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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by t0ph0id, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. t0ph0id

    t0ph0id Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    PowerAmp is a brilliant new audio app that's still in beta


    -MP3, MP4/M4A,loseless ALAC,FLAC, OGG, WAV, TTA, WMA
    -Has own codecs
    -Choose music from SD card
    -Tegs, lyrics
    -Skins, 2 in beta version
    -Fast scan of files ( in 1 second 1000files, depends on phone speed)


    Here's a great video demonstration made by rollercoastervj


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  2. Bang Bang Boom

    Bang Bang Boom Well-Known Member

    thanks will try this out
  3. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    Looks good although have only played around with it. Not used it for any amount of time.

    If this can deliver gapless playback I'll be making it my number one player without a second thought!
  4. Smabbage

    Smabbage Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this is where we need to post Beta User Input, but WOW! This app is amazing. It is EXACTLY what I've been looking for ever since I bought my HTC Incredible!! This app developer is my new bestest friend. :)

    Other app developers could take a lesson from this app. The controls in it are super responsive, the EQ is a thing of beauty and it appears to have gapless playback, also a plus. I also appreciate that the app doesn't force playlists down my throat as the only way to play music. So far this app impresses me as quite polished. I am curious as to the price once it's out of beta.
  5. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled

    PowerAMP has some serious potential. The EQ is excellent and buttons very responsive. Also the playback is nearly gapless (I tried "The Wall" and there were slight glitches between songs). It's about time someone pulled that off on an Android phone.

    I know it's a beta but there are some issues. I imagine they will get ironed out over time.

    First, unplugging the headphones universally stops playback in every app except PowerAMP. Instead the playback changes to the speaker. When getting interrupted by someone, pulling the headphones is the fastest way to stop the tunes so you can hear them. Admittedly PowerAMP is attempting to do what MortPlayer does where you can plug the headphones back in and resume playing (at least there is a menu option for that). It's a brilliant feature and I hope they get it working.

    Second, when switching to "Library" view, sorting on artist then selecting an artist universally goes to the artists albums (usually sorted alphabetically though I would prefer by album date) for every player app BUT PowerAMP. Instead PowerAMP goes to a full list of the artist's songs. I listen to albums as the artist intended the music to be heard so this is baffling to me. Maybe it's optimized for the younger folk who just listen to singles.

    I just discovered MortPlayer last week, yesterday WinAmp came out, now PowerAMP. It's becoming a crowded field but that's better for all of us because the competition will spark innovation.
  6. IAmSixNine

    IAmSixNine Well-Known Member

    How far away are they from launching on the market?
    i know its in beta and its hard to say exactly but a guess is good. :)
  7. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    Am I missing something here but is there any way to play an album in track number order? I have a lot of mix compilation albums and they aren't really listenable to unless they are in the righ track order. PowerAmp seems to just put them in alphabetic order with no other option. The track number is there in the info screen.

    Edit : seems to work fine in 'folders' mode but not in library
  8. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Cant find this on the MArket, Am i missing something?
  9. t0ph0id

    t0ph0id Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It's not hit the market yet, click the dropbox link ;)
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  10. Smabbage

    Smabbage Well-Known Member

    Since using both Poweramp and Winamp, I have to say I prefer Poweramp. For me it's a better experience. I look forward to the opportunity to support it's development financially when the final version becomes available on the app store. Keep up the good work.
  11. MisterMixelpix

    MisterMixelpix Android Expert

    Not a fan of the widget, and it isn't too reliable with album art. Aside from that, it's pretty good.
  12. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    Regarding the album art, I found it worked perfectly if you used the library function but if it worked through folders then it missed or got most wrong. I'm wondering whether one picks up from tags (all my art in done this way) and the folders tries to pick up separate files?
  13. snowmobile

    snowmobile Android Enthusiast

    I too found that my album art was only picked up using the library function for some mp3 files. However due to the froyo bug of showing wma files as 'unknown artist' I wanted to use the folders instead.

