How to Install Extensions (Addons)

Extensions are scripts written by third parties to expand MediaMonkey’s functionality. Most scripts can be installed as follows:

Most Addons are published as .mmip files. You can install .mmip extensions by double clicking on the .mmip file or by going to Tools > Extension from the Main Menu and using Add to select the .mmip file for the extension

Note:

  1. If MediaMonkey is running in portable mode, you’ll have to manually install the script via Tools > Extension from the Main Menu.
  2. If the extension is provided as a .mmip file, but it saves on your PC as a .zip file, then change the extension back to .mmip (you can install .mmip files downloaded as a .zip under Tools > Extension from the Main Menu (don’t unzip the file)).

Some scripts (often older ones) aren’t packaged as .mmip installer files and must be manually installed. Follow the instructions provided with the extension on how to install. If none are provided the general installation instructions are as follows:

  • Scripts with an installer (typically for MediaMonkey 2.x):
    1. Close MediaMonkey
    2. Run the script’s installer
    3. Restart MediaMonkey
  • Auto-scripts that don’t have an installer:
    1. Close MediaMonkey.
    2. If the script isn’t available as a file, open Notepad, copy the text of the script, paste it into notepad, and then save the file with the appropriate script name (e.g. newscript.vbs).
    3. Copy the script file to the following folder: C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\scripts\auto
    4. Restart MediaMonkey
  • Scripts that don’t have an installer:
    1. Close MediaMonkey
    2. If the script is not available as a file, open Notepad, copy the text of the script, paste it into notepad, and then save the file with the appropriate script name (e.g. newscript.vbs).
    3. Copy the script file to the following folder: C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\scripts\
    4. Add an entry to scripts.ini to define how the script should work:
    5. Open the C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Scripts\Scripts.ini in notepad
    6. Edit the file so that it contains the following:
      A new [SectionName] for the script to uniquely identify it (e.g. [Newscript])
      Filename= Name of a file where the script is located, (e.g. Filename=Newscript.vbs)
      ProcName= Name of a procedure to be called when the script is executed.
      This procedure must exist in the script that is specified above (this is only required for some scripts).
      ScriptType=x to define the type of the script. Possible values are:
      0 = A standard script that appears in ToolsScripts submenu.
      1 = An export script that can be found in FileExport submenu.
      2 = A procedure that is called whenever a new Track is started.
      This script doesn’t appear in any menu, it’s simply called in the background.
      Order=x to define the order in which the script is displayed in the submenu.
      DisplayName= Name of Script. The script is listed under this name in the MediaMonkey menu.
      Description= Description of the Script. This is shown as a tooltip when the mouse is over the script’s menu entry.
      Language= Is usually VBScript, but can be any other scripting language, e.g. JScript.
      Shortcut= Can specify a shortcut that will invoke the script in MM.
      You can use any of the string “Shift+”, “Ctrl+” or “Alt+” even combined together and followed either by a single letter or by a special key, which are: BkSp, Tab, Enter, Esc, Space, PgUp, PgDn, End, Home, Left, Up, Right, Down, Ins, Del.
    7. Restart MediaMonkey

Many extensions can be found at:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/
http://mediamonkey.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=2

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