Inherit Child Playlists
Version 1.0.3
- MediaMonkey Add-on -

by Zvezdan Dimitrijević

This add-on works with MediaMonkey v3.0-4.x. It allows the parent auto-playlists to optionally inherit their child playlists, which means that the parent auto-playlists would display all tracks of their child playlists, so you could get the same behavior as with iTunes and some another media players. Also when synchronizing with some device, and during other operations with playlists, such parent auto-playlists would behave as if they contain all tracks from their children. The inheritance could be manually turned on/off to the selected auto-playlist from the tree context menu. When some child playlist is added or removed to/from the parent auto-playlist which has the inheritance turned on, that parent auto-playlist would adjust its content automatically.

For a discussion about this add-on, you could visit its related MediaMonkey forum thread.

You could also take a look on my other add-ons for MediaMonkey.


This add-on is donationware. I am its sole developer and I worked 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.

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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 should stay with MM4.

What is new

v1.0.3 - 2020-05-04

v1.0.2 - 2015-06-22

v1.0.1 - 2013-07-10

v1.0 - 2012-01-16


Just double-click on the InheritChildPlaylists-xx.mmip file; if you are on Vista or newer Windows and you got "Product installation error", make sure you have MM 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.


Right-click on an auto-playlist in the Playlists branch of the Media Tree panel and choose Inherit Child Playlists to turn on or off its inheritance.

Requirements and Limitations


This add-on is using some dirty hacks to overcome some MM API limitations. It is working fine, but you are suggested to make a backup of the database file, at least until you check if the add-on works as you expect.


This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.