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Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by MaximusPrime » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:43 am

rithym wrote:PS I just joined a dating site and one of the questions was 'name the one thing you would take to a deserted island'... of course I said laptop with built-in solar and MM. Not sure why i'm still single? :lol:


:D :D :D :D


Back in 2009 I was asked to bring my Laptop with Music to a birthday Party. I used Winamp with some nice costumizations and one guy asked me about it and was interesseted in winamp's functions. Then he told me that he just installed a program called mediamonkey which runs very smooth and back home I looked for more informations about MM and installed it. Just some days later I said bye bye to Winamp :)

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by rithym » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:11 pm

This is an older thread but why not bring it up-to-date. Back in 2005 I sold my bungalow, paid off the mortgage and put a few coppers away... Bought a motorhome to go travelling and was looking for a way to get my 600 cd's digitized as lugging them around Europe was a no no... found a 60GB 2.5" external hard drive to complement my laptop (Dell D800) and after some calculations decided to rip my collection @ 128kbps mp3 using MM I think V2.5. Anyway, here I am in 2014 settled in Portugal and still listening to the same rips along with an additional 6,000 or so albums 'collected' along the way... :D

Mediamonkey is so far advanced from everything else I have tried I feel part of a breakaway civilisation that is light years ahead of the competition...

V4.1.5.1719 an awesome companion wherever you may be.

PS I just joined a dating site and one of the questions was 'name the one thing you would take to a deserted island'... of course I said laptop with built-in solar and MM. Not sure why i'm still single? :lol:

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by archcarrier444 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:59 am

I switched because I was tired of being enslaved by itunes. When my friend recommended me MediaMonkey, I jumped on it simply because I was eager to get rid of itunes. After a good month or two flirting with the program, itunes was officially out of my sight and my computer and ever since that day about a year ago I have been in love with every aspect of this program. The monkey changed my life which is why I'm a lifetime member; long live the monkey!

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Peke » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:52 pm

@Solitaire001
30MB You must be very rich back then, I had enough money to buy 20MB MFM HDD that took 2x5.25" Slots and sounded like 727 is taking off :)

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Solitaire001 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:26 pm

Eyal wrote:
Solitaire001 wrote:... (I'm an old Wordstar user ...)

:lol: I remember that Wordstar thing! Dumb terminals connected to mainframes, ^A ^S ^D ^F ^G ... to write that silly Cobol program...

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'Sigh'. Old memories...

If you bring MediaMonkey on a laptop and go back 25 years, people will think you're an alien coming from outer space. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Eyal


You are welcome. Despite the years since I've used it, Wordstar 4 is still one of the best word processors I ever used (Galaxy 2.43, Professional Write 2.0, and Wordperfect 5.1 for DOS were teriffic too). It corrected all of the weaknesses of Wordstar 3, and didn't overcomplicate things like Wordstar 5 did. Despite the appearance of complexity in Wordstar's commands, once you got to using them they were very intuitive. For me, I got so good at them that I didn't have to think about them, I just thought of what I wanted to do, and my hands moved automatically.

I'm not sure the current MediaMonkey would be that shocking to people from 25 years ago, since its look bares some similarities to Apple Macintosh programs. What would be shocking is the sheer power of modern computers. I remember getting my first hard drive around that time, and it was a massive 30MB. It was so much space then (I couldn't fill it for a while), now it wouldn't even hold one album.

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Eyal » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:12 pm

Solitaire001 wrote:... (I'm an old Wordstar user ...)

:lol: I remember that Wordstar thing! Dumb terminals connected to mainframes, ^A ^S ^D ^F ^G ... to write that silly Cobol program...

Image

'Sigh'. Old memories...

If you bring MediaMonkey on a laptop and go back 25 years, people will think you're an alien coming from outer space. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Eyal

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Solitaire001 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:03 am

My reason for switching to MediaMonkey is simple: I've found it to be the best all-around application for working with my audio collection both on my computer and with/on my player. Among the features I like are the way it handles album art, allows me to organize my music library the way I want, works seemlessly with my audio player (a Sony NWZ-A818), works very well as an on-computer music player, its ability to edit and update tags, and that it offers keyboard shortcuts for just about everything (I'm an old Wordstar user and like to use keyboard shortcuts where I can).

I originally had an iPod and therefore I used iTunes. I found iTunes worked okay on my system, but of course it only worked with my iPod. It was only when my iPod died due to age that I looked into another player, and by extension a new music management application.

