MediaMonkey plug-in installer Version: 1.8 (367KB)
Winamp plug-in installer Version: 2.5 (601KB)
AIMP 2 & 3 plug-in installer Versions: 1.7, 798KB
JRiver Media Center plug-in installer Version: 1.7.2 (757KB)
MonkeyMote requires either a recent version of Winamp 5, foobar2000 1.3 or later, MediaMonkey 4, JRiver Media Center 16 or later (rebranded versions may not be supported) or AIMP2/AIMP3 running on Windows XP SP3 or later. AIMP4 is not supported at this time.
Please note that for technical reasons the generic iOS app is not compatible with the foobar2000 component and vice versa.
Download the plug-in installer from the link above and save it on your computer, then run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
During installation you will be asked to select the installation directory. This will usually be detected correctly by the installer, but may have to be corrected in certain cases (e.g. when using a media player that has been installed in portable mode).
The recommended installation method for foobar2000 is to download the package, which should be opened and installed by foobar itself. If it isn't (e.g. if foobar has been installed in portable mode), open up foobar's preferences dialog, select
Components on the left, click the
Install button and select the package file or simply drag & drop the package onto the list of installed components.
Alternatively, use the automatic installer program, which will try to install the component in the correct location. The component will by default be installed in either
foobar2000\user-components in your application data folder or
The MediaMonkey plugin will typically be installed in
C:\Program Files\MediaMonkey\Plugins, which should be detected automatically. If you have installed MediaMonkey in portable mode, you may have to run the command
MediaMonkey.exe /elevate /regcomserver to get the plugin working properly.
Winamp's plug-in directory will usually be
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins and should be detected automatically by the installer.
The Media Center plugin can be installed in a directory of your choice.
The AIMP plug-in will typically be installed in
C:\Program Files\AIMP3\Plugins. Note that, starting from AIMP 3.60, plugins need to be installed into separate folders, e.g.
C:\Program Files\AIMP3\Plugins\aimp_monkeymote. If the installer does not correctly detect the installation directory, launch it while AIMP is running.
You can uninstall MonkeyMote at any time from your system's Control Panel. It is not recommended to use Winamp's built-in uninstallation method, as this does not completey remove the program.
With exception of the Media Center and MediaMonkey plug-ins, all plug-ins can be used with portable installations. Note that the Winamp and MediaMonkey plug-ins store their configuration data in the registry.
When starting your audio player for the first time after installing the MonkeyMote plug-in, you may have to configure your firewall to allow incoming TCP connections to MonkeyMote's default port (19371).
Preferences / Tools / MonkeyMote.
Tools / Options / Player / General Plug-Ins as shown in the image below.
You can adjust the plug-in preferences by navigating to
Winamp Preferences / Plug-ins / General Purpose as shown in the image below.
The configuration dialog can be found in the
Services & Plugins menu.
The configuration dialog allows you to change the default port, set a password, toggle registration with Bonjour and adjust cover art quality. Setting the quality to ultra only makes sense for retina display devices.
Security note: While access to the server can be protected with a password, the information exchanged between it and the app is not encrypted. You should keep this in mind when using MonkeyMote outside of your own, trusted home network.