    I used this app to add the album art and it now works perfectly in folders
    mp3 cover fetcher - Android app on AppBrain
  14. steelersmb

    steelersmb Android Enthusiast

    Where is the widget for this? I installed it but don't see a widget listed.

    I just reinstalled and now it shows up. Would be nice if it showed the album art or have a few to choose from.
  15. all43

    all43 Member

    Heck this is a good app!Thanks for the heads up.
  16. dchec

    dchec Newbie

    Does it scrobble to last.fm??
  17. JustROLLIN

    JustROLLIN Well-Known Member

    I really like the app, but it doesnt download any of my album art or have an option to force it to search for the album art.

    Also, it is an incredible hog for space. Its using nearly 4.5mb versus cube (3) which used only ~800k.
  18. Crodley

    Crodley Android Enthusiast

    Wow, I mean, wow. I was using Mixzing, since I REQUIRE an EQ app and it was the only one I found that had one, but this app simply blows me away. My single complaint so far, is on quiet songs a feint buzzing can be heard, but I'm assuming they'll fix that when it comes out of beta...
  19. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I just discovered this app on another site and thought I'd come in here to post about it. Glad to see the news is already out. WOW! This is a nice player. Finally! ... a usable EQ. :cool:
  20. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    This app looks very, very promising. I'm still in the market for a decent player now that bTunes is no longer supported and is buggy on Froyo. I will keep this one in mind once it gets out of beta.
  21. cnshough

    cnshough Newbie

    Great app. Can't wait to see what the future holds!
  22. GrenW

    GrenW Android Expert

    New version out in the last few hours. get it from here :

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    What's New:
    - album art downloader
    - lock screen "widget"
    - two new widgets: 4x1 and 4x2, both with album art
    - new White Plastic skin
    - ape and wv support
    - genres
    - option to pause when headset is disconnected
    - long click headset button for next track
    - added "send errors to developer"
    - Artist list now navigates to Artist Albums
    - option to disable album art animation
    - even better cpu consumption when PowerAMP is in background
    - eq presets changed a bit, reduced eq thumb step
    - track+title/title/track sorting for album/artist songs
    - option to use Library as primary list
    - better track seeking near 0:00
    - reset track playing position to 0:00 by clicking elasped time
    - disabled MusicFolders creation by default
    - samsung galaxy s 2.2 sd card mount point support

    - bug: accidental bass changes when volume knob is rotated
    - bug: artist/album add to playlist action
    - bug: FC on 2.1 for set as ringtone action
    - better support for system library album art
    - files from root music folders are now scanned/added to db
    - bug: long tracks are not properly seeked
    - bug: flac bitrate is wrong
    - no "scan finished" toast anymore, if PowerAMP is not active
    - bug: tag can\'t be edited for flac and some other formats
    - bug: some mp3s have background noise
    - bug: when PowerAMP is started from 3rd party file manager, tags are not read
    - fixed issue with help not readable if no internet connection
    and other minor bug and stability fixes

    It'scertainly solved my issue of albums being played in alpha rather than track order. I can now listen to my mix albums!

    Heard it being talked of as an RC candidate so maybe the market version isn't far off. Apparently it'll be paid but I think this one is worth it
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  23. athegn

    athegn Android Expert

    Thank you for the work so far. I have 400+ folders on my Desire 32GB sd card; each folder is an album.

    I want to go to to Genre then albums within Genre. PowerAMP seems to go to Songs within Genre; can I change this?
  24. Patney

    Patney Newbie

    Would it be possible to add more album options? I'm talking about perhaps long pressing on the album art opens up a menu which allows you to manually search for cover art.
  25. runlsd

    runlsd Newbie

    Tried the PowerAMP. Great UI, especially the ease of access to features really stand out to me.

    I have been using DoubleTwist on my Macbook to sync music and playlists. The playlists show up correctly on the DoubleTwist player on my Desire. But I've noticed few playlists are incorrect on the PowerAmp. What do you recommend I use to sync music/playlists between my MacBook and phone?

    Again, well done on developing a nice player.

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