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Does Poweramp support video thumbnail generation?


Lukewarm2133
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Hey there!

Does Poweramp support video thumbnail generation, or just downloaded or picked album art? My file explorer, gallery, and video player apps can easily make video thumbnails, however Poweramp seems to require me to either use the built-in album art downloader or manually pick images from the gallery. Automatic generation is a lot easier, so I'm wondering if I've overlooked something.

Sorry if this has been asked before, I wasn't able to find other threads asking the same thing.

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It appears the current Poweramp version has some video playback support through the "Ignore video tracks" toggle. I'm able to play certain .mp4, .mkv, and .flv flawlessly with Poweramp, however upon testing I see indeed that many files with these extensions produce heavy distortion and stutter. That's unfortunate since I often download music as video files, but Poweramp is still a great app for audio files. Thanks for the reply and clear-up!

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4 hours ago, Lukewarm2133 said:

Poweramp version has some video playback support through the "Ignore video tracks" toggle. I'm able to play certain .mp4, .mkv, and .flv flawlessly with Poweramp,

There is some audio playback, as some files like these containers have formats that share these common platforms. But there is no video playback functionality in Poweramp. 

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The only support for video files is to play the audio content of some of them, and that's a just an unofficial side-effect of the fact that Poweramp uses the FFMPEG decoder library, which happens to be able to do that. It's not really a supported feature though.

However there is no intention to have Poweramp play actual video content. For a good, widely supported, video player app, I would suggest VLC For Android. I used to use MX Player, but since several changes in ownership it has become a nasty bloated mess with intrusive advertising.

Andre

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Thanks for the follow-ups! When testing I did notice Poweramp didn't play any video graphics; my mistake was assuming it had full support for video audio which would make it a suitable music app for all of my music, regardless of file format.

VLC has indeed impressive format support to the point where it's easily the default app for media playback on Android, however it falls a bit short of Poweramp in terms of audio- and UI-related features.

Also, thanks for the MX Player warning, this kind of thing seems to be common nowadays.

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