Download MonkeyMote

Download MonkeyMote 4 foobar2000foobar2000 component installer Current version: 2.9.3 (856KB) or package (734KB)

Download MonkeyMote 4 MediaMonkeyMediaMonkey plug-in installer Current version: 1.7 (367KB)

Download MonkeyMote 4 WinampWinamp plug-in installer Current version: 2.4 (595KB)

Download MonkeyMote 4 AIMPAIMP plug-in installer Current versions: 1.6.7 (AIMP2/3), 1.0.3 (AIMP4), 1378KB

Download MonkeyMote 4 JRiver Media CenterJRiver Media Center plug-in installer Current version: 1.6.3 (409KB)

System requirements

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 support is preliminary and should be considered a beta release.

Please note that for technical reasons the generic app is not compatible with the foobar2000 component and vice versa.

Installation

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).

Winamp's plug-in directory will usually be C:\Program Files\Winamp\Plugins and should be detected automatically by the installer.

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.

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 C:\Program Files\foobar2000\components.

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.

Configuring the plug-in

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).

In Winamp, you can adjust the plug-in preferences by navigating to Winamp Preferences / Plug-ins / General Purpose as shown in the image below.

Winamp Plug-in configuration
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In foobar2000, navigate to Preferences / Tools / MonkeyMote.

foobar2000 Plug-in configuration
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In MediaMonkey, navigate to Tools / Options / Player / General Plug-Ins as shown in the image below.

MediaMonkey Plug-in configuration
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In Media Center, the configuration dialog can be found in the Services & Plugins menu.

Media Center Plugin Configuration

In AIMP, open the Plugins Manager.

AIMP Plugin Manager
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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.