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CD burning tools in MM5 ?

by freewheelindave » Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:14 am

You are to be congratulated on your programming prowess.
The new MM5 is wonderful and really should be regarded as the best Windows application for audio storage and replay.
Having used the MM4 burning tool to Write CDs I wondered if there are plans for similar in MM5?
I know it's probably old school but I think CD's will make a resurgence soon and know of many audiophiles who have their whole collections on CD.
Thanks for all your good work.
freewheelindave

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by mtrhead » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:04 am

I'm enjoying my copy of MM5 but just found out the hard way (after missing the poll) that I suddenly needed the audio cd mp3 burn facility and found out it was gone! I know its no longer on the bleeding edge but it is a still very useful and convenient function, maybe not an everyday function but IMHO it adds to the "do anything" value of MM.

In my case I had to go back to MM4 just to have the right click and burn function but then ran into sync issues trying to run both against the same music collection. In the end I used windows media player but overall it just highlighted how painful it was (especially after WMP tries to resort the burn order how it wants) and how well previous versions of MM used to do this.

If the outcome of the poll was that you no longer have the function perhaps that should be made a little clearer as a functionality loss, I readily paid the upgrade for MM5 and just assumed it was a core function!

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by kesslerm » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:07 pm

I missed the poll (like I'm sure others have). This is definitely missed. I was looking to burn a list of songs today and found that it's not implemented. This worked so well in the previous version, sure hope this is added quickly.

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by rusty » Mon May 31, 2021 4:34 pm

Thank you all for your feedback. Really non-scientific study, but it still confirms our understanding that CD Audio burning support is of most importance (though even that is only desired by a small subset of users).

-Rusty

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by Blackcat12 » Sun May 23, 2021 3:32 pm

This would be very low priority for me. There are plenty of freeware programs for burning, such as EAC, or even MM4 portable install for this rare activity.

I hardly ever listen to CD's, even in the car, as Bluetooth (or FM modulator for older radios) is more convenient. I can set up a much longer playlist for a road trip on digital than burning CD's.. This is only my personal preference though.

If I could give one high priority for me, it would be to have a version for IOS. I do understand the challenges with that though.

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by Riegelstriegel » Fri May 14, 2021 4:29 pm

I find it convenient to burn Audio CDs for older car HiFi directly out of playlists from the library so I clicked -yes I need it-.
But I have to admit that it does not have a high priority at all for me.

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by BMF » Fri May 14, 2021 9:42 am

Regarding my personal preferences the aswer is easy. I never used the Mediamonkey for ripping or burning. So i will click the last option.

Nontheless what Barry said isn't that wrong, for most people hesitate or even hate to work with different programs. So delivering an one stop service could be an advantage on the market. Even when burning CDs seem to be out of fashion i do that for elder family members or friends who don't have a high tech park of hardware. But there is always a CD player around.

If you try to avoid the labour of developing and maintaining the burning routines you may think about an addon that give the information to a common freeware program. Like users could play a track from within MM4 with an external program.

Greetings
bmf

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by Barry4679 » Tue May 11, 2021 10:46 pm

Lowlander wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 10:04 pm This is not about Ripping (copying from CD to PC, which is included), but about Burning (copying files to an Audio/Data CD).
I used the wrong word. All my comments referred to burning.

I use the term rip for both activities, but I see that this is incorrect. Thanks.

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by Lowlander » Tue May 11, 2021 10:04 pm

This is not about Ripping (copying from CD to PC, which is included), but about Burning (copying files to an Audio/Data CD).

Re: CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by Barry4679 » Tue May 11, 2021 9:26 pm

The poll doesn't have a neutral option for people who don't "need" ripping, but would like to see the facility retained.

I no longer rip CDs, but I may like to use it for some rare occasions.
I do know people who still use CD exclusively.

You web site seems to suggest that MM5 still retains CD ripping facilities. ... The sentences are not clear, but the implication is there IMO.
MediaMonkey is the award-winning media organizer and player for serious collectors. It cleans the mess in your music and video libraries, and lets you share and enjoy them across all your devices.

Record and Convert
Record CDs to your library** and convert audio/video files while preserving tag information***.

High Speed Encoding
Use multiple CPU cores for faster recording, conversion, and volume leveling.

Professional CD Recording
Record accurate copies with automatic throttling in response to CD quality and validation of recordings via the AccurateRip database.
And review sites still indicate the MM has ripping facilities ... eg this "best free music players 2021" review talks of "MP3 encoding for ripped CDs", and the full review says that MM Gold offers "bit-perfect CD ripping"

I doubt that I will use it, and I have other tools anyway, but I think that it should be retained, even if it is only available via some free separate addon. ... Do you really want to give Reviewers an extra item to put in their "con" column?

CD Burning in MM 5 - Please share your thoughts

by rusty » Tue May 11, 2021 4:07 pm

Hi,

Some of you have indicated that you really miss the CD Burning functionality of MediaMonkey 4. Here's a poll on this to help us prioritize. We'd love to hear your thoughts as well.

Note:
  • An Audio CD refers to a CD that can play on any CD player (usually limited to about 80 minutes).
  • An MP3 CD/DVD refers to a disc that stores music as mp3/ogg/wma files. They can save up to 5GB of music for playback on a limited number CD/DVD players that support this format. This usecase can often be satisfied by syncing content to an SD card or USB Key (which are also often supported by such devices).
Thanks!

-Rusty

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