sebaz Posted August 18, 2014 Share Posted August 18, 2014 I recently learned to appreciate Poweramp much more than before because not only it has an amazing sound quality with headphones, but recently I got a 2014 Ford Focus and the Bluetooth streaming turns the crappy factory stereo into at least a mid level Pioneer stereo. Of course this is with the help of a new set of Pioneer speakers to replace the factory ones that are terrible. But every time I show people the difference between the sound of the base factory stereo and the change when I enable the EQ and Tone controls in Poweramp, their jaws drop and their eyes go out of their sockets like in a cartoon. But I have this really weird problem. My phone is an LG L39C, which is a cheap Android phone made for Tracfone, however, I have the same exact problem with my older Motorola Droid 3, which is much better quality, not to mention faster. Here's the problem on either phone: I copy files to the phone in Windows Explorer (or File Explorer as it is called in Windows 8.1). When I play them in the car connected by Bluetooth, every few seconds there is a short pause. This can happen with all sorts of compressed audio files, MP3, iTunes M4A, WMA, etc. As long as I copy them with File Explorer, it happens. It's random, it can happen every five seconds, or every twenty. This only happens when played with Poweramp, however it never happens when played with the phone's own music player. I think I also tried the Google Music player and it didn't have this problem either, all while connected through Bluetooth. The only way to get audio files to play without these skips is to transfer them using Windows Media Player. Here is the problem: WMP recompresses all the files into WMAs. But then they play without a hitch. However, this is obviously not the optimal method, since I will listen to a recompressed file made from an already compressed file. What's even weirder is that you might think WMA is the format that will always work, but no. I tried saving vinyl rips from Audition into WMA at two different bitrates, 192 and 256, and when copied with File Explorer, they have the short pauses as well. And here's the weirdest of them all: you might think that perhaps the phone is slow and it can't keep up with even 256 kbps audio files, but to test that I copied (also with File Explorer) a few vinyl rips at 16 bit 44.1 KHz, meaning they are uncompressed at 1411 kbps. Well, those played from Poweramp without a hitch. Four entire albums, not a single pause. So to recap: - Compressed files such as MP3, M4A and WMV, copied with File Explorer, phone connected by Bluetooth, produce short pauses- These files play without a hitch using the phone's own music player, or Google Music player.- Music transferred using Windows Media Player plays without a hitch but WMP recompresses it before transferring.- Uncompressed WAV at 16bit 44.1 KHz plays without a hitch. I played with as many settings in Poweramp as I could think of. High priority, Bluetooth settings, everything, but it still happens. The Droid 3 does the same thing. Any ideas? Thanks, Sebastian Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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