If you thought iTunes for Windows was a must-have audio organizer and player, think again. With MediaMonkey, you'd be hard pressed to find something here that you don't like! Compare that to the nags of updating and the crashes of iTunes, and you might just ditch the Apple product all together.. especially since MediaMonkey supports synchronization with Apple devices like iPods. If you're using a Sony device, then this app is light years ahead of anything Sony has been able to produce (Connect/SonicStage).
When you first launch MediaMonkey, you'll be given the option to scan your computer for music files it supports and in this case, it scanned the PC for MP3, and WMA files. The scanning was a little bit slow due to the size of our collection on the first run, but on the second time we tried it, it was lightning fast. The actual task of organizing mp3s was much better than iTunes or Winamp, hands down.
With the above stated fast that this software runs without a hitch and (in our opinion), much better than iTunes, it also comes with many more file-support options.
Strictly as a music player, MediaMonkey is a strong contender. It supports Winamp plugins (which are available across the web), features auto-volume-correction, cross-fading, a comprehensive equalizer and more.
Perhaps one of the strongest points of this program is its efficiency when tagging, re-tagging and cleaning idv3 tags. If you're somebody who gets annoyed with ugly tags on your MP3 files when playing them on your portable device, then you'll appreciate this.
From all of the music organizers we've tried, MediaMonkey is definitely near or at the top of the list. The pro version offers a few extra features for a price, but the free version is definitely not lacking. Without a doubt, a lot of work went into creating and maintaining this program and the fact that Ventis Media offers a freeware version without the usual limitations and nags is certainly a plus.
From Ventis Media:It catalogs your CDs, MP3, Windows Media Audio (*.WMA), and OGG audio tracks, and looks up and intelligently tags and renames/reorganizes them. It rips CDs, converts audio file formats, and easily creates mixes. It integrates with Nero for CD Burning, and currently includes a built-in player that supports hundreds of Winamp plug-ins, and automatically adjusts volume levels so that you don't have to continually fiddle with the volume control.MediaMonkey 4.1.1
is licensed as Freeware
for the Windows operating system / platform without restrictions. MediaMonkey is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
MediaMonkey Virus and Malware Tests:
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