In the desktop world, there is virtually no end to the number of music and video managers out there. MediaMonkey was one of the not-quite-legendary-but-still-popular options that excelled for its ability to change tags and run custom scripts. Now, users of this program can sync to their phones without going through an extra program with the MediaMonkey for Android beta.

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The beta APK is currently available over on Reddit, and obviously comes with some disclaimers, and you'll have to install the newest version of the Windows app to use it. Once you've done that, though, there a host of features already available:

Content Navigation for Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, Video, ...
Navigation by various subcategories (e.g. by Artist, Album, Composer, Genre, Playlist
Playback (relies on native Android codecs). Supports replay gain, bookmarks, quickshuffle.
UPnP/DLNA client with download manager
Contextual functions for single/multiple files (e.g. play, queue, playlist management, delete, use as ringtone, share, edit)
Playlist management with hierarchy
Now Playing views: Individual (swipeable UI for in-car use) / Tracklist
Wireless sync with MediaMonkey for Windows

It might not be for everyone, but folks who love to have a high degree of control over their local music collection should take a look.

Source: Reddit

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  • RichardReich

    Horrid UI!

    • Mitch Peirce

      It looks better on a phone, this is a nexus 7 screenshot.

      The yellow is ugly but other than that its a nice, minimalistic, inverted look.

      Also mine doesn't have the gradient at the top, its solid black.

      • RichardReich

        Yes, I noticed that when I put it on my Galaxy Nexus. The "tablet? what's a tablet?" attitude might change before release. Though I don't like inverted UI's in any case. A lighter, more modern look would be much better. The icon-in-a-box paradigm is living on borrowed time.

    • Howard

      I have hated MediaMonkey's desktop UI ever since 4.0. In fact, I still run 3.2 because it's just terrible.

  • ProductFRED

    Oh man. I love the desktop app, but this is one ugly UI, in a place where UI means almost everything. Any media player can play music or have an equalizer or Wifi syncing.

    • Mitch Peirce

      It syncs play history, tags, ratings, etc to and from android. I've never seen another app sync play count, last played, date added, etc like this does. Which is great for smart playlists. I think isyncr syncs play count but its for iTunes.

      This can also sync music back to the windows app. Download a song from Google play, sync it to the windows app over WiFi.

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  • h_f_m

    I love the desktop app, but I'll continue to just use a file manager and copy stuff over from my nas with smb. I wish Google Play could hold more than 20K Tracks.

  • wolfkabal

    Anyone know if this supports resuming tracks after it's been closed? Looking for something a little more audiobook friendly than stock or samsung's music player.

    • Brad

      MortPlayer is what you're looking for: Resume after closing (for each concurrent audiobook you're listening to), sleep timer, browse by folder, bookmarks, etc.

      • wolfkabal

        I'll have to check it out - thanks!