Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by prinz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:19 pm

Thank for all the tips. I tried and finally was able to start up and use MediaMonkey on Ubuntu 8.10.
At first it made me glad, since MM has been the only software i have really been missing (well... apart from PhotoshopCS4 and Lightroom, both of which I still use through VirtualBox) since i permanently converted to Linux a year ago.

But unfortunately my experience with Wine'd MediaMonkey was not working good enough. First of all it looked quite hars - like all wine softwares do with bad fonts etc...
And it was quite buggy although basically functioning. Resizing etc made funny things even froze everything. And couple of times the player just froze.
I wish that MediaMonkey would someday be fully ported to Linux, but until then i think i'll settle with actually almost as good program called GMUSICBROWSER! It has beautiful and totally customizable outlook, mass tagging, mass renaming etc, watch folders, fetch covers.... only important thing that is missing is Tagging from internet. But it'll do for now.

Also Mozilla's SONGBIRD is looking really promising, but until there is ripping and mass renaming functions it's just not good enough.

But i really really miss MediaMonkey. But nothing in the world would make me switch back to Windows again...

prinz

Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by prinz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:22 pm

oh, and to the notion to use MediaMonkey through VirtualBox. Yes that works perfectly, but IMO VirtualBox simply sucks too much of computer resources. It basically means that if i would only use VirtualBox for using MediaMonkey, listening to music would reserve up to 50% of my ram. (I have reserved lot of ram to VirtualBox since i use it for image manipulation).

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by jfrorie » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:42 pm

FYI, I just tested wine 1.1.12 which fixed a major MM bug. It's running pretty blame good. I gave it a silver.

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Psyker7 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:02 am

jfrorie wrote:FYI, I just tested wine 1.1.12 which fixed a major MM bug. It's running pretty blame good. I gave it a silver.
What was the bug out of curiosity?
And what issues remain?

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by jfrorie » Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:52 am

Psyker7 wrote:
jfrorie wrote:FYI, I just tested wine 1.1.12 which fixed a major MM bug. It's running pretty blame good. I gave it a silver.
What was the bug out of curiosity?
And what issues remain?
The bug which I reported was that MM would not run with WMP out of the box. I believe one of the workarounds was to install winamp and some other BS. Now using winetricks, you can install wmp plus a few other of it's goodies and it's good to go. Piece of cake. Report here:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... &iId=15096

Cons:
USB sync is currently not working as there is no driver under wine. However, this appears to be under development finally and is one of six priority milestones for the next version. And it's sluggish. :(

I would encourage those of you interested in this app to try it under wine and submit a test report. More importantly, if you find a problem, file a bug.

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by troopersbd » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:56 pm

So, MM aint working with wine ?

Well i'll keep VirtualBox :(
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MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine ??

Post by Inspired » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:18 pm

Hi folks,
I've read through this entire thread, message by message.
I get the impression most people are resolving to accept virtualisation as the solution. As one or two people have pointed out, this requires substaintial computer resources to make it viable. One of the many reasons people switch to Linux is to have a decent OS running on older and lower spec computers. I use, for instance, a Compaq nx7010 with 1.5gb Ram. It has a centrino processor. Virtualbox is nice, but on this computer it's a dog. Makes the rest of my OS more or less useless. So for me running a VM is not the solution.

I am keen to get this working in Wine.

Am I correct in understanding that some people have got this to work, after employing various workarounds, and with some features broken?

I'll give it a shot following the instructions I found here.

Here's another hand up from a long time MM user saying I'd love to see a port to Linux. I've looked at well over 10 media programs on linux and nothing I have found gets me all that exited when considering replacing MM.

Cheers,
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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Lowlander » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:25 pm

You did see the Wiki on this?
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Inspired » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:03 am

Lowlander wrote:You did see the Wiki on this?
Have now.
Thanks Lowlander.

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Inspired » Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:41 am

That wiki entry is outdated and needs to be updated. I was not able to log into the wiki nor register for it, so I assume it is not publicly maintained.

It is not necessary to delete the MSD device DLLs. I left mine there and I can access and syncronise to my Sansa player without any problems thus far.
I am using Wine 1.1.15 and MM 3.0.7.1191

So this is good news.
There is other info I would add to the Wiki, if I had access to it.

I wrote out extensive info, tips, and work-arounds, at the winehq site, but after testing and typing out for two hours my session expired. All info was lost. I resubmitted a much more condensed report, without all the tips and stuff. That main thing that may be very helpful is for people wanting to sync to a device. Connect your device in MSD (Mass Storage Device) mode to linux, then allocate a drive letter to that device in Wine Configuration, then point MM device configuration to that drive letter. Works like a charm. Perfectly. 8)

Cheers,
Jonathan
Got a Sansa s2xx? Sync instructions at http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18535

Want to filter your collection easily? Use MagicNodes
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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Psyker7 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:58 am

Inspired wrote:That wiki entry is outdated and needs to be updated. I was not able to log into the wiki nor register for it, so I assume it is not publicly maintained.

It is not necessary to delete the MSD device DLLs. I left mine there and I can access and syncronise to my Sansa player without any problems thus far.
I am using Wine 1.1.15 and MM 3.0.7.1191

So this is good news.
There is other info I would add to the Wiki, if I had access to it.

I wrote out extensive info, tips, and work-arounds, at the winehq site, but after testing and typing out for two hours my session expired. All info was lost. I resubmitted a much more condensed report, without all the tips and stuff. That main thing that may be very helpful is for people wanting to sync to a device. Connect your device in MSD (Mass Storage Device) mode to linux, then allocate a drive letter to that device in Wine Configuration, then point MM device configuration to that drive letter. Works like a charm. Perfectly. 8)

Cheers,
Jonathan
Strange, I just double checked and I can still login on the wiki?

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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Inspired » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:01 am

Psyker7 wrote:Strange, I just double checked and I can still login on the wiki?
Yes, I thought so too. I tried a few times... shall try again and see what happens.
Thanks,
Jonathan
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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Peke » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:45 pm

Tried also and it worked, with same username and password like for forum.
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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by Inspired » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:52 am

Thanks.
Also got it to work yesterday. Failed the day before (a few times) and then took me to the forums when I tried the register link on the wiki. That's when I thought perhaps wiki editing is not allowed.

Anyway... glad I tried again.
Wiki updated.

Jonathan
Got a Sansa s2xx? Sync instructions at http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18535

Want to filter your collection easily? Use MagicNodes
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Re: Howto: MediaMonkey on Linux / Wine

Post by JustAnotherNoob » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:18 pm

Thank you all. Wiki gave me all the info I needed and works like a charm!!!
Thanks Again

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