General Discussions / Re: Official MB appreciation thread« on: June 14, 2012, 03:07:56 AM »
I recently stumbled upon MusicBee and I'm currently testing it out as a possible replacement for MediaMonkey. So far I'm thinking it might be, but I need to use it for a bit longer to be sure. It seems to have all of the important bits that keep me on MediaMonkey, and doesn't have some of the stuff I never use. There are some options that are present, but are handled somewhat more "clumsily" than MM, but I could work around those shortcomings with a separate piece of software.What options etc are clumsy?
Regardless of what decision I end up making, it's pretty clear that a lot of work has gone into this software and I want to give credit where it's due. A donation will come eventually, but it would probably help if I was employed first.
There are certain features that require you to use the drop down menus in MusicBee that could be accessed through the right click menu on a file or multiple files in MediaMonkey (analyzing track volume, renaming multiple files based on their tags at the same time, etc. — more clicks to do the same amount of work), among other minor issues. Nothing particularly egregious, and it certainly hasn't negatively impacted my opinion of the player in any significant way. I might go into more detail in a separate post if I'm not feeling too lazy, but I'll refrain from doing so here as that's not the purpose of this thread.
I should note that I'm currently using the latest 1.4 release, so I'm not aware if 2.0 has already or will in the future address any issues I have with the program. I may install the latest 2.0 beta out of curiosity at some point in the next couple of days.