I have been using Media Monkey for some time now to play music through my PA system using a laptop. I had been using a external sound card by Audio Dj which worked well, and media monkey recognises it in the output.
It is hard to find information on what speed of computers people are using to run the program. Our computer is about 5 years old and is 2.0 speed on processor doesnt say what type, 2 ram.
Please also indicate if you are using media monkey professionaly as I am after input to the effect of computer systems and the quality of sound.
PS sorry I know very little on PCS
Hi, long time MM user here with history back to MM's precursor SongDB, running on old W98 through to W764 systems. And a minor disclaimer here, I am running MM 3.25.xx (last 3.25 release) ... for now as I had some disconcerting experiences with 4.0x.
My gold license is on my main desktop that is a fast Core i5/12GB/750GB Sata based W764 system. The music library now over 61000 high VBR mp3's is on a QNap dual 1TB NAS system all on a 1GB LAN with Cysco dual band router. There are up to 5 other computers on the LAN, all running the non Gold MM version, all with access to the QNap network drives (actually just one as they mirror each other). There are 2 XP Home laptops one an old Lenova C100 (?) and one a very early Aspire One netbook (8.9" screen and single core Atom w 1GB RAM). And 2 other laptops running W7 Home 64 plus the friggin monster computer in the Rec Room, running a Core i7 with 16GBRAM, I think its clocked at 3GHz and it has an nVida graphics board with its own cooler. Sure drives the big TV nicely!! As far as I know all the various BlackBerry's, iPhones etc around here, are also on the wifi connection periodically so although the network traffic might be significant for a small office/home office, MM seems to show no slowdown whatever on whichever computer is accessing the NAS, and sometimes more than one pc at the same time!
The surprising pc in this list is the Aspire One that is connected via wifi to the LAN. This is a minimalist computer, the Atom cpu and 1Gb Ram struggle to do more than one thing at the same time and I have taken out as many extras as possible to minimize its tasks. MM3.25 though accessing the QNap network drive via WiFi, loads up, refreshes the library and runs very well. This is connected to a Cambridge Audio MagicDac (really excellent DAC!!) to my main sound system and works very well for this single purpose. The sound quality is astonishingly good!
MM is a very well written music manager and in my experience 3.25x can run well on almost any relatively modern computer today, from XP to W7. If you have a dual core processor and 2GB RAM running XP and are not running a LOT of additional resource hogging utilities, services or programs at the same time, there should just not be a problem.