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chopinhauer
2016-10-08, 03:16
I'm a long time SB user. I organise my 76,000 odd tracks on my computer the following way: Music folder; 15 subfolders with different generes of classical music; thousands of sub-sub-folders with individual albums, many of which involve mutliple cds (so sub-sub-sub folders for each cd).

This structure works perfectly for me, and I access my music using Sqeeze Ctrl on my cell phone using the Music Folder option as my point of entry. No play lists, albums, genres, years etc. Just music folder and sub-folders etc

No doubt many SB affectionados use the music player Poweramp on their phones. Me, I am just new to this, but I intend to put a 256gb micro sd card in my new phone (Galaxy s7 edge) and use this exclusivley for music. But by of the life of me I can't seem to get Poweramp to read the music in the same way as my SBs do? I have a 'Music' folder on the sd card, and various subfolders, but Poweramp just reads all the albums in the Music folder in alphabetical order as if they are in one folder, disregarding the sub-folder structure. (And yes, I have these subfolders ticked in my Poweramp settings). So, for example, music for my 3 year old is mixed with baroque chamber music which is mixed with romantic opera all in alphabetical order. Anyway, I'm asking whether anyone here knows how to get poweramp to work like my SBs. (FYI I have done everything I can do via the settings in poweramp; I haven't yet searched far and wide on the Poweramp forums because I don't really understand much of what they are on about over there and was hoping people here might be able to speak my lingo. I know it can be done, I just don't know how.

Roland0
2016-10-09, 09:27
No play lists, albums, genres, years etc. Just music folder and sub-folders etc
I have a 'Music' folder on the sd card, and various subfolders, but Poweramp just reads all the albums in the Music folder in alphabetical order as if they are in one folder, disregarding the sub-folder structure.

While I'm not familiar with Poweramp, my experience is that players either focus on a file/folder or a metadata-oriented approach, but not both, since they are hard to reconcile in a consistent user interface.
I'd therefore suggest to try a player specifically designed for your style, e.g. Folder Player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.folderplayer), or something similar (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=folder%20player&c=apps).
I use Mort Player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stohelit.folderplayer), which, while getting a bit old, still works well and is also folder-based.

chopinhauer
2016-10-09, 13:02
While I'm not familiar with Poweramp, my experience is that players either focus on a file/folder or a metadata-oriented approach, but not both, since they are hard to reconcile in a consistent user interface.
I'd therefore suggest to try a player specifically designed for your style, e.g. Folder Player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.folderplayer), or something similar (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=folder%20player&c=apps).
I use Mort Player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stohelit.folderplayer), which, while getting a bit old, still works well and is also folder-based.

Thanks, I didn't even know specialised folder based players existed. I will check them out. I really need one that can play nice with cue files, as well as most lossless file formats, including APE.

w3wilkes
2018-12-25, 23:11
I know this thread is over 2 years old, but I use PowerAmp on my phone. It has been updated to V3, requires at least Android 5. It does have both Folder Hierarchy and just Folder methods to view your library. For an android phone app I'm impressed with how much functionality PowerAmp has. It does its own DB so it's not restricted to what android allows/supports. Even stuff like multi-genre support in tags, both Artist and Album Artist main categories and gapless playback. The Library browse methods are much like LMS. Doesn't seem to have library size limits other than the amount of storage you've got. I've got 23,000+ tracks in 1,600+ albums on a 256GB SD card and it works great. The biggest difference is the management of how music is played. The default method is different than LMS, but it does have a queue method that is much more like LMS's way to manage what's playing. I just copied my full LMS library folder directly from my laptop to the SD card and put it in the phone, did a full scan with PowerAmp and it was done and even all my m3u playlists worked without changes being required (I have always had my playlists use relative folder methods and keep them in the root music folder even though that's not recommended here in the community)

I have no stake or affiliation with this app.

bwaldron
2018-12-26, 06:04
I also own PowerAmp and have used it in the past. I switched a few years ago to GoneMad Music Player. I have a 512GB SD card on my phone, and it handles my 38K tracks with no issues at all (handling large libraries is a priority for the developer). It uses its own metadata-based library, but can also browse by folder. It's quite configurable.

Drpsyche2
2019-01-18, 01:34
I'm a long time SB user. I organise my 76,000 odd tracks on my computer the following way: Music folder; 15 subfolders with different generes of classical music; thousands of sub-sub-folders with individual albums, many of which involve mutliple cds (so sub-sub-sub folders for each cd).

This structure works perfectly for me, and I access my music using Sqeeze Ctrl on my cell phone using the Music Folder option as my point of entry. No play lists, albums, genres, years etc. Just music folder and sub-folders etc

No doubt many SB affectionados use the music player Poweramp on their phones. Me, I am just new to this, but I intend to put a 256gb micro sd card in my new phone (Galaxy s7 edge) and use this exclusivley for music. But by of the life of me I can't seem to get Poweramp to read the music in the same way as my SBs do? I have a 'Music' folder on the sd card, and various subfolders, but Poweramp just reads all the albums in the Music folder in alphabetical order as if they are in one folder, disregarding the sub-folder structure. (And yes, I have these subfolders ticked in my Poweramp essay typer (http://essaytyper.pro/) tech reviews settings). So, for example, music for my 3 year old is mixed with baroque chamber music which is mixed with romantic opera all in alphabetical order. Anyway, I'm asking whether anyone here knows how to get poweramp to work like my SBs. (FYI I have done everything I can do via the settings in poweramp; I haven't yet searched far and wide on the Poweramp forums because I don't really understand much of what they are on about over there and was hoping people here might be able to speak my lingo. I know it can be done, I just don't know how.


Hi,

Is there any possible way to utilize a RoomAmp as a power amp only? I have a spare Squeezebox - asked about it on Linn forum too several months ago. But the forum went offline.

w3wilkes
2019-01-18, 10:43
I would guess that if your RoomAmp has either digital or analog audio inputs you should be able to use it with a SB player. Just plug the the SB output into the RoomAmp input with speakers connected to the RoomAmp outputs.