MediaMonkey system requirements

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  1. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I have been checking out MediaMonkey on their site, and other than what systems are compatible, I can't find any info on its other system requirements like how much disk space is needed, and how much RAM does it use. Can a user please fill me in? Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    RAM
    Working set: +- 72.000 K
    Private working set: +- 35.000 K

    Disk space
    +- 40 MB
     
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    Very light on resources, image taken whilst playing Radio Kaos :thumb:
     

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    Hey thanks to both of you for the info. I assume you like MM better than itunes. Can you set up ipods and download songs to them more simply than with itunes, and can you import songs from itunes library to MM? My Grand Daughters each have ipods and itunes has gotten so screwed up with their account. The support system is pages and pages of directions which are too complicated for them. o_O Looking at the MM web site, I would imagine it's lighter than itunes and Quick time.
     
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    Once you unlock the iPods using iTunes, adding music to the iPod with MM is as simple as drag & drop (there are other options such as auto sync etc as well). Never went the other way but I expect the same is true in reverse. Of course once the iPod is unlocked you can use it as an external portable drive so you could move tracks from the iPod to a PC in the same ways you can with any external storage device.

    Just remember:

    When you connect your iPod to the PC and open MM you will see the iPod listed on the left side twice. Once as a connected external device and once as an iPod (there is a diff trust me). To get the tracks onto the iPod in a format that the iPod can recognize you must drag the tracks (and play-lists) to the correct iPod entry (its the one thats higher up on the menu if memory serves). Dragging and dropping to this converts the mp3 file (or whatever) into apples format so the iPod will understand what to do with the file. If you drag and drop to the other entry the file will be copied to the iPod as if you were copying to an external drive. The iPod will not be able to play tracks copied to it this way.

    If you have any problems with the above please let me know and I will be happy to clarify.

    MM is an excellent music organizer/manager. It will only handle music files though so if you want to get other media files onto the iPod you will have to use a different program.

    I hope this helps
     
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    bgoodman4 - Thanks for that great explanation. I downloaded MM last night and began reading all the info. It will probably take me a while to digest it all because I hate to read instructions. (lol) I have to learn it before I can download MM on my Grand Daughters computer, because if there's a way to screw it up she will find it.
    I looked at my itunes and Quicktime, and between them they use 286Mb of space. MediaMonkey uses 40Mb as of now. :D If all works out, I'll uninstall itunes and Quicktime. ;)
     
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    btw to play certain files you will need eiether quicktime installed or another program which can decode them such as the plugin mediamonkey sells.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. Great, I thought i could uninstall Quicktime thinking it was solely for itunes. :p
     
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    Update: I have been wading through the MediaMonkey Help folder, and have a ways to go. The one thing I haven't come across yet is where do you buy your songs from? There was a welcome page that opened when I first installed MM that showed Amazon and some other provider, but that page disappeared and I now can't find any info on the MM main page referring to purchasing songs/albums as itunes does. As I mentioned before, I'm testing this for my Grand Daughter who is 15 years old and isn't too computer savvy so I can't set this up if she has to jump through hoops to buy songs and sync it to her ipod. I am thinking that as I read through the help folder, sooner or later it will tell me this info, but if you folks could fill me in I might save myself some time if it can't be done. I get the impression this app might be for advanced users. Is that right? Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    Well you can buy your songs from wherever you like, but if you are looking for the page when MM first started then just click "web" on the left hand pane.
    If you look to the right of the same window there is some help with getting started.
    MM is not as complicated as it first looks, takes a little while to find your way around, but it is all i use now for organising and playing my music files.
    If i can use it anyone can :thumb:
     

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    I dont have an ipod or iphone but this guide may be of some help to you http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Guide_to_ipod_sync

    I think it allows you to avoid installing all of the bloat as you are only extracting then installing the files you need (AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi and QuickTime.msi)
    Most likely best to wait for advice from someone else on this first though.
     
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    As was noted above you can buy songs from wherever or whom ever you wish. Or you can use MMs built in rip function to rip tracks.

    MM is a music management program. It allows you to have a great deal of control over your collection. Think of the left pane as if its a modified Windows Explorer. Just as you would access your files via Windows Explorer and then do something with them you do the same with MMs left pane. When you buy your tracks you store them in whatever folder you want to put them in. Accessing them in MM is as simple as navigating to the particular folder you stored them in and then allowing the tracks to load in MM (very fast unless you have a mammoth collection). Then you can do anything with them from playing them to copying the tracks to you iPod to converting the format, volume levelling, tagging (MM has a very good tag editor with many custom fields available), building play-lists, etc etc.

    Unlike iTunes, which was/is always pushing music on you for purchase so Apple can make more money MMs goal in life is to allow you control over your music collection. The larger the collection the more valuable it
    becomes. So in a nutshell MM allows you to enjoy your music collection, not build it,,,,at least not directly.
     
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    Thanks Tony and Bgoodman4. I understand the set up now. ;)
     
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