Fernando Ortega

Feature-packed media management application with tools to organize, tag, rip and synchronize audio and video files with conversion utility.

A review by Fernando Ortega
Screenshot of MediaMonkey 5.0, an music playing app for the Windows operating system.

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.

MediaMonkey is software which can stream media on DLNA devices.

Features and highlights

  • Tag music easily
  • Automatically identify movies and tracks that are missing information
  • Organize and rename music / video files
  • Create playlists with ease
  • File Monitor automatically updates your music library
  • Record CDs to your hard drive
  • Sync with iPhones, iPods, Android devices and other portable Audio/Video devices

MediaMonkey on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from mp3 player software without restrictions. MediaMonkey is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.

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  1. MediaMonkey Download
  2. Freeware MP3 Player Software
  3. Major release: MediaMonkey 5.0
  4. Music Playing Software
  5. Windows 11 Programs