Help > Getting Started
The first step is installing MediaMonkey.
Adding Files to the Library
The first time you run the application, you'll be prompted to select which locations (on your local drive or on the network) to scan for Media Files, and for what type of media files to scan for. Any files found in these locations will be added to the Library. When Media Files are added to the Library, existing Tags are never modified in any way.
Playing Tracks from the Library
Once your files have been added to the Library, navigate your way through your Collections by clicking different nodes in the Library portion of the tree in the MediaMonkey Explorer. The File List will update to match the selected node.
To play a Media File, simply double-click it in the File List. That Media File will begin playing, followed by Media Files that were listed subsequent to it (in the default player configuration). To play specific Media Files, select several and then click the Play Now button on the toolbar. For other functions, right-click to see the context menu.
To edit the properties associated with a File, right-click on the selected File and choose Edit Properties . Make your changes, and click 'Ok' to update the Tag. If you're missing information or Album Art, right click on the track and choose Auto-Tag from Web.
As with other commands, if you select multiple Files and click Edit Properties , the command will apply to all of the selected Tracks.
Customizing the Application
Once you've played a few Files, you'll probably want to spend a bit of time customizing the application to suit your tastes. Try:
- Right-clicking on any of the column headings to add/remove columns that you'll be using regularly.
- Drag and dropping the various column headings to change their position.
- Clicking the Tools > Options menu to customize skins and other options.
Accomplishing other Basic Tasks
- Rip (Copy) a CD to your hard drive
- Burn portions of your library to a CD/DVD
- Create Playlists
- Sync Tracks to a Portable Device
- Level Volume
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