A powerful, easy-to-use, and free MP3/ OGG/ WMA/ CD jukebox/ organizer/ ripper/ tagger.
MediaMonkey is an audio tool that allows you to play, burn, tag, and organize music supported by the most popular audio formats.
The installation process takes little time to complete, and you have the possibility of installing MediaMonkey as a portable version, in case you don't want to risk changing the system registry files.
The user interface is pretty standard. Thanks to the well-developed online help section, users can learn how to navigate through MediaMonkey.
Party Mode is a feature of MediaMonkey that prevents any modifications from being made to your files, or to the configuration of the software, while Sleep mode allows you to configure the time to play, whether to shutdown at the end, or gradually fade the volume.
Categories include Music, Podcast, Playlists, Media Servers, and Net Radio (access to the SHOUTcast and Icecast radio).
Track managing includes editing track properties and album information, album art, auto-tag from filename, converting formats, and others. In addition, you can burn an audio CD, data CD/DVD/BD, or erase it.
For some reason, even when MediaMonkey is not performing a task, CPU and memory resources are considerably used.
The truth is that MediaMonkey has a lot of features and buttons, but they are not very well organized. Plus, the interface is too large for a media player (you have to maximize it to easily navigate). And you have to get the MediaMonkey Gold to access more advanced features.
The bottom line is that MediaMonkey still needs some work, but it's not to be ignored either. It basically intends to cover all features in the audio department. And it's free to try!
Here are some key features of "MediaMonkey":
· A Library which tracks all of the music on your hard drive or on CDs that you own
· Automatically updates based on changes to your music (Gold)
· Automatically update audio CD/track information from Amazon and Freedb
· Organizes music by different attributes, and provides powerful search facilities
· Finds Tracks with problems such as duplicate titles, duplicate content, missing tags
· Allows you to easily update properties, and tag your music using industry-standard formats (ID3v1&v2, OGG, WMA, APE2)
Allows you to edit many tracks at once:
· Automatically organize and rename files on your hard disk based on the music's properties
· Automatically and intelligently tag files based on filenames
· Advanced, intuitive playlist management
· Import and export M3U playlists
· Drag and drop tracks to rapidly create playlists
· Automatically update playlists in response to tracks that have been moved
· Organize playlists hierarchically
· AutoPlaylists to dynamically create mixes based on predefined criteria
· High-quality audio playback (MP3, WMA, OGG, MPC, APE, etc.)
· Supports Winamp-compatible input/output plug-ins to enable add-on functionality
· Supports Winamp-compatible DSP effects such as DFX, for improved audio
· Supports Visualization plug-ins for funky visual effects that match your music
· Includes a 10 band equalizer to customize your audio experience
· Levels Volume so that you no longer have to adjust the volume knob up and down when music has been recorded at different levels
· Integrates with Winamp 2.x if you're used to Winamp as a player and MediaMonkey as your organizer
· Synchronizes your music with your portable audio devices
Encoding into various formats (OGG, MP3, WMA, WAV) so that you can easily add music to your collection:
· Rips audio CD content to your hard drive, with jitter correction for troublesome CDs
· Converts from one audio format to another
· Import/Export songs from external sources with ease, using the Virtual CD (Gold)
· Generate previews - short 20-40kb samples of songs to help qualify unknown music (Gold)
· Burn Audio CDs.
· Sound Card
What's New in This Release:
· Failure to rip some specific CDs when "verify" is enabled
· Queued download items cannot be cancelled (regression)
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime