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MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby rusty » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:08 am

EDIT: This FAQ is deprecated. It is replaced by:
MediaMonkey for Android Online help
MediaMonkey for Android Knowledgebase
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Requirements & Installation:
    What's the minimum version of Android supported?
    Gingerbread (2.3). It may work with Froyo (2.2), but we haven't tested/debugged on that platform.

    I installed the .apk--where's the MediaMonkey shortcut?
    It's in the App Drawer.

    What's with all the permissions?
    modify your contacts - to set custom ringtones
    read call log - to play custom ringtones
    read your contacts - to set/play custom ringtones
    write call log - to set contacts' custom ringtones
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage - to sync/download content via UPnP
    Google Play billing service - to sell feature addons
    view network connections - for WiFi sync / UPnP
    view Wi-Fi connections - for WiFi sync / UPnP
    retrieve running apps - to show/hide the tray icon
    allow Wi-Fi Multicast reception - for UPnP/DLNA
    prevent tablet from sleeping - for video playback
    change your audio settings - for audio/video playback
    modify system settings - for audio settings
    test access to protected storage - to sync/download content via UPnP

Basics:
    What filetypes are supported?
    MMA currently relies on codecs supplied with Android. For details of this see:
    http://developer.android.com/guide/appe ... rmats.html

    How do I close MediaMonkey?
    Press the Android 'Back' button a few times until MMA is closed.
    Note that the process will terminate a minute after it's been closed.

Playback
    How do I shuffle tracks?
    You can either:
    1) Play selected tracks in random order using the 'Play shuffled' button in the global toolbar (next to 'search')
    2) Enable shuffle mode by touching the screen in Now Playing:Album Art view (which triggers an overlay to rate tracks, or set continuous/shuffle modes)

Synchronization:
    How do I sync MMA with MMW wirelessly?
    1 Install and run MMW 4.1
    2 In MMA, click Sync Now (or Click Options > Select Sync Server)
    --> The server (MMW 4.1) that you installed at step 1 will be displayed
    3 In MMA, select the MMW 4.1 server
    --> If your device has multiple storage locations (e.g. SD card, Internal storage, etc.), you'll be prompted to select which storage location to use
    5 Select the storage location
    --> You'll be able to configure the sync rules
    6 Click Auto-sync to this device
    --> You'll be prompted to accept incoming connections from the device on MediaMonkey for Windows
    7 Click 'Yes' on MMW, to agree to grant access rights
    --> You'll be presented with a list of which content you want to sync in MMA
    8 Select the content you wish to sync
    9 [Optional] If you want to sync content from directories on the device, enable 'Auto-sync to the server' and choose the directories
    10 [Optional] If you want to delete content from the device that isn't selected for synchronization use the 'Delete' options
    11 Click 'Back a couple of times' (to get back to the menu) and then click 'Sync Now'
    Note: We'll probably be tweaking the workflow/wording slightly before release.

    One final point: you can also configure synchronization by hooking the device up to MMW over USB, and configuring all the sync rules there (including some rules that aren't accessible via the MMA UI (e.g. auto-conversion rules). Then when you attempt to initiate wireless sync via MMA, it'll use the profile that you created on MMW.

    How do configure wi-fi sync to convert audio formats (e.g. flac to mp3)?
    Conversion rules (and some other more advanced sync settings) are configured in the Device Profile in MediaMonkey for Windows.

    What does bi-di synchronization do?
    It causes tracks from defined directories on the device to be kept synchronized with MMW. Metadata and playcounts for any track on either sync list are synchronized regardless of whether this is enabled.

    Does it matter whether I configure my device for USB or MTP mode?
    It's irrevelant to Wi-Fi synchronization, but still relevant to wired (USB) synchronization

    Can I initiate a USB sync from the Android device?
    No.
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby heronheart » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:42 am

I would like some instructions on how to set up the sync server.
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby rusty » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:33 am

I added that to the faq. Hopefully it answers your question.

If anyone can think of something else that should be added, please comment.

Thanks.

-Rusty
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pricing info

Postby sgenterlein » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:32 am

I was very excited to finally see my favorite Windows media organizer hitting my favorite mobile OS, Android. In the download thread it mentions that some features might become pay-only. Do you know which and the expected price range? Will there be a subscription model like for the Windows version?

Thanks!
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby Lowlander » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:32 pm

What File Types does MMA itself support?
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby rollieg » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:06 am

I can't seem to find a way to play the songs on shuffle /random mode - what am I missing?
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby Peke » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:02 am

State of Rando, Repeat is set to auto Hide and you can see it when you tap on album art in player or they are visible on 4x2 Widget.
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby moonglow » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:18 am

Loving it that we can start playing and seeing it in action, thanks heaps for releasing the beta!

Question1:
Just curious about whether sync from device needs to be enabled to share playcount etc back to the server? Saw this in another thread, but not a response, so does seem suitable for the FAQ.

Question2:
Not so much a question, but I'm guessing we don't need to enable USB mode any more? I did first time around just from habit, but when I tried just straight MTP it seemed to work better.
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby rusty » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for the questions--I've answered all of them except for the one about the pricing model for MMA, since i want to commit on that. What I can say is that we'll do as we've always done with MMW: i.e. MMA will be a product that will compete well against any other products that are freely available, and any functionality that costs extra will not be functionality that isn't a critical requirement. e.g. you can expect that wi-fi sync will cost something.

-Rusty
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby moonglow » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:46 am

umm where are they answered?
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby Lowlander » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:44 pm

They're answered in the first post of this topic (it was updated).
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby mcow » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:22 pm

How do I configure wi-fi sync to convert flac to mp3?
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby Lowlander » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:27 pm

Conversion rules (and some other sync settings) are set in the Device Profile in MediaMonkey for Windows.
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby mcow » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:25 am

But wireless sync doesn't create a device profile.

EDIT
Ah, I found the profile, under Options | Devices. I was looking in the tree.
However, I am disallowed from setting auto-conversion rules because I don't have "gold". I own a lifetime-gold license, but my key is not accepted by the 4.1 install. Besides, I thought I read that the beta would have all features enabled?

So my question remains: How do I set up auto-conversion for wireless sync?
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Re: MediaMonkey for Android FAQ

Postby Lowlander » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:09 pm

If your key isn't accepted you're most likely using the wrong License Username. You can check it here: http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/inde ... ticleid=84 Beta's don't have all features enabled, they require a License just like the regular version.

mcow wrote:So my question remains: How do I set up auto-conversion for wireless sync?
As said in the Device Profile for the device in MMW.
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