MediaMonkey Standard

MediaMonkey Standard

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.4.1304
  • Total Downloads:
    4,683,975
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available

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

    4.3

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 29
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
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    out of 1326 votes

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

"It beats the lot"

April 10, 2011  |  By TonyMill

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

A serious piece of kit

Cons

Like other things, a tight fit on a 10" screen

Summary

Can't fault it (except there is no Mac OS 10.*.* version yet).

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1 stars

"DO NOT USE! It will ruin your media collection!"

March 25, 2011  |  By pfelts23

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

none. stay away.

Cons

It will mass tag your ENTIRE collection as Metallica - Kill Em All, without asking for confirmation. STAY AWAY! CNET should remove this program. I plan to complain.

Summary

STAY AWAY! DO NOT USE!

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5 stars

"Excellent program!"

March 24, 2011  |  By Reneepl

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

Does exactly what is advertises and more.

Cons

Will get hung up sometimes, but not often.

Summary

If you have a lot of music and audio files and need a way to organize it all...Media Monkey is the way to go. It's simple to use and gives you a ton of options for customizing.

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5 stars

"The Best music mgmt software"

March 18, 2011  |  By LOUHBNY

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

simply the best music software

Cons

nothing bad to say

Summary

the best 9.9 out of 10

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5 stars

"The only Music Organizer that does it all"

March 18, 2011  |  By rgadawg

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

100,000 files with no performance issues, customizable organizing options, fetches correct metadata, Assisted moving, renaming, etc.

Cons

Sometimes I can't get Lyric Master to work correctly, but that's no MM fault.

Summary

I've been using Media Monkey for probably 6 years, the only thing that came close to it was MusicMatch (sold to Yahoo a while back) and they really don't keep it up. Now, Songbird is a close contender, but doesn't have the total file, naming, locating, moving options of Media Monkey.

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4 stars

"Ipod not completely in sync w/windows anyway - try this"

March 04, 2011  |  By boxstep

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

Install and 'configure' were very fast. Two ipods can be set up without the 'previous libraries' hunt and hope fiasco. Easy to use.

Cons

A 'Duplicates' feature would be nice along with picture and video - but these are very minor points.

Summary

This just may be what you are looking for. Go for it.

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4 stars

"Good choice for itune haters"

March 03, 2011  |  By baddy_3-

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

-intuitive
-plenty of options
-excellent integration with windows xp
-no startup or background process
-does pretty much everything with audio files i.e. tag,burn,convert,rip,play,sync. pity it doesn't make coffee :P

Cons

-UI not very refined, but not ugly
-sound quality feels a bit messy
-tweaking eq settings during playback results in fluttering for a fraction of second every time you slide the bars.
-ugly filetype icon. had to change it with reshack.

Summary

a nice overall audio-player. i dont like library features in foobar/winamp so i use mm as secondary player when i am not in the mood to manually create a playlist out of 28gb heap. you dont have to add files to library, there is a 'My Computer' tree in left pane to read files directly from your music folder or drive.
However maintaining a library is rewarding due to the 'auto-dj' feature.

My only complain is the messy equilizer that can't change output without fluttering and stuttering the playback like 'hell, wats wrong now !", making it damn hard to find the 'sweet-spot'. But once all set, mm is a rewarding experience.

P.S. aac encoded audio (m4a,aac etc) requires apple quicktime( a nightmare) to be installed. i recommend quick-time lite from filehippo.com

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5 stars

"Great Media Organizer and iTunes alternative"

February 28, 2011  |  By jabberwock_11

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

-Able to sync iPods
-Easily organizes and converts tracks
-Simple to sort through and delete duplicate tracks
-tags album art perfectly

Cons

-No video
-Requires Gold version to deall with AAC/m4a tracks
-Few available skins

Summary

After having abandoned iTunes and subsequently tried and abandoned several alternatives I happily stumbled upon MediaMonkey. This program was one of the few programs that was not only able to sync to and recognize iPods, but also the only program that I have ever used that allowed simple and seamless editing of track tags, artwork, and properties with little to no difficulty. I upgraded to Gold so that I could use the AAC/m4a plug in and so that I could auto sync my devices, but even the standard version has tons of usable and simple to learn functions. I highly recomend this program to anybody who has a large collection of music files from various sources.

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5 stars

"definetly the best music player"

February 27, 2011  |  By Yaron_Lehmann

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

- GUI much more comfortable than iTunes or Media Player
- Faster
- Easy to customize or add add-ins

Cons

- uses VB and SQLite
- music-files auto-tagging relies on outsources and does'nt always work

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4 stars

"Great music organizer"

February 26, 2011  |  By wohz

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 3.2.4.1304

Pros

Really good music organizer which allows you sort music anyway you want, with good tag editing etc

Cons

Skins are all pretty ugly

Summary

Good choice

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.4.1304
Version 3.2.4.1304 adds compatibility with iPhone, iPod, and iPads running iOS 4.2.1 firmware. In addition it is compatible with iTunes 10.1 and with iPod Nano 6G, iPod Shuffle 4G, and iPod Touch 4G devices.
General
Publisher Ventis Media
Publisher web site http://www.mediamonkey.com
Release Date November 23, 2010
Date Added November 23, 2010
Version 3.2.4.1304
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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 Not available
Price Free

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