MediaMonkey Standard

MediaMonkey Standard

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.3.1476
  • Total Downloads:
    4,707,727
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 22, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 16 votes

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5 stars

"Very good MP3 manager with video support."

March 02, 2012  |  By haywardb

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Very fast at processing large music collection.
Supports video files.
Not bad party mode.

Cons

Want some of the pay features for free.

Summary

Would suggest this to anyone with a music collection. Very good tag handling and support for auto lookup.

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4 stars

"Happy Lifetime Gold Member"

February 20, 2014  |  By mosteve

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Easy to use, covers most file formats, converts on the fly (Gold), will sync with 4th Gen Ipod.

Cons

Had to have iTunes installed to be able to sync with iPod. I don't even like having iTunes on my computer, but not having to use it is a bonus. Would like to have "undo" button for tagging mistakes, etc. Haven't used video features much but had some performance issues occasionally when I did.

Summary

Has similar features to many other media managers but handles more file formats than most and is easy to customize and use. Have been using for about 6 years as my only media manager. Would recommend upgrade to gold if you like the basic program.

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1 stars

"Removed! Makes changes without permission"

May 31, 2012  |  By Aviator8690

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Decent features and ran well

Cons

Had to uninstall as it was making changes without asking permission. It continuously changes itself to the preferred media player for all types -- DEALBREAKER!

Summary

Not an ethical way to do business, in my book. I'm looking elsewhere and crossing Ventis off my list forever.

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5 stars

"kickass media manager"

May 22, 2012  |  By cybervibin

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

best media manager i have seen

Cons

startup time

Summary

dont think twice go for it

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2 stars

"Hate Itunes,but MM4 still has many Ipod sync problems!"

May 21, 2012  |  By coolvibes2020

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Many Features!

Cons

Many syncing and playback issues with my 5th and 6th Gen Ipod Nano, did not have with Itunes.
After syncing Ipods with MM4, the 5th Gen mainly now freezes or skips over many tracks in my playlists. Even after contacting MM Support several times,hardly any real solutions at all. Apparently, MM 4 is not yet fully compatible with latest Ipods etc, especially 5th Gen Nano, still a few devastating Bugs:
1. The Level playback does not work well, my Mp3 volumes still all over the place. Many song volumes play much lower than others.
2. My song Times and duration, still does not show on all songs, only a few.
3. Playlists total songs and times, at bottom in MM inconsistent, so many times I have no idea how long my playlist really is.
4. Sometimes songs play fine, sometimes they will play garbled or with a short very loud static noise, with freezes.
5. The Auto DJ you can only use while playing on PC, MM4 will not beat/tempo match songs, and let U save as a playlist to Ipod or MP3 Player.

Summary

I found out the hard way, after a few months of trying to work out the Ipod/MM4 issues, only able to resolve a few of the problems. If you think Media Monkey is the complete answer and alternative to all of your Itunes issues and dislikes, maybe for a few, but not really!
I would have gladly paid for MM upgrade if it worked well with my Ipods, but way too many problems, certainly not worth paying for Upgrade.
I recently dropped Itunes and updated to MM 4 , I really thought life would be a lot easier with Media Monkey, but has been a lot of work and whole lot more frustration.
Media Monkey Support may help you a little if your problems are simple and easy to fix, but if they are not, do not count on much help or Support! Hopefully MM Developers will fix all these issues soon, but currently , I am still looking for an Itunes/ Media Monkey Ipod alternative player!

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5 stars

"Probably the best free media player on the market"

May 19, 2012  |  By DrJansan

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

I have been using v 3. for over a year with no problems. I now have v 4. and have absolutely no problems with it as some people seem too be experiencing. It does all I want it to without problems.

Cons

Could load a little quicker

Summary

Does what it says "on the packet".

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5 stars

"Super music player"

May 01, 2012  |  By bg52

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Easy library search; in-line tag editing; rename filename. Pretty much everything you want to do to a music file.

Cons

I prefer VLC for video, but MM works.

Summary

This is my standard MP3 player on all of my computers.

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5 stars

"Awesome Media Manager"

April 29, 2012  |  By SacoraWoods

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Fast and Reliable

Cons

None so far, I am very happy with it after 3 years!

Summary

Great Program!

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4 stars

"Does the job!"

April 18, 2012  |  By mmit0126

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

I use it to play .flac files.

Cons

I wish they had a version for Android tablets.

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1 stars

"New version just doesn't work"

April 02, 2012  |  By Crabhain

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

I'm thinking...

Cons

Doesn't work, freezes

Summary

I've used 3.x for a couple of years. Worked well overall, the only program to date that could handle my large collection. Decided to upgrade to 4.0. Big mistake. It freezes 100% of the time. Not always immediately, but always eventually. Never manages to finish the start up scan, "pinwheels" every time I click anything, and well, just randomly freezes. I have the paid "gold" version. I contacted support, and got back a snotty email asking if I had considered turning off scanning for new tracks. That is a major functionality of the program. Just disable a major part of the program. How 'bout you fix it?

Frankly, just a guess, but the program looks like the work of a couple of guys working at home. Nice, but overly geeky, and full of little bugs that don't get fixed from version to version. Now they've tried to add videos, and a bunch of updates, and messed it up. They seem in over thier heads. Hope they fix it, it WAS a good program.

Meantime, while I wait to see if they can work up enough caring to try to fix the mess, I need to find another program that can handle large libraries. Actually, it's hard to figure out why that's hard. It's just a database, after all. That's pretty mature technology. Plus, a few thousand, or tens of thousands, of items in a database is absolutely tiny, even for a 2nd rate database engine. Don't know why it is so elusive to so many small time programming shops. Hell, even Microsoft's Media Player dies when given a large library. Strange. But, I digress. So, I'll be waiting, and looking for a replacement.

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5 stars

"Does the job for me"

March 30, 2012  |  By nanzart1937

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.3.1476

Pros

Works well with all my Videos and pictures

Cons

Haven't found any yet

Summary

I recommend this free and easy to use application

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.3.1476
Version 4.0.3 is a minor update that resolves ~100 miscellaneous issues in MediaMonkey 4.0.2.
General
Publisher Ventis Media
Publisher web site http://www.mediamonkey.com
Release Date February 22, 2012
Date Added February 22, 2012
Version 4.0.3.1476
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.9MB
File Name MediaMonkey_4.1.6.1736.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,707,727
Downloads Last Week 564
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Some automation features are disabled.
Price Free

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