Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

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THANK YOU

Postby Scorpion » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:26 pm

I will give my soul for the guy that run mm on linux ... this is what i want for years ... please ... someone have to do this ... !!! KEEP TRYING GUYS ...
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Re: THANK YOU

Postby BigL » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:28 pm

Scorpion wrote:I will give my soul for the guy that run mm on linux ... this is what i want for years ... please ... someone have to do this ... !!! KEEP TRYING GUYS ...


Now there's a desperate monkey... :lol:

But I do agree... I think MM is one of the best things happened to Windows, and it sure should happen on Linux
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Postby TeaDrinkinMan » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:07 pm

jiri wrote:For anybody trying this: MM 3.0 won't be dependant on ODBC and MDAC and so you might possibly wait and see whether it will be easier to run MM on Linux then.

Jiri


Well, these good news gave me the kick to order my lifetime license for gold :lol:
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Postby Chrisboo » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:02 pm

Ok MM3 is released! Since I'm have currently very little time I just gave it a quick try to make it running via wine. Installation went well, but then freezes at the splash screen when starting.

Has anybody succeded allready? If so please tell us how!

Bye Christian
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Postby tarasis » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:30 am

I am going to be trying this out fairly soon, just trying to get my system re-organized.
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Postby DontPanic » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:09 am

I tried running this under WINE today and while it installed fine, when I went to start it up there was a 'player error' that popped up, which i clicked okay through and then the program opened up (very slowly). From that point, I tried to add music and that failed (it saw the folder and what not, just didn't add it to the library for whatever reason). Also, it didn't recognize my mp3 player at all (I wasn't sure if it was possible for it to under WINE or not to begin with).

So although it works better then MM2 (it at least boots up), it still doesn't work. A linux version of MM would be straight up amazing.
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Postby DontPanic » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:57 pm

So MediaMonkey under WINE seems to be a lost cause, but MediaMonkey under a virtual windows installation (specifically, VMWare Server + a copy of some Windows installation) does work. Its not really 'too much work' or anything (well setting it up may be, but using it is pretty simple)... The only downside (as in I haven't fixed it yet) is if you have an MTP device that isn't working under linux (I have yet to be able to get mine to be recognized) then it won't work under virtual windows either... that was the MAIN reason I wanted to run MediaMonkey via WINE or VM and it didn't work out, but I will look into fixing that.

So for people who use linux and really want MM, here is a howto to get it to work (its for ubuntu, but it should be basically the same for most linux installations):
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread. ... are+Server

This may tide people over while we continue to cross our fingers for a linux version - I will certainly throw my money into a new (and lifetime) license if Virtual windows MM will let me sync my player or (even better) if a linux version comes out.
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Beta 3.0 is running fine with Crossover

Postby Morfeus » Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:06 pm

Hi,

just wanted to let you know, that I have Media Monkey latest alpha version (3.x) running unter Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and Crossover. Almost everything is running nicely and fast. I'll post a HowTo tomorrow...

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Postby Morfeus » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:20 am

As promised yesterday, here is a short HowTo:

- install Crossover Linux Standard (Trial) from codeweavers.com
- download MM latest alpha version from this thread: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15384
- install it using Crossover to a Windows 2000 bottle (you'll see that option if you try to install it, do NOT use a Win98 bottle)
- DO NOT try to start MM now
- install IE6 to that same bottle (from the Crossover Standart applications)
- install Windows Mediaplayer 6.4 from the Crossover Standart applications to the same bottle
- install Winamp 2.95 from oldversion.com: http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=winamp to the same bottle
- run Winamp and disable all windows except the player
- disable update lookup in Winamp
- disable anything in Winamp that has nothing to do with plain playing of music
- now start MM, it should show the splash and start up normally
- go to settings and configure the above downloaded and installed Winamp as player
- close MM
- close Winamp
- restart MM

For me - as you can see from the screenshot above - MM runs almost perfectly, even auto tagging from Amazon, Podcasts, internetradio and Gold registration worked.

Not working: reading audio cd's

When starting up MM an error message complaing about the player configuration appears, just click "OK", it works (at least here).

Enjoy,
Morfeus
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Postby Steegy » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:42 am

Does MediaMonkey's internal player work?
Extensions: ExternalTools, ExtractFields, SongPreviewer, LinkedTracks, CleanImport, and some other scripts (Need Help with Addons > List of All Scripts).
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Postby Guest » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:59 am

Steegy wrote:Does MediaMonkey's internal player work?


no. Therefore the Winamp installation.

But: I just tested all that last night. I will try to get the internal player working and also the audio cd.

Best,
Morfeus
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Postby Peke » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:09 pm

Any debug info on why internal player do not work would be appreciated, especially that I do not see big reason for not working. Try delete out_MMDS.dll or replace it with combination of IN/out plugins from winamp.
Best regards,
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Postby Morfeus » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:42 pm

Peke wrote:Any debug info on why internal player do not work would be appreciated, especially that I do not see big reason for not working. Try delete out_MMDS.dll or replace it with combination of IN/out plugins from winamp.


Hi Peke,

when I replace the in/out dll's with the ones from Winamp I get the internal player working but only for a few seconds. The MM crashes.

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Postby Peke » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:04 pm

Collect all info you can get, it would be great if all of you can figure this out (I do not have Linux installed). I will certainly help as much as possible.
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Postby Darthbith » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:01 pm

Bump.
Has anyone else got this working? Is there a free alternative to crossover? I'd rather keep my MM for longer than 30 days :-D

Thanks!
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