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.
- 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:
- Export all playlists to .m3u files: KB: How to Import Playlists from iTunes, Windows Media Player, and other Apps
- 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:
- 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.
- In your current media manager, export the Playlist (e.g. Rating2.m3u)
- With MediaMonkey, scan the directory containing the new Playlist.
- In MediaMonkey select all the files from the new Playlist (e.g. in Playlists > Imported Playlists > Rating2) and right-click and select 'Properties'.
- 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.