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Migrating from iTunes, Windows Media Player, jRiver, MusicMatch, etc. to MediaMonkey
Updated by Russell Samuels on Oct 25, 2017

You can migrate from other applications to MediaMonkey relatively easily.

MediaMonkey imports:

  • File properties: from file tags
  • Playlists: from .m3u, .m3u8, .pls, .asx and .xspf files
  • File Ratings and Play History: from Windows Media Player, iTunes, and Winamp databases.
  • Album Art: embedded in file tags and any saved in folders that contain files from a single album

A full description of tags that are supported appears in the Online Help: Help: Track Properties & Tag Formats

Before switching from your existing player you should:

  1. Export all playlists to .m3u files: KB: How to Import Playlists from iTunes, Windows Media Player, and other Apps

  2. If there is other information in a music database that MediaMonkey can't read (e.g. Ratings in jRiver Media Center, or Preferences in MusicMatch, etc.) there's a simple workaround that can be used to import categorization data:
    1. In your current media manager, select all of the files in a given category (e.g. all files that have a rating of '2') and create a Playlist of them. Repeat this per each value.
    2. In your current media manager, export the Playlist (e.g. Rating2.m3u)
    3. With MediaMonkey, scan the directory containing the new Playlist.
    4. In MediaMonkey select all the files from the new Playlist (e.g. in Playlists > Imported Playlists > Rating2) and right-click and select 'Properties'.
    5. Edit the Tag that you wish to change (e.g. in this case, change Rating to '2 stars') and click 'OK' to update all the files at once.

 

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