Find Currently Playing Track
- MediaMonkey Add-on - by Zvezdan Dimitrijević
This add-on works with MediaMonkey v2.x-4.x. It allows finding and displaying of folder that contains the currently playing track within the Library\Location or My Computer node. This add-on works similarly as the built-in Find More from Same\Folder (Library/My Computer) MM option, but you don't need to right-click on the currently playing tracks to be able to choose that option and such track would be located automatically whenever the program starts to play another track. After the containing folder is located, the currently playing track will be selected in the main tracklist and it will get the keyboard focus if you have the program v188.8.131.528 or higher.
For a discussion about this add-on, you could visit its related MediaMonkey forum thread.
This add-on is donationware. I am its sole developer and work on it in my own free time. I am not employed by Ventis Media, the company behind MediaMonkey, nor have I been paid by them for my efforts. If you find my add-on useful and want to help its further development, it would be nice if you could send a small donation using PayPal. You could donate as much as you think that is appropriate, any amount would be really appreciated.
This add-on doesn't work with MediaMonkey v5! No add-on made for a previous version of the program will work with MM5, either by me or any other author, since MM5 has completely different programming interface than before. If you really like my add-on and think that it is essential for your work with the program, you have several possibilities:
- you could stay with MM4;
- you could ask MM developers to implement support for old add-ons in MM5;
- you could wait for me to port the add-on to MM5, but don't hold your breath.
For MediaMonkey 3.0 or higher - just double-click on the FindCurrentPlayingTrack-xx.mmip file; if you are on Vista or Win7 and you got "Product installation error", make sure you have MM3 set to "Run as Administrator"; if you downloaded the installation package with IE7 and it changed its extension to a .zip, you should first change it back to a .mmip.
For MediaMonkey 2.x - rename a .mmip extension to a .zip, extract the FindCurrentPlayingTrack.vbs file to the MediaMonkey's "Scripts\Auto" folder and restart MM program.
The add-on settings are in the Tools | Options dialog box within the Find Currently Playing Track tab: you could turn on/off the automatic finding of tracks on playback and you could choose if you want to locate folder containing the currently playing track within the Library\Location node or within the My Computer node, or if you want just to select the track in the currently displayed tracklist. You could also toggle automatic finding and start manuall finding of tracks using the buttons on the Shortcuts [MM2-3] / Find Currently Playing Track [MM4] toolbar.
Selecting of the track in the main tracklist works only with the program v184.108.40.2068 or higher.
Finding of tracks in the My Computer folder is not possible with the network drives (although Network works fine within the Library\Location folder); actually, even the built-in Find More from Same\Folder (My Computer) MM option doesn't work with the network drives.