MediaMonkey 4.0 review
A media jukebox and music manager software
Once known under the name of Sound DB, MediaMonkey is supposed to be very easy to use media jukebox and music manager software. Does it rise up to expectations? Find out the answer from our following review.
Compatible with all Windows OS
Before downloading it you will need a good sound card. The size of the pack is 16.5MB and the product is compatible with Windows All. The actual downloading went smoothly and so did the installation. After the two were completed, we launched the Media Monkey and were welcomed by a sleek interface and the software immediately scanned the drive of our laptop. The reason for this: to see supported digital media files and add them to its library. The interface was also extremely easy to navigate and it featured colorful and clean icons.
Easy to organize all
The MediaMonkey’s greatest advantage during our test was that it kept our digital music collection very organized. The program sorted our songs based on their ID3 tags and synchronized them to our iPod very well. Moreover, our CD, WMA, MP3, WAV and other audio files were quickly and flawlessly catalogued. Another advantage we came across when we tested MediaMonkey 4.0 was the following: it effectively searched for Album Art that was missing and also tracked data via the Internet or Freedb; it also sported an automated file and directory rename option and an intelligent tag editor.
MediaMonkey’s 4.0 player did a very good job of automatically adjust volume levels; that way we didn’t have to constantly deal ourselves with the volume control. If an user wants to, he or she can use Winamp as default player on this product.
Auto DJ and CD ripper included
The MediaMonkey 4.0 also boasts some good features. The Auto-Rename and Auto-Tag prevented untagged songs from escaping our library and the Auto DJ played selections from our laptop’s music library even though there weren’t requests queuing up. The software comes with a Party mode that successfully locked down the music library while continuing to allow people to make requests, a CD Burner, a CD Ripper, manual/automated playlist editors for when we want to create music mixes and, finally, an audio converter for saving music.
Other important features of the MediaMonkey: Drag & Drop for when you want to quickly create playlists, AutoPlaylists, 10-band equalizer and many more. If you want, you can upgrade to the GOLD paid version. After this test we have a conclusion of this review for you. Even though it’s not as popular as iTunes, the MediaMonkey 4.0 deserves a try.