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Any good themes/skins?

Comment by lifewulf
about MediaMonkey · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

I love MediaMonkey, and bought Gold, but one thing I hate about it is the interface. I can find no good themes, and disabling skinning makes it worse! I just want something with the beautiful simplicity of Foobar2000 while keeping all of the power of MediaMonkey.

Also, it randomly crashes when switching between virtual desktops in Windows 10, so that's fun. It's not consistent, but that's what triggers the crash.

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Will MediaMonkey mess up my primary folder based organization?

Comment by JiroUeda
about MediaMonkey · Jan 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

I primarily manage my media with a folder based structure. Eventually I would like MM to crawl that structure and use it as-is not messing around with my files but extending the filtering and other capabilities.

Will it mess or even use my folders?

Thank you

Nope. Mediamonkey will only reorganize your folders if you specifically ask it to.

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Comment by sesam
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

After years of trying to find a good alternative to iTunes, i finally made the switch to MediaMonkey. This was mainly thanks to the new sleek UI and new features implemented with MM4 (currently still in beta).

MediaMonkey is fast and intuitive (fast enough to be used as a player, not just as a manager), handles pretty much any music format and is also now good for managing videos. It is the most feature rich and compatible music manager I have seen.

Also it is backed by a reputable company, new versions are released at a rapid pace, and the developers frequently visit the forums and respond to bug reports and feature wishes.

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Comment by ashecorven
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Best of the bunch. I used Winamp for years until revolutionised players came out, and then used Foobar2000, iTunes, Songbird, aTunes (2nd best to MM by far!), and even WMP.

Perfect for large collections, incredibly quick even if it's not organised properly like my friends and still better than any other for small or medium collections. Easy to edit tags, quick to learn how to use, great browser like back/forward view on what you were just looking at, quick search, easy to tag, backup and restore databases, monitor folders so you don't have to add the new music programme (once you set it to monitor your root Music folder - which is now available in the free version I see. Better iPod configuration than iTunes! Follow the wiki to get it setup correctly first.

Fantastic following that have produced many wikis on various topics. New scrobbling plugin works flawlessly!

This is one of the four programmes that i've bought in the last 10 years along with Tag&Rename, Oops!Backup and Actual Multiple Monitors.

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Comment by we0038
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

my #1 library manager before moving to linux. really missing it :(

I tried running it with Wine on Ubuntu a couple of years back, and it worked really well once I disabled skinning. Give it a go!

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Comment by BobbyIII
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

The only iTunes alternative along with CopyTrans Manager that fully support the iPhone 4 and iPad.

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Comment by trekeyus
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I use MediaMonkey as a music library manager It rocks for organizing and tagging. however as a player thanks but no thanks, foobar2000 for me.

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Comment by SniperX
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

My Windows audio player of choice. This thing does everything you'd want, and it's wrapped up in a very customizable and clean user interface. I wanted a complete music manager and was fed up with iTunes (slow, uncustomizable, lack of features) and MediaMonkey won me over. Songbird's UI, stability, and speed are all inferior to MediaMonkey.

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Comment by Lejnoss
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I have tried it several times, but always seem to get back to foobar2000.

I use both, I think they both have their use in different scenarios. MediaMonkey really is the full-blown library manager where you catalog and browse your collection, set up fancy searches and filters, do mass editing, conversion and transfer, etc... but for just plain listening, I also like using sleek foobar2000. I don't let any software other than MediaMonkey touch my tags anymore, though ;)

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Comment by geoji2000
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

This is the best music files management software I have used. Like many others, I tried mediamonkey after being frustrated with the itunes bloatware. It does everything I need to manage my ipod without having to continuously update and run itunes and various other things Apple foists on you along with itunes.

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Comment by isamux
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I see MediaMonkey less as a music player or cd ripper, but as a music library manager.
MM is the best allround tool to manage your music library. The organizing and tagging feature is really powerful and easy to understand.

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Comment by kompulsive
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I'm not sure why there are so many "Likes" here. I don't think people realize that you're not making an exact copy of a CD with MediaMonkey. This is the reason I love EAC so much.

Note that this was true at the time this comment was written, but at least since version 4 (I'm not sure when exactly it was introduced), MediaMonkey supports secure read mode when ripping Audio CDs, and checks ripping confidence against the AccurateRip database.

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Comment by Gunderstorm
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

If you have a gigantic library of music, MM is a must-have.

I love the on-the-fly conversion feature. Too bad you have to pay for it (it isn't in the free version except for during your trial period).

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Comment by zspitfire04
about MediaMonkey · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

With so many plugins, this app is def. my favorite when it comes to media players. I have 126gb of music so far. Before switching from using iTunes, my folders were cluttered and completely unorganized. Thanks to MM all of my files are tidy and correct. I found a gold version online, tried it, then actually paid the money for it. Seriously, it's worth it.

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