It works ok here (ie. right click the MM Player widget, chose a Sonos renderer, and MM plays via my Sonos)
The problem that I had before is now fixed (ie. tracks are now played in track number sequence, rather than alphabetical)
It is great. There is such a need for this; see details at the bottom of this post.
There is one issue. I need to keep coming back to the PC to control the tracks which I have queued.
The android version of MM is great. It can see, and play locally on the android, from both the MM library, and the MM server. But I don't have the facility to send to Sonos renderer from android, nor can I control or see anything which I have already sent there from the PC version of MM.
I have a Sonos controller on my android device, and I can see both the MM server and library from within the Sonos controller. I can queue to Sonos individual tracks offered by MM, but not whole albums (ie. no facility to queue a container, just a track). This limitation effectively makes the android sonos controller useless for queuing to Sonos using the MM indices. ... It would have been great if I could have done this from the android version of MM instead.
Where a stream has been sent, by MM on the PC, to Sonos, I can pause & restart using any of the Sonos controllers, but I can't skip or back track. I can see the track/album/artist which is currently playing, but can't see tracks before or after the one which is currently playing.
So if I want to skip, back track, see what is coming up, or has just been played, I need to return to the PC.
It would be really great if MM android could display and use the Player and Now Playing widget, so that I use MM to fully drive my Sonos without having to walk back to the room with the PC all the time.
----- background --
As a private company Sonos don't have to publish sales stats, but about a year ago that announced that they are in one million rooms, and that this has been steadily doubling each year. They say that they expect this growth rate to continue. Recently they released a wireless surround system for TVs too, so that should keep growth chugging.
MediaMonkey would plug so many holes in the vanilla Sonos offering:
* Sonos browser is lame;
* just a very basic set of indices
* no capability to add custom indices
* no capability to filter or sort indices
* much information is entirely invisible to Sonos (date released, date ripped (added), Conductor, Lyrics)
* no capability to handle multiple tags for tracks (ie can't see more than one artist, genre, etc per track)
* no capability to rate tracks, nor any recognition of existing track ratings
* no play count, nor date last played, stored, and existing data not visible either
* no search facility for track artist on a composite albums
* they don't fully support DLNA
* Sonos limited to 65,000 tracks
* no transcoding, so won't play HiRes and various minority formats.
* the world's ugliest method for building or maintaining a playlist
* no facility to backup playlists (factory reset the unit and they are lost)
There have been numerous requests for these facilities for 6+ years on their user forums.
PS: I love my Sonos. It is simple to setup, very well supported, and reliable. The multi-room synch is great. Their wireless mesh is very solid due to built in redundancy. It plays flac and sounds great
So all the very important things are first class, but their browser facility sucks, and MediaMonkey would help a lot.
I think that it would remove all of the above limitations for a lot of people.
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