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Joe93738
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Re: Sync two Windows computers

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I have a desktop with MM on it and recently got a laptop that I'd like to have MM on as well. Is there an easy way to sync libraries between the two computers? I've found several topics on this issue from a year or two ago and the answer was "no," but I didn't see any recent ones and thought I'd ask again.

If this feature doesn't exist (like a cloud sync feature), it would be hugely beneficial to users with more than one computer.
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Re: Sync two Windows computers

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Mox wrote: Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:16 pm Thanks, Jiri. So, to make sure that I understand what you mean by "I think that the cloud sync in MM5 should cover your needs," does this mean I should:
  • install MM5 on both my desktop PC and laptop PC
  • point them both to my cloud music collection, instead of a local collection of my music
  • and then each song file's metadata (ratings, category, etc.) and playlists' data are also stored in the cloud and therefore will be the same on both computers' MM5 after a metadata change on either PC?
A scenario to verify: Let's say I've got MM5 on both computers, both pointing to the same cloud-based music collection. If I play a song on my laptop and add it to a particular custom playlist, and also change its rating from 3 to 4, and then, when I'm back home, if I play the same song on my desktop PC's MM5, it will "know" that the song's rating is now 4, and the custom playlist will now show that song in its list?

Sorry for working hard to be absolutely certain. I don't want to spend a lot of time setting something up based on an assumption that is not correct. Thanks!
I take it by the lack of response that the answer to Mox's scenario is no?
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Re: Sync two Windows computers

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Joe93738 wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:53 pm I have a desktop with MM on it and recently got a laptop that I'd like to have MM on as well. Is there an easy way to sync libraries between the two computers? I've found several topics on this issue from a year or two ago and the answer was "no," but I didn't see any recent ones and thought I'd ask again.

If this feature doesn't exist (like a cloud sync feature), it would be hugely beneficial to users with more than one computer.

I have similar problem I'm trying to resolve.
Music library on NAS,already organized.
What I want from MM is to access my music,create some playlists,ratings, maybe edit tags and play it.
I'have have 2 computers I'm using to access my music on same network. MM installation on both of them.
My question is what would by the best way to synchronize MM changes I've made between them.
This is what I need to resolve for now.
1. Adding music - re scan music library?
2. Creating or editing playlist? Manually export and import or is there some other way to sync more
changes on the and of the day.
3. Songs ratings? Have no idea.
4. Continue to listen e.g. audio book? I'm not sure if there will be way to share this between those to
comps.Probably only way will be manually open audio book on
other PC at desired time and continue listen.
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Re: Sync two Windows computers

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1) Folder Monitoring can do this: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... he_Library

2) This is where it gets complicated. Once imported MediaMonkey doesn't update it from the external Playlist file. Shared database may be better: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/ind ... nvironment

3) Tags (including Ratings) are saved to the files by default and by default scanning picks up any changes.

4) Bookmarking is done in the database only, thus a shared database would be required.

MediaMonkey 5 (MM5) can work with MediaMonkey Server (MMS) and MMS can be installed on a NAS directly (depending on manufacturer). This may end up working better in your scenario (both are still beta products though).
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)
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Synchronise 2 PC

Post by hulk69 »

Hi All
I have been able to make the DLNA work with no problem with 2 PC, but what I would like to achieve is to sync PC2 on PC1.

Like that if I buy an album and add it to PC1 I can sync PC2 and get it added easily.

Is there a way to do it at the moment?

Thanks
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Re: Sync two Windows computers

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I'd really like to be able to sync MM between computers. Database sync such as Play history would be great.
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Re: Sync two Windows computers

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Hi,
this is something that MMS (MediaMonkey Server) should gap, but it is still in early stage and free on github.
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