MediaMonkey Standard

MediaMonkey Standard

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.6.1501
  • Total Downloads:
    4,683,975
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 04, 2012
  • 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

    3.4

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • 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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3 stars

"Seems the same as Windows Media players.Looks different"

October 20, 2012  |  By OldBoogie

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

Works great, finds your files & categorizes them. Just like media player.

Cons

Don't see why I needed another media player.

Summary

Just didn't wow me.

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4 stars

"Capable but difficult to learn"

September 22, 2012  |  By guswfla

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

capabilities

Cons

Different ways to accomplish tasks in different modes of operation. Contrary to claim, the interface seems anything but intuitive. Free version's documentation is poor (by design?)

Summary

Not for casual use.

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3 stars

"Goodish but not quite what I needed"

September 16, 2012  |  By stephendufton

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

I tested this with a few alternatives to find the best method of cataloguing my rehearsal recordings. This was good for updating many files with title, album, artist etc.

Cons

I couldn't get it to play midi files, of which I have many

Summary

Okish, but not quite what I need

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4 stars

"Good player."

August 21, 2012  |  By Smith-Lee2005

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

Nice UI, and easy to use. Good player in most part.

Cons

Too many duplicate files created. Can be confusing for some folks.
Problem with burning CD disc's for use with other CD player ready devices.

Summary

All in all, a fairly good player despite some problems with SOME Anti-Virus programs giving FALSE Positives and some problems with making CD disc's for use in other CD players.
I do think it is worth installing and I even have the "Gold" version on some of my computers.

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1 stars

"Totally useless software and a waste of resources."

August 10, 2012  |  By uday1435

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

Nothing worth. Thought this would convert files but it does not. The interface is confusing with useless functionality. All it does is play music files like thousands of those available already

Cons

Sluggish, Hostile menus, and a useless program

Summary

Wasted 14 MB for nothing by downloading this garbage.

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4 stars

"It is a good program. 5 stars."

August 08, 2012  |  By scoman187

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

easy to figure out

Cons

DVDs dont play in standard home DVD players even though it says it will if it's Mp3 playable.Needs to burn regular DVDs not just data DVDs

Summary

It is a good program. 5 stars.

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1 stars

"DONT DOWNLOAD. CONTAINS VIRUS"

August 08, 2012  |  By teamnike24

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

NONE NOT A THING

Cons

My computer was infected with a TROJAN virus by this software.

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5 stars

"Media Monkey still teh best!"

July 30, 2012  |  By Filthy_McNasty

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

Album Art retrieval much faster
Scanning for duplicates is fast.
Ability to write scripts to expand features.
Handles HUGE libraries.

Cons

They have trouble releasing stable versions.

Summary

Don't know why this is ranked so low. Only JRiver comes close.

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3 stars

"Function Filled, powerful tools, but irritatingly slow"

July 27, 2012  |  By Snoman002

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

Lots of functions
Great tools for the organizers
Logical layouts for files and folders
Scripts, Scripts, Scripts

Cons

Occasionally (frequently) bogs down
Gets sluggish when processing medium to moderate large commands
Feels buggy sometimes

Summary

Overall its a great tool, and I'll admit I put it back on my system just because I knew it would provide me great tools for organizing my large previously unorganized collection. However, sometimes I just want to bash my head against the desk waiting for it to respond, or stop jumping the file list while it deletes files, or ... I could go on. A worthy download, but I hesitat to pay for the full version, which does come with some great features, knowing its unlikely that the program would operate faster.

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4 stars

"Good product,....."

July 14, 2012  |  By xCHUDx

 |  Version: MediaMonkey Standard 4.0.6.1501

Pros

Great program

Cons

Since I've done the upgrade, I've been noticing that it's been crashing on me every so often when doing an editing or re-scanning files into the player.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.6.1501
Version 4.0.6.1501 is a minor update that includes 20 miscellaneous fixes and improvements, including several related to iPhone / iPod synchronization.
General
Publisher Ventis Media
Publisher web site http://www.mediamonkey.com
Release Date July 03, 2012
Date Added July 04, 2012
Version 4.0.6.1501
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
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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