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foobar2000 vs. MediaMonkey, At risk of my life among fb2k enthusiasts, I just wanted to ask...
MAufty
post Jun 2 2008, 01:31
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I just read 6 pages of the thread "Why I like Foobar..." WOW!! You guys are really sold on this thing! That's great. I haven't yet had time to absorb everything about it, but I have also heard some great things about MediaMonkey. Could someone briefly give me a pro/con between the two? Are they comparable?

My main need right now is ripping my 300+ CD collection to play from my computer as well as sync to a Creative Zen Vision M, and another portable player.

What do you all recommend?

(Hopefully I won't get "skinned" for even asking the question... crying.gif )
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LadFromDownUnder
post Jun 3 2008, 12:17
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I've used both foobar and MM for a few years now.

I used foobar for a while because it gave me near-absolute control (having been a programmer this mattered to me). After a while I became tired of foobar's UI and looked around for something minimally functional (most of us don't need many features in an audio ripper/player, we're just very fussy about the features we do want) and a bit more pleasant to look at (and yes, I did try just about every UI component out there for foobar)...

...and I came across MediaMonkey and have used it ever since - I never removed foobar from my PC by the way.

I am now very seriously considering going back to foobar. The new UI capabilities are important to me, and I do miss the control I used to have.

Software is somewhere between a tool and a toy most of the time. Different people want for different features in software. I wouldn't pretend to suggest which of foobar or MM would be best for anyone I didn't know well, but I would be inclined to suggest MM for non-techos who just want to rip/encode/listen to music.

If only one could start with a generic foobar installation, customise (that's not a typo in New Zealand) it, and re-package it for easy distribution, many non-techos would be able to actually use it...
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post Jun 3 2008, 12:35
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QUOTE (LadFromDownUnder @ Jun 3 2008, 05:17) *
If only one could start with a generic foobar installation, customise (that's not a typo in New Zealand) it, and re-package it for easy distribution, many non-techos would be able to actually use it...


Aren't those "ready-set-go"-packages forbidden? If they're, can someone explain me the reason? I would love to share configurations but as far as I know I'm not allowed to do it.
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post Jun 3 2008, 14:34
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QUOTE (LadFromDownUnder @ Jun 3 2008, 05:17) *
If only one could start with a generic foobar installation, customise (that's not a typo in New Zealand) it, and re-package it for easy distribution, many non-techos would be able to actually use it...
The New Default UI has a Quick Appearance Setup feature. This is, practically speaking, exactly what you are talking about.

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Aren't those "ready-set-go"-packages forbidden?
Without prior written permission, yes.

QUOTE (Horst Fux @ Jun 3 2008, 07:35) *
If they're, can someone explain me the reason?
Support hell. This was allowed before 0.9, then the license was changed to prevent it.

QUOTE (Horst Fux @ Jun 3 2008, 07:35) *
I would love to share configurations but as far as I know I'm not allowed to do it.
You can share your configuration you just need to get the permission of an third-party component authors who's component you plan on redistributing, and it can't included any part of foobar2000 in the installer, without Peter's written permission.


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BTW, I've ben playing with it since this thread appeared. Other than clicking column headers, does Media Monkey have any sorting features? ohmy.gif
Count that as +1 for foobar2000, which has about twice as many sorting options as any other media player I've ever seen.

