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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Any recommendations for music library management software?

I'm afraid to admit, but I'm a PC person and on my last laptop iTunes just couldn't deal with my library. And I don't even think that I have that much music, but any search and it would lag. I now have a brand new laptop and consider to start over.

Can anyone recommend a good (and resource efficient) music manager?

Are there any users of MusicBee, MediaMonkey or Amarok out there?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Media Monkey....hands down.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:49 am 
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Most of the PC DJs I know use
MediaMonkey or JRiver Media Center.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:46 am 
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Another vote for JRiver Media Center from me (or Media Jukebox, their free version).


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:59 pm 
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PC DJ here. I use MediaMonkey for organizing. I also use it as my "cueing" player when I'm DJing (out my primary sound card, to my headphones).

When I'm DJing, I drag tracks from MediaMonkey to WinAmp and let WinAmp play out my 2nd sound card to the room.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:12 am 
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JRiver for me. I tried Media Monkey, but it just didn't seem to agree with me.


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Four months later and I was just about to download MediaMonkey when I found Foobar2000 and now I'm not so sure. Any recommendations?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:43 pm 
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From a quick glance, it looks like Foobar2000 is specialized at being a player? (Like Winamp...)

I really would say that MediaMonkey does a great job being a catalog. It's a relational database user interface that happens to have a play button on it.

That trait is also why I don't use MediaMonkey for my feed to the room. I like using a proper player for that, where I have more tools about how the playback happens.


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