MediaMonkey is software that allows a user to organize a music library. The software is billed by the company behind it as a media organizer "for serious collectors." MediaMonkey is a product of Ventis Media and is currently on its fourth major version. The software has been reviewed by Softpedia, fileForum, Freenet.de, SoftwareHow, DownloadPipe, PC Advisor, LifeHacker, The Tech Hacker, gHacks, How-To Geek, PC World, Download.com, PC Pro UK, Create Digital Music Blog, Computer Power User and Alvin Ashcraft's Morning Dew. The software has been in development since 2001.
- Manage over 100,000 video and music files without a performance drop
- Allows the user to record CDs and download movies, music and podcasts from some providers
- Metadata (art, lyrics, information) can be automatically searched for and tagged to music files
- Can automatically sync with MediaMonkey for Android via wifi to make it easy to keep the music library on a mobile device
- Automatically normalizes volume between MP3 and other file formats for a uniform listening experience
- Can sync with iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android and other devices
- By sharing via DLNA, the user can convert M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA, FLAC, MP4, WMV and AVI file formats
- Intuitive playlist creation, including Part Mode and Auto-DJ for automatic playlist management
- The basic version of the software is free
- Does not appear to support Apple Mac OS X or Linux desktop operating systems
Audiophiles and music connoisseurs will be delighted to know that there's software out there to help them manage their enormous music libraries. With MediaMonkey, one can even do this for free. The software comes equipped with all the bells and whistles one would expect of a modern music player, plus the special focus on automatic organization of huge collections. It supports syncing between desktop and mobile devices, and the software recently added support for Android Auto, which is a version of the operating system for cars. The desktop version of the software currently supports Microsoft Windows operating systems. Enhanced functionality for superusers can be acquired by purchasing the "Gold" version of the software, which starts at $24.95 for a current-version license. A lifetime license with full access to future version upgrades costs $49.95.
Best of breed except that it will not save Rating to tags. Serious deficiency. You lose all of your painstakingly developed ratings if you have to reinstall the software or clear and rescan the library