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Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by theta_wave » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:24 pm

gblum wrote:Yes, it works for me. Although a little klunky (it always does a full re-copy instead of just updates & sometimes takes a couple of tries), but does still transfer the files and playlists. I'm on MM 4.1.4.1709, iTunes 11.1.5.5 & d_itunes4.dll 4.1.0.3236
The plugin works very well with MM 4.0.7.1511. When I upgraded several months ago, it did the full re-copy, which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for 50gigs of music files, many of which were FLACs! I went back to 1511 and decided to stay there with its warts and all until hell freezes over or another viable music manager comes into the horizon. I had nightmares of iTunes being terrible at scaling for large collections, so that program is a no-go for me.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by martialartsguy » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:26 am

If anyone notices a new script for this, please post in here.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by gblum » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:05 am

Yes, it works for me. Although a little klunky (it always does a full re-copy instead of just updates & sometimes takes a couple of tries), but does still transfer the files and playlists. I'm on MM 4.1.4.1709, iTunes 11.1.5.5 & d_itunes4.dll 4.1.0.3236

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by hokie01 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:15 pm

Has anyone successfully gotten this plugin to work on Windows 8 with iTunes 11? If so, can you share what versions of MM, iTunes, and the plugin you are using? I would really like to be able to sync my play counts and ratings back to MM from iTunes one last time so I can find another solution.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by MediaMan » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:39 am

markstuartwalker wrote:I am going to get shot down in flames for admitting this but I have moved to iTunes...... iTunes gets much criticism about being rubbish but it is rock-solid stable ... It is not an MM equivalent by any means but for the features that I use it works......


I think I am in the same camp now. I have been an MM Gold user for many many years, with a growing library of FLAC files, and it served me well, especially when i had dated slower pc's, so I was always hesitant to move.

But now, with newer hardware. and as I get older, I want more convenience and stability.... and have the need to integrate with my ipad, smartphone, internet ready AVR, media server, mediaplayers, home network, smart TV, remote apps, HTPCs, etc, I think it just going to plain easier to make use of ITunes, Airplay Home Sharing etc. I find I am tired now of all the tinkering I tend to do with so much "command and control" I have with MM, and just want to enjoy the music more!

I am using dBPowerAmp Convert right now to convert a few thousand FLAC to Apple Lossless ; hopefully it works :)

I will still keep MM around n the toolbox for any specialty needs that come up...but I think the time has come make the move to ITunes as my new music management software.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by markstuartwalker » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:52 am

I am going to get shot down in flames for admitting this but I have moved to iTunes on my Mac.

iTunes gets much criticism about being rubbish but it is rock-solid stable and it works 100% on my Mac - both important aspects for me. I do miss some of the advanced management features of MM but I have started on a helper program which supplements the features that I want, I expect this to grow. Apple make Xcode freely available and have published an API for iTunes which is essentially the same as the one that I used under Windows. I had to swap my Delphi skills for Objective C skills which was the steepest learning curve.

It is not an MM equivalent by any means but for the features that I use it works.

I offered my source code to the MM developers first but they politely declined and suggested that another MM contributor might take it on, hence my earlier post. I have had no offers yet.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by theta_wave » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:23 am

markstuartwalker wrote:Dear All

To be honest I have lost interest on this plugin. I am in the process of migrating from MM and will never get back to re-coding the plugin to make it work reliably. I am aware that there are still many users who use it and I feel that it is a good extension to MM.

In the spirit of cooperation, do any of you wish to take on the future maintenance of the plugin? I am quite happy to email the Delphi source code to you. You'll need to be a proficient in Delphi as I will not be able to give you much of a handover.

My apologies,
Mark
Care to let us know to which music manager you are migrating? I'm getting tired of the increased buggy-ness of MM's 4.1 releases.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by Anubis » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:36 pm

markstuartwalker wrote:Dear All

To be honest I have lost interest on this plugin. I am in the process of migrating from MM and will never get back to re-coding the plugin to make it work reliably. I am aware that there are still many users who use it and I feel that it is a good extension to MM.

In the spirit of cooperation, do any of you wish to take on the future maintenance of the plugin? I am quite happy to email the Delphi source code to you. You'll need to be a proficient in Delphi as I will not be able to give you much of a handover.

My apologies,
Mark


Mark, thanks for your update and candidness.
I'd rather this, than being left in limbo.
Hopefully somebody does pick it up and run with it.
Maybe even the MM developers? They have pointed people to this plugin in the past while they work out how to catch up to Apples changes to software and hardware.

