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Album Title in Artist field on Bluetooth device

Jeff Isaac
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Poweramp build-911-arm64

Pixel 3a XL

Android 11


On the receiver in my car, the album title is being listed after the artist name in the artist field (ie: artist name album title) and the album title field is empty.

During troubleshooting, I've tested several different players, (Foobar2000, Onkyo HF player, Rocket Player, N7, Neutron Player, Black Player, Jet Audio, Musicolet, AIMP...) all of which display the tags in the proper fields which would indicate there is no inherent issue with my receiver displaying the tags correctly. I'm not sure if this is a bug in Poweramp or if I've configured something incorrectly in the settings.

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  • 4 weeks later...

The problem came back after adding some new music to my phone, triggering a manual library scan, then adding all songs to a playlist and shuffling that playlist. This was all I did. I didn't change any settings. This issue appears to be intermittent, because I've done this exact thing many times without having the problem reoccur. 

This time I couldn't fix the problem just by clearing the app cache. I had to clear the app storage and reconfigure Poweramp. I did export my settings before clearing the storage, but importing those settings apparently just imported the problem back into Poweramp because the issue was still there. Manually reconfiguring did work though.

Very strange little gremlin!

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Same Poweramp build as above

New phone, new OS.

Pixel 5A

Android 12

This settings corruption (?) issue happens quite often with this setup. Almost daily, without even doing anything inside the app. Just using the phone. For example: Things are displaying properly, restart the phone, now I get the issue. Go into the supermarket and use Google Keep Notes for my grocery list, come back to the car and find that I have the issue again... 

I did use this phone for a couple of weeks using Android 11 before 12 was released, and the problem only happened when I was manipulating things within the app as mentioned previously. Android 12 has significantly worsened the issue and now somehow, actions outside the app can cause the issue.

I've done testing with quite a few other music players (Foobar2000, AIMP, Neutron, N7, Black Player, OTO Music, Rocket, Musicolet, etc...) to see if it has something to do with the head unit in my car when this issue is occuring with Poweramp, but none of the other players have issues displaying the data properly.

I can always restore the 'good' settings to fix it, but I feel like I'm walking on eggshells with the app these days. Any ideas what's going on here, @maxmp?

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I have the same issue (Album title not displaying in the album title field - that just says "Unknown Album" - but displaying after the artist name), with a new phone I just got (this never happened before on my previous phone):

Current phone: Pixel 5a 5G

OS: Android 12

Car: 2020 Toyota Corolla

(Previously I had a Moto G5 and it had no problems displaying the album name in the correct field, not with this car or any other car.)

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