Jaybot wrote:Just curious, will it be possible to sync music to my iPod from the WinRT version of MM?
I suppose not, as MM requires some parts of iTunes to be present on the system for sync to recent iOS devices. WinRT devices, e.g. Microsoft Surface, are generally speaking ARM devices, not compatible with existing X86 binary code distributed with iTunes.
jiri wrote:Yes, there will be a MM version specifically for Win8 RT.Jiri
I appreciate the efforts going into MM for Win8 RT. However I am worried about the limitations of such an "app". I have read following article from Ars Technica
and I hope that you guys do not try to fall into the same traps of mixing the two environments. It is worth mentioning the problems the article's author had with the image viewer (that would be last page). It looks like security is a big concern here, so "apps" have no rights to access any file on the harddisk. It probably can only access files under the app storage folder and to the Windows Libraries (I cannot state this is 100% right so, but looks like no new ground to me - Apple non PC devices do something similar as far as I know). Mediamonkey, the desktop application, does not work with either of these - it works with its own database.
In my humble opinion, it looks like the sensible way to go forward is to have a desktop applicacion and a tablet "app". The desktop application will be our beloved MediaMonkey as we know it today. I cannot think of any way to port all of the functionality of MM into the app without making a big mess on a tablet (I will be glad to be proven wrong!). So I hope the app would be some sort of player, fairly similar to the player available with Windows 8 at the moment. Maybe the desktop version and the app can comunicate via a custom Window Library when you work on the same PC or via synchronization, probably WiFi, when you work with a tablet.
Those were my two cents.