dextertd Posted May 23, 2022 Share Posted May 23, 2022 Hello, I'm new here. After a long time using the free version of Poweramp Equalizer, I recently purchased a license. What follows is a woeful tale. I was surprised by how different the app looked when I followed the emailed instructions to install it and activate the license. I noticed the app I had just installed had a new icon, a snazzy new interface, and a music player - I figured I had neglected updating the app before or had unlocked some paid user feature. Unfortunately, the equalizer in the Poweramp app wasn't having an effect anything except its own music player. I recalled having to use the "Known Players" menu and ADBing in to activate the DUMP permission when using the free version before, and I repeated the ADB process again just in case, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out where that "Known Players" setting was. Following an embarrassingly long time scrolling through the forums I realised that there are actually two distinct apps available. I had just installed the Poweramp app, but previously I was using the Poweramp Equalizer app. Only the Poweramp Equalizer app has the Known Players menu. So, my question is, why are there two apps? I love the music player feature, but I also want the equalizer in the app to be system-wide. I am still mightily confused by the fact that the Poweramp app seems to have all the bells and whistles, plus more, of the Equalizer app, but the "Known Players" menu is absent. I don't understand why the app isn't unified, and indeed the non-equalizer (but yet also has an equalizer, much to my confusion) is only 3MB larger than the Equalizer one. Or perhaps I'm missing something blindingly obvious? Probably. In any case, I absolutely love this app, for its interface is beautiful and intuitive, and the its features endless. In particular, I love the volume step feature that allows more fine volume control! Listening late at night without this was unbearable with the measly 16 default steps, and this beats having to faff around with the preamp. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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