When will you port to Linux?

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Re: When will you port to Linux?

by Stormdancer » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:51 pm

Yet another person driven away from windows. Media Monkey is one of the few reasons I ever boot into windows anymore. The market's there. I bought a gold lifetime for windows, I'd probably do it again for linux.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by PotamePierre » Fri May 03, 2019 12:02 pm

One more up-vote.

Like the original poster and the first commenter, I'm also migrating from Windows to Linux. (I'm still too much of a Linux noob to solve problems I ran into with Manjaro, so Arch and its derivatives are off the table for at least a couple/few years. In the meantime, I'm running Linux Mint Cinnamon and Kubuntu.)

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by colin_e » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:57 am

Vote up

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by jcfogerty » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:51 pm

I can run MM4 in a VirtualBox VM within Arch. But, I use Audacious to listen to my playlists (while silently playing the same playlist on my Android phone with the MM app to capture lastplayed times).

For those using Linux with KDE, you could try my new C++/Qt5 app, ArchSimian. It is a sophisticated playlist creator, and I would love folks to beta test it to find any serious bugs. It is working on my Arch Linux PC now, and it is great for getting outstanding playlists out of my large library. I created this because even nested smart playlists were not giving me the variety and song order I was looking for.

Features are:

• Obtains music tag data and other data stored within the MM.DB file to create a new database for
this application
• Using the database created, and statistics compiled from it, uses the data as constraints to
determine ‘optimum availability’ then iteratively select each single track added to the chosen
• Saves user preferences, such as file locations for MM4 backup database, MM4 backup playlists
and Archsimian program/playlist preferences
• Obtains or calculates variables for calculating the track selected to add to the playlist:
▪ user’s listening rate (for total tracks needed to be added to the current playlist)
▪ song rating (to determine frequency played)
▪ days since last played (to use with rating)
▪ how many tracks ago was the last appearance of an artist (to avoid repeat artists)
▪ total number of rated tracks of an artist (statistic)
▪ total number of each rating category in the library (statistic)
▪ total number of each rating category by artist (statistic)
▪ last album played for a given artist

Here is the link to the program hosted on Github where you can learn more:


Re: When will you port to Linux?

by speedykoala » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:03 am

Hello there! I'm also waiting for the linux version! I'm willing to buy MM again! :-)

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by Lowlander » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:15 pm

There is no date, not even for MediaMonkey 5 on Windows. Unfortunately it will be ready when it's ready.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by German Fan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:45 pm

For me the same: I left Windows because I don't want to use Windows 10. Now I use Linux Mint. I'm an absolute beginner with Linux, so I didn't get run MM with Wine etc. successfully.
My Question is: Is there a date when MM will be available for Linux? Or have I familiarise myself with an other program? (You promise MM on Linux for years!)

PS: I would pay for another (Linux) Lifetime License, too!! Of course!

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by skafan00 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:29 pm

I do not like the direction Microsoft took with Windows 10. I still use Windows 7. However, support stops in about a year... I am moving on to Linux, but could never give up my beloved MediaMonkey!!!! Help! Privacy vs. MediaMonkey what a quandary.

MediaMonkey For Ubuntu?

by oliviajayden » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:21 am

I'm really getting frustrated! I've been trying for months to get media monkey for ubuntu or something at least similar to it! The only thing I want is to save album art to my mp3 files. And I've tried Amarok and it doesn't save the album art for when I transfer it to my phone. (thats where I play my music) Please someone tell me how to get Media Monkey for Ubuntu in a simple way that I can understand. Media Monkey is the best for Windows but sadly I have ubuntu now. Is there a way to get media monkey? Is there something very similar to it? All I want is the album art!! Please help me out

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by jiri » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:36 am

Btw, the alpha version of MMS (MediaMonkey Server) is already available for Linux (open-sourced, anyone can contribute). As for a frontend, we'll focus on it right after MM 5.0 release.


Re: When will you port to Linux?

by kshanholtzer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:25 am

Looking forward to MM on Linux. Be happy to help. I've been developing with C++ for many years. Also, would be happy to help with a kickstarter

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by dtsig » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:33 pm

It will probably be ready when it is ready ...

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by Xplorer4x4 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:20 pm

jiri wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:07 am
MM5 is the first step to other platforms. We'll focus on this more very soon, we'd just like to clean up MM5 for Windows first. So, while it's very hard to make any promises, I'd like to have at least some preview/alpha versions in 2017.

2017 has come and gone. 2018 is here and almost gone. MM5 betas have been out for a few months now. Will we see MM5 Stable before 2018 is over? Then Mac and linux dev comes next. So Mac users might get MM5 in 2019 if lucky and linux users might finally get MM in a few years?

How many devs are on the MM5 project?

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by spun » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:16 pm

Is there already a schedule for a Linux version?

I can only agree to the previous Posts, there is nothing the comparable.
And I would not like to entrust with other Programen my collection.

Re: When will you port to Linux?

by Dngrsone » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:34 pm

I have been using Linux as my primary OS for better than a decade. Just from an hour's worth of work in Media Monkey, I am ready to toss Clementine out the door.

In short, I really would like to have a port of MM for Linux (I am currently using Mint 18.3 KDE).

I am thinking about dropping the money for the Gold edition, but I boot into Windows so rarely, and when I do, it is a painful experience.