Lowlander wrote:I meant more in the context of MP3 management and playing.
I primarily use MM to manage my CD/vinyl collection. Most of my digitized music is legit as I have either a CD or a vinyl LP disc backing up my digitized music as license.
What I really wish I had was a complete, compatible jazz music catalog that I could run from MM that would contain detailed information for each session and track, including date, musicians, and releases. That would really help me manage my collection of "albums" and reissues and help me figure out what to buy next. The VirtualCD feature comes close, but it's much buggier than the RIP features.
I chose MM for flac as my lossless storage format. I also use a RAID mirror to protect my collection from single disk failure.
I don't download music (unless I already have the LP) because of rights management restrictions. CDs are still the best way to go legally, but I'm pretty tired of Hollywood charging me ten bucks for a dozen tracks whose musicians are all long dead and no longer collecting royalties (if they ever did). On the other hand, I don't want to pay fifty bucks for a "complete" collection of a musician I already own most of their work. I'm not interested in listening to every time Charlie Parker sneezed into his sax.
Someday I should be able to freely find public domain old music and share files and tags with fellow enthusiasts via BitTorrent, based on a common public catalog of tracks. Perhaps MediaMonkey is headed that way?