MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey Gold 4.0.7

Audio library managment for your PC

MediaMonkey is a complete audio manager, allowing you to bring together your music, audio books, podcasts and more. You can bring in music from anywhere on your hard drive, CDs or connected network. View full description

PROS

  • Compatible with lots of formats
  • Access online shops and streaming services
  • Great disc scans
  • Party mode, automatic shut down
  • Potable device syncing

CONS

  • No compact player
  • Ugly!

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MediaMonkey is a complete audio manager, allowing you to bring together your music, audio books, podcasts and more. You can bring in music from anywhere on your hard drive, CDs or connected network.

The first thing MediaMonkey does is ask to scan your drives for music. This is effective, and will really pull in any audio it finds. You can select the kind of audio files you want to use, which can stop MediaMonkey importing irrelevant audio. This is one of MediaMonkey's advantage over iTunes, as it's less reliant on its own library system. It is also compatible with many more formats. You can sync Media Monkey with devices such as iPhones and MP3 players.

For playback, MediaMonkey has all the usual tools, like equalizer and volume leveling. However, its layout takes a while to get used to, and it's not as easy to drop into as iTunes. The folder tree is comprehensive but ugly, and the tiny buttons in the toolbar are incomprehensible without trial and error testing.

MediaMonkey is a comprehensive audio management and playback device that's absolutely packed with features. However, it's looking old these days and really lacks a intuitive interface.

MediaMonkey supports the following formats

AAC, M4A, M4B, M4P, MP4, APE, CDA, FLAC, FLA, MP3, OGG, WMA, APL, MAC, MPC, VQF, WAV, M3U, PCAST, PLS, ASX, XSPF

— User reviews — about MediaMonkey

  • nourjbl

    by nourjbl

    "Great media manager with many features, but it is not a looker!"

    it is a great media organizer, but lacks in looks. That's why they offer more skins for it. You can download more skins ... More.

    reviewed on February 8, 2016

  • C. Brown

    by C. Brown

    "Media Monkey a solid music management program"

    Best I've seen for large catalogs of music and very user-friendly. Open-source makes it nice :-) Make it how you like i... More.

    reviewed on February 2, 2012