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- MAufty   foobar2000 vs. MediaMonkey   Jun 2 2008, 01:31
- - Horst Fux   First of all I wanted to say, that I'm using f...   Jun 2 2008, 02:34
- - Nickoladze   Depends on what you want. Personally, I won't ...   Jun 2 2008, 03:17
|- - Horst Fux   QUOTE (Nickoladze @ Jun 1 2008, 20:17) De...   Jun 2 2008, 14:56
- - shakey_snake   foobar2000 is free.   Jun 2 2008, 03:42
- - Walterrrr   I drag and drop files onto my Creative Zen Vision ...   Jun 2 2008, 05:13
- - Mar2zz   1st: Foobar gives you control over your collection...   Jun 2 2008, 18:20
- - shakey_snake   For playback, media monkey either uses DirectShow ...   Jun 2 2008, 19:59
- - Canar   I use foobar2000 because I've seen and experie...   Jun 2 2008, 20:32
|- - Horst Fux   QUOTE (Canar @ Jun 2 2008, 13:32) I use f...   Jun 2 2008, 21:12
|- - kanak   QUOTE (Horst Fux @ Jun 2 2008, 16:12) Foo...   Jun 2 2008, 23:30
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (kanak @ Jun 2 2008, 18:30) QUOTE (...   Jun 3 2008, 00:01
|- - Horst Fux   QUOTE (kanak @ Jun 2 2008, 16:30) QUOTE (...   Jun 3 2008, 06:39
- - Melomane   mm is slow here with my small (6652 files) library...   Jun 3 2008, 01:09
- - PredUK   Simply being limited makes MediaMonkey bad IMO. It...   Jun 3 2008, 01:59
|- - Feldon   If your main need is ripping, I wouldn't use F...   Jun 3 2008, 03:09
|- - Lyx   QUOTE (PredUK @ Jun 3 2008, 02:59) Simply...   Jun 3 2008, 10:35
|- - Horst Fux   QUOTE (Lyx @ Jun 3 2008, 03:35) QUOTE (Pr...   Jun 3 2008, 11:20
|- - PredUK   QUOTE (Lyx @ Jun 3 2008, 10:35) QUOTE (Pr...   Jun 5 2008, 12:31
- - Mar2zz   Bibliotheek is the same as Library (origin of bibl...   Jun 3 2008, 07:10
|- - Horst Fux   QUOTE (Mar2zz @ Jun 3 2008, 00:10) Biblio...   Jun 3 2008, 08:27
- - Rozzo   I prefer foobar2000 to MM because of the many pane...   Jun 3 2008, 11:07
- - hal9001   Ookay. I use Foobar as my player, but MediaMonkey ...   Jun 3 2008, 11:11
- - LadFromDownUnder   I've used both foobar and MM for a few years n...   Jun 3 2008, 12:17
|- - Horst Fux   QUOTE (LadFromDownUnder @ Jun 3 2008, 05...   Jun 3 2008, 12:35
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (LadFromDownUnder @ Jun 3 2008, 05...   Jun 3 2008, 14:34
|- - Lyx   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Jun 3 2008, 15:34) ...   Jun 3 2008, 14:53
|- - LadFromDownUnder   @shakey_snake: The New Default UI has a Quick Appe...   Jun 4 2008, 11:27
- - Horst Fux   I'm awared of it, that giving other people my ...   Jun 3 2008, 18:50
|- - Kiteroa   MM is extremely customisable for those that can/wa...   Jun 4 2008, 05:40
|- - mobyduck   QUOTE (Kiteroa @ Jun 3 2008, 20:40) MM is...   Jun 4 2008, 08:36
||- - Canar   QUOTE (mobyduck @ Jun 4 2008, 00:36) SQL ...   Jun 4 2008, 15:13
||- - mobyduck   QUOTE (Canar @ Jun 4 2008, 06:13) QUOTE (...   Jun 4 2008, 15:25
||- - kanak   QUOTE (mobyduck @ Jun 4 2008, 10:25) SQL ...   Jun 4 2008, 15:36
||- - mobyduck   QUOTE (kanak @ Jun 4 2008, 06:36) QUOTE (...   Jun 5 2008, 10:33
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (Kiteroa @ Jun 4 2008, 00:40) MM is...   Jun 4 2008, 09:00
|- - Kiteroa   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Jun 4 2008, 20:00) ...   Jun 5 2008, 08:16
- - Canar   If you've ever used the album list, you'll...   Jun 4 2008, 15:39
- - ~*McoreD*~   Customizable to the max. $if3($if(...   Jun 5 2008, 10:47


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