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MediaMonkey Standard

CNET Editors' review

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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  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 1,323 votes

    • 5 star: 716
    • 4 star: 306
    • 3 star: 93
    • 2 star: 52
    • 1 star: 156
  • Current version:

    3.4 stars

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 3.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is a good program. 5 stars."

    August 8, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "DONT DOWNLOAD. CONTAINS VIRUS"

    August 8, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 4.0 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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