- Paste (or type) %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming into your Explorer address bar and press return
- In the window that opens, right-click and create a New > folder
- Give the folder the name MediaMonkey and you are done
Thanks. I tested this out. It does
prevent MM from tossing
the manually entered information every time it auto-reads track info. But it does not
prevent MM from auto-reading
track info every ~10 seconds.
So, this trick finally makes it possible
to rip with the later versions of MM. But -- alas
-- it's a pain
: The auto-read interrupts manual track entry every ~10 seconds, showing a blank screen during that time. And each auto-read lasts ~10 seconds. So with older bug-free versions of MM, entering a full disc' s info might take 2-3 minutes. Whereas with this semi-fix on a newer version of MM, it takes a little over twice that. For large ripping sessions, that adds up!
, if you open track properties, you can continue
entering track and CD info even while the auto-reads occur!
So, we users just have to get comfortable entering track info through that pop-up screen ("properties"), instead of by editing cells in the spreadsheet view.
One final thought: Curiously, auto-read only nags when the track info is not already present (I'm not sure whether this means MM finds the track info readable from the CD or if it finds it on freedb) . That is, if
track info does not come up when MM finds the CD in your drive, then
it obsessively endlessly auto-reads, ... but only then (i.e., under no other circumstances). Separate forum threads have covered MM's inabilty to upload manually-entered track info to freedb (e.g., http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... db#p290754
). So, until the promised land of MM v.4 finally appears, I think I will do this:
(1) If MM finds no track info,...
(2) Open a separate audio ripper (such as Cowon's JetAudio), and enter track info there
(3) upload that track info freedb (in JetAudio)
(4) Return to MM, and add/rescan these newly ripped tracks into MM
Granted, this is a bit more awkward than just manually entering all track info in MM via the "Properties" pop-up window. But I get the satisfaction of having submitted the info to freedb (and I don't see that annoying cycling of the MM track spreadsheet behind the Properties window, reminding me of this ridiculous bug
... I do wish they would give us a targeted release date for MM v.4 !