems far too big and serves no useful purpose (especially in landscape).

Andre

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Would be my wish too. 

Or to be able to get rid of album covers completely in lists.  Like in PA v2.

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18 hours ago, vAmp said:

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That's what I call a list!

Now I am happy - and back to PA v2

Much easier on my eyes.

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