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When I edit tracks via AIMP tag editor I add multiple genre tags with semicolon separator, like this:
Indie Rock;Noise Rock;Neo-Psychedelia;Post-Punk Revival - four genres, Windows and AIMP guarantee it.

Poweramp v2 treated this kind of strings as intended - as multiple genres-substrings via semicolon separator. However, the newer app initially treats this genres as a single genre string, like that:
Indie Rock;Noise Rock;Neo-Psychedelia;Post-Punk Revival - it's all the one genre, as Poweramp thinks

When I open Poweramp v3 tag editor and manually delete any random semicolon and add it again at the same place, the app finally treats that semicolon as substrings separator, i.e. deleting the last semicolon in the example string will turn one-genre-string into Indie Rock;Noise Rock;Neo-Psychedelia and Post-Punk Revival genres.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE
AIMP multigenre separated string with different separators like Indie Rock/Noise Rock/Neo-Psychedelia;Post-Punk Revival turns into Poweramp single genre string Indie Rock/Noise Rock/Neo-Psychedelia/Post-Punk Revival (note the semicolon turned into backslash). Replace any backslash with the other backslash (like in the example above) - nothing realy gonna happen (unlike the example above). But replacing any backslash into semicolon finally splits that single string.

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PA should treat either a semi-colon or a double-forward-slash as a being a separator for multiple Genres. This is a v3 feature, I don't think multiple genres were ever supported in v2? The separator characters can be configured in Settings > Library > Scanner, such as adding backslash for example. After making changes, you may need to do a Full Rescan though.

Andre

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@andrewilley
 

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PA should treat either a semi-colon or a double-forward-slash as a being a separator for multiple Genres.

As I said, I did use only semi-colon separated string, like that: Indie Rock;Noise Rock;Neo-Psychedelia;Post-Punk Revival. I've even tried that right now - edited via AIMP - send to phone - splitting via semi-colon doesn't work.

 

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This is a v3 feature, I don't think multiple genres were ever supported in v2? 

Now while you make me feel some doubts, I still quite sure I DID see that feature in earlier PA versions.

 

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The separator characters can be configured in Settings > Library > Scanner, such as adding backslash for example. After making changes, you may need to do a Full Rescan though.

That actually DID WORK, thanks! I've added backslash as possible separator, edited tags via AIMP like that Indie Rock/Noise Rock/Neo-Psychedelia/Post-Punk Revival
Works nice. Still doesn't working with semi-colon though.

UPD: I've removed semi-colon from separators list and added it again. Works fine. Seems strange anyways.

Thanks again. you've really helped a lot!

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Changing the separators list would probably force a rescan (or at least a recheck) to pick up any new genres. I'm guessing that changes made in your file editing app are somehow not picked up by Android/PA as modified content, so they are not being automatically rescanned. A Full Rescan should override that anyway. 

Andre

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