MediaMonkey 3 includes the in_wmp3 plugin, while MediaMonkey 2.x included as
in_dsmp3.dll . Both of these rely on Windows' MP3 decoding abilities to decode
MP3 files. There are no known bugs with these plug-ins though there have been
occasional reports of partially damaged tracks (e.g. bad CRC's) not playing.
Should playback of MP3s fail with the default plugin, there are two other excellent alternatives:
This plug-in was included in much older versions of MediaMonkey, but is
no longer included due to MP3 and other licensing restrictions. It is
also considered to be an excellent plug-in especially if you have an
audio card capable of 24-bit+ audio resolution, but development of this
plug-in is no longer active. It can also be obtained via the MediaMonkey
Input Plug-ins page:
This plug-in was included in previous versions of MediaMonkey,
but is no longer included due to MP3 licensing restrictions. It is considered to
be a high-quality plug-in, and streaming incompatibilities with MediaMonkey
have been resolved, however, it is no longer actively developed.
It can be found at: http://otachan.com/in_!mpg123.html
3. Some Versions of Windows come without Windows Media Player and valid
Codecs installed (e.g. Windows Tiny). There is small Tutorial how to Fix
Windows Media Player version can be seen if you Right Click On
Windows Media Player window Title -> Help -> About Windows Media Player
or using menu help -> About Windows Media Player).
Try to reinstall WMP or install newer from here:
3a. For Windows XP N read: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886540
3b. For Windows 7N/KN use: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16546
3c. For Windows 8 N/KN: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30685
3d. For Windows 8.1 N/KN: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=40744
If you replace the default MP3 Input-Plug-ins with either of the above, make
certain to remove or disable the current plug-ins (e.g. change in_wmp3.dll to
Another common problem is that mp2 files are incorrectly assigned an mp3 extension.
For these files, you should change the extension to mp2 and install the mp2 codec:
Note: if you wish to verify whether an MP3 is damaged, the following tool is helpful.
It can even fix many common problems with an MP3.