And yet another vote here. Let's face it - MM is for music NUTS. People like me who measure their music collection by the tens of GB. For playing on my PC, MM is perfection. And when you have a collection that big, you live and die by your metadata - play counts, last played dates, ratings, genres, and so on. It's simply impossible to manually build and maintain playlists. Sure, the auto-playlist features are nice for simple stuff like genre and artists or total file size, but I really can barely live without playlists based on other metadata. When I had an iphone, I loved the fact that I could build playlists like "favorite jazz I haven't heard in six months". And because there was true two-way syncing, when I listened to something on the ipod, that got noted and updated in itunes. But I hated Apple and finally have managed to get rid of them - no more ipod or iphone, no more itunes, no more of Apple's bullcrap. MM helped me break my relationship with Apple because it's the only music player I found that can compare to the features in itunes (though it still lacks a few, like the "Classical Music" broswer mode)
The problem is, I almost never listen to music on my PC anymore, so all the auto-playlist features in MM are nearly useless to me. Yeah, if I want to spend enough time I can build some manual playlists. If I want to listen to a specific album or artist I can do it. And I can say "fill my available space with tunes I like" and then just set it to randomly shuffle among all of them. But the "sync with any device" that MM (and every other media play) advertises is NOT an actual sync - it's a DUMP. MM will simply DUMP my files to my android phone. All it really does is copy the files for me - hell, I could do that myself just by dragging and dropping them. Without actual two-way sync of metadata, with no way to let MM on my PC know what I've been listening to on my phone, basically MM is now nothing more than an advanced file manager and organizer. How sad.
I can't tell you how upset I was when I got my new android phone and discovered that metadata syncing was simply not available anywhere unless I chose to use one of the crappy, slow, feature-free music programs on my PC because they also have android players. There is simply no way to use MM on my PC and have play counts and other valuable metadata synced to it. MM just will never know what tunes I listened to today on my phone. In a world where software can do just about anything, it stuns me beyond belief that this simple thing - sending a few dates and play counts back over the cable to my media player - is essentially impossible. It's almost (almost!) enough to make me go back to an Apple product.
Media Monkey devs, you have by far the best media player and organizer for the PC that's available. Why not break some new ground and make an android player that will sync metadata back to MM? You'd have a smash hit! You'd have a killer app! The very few PC player/android player apps out there that sync any data are all incredibly lame and totally useless for my purposes. MediaMonkey - please, please, please make an android player app thats yncs metadata. It doesn't have to be fancy at all. It doesn't need a billion features. I don't give a damn about fancy cover-art cubes or any of that nonsense. I just want to pick a playlist and press "play". Let me do all the playlist organizing and other work on my PC, where it belongs. All the player has to do is play the files and playlists and send the metadata back to MM. It *can't* be that hard.