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How many Playlists do you have in Poweramp (internally created ones, not existing file-based ones)?

Andre

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Hi Andre. Thanks for getting in touch. I may have made an error as maybe app cannot do what I have. All the playlists I would like to back up have .m3u after the names and were created on my galaxy S5 by syncing with my itunes using isyncr app.

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.M3U playlists are already files. Just go into any file explorer app, find the files in question, and copy them to whatever new home you want for them.

Andre

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Hello Andrew.  Thanks for the advice. I also noticed that vlc player has same type of playlist files so maybe that's an option. In near future I will do some downloading and testing and hopefully all will work. Would it be worth my while starting a post asking if anyone has a good way to move playlists between a laptop and phone whilst editing multiple files re artist album etc etc? 

While I have your attention, could you possibly point me in the direction of some guidance about the latest Poweramp update and how to resolve on my Galaxy S5 the extremely high treble? The incredible sound quality and wonderful increase in volume means this app is a Godsend but I can only listen to music with eq on and 2 far left sliders up a bit for bass and everything else set to minimum. Just about works. Thank you very much. G

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15 minutes ago, geraldoneill100 said:

 can only listen to music with eq on and 2 far left sliders up a bit for bass and everything else set to minimum.

If you don't use DVC then Samsung's Active Sound also influences the sound you hear. Make sure that either these settings are neutral or DVC is enabled.

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M3U playlists are just a simple text file with a line for each song, containing the path and filename for the audio file.

To help combat the problem of different root paths on different devices, Poweramp now looks to try to match the filename and first level of folder name rather than the whole absolute path, which should help when porting from one device to another. The songs and playlist files must all be in locations that Poweramp is set to scan though.

Andre

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Hello. Sorry for slow response.  I will have a play about and see what I can do re playlists. Hopefully the apps you mention and or vlc player will help me do all info editing I need to do.

As for sound the DVC setting makes a difference re volume but possibly a bit scratchier sounding. Not sure though. The different volume progression options 30 50 100 seem to make a difference but quite erratic and still unpleasantly trebly and using tone settings was horrific. Need to do more listening and maybe reinstall. I'm guessing developers are working on to tidy up the sound, so for now after all the improvements we can't really complain as I think with some tweaks I can make it acceptable for the time being.  

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Hi Andre.  I was doing a bit of research and came across something you said to another user regarding playlists and creating a new one thus making a Poweramp playlist. Worked perfectly so I didn't need to use a file finding app. I deleted all the .m3 playlists from isyncr folder but they still appeared in Poweramp so I deleted from Poweramp. Just opened Poweramp and I have both types if playlists again.  Is there a way to delete them?

Regarding the problems I am having with the audio being very high in treble, would it be best for me to start a new thread? Nothing I've tried so far helps. Increased volume fantastic but audio quality seems to have problems on my Galaxy S5. 

Cheers. G

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It you have deleted all instances of the M3U files, then you should only see local (database type) playlists.

I would keep the files as a backup though, in case you ever have to re-install/etc.

Andre

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Hi Andre. As I deleted everything from isyncr and .m3 playlists in Poweramp I'm thinking they must also be in another location that's not obvious so I may be back to needing a file finding app?

Regarding the audio issues I am experiencing I have not found a post addressing this so wanted to ask you if there is a post I have missed or if I should start a new one?

Thanks v much.

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20 minutes ago, geraldoneill100 said:

Hi Andre. As I deleted everything from isyncr and .m3 playlists in Poweramp I'm thinking they must also be in another location that's not obvious so I may be back to needing a file finding app?

Yes, that might help. Also check your Settings > Library > Music Folders to ensure that only the folders which you want scanned are ticked. Are the extra playlists showing as internal (name only) or file-based lists (e.g. "name.m3u")? If they are internal, they could be system playlists which Poweramp is re-importing from Android when you do a Full Rescan.

For new issues, please start a new thread. It's hard to follow multiple issues as you get further down a thread.

Andre

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Hi Andre. Apologies for slow response. What I've done is copy and hit the plus button to create Poweramp playlists from the .m3u8 playlists that seem to be what now appear in Poweramp. My recollection having used isyncr and Poweramp for years is that previously all my playlists did not have .m3u or .m3u8 but now they do. I've ticked folders in library and for now I have 2 playlists for everything so I'm currently ignoring the .m3u8 lists and just updating and backing up the internal playlists that I've managed to create. In all fairness much as I'd really like to remove the duplicate .m3u8 lists they don't impact my ability to use the normal lists. I'm slightly OCD so this sort of thing does bug me but I'll manage! Just wanted to say thanks again for your assistance. Very much appreciated. I'll start a new thread re audio quality issues now. Cheers. G

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Old Poweramp did not display the .M3U or .M3U8 extenders for file-based playlists. Instead it separated internal and external playlists into two individual groups in the list. However PA v3 puts them all in one long list, sorted alphabetically, with the extenders visible for any file-based lists.

If you have re-created your file-based lists as internal versions (by selecting all the songs, then using the '+' button to add them to a new playlist) then yes you will now have two copies of the same list - one internal version, under whatever name you gave it, and one external file with its .M3U/8 extension. If you wish to have internal copies only, either delete the M3U/8 files or move them to a backup location that Poweramp is not set to scan.

Internal playlists will not be synced with anything though, they just exist in PA's local database. iSyncr won't see them for example, it will only see 'hard' file-based playlists. As far as I know anyway, I'm afraid I don't use anything with an Appley 'i' prefix on any of my devices. 

Andre

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