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Problems with Dolby Atmos and Poweramp


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Hello friends, I'm writting to you becouse I have bought this Poweramp at Play Store and works great for my Samsung Galaxy SII GT.


But now I have change my old device for another one (BQ M5.5 lolipop with dolby atmos sound system), and now I have a problem with Poweramp and dolby atmos, when I use your program my dolby atmos get disabled, and I can't get him active again, I have tried to disable from settings and tried to stop the service but don't work, the only one way to enable my dolby atmos is rebooting my device and it get me bored about do it every time that I want use this program.


I have tried to go at your program settings and activate the option from equalicer system or something like this (I don't remember now the name of the option) it advice the user about to use the own android equalicer system but don't work, the problem persist and I don't find any fix to this problem.


Thanks for try help us.


(sorry if some phrase is little rude or you can't understand well, but my english isn't so good).

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I don't know if you got my private message replying to this problem. Anyway, since I can post to the forums now, I'll post here a concise explanation just in case anyone is affected by this problem too.


By default Poweramp uses Direct Volume Control (DVC from now on). That means audio won't go through the "usual" means to the audio output hardware, and so Dolby Atmos (DA from now on) won't know something is sounding and won't activate. In fact, you won't be able to activate DA by hand using the pull down notification bar, which is the method used in BQ terminals (I have one, too).


Well, if you want to use DA, which I don't recommend because at least in my BQ Aquaris A4.5 Poweramp sound processing using DVC is better than DA, you have to disable DVC. You do that in Poweramp->Settings->Audio->Advanced Tweaks by unchecking the first entry "Direct Volume Control", which is enabled by default. Then, you will have DA.


If you want to know more or whatever drop me a private message and I'll explain all the details to you in Spanish (is my mother tongue).


Hope that helps!

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