Thanks for your efforts, and I suspect a lot of people have gotten use out of the plugin over the years.

I will be dumping it (the plugin), and more than than likely dumping MM soon as syncing with iPhones 5S/iOS7 is just not working for me and it takes too much of my time to work through the issues.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by ohneland » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:01 pm

I do not understand this plugin...
can someone pls explain what the following quote from the help-pdf means?
"Select the Auto-sync lists tab and define the items that you wish to sync into iTunes. Normally this is done exclusively through playlists."
Where is the "Auto-sync lists tab"?
The only reason I downloaded this (and iTunes) is my attempt to sync playcounts from MM to Last.fm
Thanks

One more thing: Will iTunes have to read my library first? I would think so but it's nowhere stated in the How-Tos...

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by martialartsguy » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:14 pm

Man, I hope someone picks this up - I use it to sync to itunes for my home stereo system and would hate to lose it!

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by markstuartwalker » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:47 pm

Dear All

To be honest I have lost interest on this plugin. I am in the process of migrating from MM and will never get back to re-coding the plugin to make it work reliably. I am aware that there are still many users who use it and I feel that it is a good extension to MM.

In the spirit of cooperation, do any of you wish to take on the future maintenance of the plugin? I am quite happy to email the Delphi source code to you. You'll need to be a proficient in Delphi as I will not be able to give you much of a handover.

My apologies,
Mark

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by simonmason » Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:36 am

I am puzzled by the Auto-Sync option. I have it turned on - but it never seems to auto-sync. I thought that maybe closing iTunes and opening it would simulate it being connected and start the auto-sync but it does nothing. I have to click on the auto-sync button to get it to sync? Am I missing something? Thanks.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by Anubis » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:55 pm

Is this plugin still actively supported?
I see a lot of questions and discussion of late, but the developer seems to be very very quite of recent.
I have a number of issues with using this plugin and need to decide to persue them or cut my losses.
My issues cover...
- d_itunes4.dll crashing with an excception. Official MM support says to contact the developer.
- played dates/times syncing from iTunes to MM are wrong.
- play counts being incorrectly incremented between MM and iTunes on sync.
- odd other crashes every 3 or 4th sync.
I'm not expecting answers now, just want to know whether I'll get answers/fixes if I do pursue these problems.
Thanks

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by simonmason » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:27 pm

I just found this and downloaded it. Is there a tutorial on how to sync your media monkey library to itunes library? Actually I would like my media monkey library to overwrite my itunes library and especially update the cover art! Thanks.

Re: MediaMonkey iTunes plugin (d_itunes4.dll)

Post by theax » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:21 pm

theax wrote:Hi again, i am having trouble with the plugin. Any changes i make to my tracks in MM, changing genre for example, does not feed thru to iTunes. The syncing is made but it seems that only ratings and playcount/date is updated. So i figured i need a clean new installation. I have deleted all my songs in Itunes, and deleted all the files in the Cache folder. I then Went to Tools/extensions and made the uninstall. i then restarted the computer and started MM again. But when i installed the plugin i got my previous settings (and name of the plugin) back. And it still does not work. i can sync files over to iTunes but once they are there i cannot update the id3 tags. It seems as the uninstall does not really remove the plugin. MM seems to keep information.

How do I make a "full" removal of the plugin? do I need to re-install MM?

Please help, this is killing me!


Well, I have uninstalled Mediamonkey and reinstalled MM and the plugin. I saved playcounts in Auto-Playlists in Groups as well as the ratings and was able to get everything back. I have also reinstalled the plugin and now it seems to have reset as my previous settings are gone.

But.

It still does not update the files in the cache library when i change the ID3-tags. The "last modified" date on the original file i MM is changed when i change the genre but when i run the plugin it does not seem to recognize this and does not update the file (the modified date is unchanged from when i first ran the plugin). What can be wrong? Is there a switch that i am unaware of in the plugin that tells it NOT to update ID3-tags?

Also, of the 7800 songs i synced to iTunes 1100 of the songs gave me the following error message in the exception log:

_itunes4.dll 3236 18:06:48 0 EXCEPTION Log cleared
d_itunes4.dll 3236 18:10:56 0 EXCEPTION syncID3Tags retry limit exceeded Who Started It

What does that mean? Can the retry limit be changed?

Anyone seen something similar?

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