Thursday, February 18, 2021

How To Ignore Mp4 From Playing in PowerAmp Music Player

Poweramp music player for Android is popular for its equalizer options. Apart from equalizer settings, you'll get separate bass and treble adjustments to boost the quality of music. Not only the Mp3 files, but it also plays Mp4 (only audio). It is good to ignore Mp4 in Poweramp. For most people, it is very annoying to see that audio from the Mp4 file is playing on a music player.

If you're not a user of Poweramp, you should definitely try the power of this music player. It has a trial version that allows you to test the performance of this app for 15 days. If you like this app, you can buy the Poweramp full version once for lifetime use.

The skins/themes are special features of Poweramp. It supports lyrics, album art downloading, and multiple language support. To have an overview of all the key features of Poweramp, visit the PowerampApp website.

If you like only Mp3 file formats for better audio, you should check out the top 3 ways to convert audio for free.

As a default function, Poweramp includes all the media files from your memory. In this guide, you'll see how to disable Mp4 files from playing in the Poweramp app.

In older and newer versions, the configuration is a little different. I have covered the steps for both versions.

Poweramp ignore mp4

Exclude Videos and Ringtones in PowerAmp

PowerAmp is great for listening to songs and beats. While listening, if you find that videos and ringtone files are playing, it may disturb your music experience. To avoid this, you can easily exclude videos and ringtones in PowerAmp.


  • Poweramp app for Android.
  • Android version 5.0 and up.

How To Ignore Mp4 in Poweramp Player (For Previous Versions)

  • Open the app and click the 3 vertical dots (Menu button) on the top right corner.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Tap on Folders and Library.

folders and library

  • Tap on Music Folders.

music folders

  • Here, you'll find all the folders from your mobile's internal storage and SD card (if any).
  • On this screen, uncheck the folders where the Mp4 or any other video files are saved.

folders selection

  • Check the folders where the Mp3 and other types of audio can be found.
  • Tap Select Folders to apply the selections made.
  • Now, Rescan loads only music files.
In this way, you can ignore Mp4/Videos from playing in Poweramp.

How To Ignore Mp4 in Poweramp Player [Latest Version]

If you have the latest version of Poweramp installed on your Android, the process is very simple for excluding videos.

  • Go to the Settings page in Poweramp.
  • Navigate to Library > Ignore Video Tracks.
  • Turn On the option in order to omit video tracks from playing as audio.

How To Ignore Ringtones in Poweramp

While scanning for the music files, it also loads the ringtones that are less than 30 seconds. If you'd like to keep these files for playing in Poweramp, no issues with it. Most people don't like to listen to ringtones while listening to songs.

If you'd like to disable ringtones from playing in this app, just follow the simple steps given below:

  • Go to Settings > Folders and Library.
  • Tap Ignore short tracks (notifications, etc,).

ignore short tracks

You'll see several options to choose from. Check out the below screen:

ignore tracks duration

Here, you can choose the options to exclude tracks that are less than 30 seconds (maximum). If the duration of the tracks is greater than 30 seconds, it won't be excluded.

  • If you don't want to ignore tracks, select the radio button named Don't ignore - include all.
  • After selecting one of these options, tap Rescan to load the required tracks in Poweramp.
Read: How To Convert MKV to MP4 using VLC Player


The Poweramp has a lot of built-in features and settings to explore. One of the features is playing all the audio from media files. If you'd like to listen to FM Radio and Podcasts, you'll like this feature. At the same time, if you record videos using your mobile camera, the sound from videos will be played. So, you need to choose which folders should be included to play in this app.