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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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Canar
post Jun 2 2008, 20:32
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I use foobar2000 because I've seen and experienced how tight the code Peter writes is.

I'm not sure how fast MediaMonkey is on large collections, but foobar2000 has been extensively tuned for them.

MediaMonkey doesn't allow for custom database queries (as far as I can tell) without paying for the Gold version.

There is no information or configuration that I can see about MediaMonkey's dither algorithm.

MediaMonkey does not appear to support either ASIO or kernel streaming.

Autoplaylists (a term that might have originated with foobar2000, though I'm not sure) are also not supported by MediaMonkey without shelling out cash.

MediaMonkey does not have anything like foo_facets.

There are a few.


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Horst Fux
post Jun 2 2008, 21:12
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QUOTE (Canar @ Jun 2 2008, 13:32) *
I use foobar2000 because I've seen and experienced how tight the code Peter writes is.

I'm not sure how fast MediaMonkey is on large collections, but foobar2000 has been extensively tuned for them.

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MediaMonkey does not appear to support either ASIO or kernel streaming.

Autoplaylists (a term that might have originated with foobar2000, though I'm not sure) are also not supported by MediaMonkey without shelling out cash.

MediaMonkey does not have anything like foo_facets.

There are a few.


According to the MM-Homepage MM can handle big collections with over 50.000 Tracks and it seems to me, that you can create Autoplaylists with MM too even without paying money. You only have more possibilietes to individualize your Lists with the Gold Version. MM also has (indirect) ASIO-support (read it in a forum). Btw. the term is maybe developed trough foobar2000 but so what? Anyways, would be interesting to know, who developed intelligent playlists at first.

Foo Facets? As far I can see MM has something like that.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2..._screenshot.png

Don't get me wrong, I'm loving foobar2000 and I couldn't imagine using MM. It just doesn't fit to me but I don't wanted to decry another program if it isn't deserve it (but guys, you can defame MM even so in challenges like the program speed or stupid handling at all laugh.gif).

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post Jun 2 2008, 23:30
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QUOTE (Horst Fux @ Jun 2 2008, 16:12) *
Foo Facets? As far I can see MM has something like that.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2..._screenshot.png


I'm sorry but that screenshot doesn't seem to show any behavior in MediaMonkey that is similar to foo_facets.
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post Jun 3 2008, 00:01
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QUOTE (kanak @ Jun 2 2008, 18:30) *
QUOTE (Horst Fux @ Jun 2 2008, 16:12) *

Foo Facets? As far I can see MM has something like that.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2..._screenshot.png


I'm sorry but that screenshot doesn't seem to show any behavior in MediaMonkey that is similar to foo_facets.

Maybe the screenshot doesn't, but MM does have an iTunes (Winamp3)-esque 3-pane-view.

Now does it doesn't seem to be as fast, or have multiple columns or any of the other advanced features foo_facets has, but it could certainly be called similar.

This post has been edited by shakey_snake: Jun 3 2008, 00:20


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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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