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MediaMonkey

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:

    3.7 stars

    out of 41 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 9
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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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