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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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Horst Fux
post Jun 3 2008, 18:50
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I'm awared of it, that giving other people my config is allowed, was written a little bit cloudy by myself. However, especially for Panels_UI-Users it's very uncomfortable to use "packages" like br3tt's. I think it could make foobar more popular but this could have bad by-effects like it happened to WinAmp. Otherwise there would be more developers. Anyways, if foobar is getting developed constantly I'm happy enough. smile.gif
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Kiteroa
post Jun 4 2008, 05:40
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MM is extremely customisable for those that can/want to use SQL and VBScript.

See: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Scripting

For look and feel for out-of-box users there are many scripts (see: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic...5e34bf73fe1787) and a few MM skins (http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Skins_for_MediaMonkey_v3.0_and_higher) but, apparently, any winamp skin can be used.

I have recreated my Foobar customisations in MM with little difficulty (once I got back up-to-speed with SQL and VBS)! It was easier than setting up Foobar in many ways as different parts of the config. communicate.

I have not found it necessary to upgrade to the paid version of MM.

Nice to have some alternative... Tagging is much better with drop-down selection/entry from almost anywhere track(s) are displayed.
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post Jun 4 2008, 09:00
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QUOTE (Kiteroa @ Jun 4 2008, 00:40) *
MM is extremely customisable for those that can/want to use SQL and VBScript.

See: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Scripting

For look and feel for out-of-box users there are many scripts (see: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic...5e34bf73fe1787) and a few MM skins (http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Skins_for_MediaMonkey_v3.0_and_higher) but, apparently, any winamp skin can be used.

I have recreated my Foobar customisations in MM with little difficulty (once I got back up-to-speed with SQL and VBS)! It was easier than setting up Foobar in many ways as different parts of the config. communicate.

I have not found it necessary to upgrade to the paid version of MM.

Nice to have some alternative... Tagging is much better with drop-down selection/entry from almost anywhere track(s) are displayed.
Honestly, if you primarily used foobar because of panels UI's "interface customization ability" you were barking up the wrong tree to begin with.

How hard it was to setup something like someone else's should have been your first clue.

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Kiteroa
post Jun 5 2008, 08:16
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QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Jun 4 2008, 20:00) *
Honestly, if you primarily used foobar because of panels UI's "interface customization ability" you were barking up the wrong tree to begin with.

How hard it was to setup something like someone else's should have been your first clue.


I can't disagree, it was like banging my head against a brick wall - but it feels really good now I have stopped!
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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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