Originally Posted by johnp9723
It wasn't hard to jump to conclusions about mediamonkey considering i have been using itunes for 9 years without a single problem. Mediamonkey 1 week and something happened that made it not work. Yes it was my own fault because i didn't know that it uses quicktime to play music and i downloaded an update to quicktime while listening to mediamonkey. Well i just found this out about mediamonkey using quicktime so i figured that had to be it so i deleted itunes, quicktime and mediamonkey and redownloaded all of them and tried it and it worked fine.
That's called jumping to conclusions. LOL I've been using MediaMonkey for about as long. It is not prone to problems any more than iTunes is (which, btw, was prone to problems on some Windows machines with the earliest iPod versions).
Now, what do you mean MediaMonkey uses Quicktime? I don't even have Quicktime (nor iTunes) installed on my computer with MediaMonkey. Now MM4 has a plugin (.dll) file for playing AAC or mov. Perhaps that plugin comes from Apple (I don't know). I believe it now comes as part of MM4s codec pack (did not in MM3, but not sure how I got it). But you don't even have to have that dll installed unless you are playing songs in Apple's file formats. MediaMonkey works fine for playing back, mp3, flac, wav, and other formats without that audio codec.
If I had to guess, most likely your problem stems from how iTunes controls your music library/files on your computer. Either the update you did implemented some DRM that prevented MediaMonkey from seeing the folder or files. Or you have iTunes automated file/folder naming system enabled, and the update caused it to change file and/or folder names slightly, which would mean that they are no longer in the location that MediaMonkey knows about.
If it was related to the Quicktime update, then perhaps MediaMonkey is sharing the dll file with Quicktime because you already had Quicktime installed on your computer before MM4, and Quicktime changed the codec so that it would no longer work with MediaMonkey--but that's just a shot in the dark, and it should only affect Apple file formats because the codec is only used with them. If that was the case, then you might can copy that dll into MediaMonkey's program files so that it is not affected by future Quicktime updates.