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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby Gourav » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:00 pm

Here's a review of MediaMonkey 4
http://digisheets.in/2011/11/30/mediamonkey-4-review-giveaway

I am also giving away 10 licenses of MediaMonkey Gold - Version 4. visit the review to participate
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby KEP » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:44 am

theta_wave wrote:Automatically taking over file associations with any prompting is bad design in general.

I sense you meant "without" any prompting? Yes, indeed, that would be outrageous. But the problem with MM4 isn't that it it fails to ask. It's that it allows you to click right past it without even seeing the question. That first load "wizard" needs to lose the Finish option, because the default options are really just the sort that piss off a lot of folks who don't bother to read what they click. I've loaded MM4 on a few machines, and each time I had to go through and turn off the defaults, clicking Next for each page of the wizard. ADD folk gonna hate, with this design.
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby theta_wave » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:56 pm

KEP wrote:
theta_wave wrote:Automatically taking over file associations with any prompting is bad design in general.

I sense you meant "without" any prompting? Yes, indeed, that would be outrageous. But the problem with MM4 isn't that it it fails to ask. It's that it allows you to click right past it without even seeing the question. That first load "wizard" needs to lose the Finish option, because the default options are really just the sort that piss off a lot of folks who don't bother to read what they click. I've loaded MM4 on a few machines, and each time I had to go through and turn off the defaults, clicking Next for each page of the wizard. ADD folk gonna hate, with this design.
Thanks for the correction. With some free time, I bit the bullet and did a clean install of MM4. I didn't get the feeling that the file association takeover was automatic. I saw the wizard prompt and dually unchecked the associations I didn't wish MM4 to assume. It was like any other mediaplayer installer. Yeah, ADD folks will have a fit with this.
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby Lowlander » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:28 am

My experience was that:
- During install MediaMonkey did associate with file types that didn't have any program associated with them
- MediaMonkey didn't associate itself with any file types with programs associated until the user OK's the initial config wizard or OK's the Options window. Either of these present the option to disable associations before you OK them.

http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=8888
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby Zzaj » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:45 pm

Here's my latest praise for MEDIA MONKEY... http://rotcodzzaj.com/wordpress/?page_id=2748 Please tell EVERYONE to check it out... hopefully the readers of my magazine will sign up & be as totally enthused as I was about MM4!!!
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby veganmark » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:47 am

Well I guess I'm here to say what the rest of you are scared to say. The latest version of MM sucks. I dislike it so much that it's forced me to rethink my media software preferences. It's unresponsive, too dependent on flash, freezes up regularly and has trouble downloading my podcasts. I really hope you folks come out with media monkey 4.07 and it's better then this last version. If not, I'll thank you for many great years as a media monkey gold user and find another manager for my music. Obviously, the version I'm speaking of is 4.06.1501. I hope others are having more success with this version but all of my problems started around 4.06 and have gotten progressively worse with each update. One of the versions completely halted podcast downloads but MM fixed that one pretty fast. This version is a total mess.
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby nohitter151 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:01 am

veganmark wrote:too dependent on flash,

What are you talking about? MM doesn't use flash at all.
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby Lowlander » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:32 am

Speed is resolved for many after using File > Maintain Library with complete optimization enabled (some need to defragment the database file too).

As Nohitter151 said, MediaMonkey 4 doesn't use Flash and GUI wise is nearly the same as MediaMonkey 3 (however you can play FLV flash files in MediaMonkey).

Podcast failure may be caused by: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=8898
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby Lowlander » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:56 pm

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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

Postby bremble » Sun May 26, 2013 8:51 am

Top 10 Paid Apps that are well worth their price
From Lifehacker:
7. MediaMonkey

Picking a music player is a pretty personal choice, and everyone has their favorites. MediaMonkey isn't for everyone, but it is perfect for some: if you need to whip your music's metadata into shape, it has a ton of tagging and organizing features that would make even the most OCD among us shriek with joy. More importantly, though, if you need to sync iOS devices and don't like iTunes, MediaMonkey is one of the only apps that can do the job. Like some of the others on this list, MediaMonkey does have a free version, but the $25 paid version brings even more advanced features that the music nut will love, particularly the audiophiles among you.


True - couldn't agree more.
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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

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Re: MediaMonkey Reviews

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