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Re: Dang You All!

by rovingcowboy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:53 pm

Peke wrote:@RC
Looks like you favor MMW a lot ;)
as you well know i do. :D i just dont use any other player for music. vids? thats another story, as i'm too lazy to go through my whole lib. and change all my files to be opened by mmw plus i made special shortcut icons for all my videos i wouldnt get to see them if i used mm4 for viewing

Re: Dang You All!

by Peke » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:00 pm

Looks like you favor MMW a lot ;)

Re: Dang You All!

by rovingcowboy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:17 am

Peke let me add to you're rating for mm ; for the person that wants music played with style. 8)

Re: Dang You All!

by Peke » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:00 pm

Re rating: Answer is simple.
- Winamp = an ICON and I also remember it as only app that played MP3s on Windows correctly well 17 Years ago.
- iTunes = Have iDevice? A must download iTunes to enable device usage
- Others = Pre-installed, Ad supported, supplied during installations, Great apps, ....
- MediaMonkey = Great, Powerful (maybe even too much sometimes), loads of features (sometimes confusing for newbee), Customizable, Serious (do not mess with me unless you wanna learn), not just plain simple out of the box app.

As we say "If you're serious about music..."

Re: Dang You All!

by caffeine » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:25 pm

Thanks all! Roving Cowboy, thanks for the tip! ;-P

I grew to hate iTunes because it felt like a parasite on my computer. With ever update, performance just really sagged. It spawned background process that would eat up huge chunks of memory and CPU. And then at one point, iTunes would just open and close momentarily for like half a second, every ... I dunno. 10 minutes? I would see the GUI flash on and off regularly. It was awful.

Plus, I like FLAC for music I care about, so I was keeping 320 and FLAC versions of many albums for syncing to my phone and playing on my stereo.

Got my Android phone and used DoubleTwist for awhile, but that was just the same problem. It's essentially not usable without iTunes.

Found MusicBee, but it felt like I had to struggle to make every little thing work. The last straw was this past Friday when my playlists disappeared from my phone, and MB refused to sync them anymore. I had to manually place exported playlists onto the phone. Grrr.

I looked at Foobar2000, but of course, that doesn't sync to android.

I looked at Winamp. Wasn't super crazy about the GUI, but I was after *anything* that would just work. But then I noticed that smart playlists (I think Winamp calls it "Smart views") were not as powerful as I wanted them to be.

I forget exactly how I found MM. I kinda sorta knew it from the forums on what.cd. I think I must have Googled "How to sync music to Android" and I came across a number of those "top 10" kinds of things. MM was always kind of buried in the middle. I have no idea why. It really does seem like the best option out there, and not in a "OK, I'll settle for what I can get" kind of way, but rather a "Wow, this is an amazing app!" kind of way!

Re: Dang You All!

by dtsig » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:57 am

caffeine wrote:I hold all of you accountable for not telling me about MediaMonkey...
I fully understand your frustration with this crowd in not telling you about MM before. I fell into MM a couple of years ago because iTunes was simply crap and Winamp, though used every day, simply didn't have the UI i was looking for. After a year or so MM became the only one I used. And as i loaded my large video library I loved it more and more.

Of course there are bits that need to be added to MM but with the responsiveness of the crew ... 'specailly when something is provable wrong .. makes MM THE tool to use.

Glad you found it too

Re: Dang You All!

by rovingcowboy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:29 am

Um hey caffeine. Mediamonkey has your needs answered and in both windows and android ops.

better late then never 8)

Re: Dang You All!

by Peke » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:33 pm

Well I'll add only.


For anything else shoot us with Banana.

Re: Dang You All!

by caffeine » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:29 pm

I will say one more thing. It took me 30 minutes to accomplish in MediaMonkey what I couldn't get fully working in MusicBee after a month.

Dang You All!

by caffeine » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:25 pm

I hold all of you accountable for not telling me about MediaMonkey...

I wasted so much time and effort with MusicBee. I tried... I really, really tried. It wasn't intuitive, it never worked, nothing was ever straight-forward, it never worked, the documentation was poor, it never worked, it didn't co-exist peacefully with other audio programs on my system, and most importantly, it never worked.

I even began regretting my decision to switch to Android because syncing music was just SO much of a chore. And never really worked. And wasn't intuitive.

I won't bother telling you all the reasons why I love MediaMonkey so much. About how easy it was to create separate playlists for my phone and my music library. About the sheer rapture of discovering scripts for MediaMonkey that let me import all my MusicBee playlists effortlessly, about how the interface is SO intuitive, about how Android syncing... just... worked... PERIOD! You already know all that, so I won't bother saying it. Scripts. Just... Wow.

This program rocks. Why oh why didn't anyone tell me about MediaMonkey before? So much wasted time.

I haven't read a single word of documentation yet, and I've pretty much found everything I needed. Now I look forward to reading the docs and discovering what else MM can do. Awesomeness. So glad to be here!