MediaMonkey Standard

MediaMonkey Standard

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1326 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.3.1183
  • Total Downloads:
    4,683,975
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 19, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade availiable

Editors' Review

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Despite a glut of free player/encoders, it's tough to find one that meets our expectations. Formerly known as Sound DB, MediaMonkey has excellent library-management tools that keep the largest digital music collections well organized. Stir that up with integrated CD and DVD burning, a stellar interface, a full-featured encoder, and the ability to sync with portable audio devices such as the iPod, and you have a pretty compelling product.

Upon first launch, the program scans your drive for supported digital media files to add to the library. Files are sorted based on their ID3 tags, and the helpful Auto-Rename and Auto-Tag From Filename features keep untagged tracks from falling through the cracks. Party mode locks down your library while still allowing people to request songs. Auto DJ plays selections from your library even when there are no requests in the queue, and the all-important iPod and portable device synchronization works well. Third-party plug-ins are available from the site if you want to tinker with the playback and encoding engine or add additional sound-processing effects. The interface is well designed, with clean, colorful icons throughout.

Considering the overall polish of this application, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything you don't like. Although it's definitely geared toward managing extensive collections, just about anyone will appreciate the comprehensive feature set. For $20, MediaMonkey Gold adds advanced features such as sleep, scripting, previewing, and on-the-fly file conversion when syncing with a portable device.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 1326 votes

    • 5 star 716
    • 4 star 307
    • 3 star 93
    • 2 star 53
    • 1 star 157
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1 stars

"Nags you to upgrade constantly."

April 18, 2012  |  By Hjsybwygsbdgf

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

Seems to be a clean interface.

Cons

To do most anything that iTunes does, you have to upgrade to "gold", I think it is 25 bucks. I'm sure it is swell when you buy the full version, although that only gave free upgrades for version 4.X. Once version 5 is released, you'll be SOL again.

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4 stars

"Preferred Audio Player/Organizer for me"

September 02, 2008  |  By Steve The Wire Puller

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

Creates database of your music files. Doesn't copy song into it's own area, fairly transparent where your music is. Rips and burns. ID3v2 tags. MP3, OGG and a few other formats.

Cons

Playlist management could be better. You might spend a lot of time playing your music -- not really a con.

Summary

I've used it for years. I've used Musicmatch, Winamp and iTunes, but perfer MM. It organizes in a explorer like tree by artist, album and genre. Worth the upgrade from the free version to get something decent.

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5 stars

"The best Music Library and player"

August 20, 2008  |  By ashok87

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

I've tried a lot of free ones winamp, wmp, music match and many more... But none of the programs can even stand before the library of MM... Its the best both in terms of quality as well as features...

Cons

Visualizations are not much...

Summary

Just get it...

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2 stars

"I can't figure out how to use it"

August 14, 2008  |  By joelrubin

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

n/a

Cons

n/a

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4 stars

"Once you learn it, it's fantastic!"

August 14, 2008  |  By pooky4

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

I like the customization features, including the ability to parts around in the interface. I also love the tagging feature, which is the main reason I tried this software. Seems to be a good replacement for the standard iTunes and Win. Media Pleyer.

Cons

Couldn't give it 5 stars for two reasons:
1. While powerful, it's a busy interface, and it has a bit of a learning curve.
2. I don't feel like it queries enough databases, because too often, none of the results I would get would be correct.

Summary

Good alternative if you want to get away from the same ol' thing, and you have a few minutes to learn your way around.

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3 stars

"Overrated and a little dangerous"

August 14, 2008  |  By imagine002

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

It's a good player and has options to help fill those gaps in your info, but be willing to put in about 20 hours if you actually expect to fill in them all

Cons

The info change isn't nearly as automated as it could be, and dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, as controls aren't very intuitive. I accidentally changed 5GB of music to say the artist was Bill Cosby in my first 90 seconds using the program.

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4 stars

"A good player."

August 11, 2008  |  By adonallme

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

Everything

Cons

Lack of auto-tag databases.

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4 stars

"Great for music lovers!"

August 11, 2008  |  By techtwin22

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

If you want to have a media player that you can listen to all kinds of media formats, MediaMonkey is a great alternative to iTunes, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, and other media players.

Cons

Only good if you can bear to part with your other media players :)

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5 stars

"Simply the Best!"

August 09, 2008  |  By UssjTrunks

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

Organizes music better (much better) than all the leading competition; iTunes, WMP, and WinAmp.

Supports all file types.

No restrictions like iTunes.

Syncs with most MP3 players (including the latest iPods).

Very fast program.

Can be customized to look like WMP and iTunes (and more original designs).

Very easy to use, don't be turned off by all the features, I found it easier to get into than iTunes.

Cons

None.

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4 stars

"I've found nothing better."

August 05, 2008  |  By NoDeity

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.0.3.1183

Pros

Quickly and accurately organizes music, provides an easy interface for editing the information by which the songs are organized.

Cons

Advanced features are disabled in the free version but it's still highly usable.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.3.1183
Version 3.0.3.1183 adds iPhone synchronization, support for music purchase via Amazon, and plus over 200 minor features and improvements.
General
Publisher Ventis Media
Publisher web site http://www.mediamonkey.com
Release Date June 19, 2008
Date Added June 19, 2008
Version 3.0.3.1183
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 14.5MB
File Name MediaMonkey_4.1.5.1719.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,683,975
Downloads Last Week 676
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Some automation features are disabled
Price Free

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