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Successfully running MM5 in Wine Ubuntu Linux

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:51 am
by hermes3por3
I've just installed MM5 5.0.0.2089 in the same wine prefix I have MM4 and amazingly, it works! :D

I am running kubuntu 17.10, wine 3.2, and the imitated windows version is XP. To install MM4 I followed the guide found in http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... y_.2B_Wine.

It throws some errors at the beginning, but then imports settings, playlists, and DB, and everything seems to run pretty slick. The "All tracks" node scrolls smoothly with 60K+ tracks.

I am particularly happy that the interface is no longer drawn with the dreadful unskinned windows widgets, since skinned MM4 didn't work well in wine.

So far I've just found that the tray icon does not show up, and closing the window closes the program instead of just closing it to tray (when such option is checked). Also, every time the player starts a new track the window focus goes to MediaMonkey.

That's a wonderful start so far!

Re: Successfully running MM5 in Wine Ubuntu Linux

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:32 am
by jiri
Sounds great, I wouldn't expect MM5 to be able to run in Wine. :-)

Jiri

Re: Successfully running MM5 in Wine Ubuntu Linux

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:08 pm
by Red Maw
That is nice to hear. I tried that a more than a few months ago and did not have any success.

Still waiting for the native Linux version though :D

Re: Successfully running MM5 in Wine Ubuntu Linux

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:08 am
by Friedrich
Success here too with MM5 5.0.0.2089:
Under Manjaro XFCE inside a default wine prefix. MAD-Plugin installed.
4 errors occur at startup. 4 times clicking "OK" (and not sending via internet as this does'nt help anyone at the moment I guess..).
Looks great, is responsive and works fine.
Only exception so far: Volume in the player does not work. (I use the OS volume instead)

Re: Successfully running MM5 in Wine Ubuntu Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:55 am
by hermes3por3
The latest version so far (5.0.0.2117) now shows the tray icon with the right-click context menu. Also it doesn't steal the focus at every new track. Lovley.