MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1.1261
  • Total Downloads:
    4,683,975
  • Date Added:
    August 31, 2009
  • File Size:
    14.5MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    676
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

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

    3.7

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 9
  • 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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5 stars

"Very flexible and compatible; best at organizing music"

November 19, 2009  |  By palmcrash

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

Wide device support.
Awesome tag/organizing features.
Auto playlists
Script/skin support
Small memory/resource usage

Cons

Support for Palm Pre playlists (which emulate iPhone) took 5 months... Other typical devices that use standard MTP mode (e.g. iRiver Clix 2 and HP120) always worked fine.

Summary

Has been worth every cent for the Lifetime Gold membership.

Supports pretty much every music device and audio formats (v3.2 now supports playlists for Palm Pre, also adds support for Android and some Win7 bugs).
Multi-tagging, web tag/album-art lookup makes music organizing a breeze.
On-the-fly "auto playlists" that create customized, highly-filtered playlists.
Very customizable, including script and skin support.
Small memory usage (not a memory/resource hog like iTunes)

Updated on Nov 19, 2009

Works perfectly on my Windows 7 64bit Home Premium and XP Pro machines.

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1 stars

"Avoid if you have Windows &"

November 18, 2009  |  By chevayo

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

None, see cons

Cons

Tried compatibility mode, tried running as an administrator and it just would not run. I have used the software on previous versions of Windows and its awesome, but it kept giving runtime errors and then shutting down on Windows 7

Summary

zero functionality in Windows 7, easy usability in previous versions.

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1 stars

"great until it isn't"

November 18, 2009  |  By rzabitka

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

When it worked it was great. i have a library of over 115,000 songs and it worked like a charm...

Cons

...Unitl it didn't. Suddenly, anytime i tried to play a song, the screen went all pale and a dialog box appeared to tell me it wasn't working. Fine. Unfortunately there is NO support for this product. I've begged and pleaded for help. nada

Summary

If they would please respond to my cries for help i would rank this very highly. With a byzantine method for asking for support and then no response, i can only recommend using another product. If you want to use the free version, you should, but do NOT pay for this as there is absolutely no support for any problems. Use another program that has actual support systems.

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3 stars

"Dissapointment."

November 16, 2009  |  By Metsesito

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

The skin color.

Cons

Does not perform well.

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5 stars

"Excellent freeware"

November 16, 2009  |  By willirl

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

Loads of functionality

Cons

Can be a bit confusing but very powerful

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4 stars

"Never had a problem"

November 15, 2009  |  By jep1066

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

A great piece of music management software

Cons

No cons all good

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5 stars

"Best Library Managing Software"

November 14, 2009  |  By manilabae

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

Encoding
LIbrary Auto Organizing
Auto tagging
Conversion
Volume leveling....

Cons

Well it could look a bit better

Summary

Best library managing software! It does EVERYTHING

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1 stars

"crashes, useless program, can not recommend"

November 14, 2009  |  By andreas_uk

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

It worked O.k. in the past until 3 month ....(see cons)

Cons

... ago it started to crash right when it booted. Since then it does not work anymore - i bought their gold version and spent money - now i have a crap and non working SW.

Summary

don't waste your time - it does not work - I upgraded to Windows 7 yesterday - installed Media Monkey in hopes that this may solve it - no solution - it crashes immediately - useless program - not recommended to be installed

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1 stars

"Doesn't work!"

November 12, 2009  |  By Ian Farrell

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

Used to be good for tidying up iTunes mistakes and lack of info.

Cons

Crashes on launch and needs an urgent fix.

Summary

Not recommended until loading problem solved

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1 stars

"crashed right away not happy at all"

November 11, 2009  |  By arson73

 |  Version: MediaMonkey 3.1.1.1261

Pros

none didn't work at all

Cons

everything

Summary

not happy

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1.1261
Version 3.1.1.1261 contains a single fix to problems recently introduced with the auto-tagging from Amazon function.
General
Publisher Ventis Media
Publisher web site http://www.mediamonkey.com
Release Date August 31, 2009
Date Added August 31, 2009
Version 3.1.1.1261
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows NT
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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