Start MM on connect
In Miscellanious Settings on Remote Server.
It can detect that MM is not running, it can start it anyway. Make it to start MM on event (connection).
It seems to be not difficult and very useful - really, if I've started MMRemoteApp, I obviously want to use my MediaMonkey without extra taps (or walking to my mediacenter).
(If I missed that idea anywhere - sorry, point me and del this please.)
I'd rather have this as an option on the mobile client. Sometimes, MM gets shut down on the PC but the MMRemote server is still running.
So, when the mobile client connects, it could tell MMRemote server to start MM. This will save a trip to the Computer Menu.
Thanx for answer, Erlend.
Your thoughts are well, but.
May be that's a bug, but the choise in settings "Start it immediately" keeps MM running independ on if there is a client or not.
My thoughts are the following:
- Somebody who use MMRemote often would want it to start with Windows, so that they don't need to start it when they need it (what would mean going to the computer!).
- That they want MMRemote to be ready at all times, does not mean that they want MediaMonkey to be running at all times.
- Therefore, the "Start MediaMonkey immediately" setting in the server, doesn't actually start MediaMonkey untill a command is issued (for example Play).
So if you go to the server settings, and choose "If MediaMonkey is not running": "Start it immediately", it will start immediately when you want it (when you click any button in the remote, that is).
Alternatively, I could add an additional option that is "Always keep MediaMonkey running".