ThirtyThirtyWin Posted March 26, 2015 Share Posted March 26, 2015 TL;DR - 1. How do I just queue up a playlist and have it shuffle only that playlist?2. Does PA have a "Now Playing" list where I can easily add/remove songs?3. Why are queue management and shuffle options so unintuitive? Hi all. I recently switched to Poweramp, coming from streaming services like Grooveshark. I manage my music library on MusicBee on my desktop, then sync it with Poweramp, which is working better than I ever could have hoped. I'm so glad I decided to ditch streaming services, and get back to my mp3 collection. Loving PA so far, but the queue and shuffle are confusing me. I've searched, and read about my questions, but I'm still not quite clear on how PA handles queues and shuffle. It seems to be more complex than it needs to be, but I feel it will be really powerful when I learn how to use it. I hope? Here's what I did on Grooveshark, and what I'd like to do with PA: On GS, I would queue up songs from a playlist, or my favorites, or wherever. Then that queue of songs would never change unless I added or removed songs. I could play that queue forever, on shuffle, repeat, or just straight through. When click one of the playlists I have on Poweramp, it starts playing the first song from that playlist. When I click shuffle, it starts shuffling every single song in my library. Why doesn't it just shuffle the playlist I selected to play? When I click the song title to return to my queue, it has every song from my library loaded into it! If I wanted to shuffle my entire library, I should be able to queue my library, then hit one shuffle button. Why are there half a dozen shuffle options? If I want to shuffle a playlist, I should be able to queue a playlist, then hit one button to shuffle the currently queued songs. How do I select a playlist, and have it shuffle it? That's all I want to do. Queue a playlist, and hit a button to shuffle only the playlist I just queued up. Also, I don't even know if the queue is what I'm looking at. When I have a song playing, and I click the title of the song in the main window, does Poweramp take me back to the queue? Is that the "Now Playing" list I'm looking at? Does PA even have a Now Playing list? I just want to be able to look at my Now Playing list, and have the option to easily add, remove songs, or just clear the entire queue and start over. It feels like Poweramp developers got a little too fancy with how the queue list and shuffle works, and made the learning curve a little too steep for something that should be universally simple. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'm a few days into my trial, and really want to stick with Poweramp. The crossfade feature is what sold me on it, and I love the look and feel of the app. I just need to figure out how to manage the queue and shuffle features without wanting to throw my phone out the window on the highway. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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