It was when I started using my new Sony player that I started coming across the shortcomings of the other applications that I tried. For example, with my iPod album art was not a consideration since the model I had didn't display it, but I found that working with album art was difficult in some applications (I couldn't be sure if it would actually display on my player). Often, it seemed like I had to work to get the programs to work the way I needed.

Although MediaMonkey has a large number of features that take a while to figure out, it gives me complete control over my music collection and after setting everything up it take little work to use the program. That is why I've found it to be an excellent program.

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:30 pm

I had just bought a new stack of CD's and thought to myself, geez it would be nice if i could rip these with album art, so my search began for a new ripping program.

This was the first one, i didnt bother looking any further.

I installed it and within 15 minutes was doing things with my music collection that I'd been putting off cause it was just too hard.

Resetting Artist names on Album Collections, embedding Album Art in my MP3 collection.
Then I discovered it worked with my iPod and iPhone (though v3 firmware has killed this for the time being)

Lastly, this program worked flawlessly on my Windows 7 RC based PC. None of my other music management tools do.

I can finally now turn my second PC into a W7 Box too!

20 minutes after downloading and installing this program, I purchased a lifetime license. I am actually now looking forward to reorganising my collection and completing it's tags.

Thanks for this wonderful program.

Marcus (Australia)

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Stocklone » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:09 am

I switched because it was able to handle my 2000+ albums with ease and Winamp really started to piss me off with its bloated crash-prone software. MM is a wonderful player. I bought a life-time membership because I really think nobody is going to top this as a music player. However, I still do my tagging with Tag&Rename. Tag&Rename just has so many little features that make my life easier. Plus it is kind of nice not having to tie down the player while I am tagging. I have two monitors so switching back forth between programs is very easy.

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by manola » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:55 pm

I am sure MM is great, I just haven't figured out yet how to make it work with all that ease people say

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Guest » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:41 pm

thanks for your idea

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by caramel » Thu May 21, 2009 1:16 pm

I want to upgrade mm too to become a gold member. I have no problem with it at all. It works great for me. I love it.

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Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by yester64 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:03 pm

lol
everyone like MM.
I use it for some years too. I upgraded a year ago to become a goldmember. 8)

If a programer reads this. Please keep MM like it is, fast, depentable and not too bloated :) Thanks

I love ya :D

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Lowlander » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:04 pm

It's very simple to edit the tracks before ripping.

Just go to the My Computer > CD drive node and edit the tracks listed with the information you want. Now you can go to Tools > Rip CD and MediaMonkey will rip the CD with the information you entered.

Alternatively you can also edit the tracks in the step where they're listed with a slow double click on each field you want to edit.

Re: I switched to MediaMonkey, and this is why...

Post by Kingcobra » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:03 pm

I have to agree with the first poster but to emphasise : 'Impossibly Difficult'. I've had Gold for a year now and I still don't understand it's protocols. It's fine if you put in a recognisable c.d. to rip but I've found it a TOTAL nightmare when recording unrecognised (via Amazon/Freebase) albums. I especially like to rip talking books to dump on my Creative Zen to listen to in workshop or Car. I've just spent about 6 hours trying to rip 12 c.d.s and haven't even managed 2. I've sent about 5 e-mails requesting help and can't understand any of the replies even though I asked for rhe simplest, dumbest instruction like :PLEASE just tell me how to type in the title (talking book 1, talking book 2 etc) and the Artist/Author and tell me how to rip to the library (I can manage to copy to My Music).

Just to put this in perspective : this is the ONLY software that I have problems with. I can compose multiple layers in Adobe Cs3, establish masks in the same etc (just one example of a not so easy prog to show that I'm not a total idiot) but I am utterly stumped by MM, very frustrated, pissed off and mildly depressed after all this time to achieve f*** all.

Previously I had Musicmatch (before it was asset stripped and trashed by Yahoo and, there..... NO problems - if the programme search didn't find title and artist then it was really simple just to type in the album and Artist/Author, click and rip.

I guess i feel down about it because I just cannot do what I want to which is SIMPLY name and rip to the library AND it seems that the technicians are incapable of saying ' Do this, type that, click there - Job done'

I absolutely could not reccommend MM on my experience

And this is fucking brilliant (if I ever get to post this!!!) it's now telling me that the username I've entered is already in use DUH!! Yes, Hello, it's ME : Kevin de Choisy - I know there's only ONE person on the planet with that name!
UnHappy Monkeying, Kevin

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