“MediaMonkey” is an easy-to-use organizer for serious music collectors. It catalogs your CDs, MP3, WMA, and OGG audio tracks, and looks up and intelligently tags and renames/reorganizes them.
“MediaMonkey” rips CDs, converts audio file formats, and easily creates mixes. MediaMonkey integrates with Nero for CD Burning, and with Winamp for playback.
“MediaMonkey” even includes a built-in player that supports hundreds of Winamp plug-ins, and automatically adjusts volume levels so that you don’t have continually fiddle with the volume control. “MediaMonkey” is a software that will play, ripp and organize your music collection.
The freeware version of MediaMonkey can be upgraded to the GOLD version which allows you to access to a variety of cool features:
File Monitor (automatically updates library)
Integrated CD/DVD Burner (Audio & Data) Up to 48x
Support for Multiple Collections (e.g. Rock & Classical)
On-the-fly Audio Conversion and Leveling for Syncs and Burns
Advanced Searches and AutoPlaylists
Unlimited MP3 encoding
Virtual CD / Previews & Sleep Timer
Automatic library organizer (as a background process)
High-speed conversion / leveling on multi-core systems
Here are some key features of “MediaMonkey“:
Multiple Music Collections
MediaMonkey Filtering UI
Filters and views allow large music libraries to be segmented into sub-collections such as Classical Music, Kids Music, or Contemporary Music, each configured with custom views and playback rules. For example, a Classical Music collection can be configured to display a Conductor node and play with cross-fading disabled, whereas Contemporary Music wouldn’t.
MediaMonkey gives you all the tools you need to manage large music collections.
Organize Files Automatically
MediaMonkey Background Auto-organize tool
Automatically organize and rename files on your hard drive into a logical hierarchy of your choice according to a set of rules that you define. Classical music can be organized one way and Kids music another and MediaMonkey will take care of organizing them automatically as a background process.
MediaMonkey Auto-playlist UI
Create advanced AutoPlaylists which automatically generate a music mix to suit your mood. Just define practically any set of criteria and the mix is automatically created.
Synchronize Advanced Playlist with Portable Devices, giving you the perfect tool for rapidly downloading a subset of your collection to your device. For example, you can choose to sync a random subset totalling 256 MB of music that match a defined set of criteria.
For the average user, creating a music mix and synching it couldn’t be easier.
Auto-Conversion and Leveling
MediaMonkey Auto-conversion UI
Auto-conversion allows you to automatically sync or burn tracks no matter what format they’re in, converting tracks on-the-fly to a format that is supported by your iPod/iPhone or other portable device or CD/DVD player, while retaining all metadata.
Auto-conversion can also convert tracks to lower bitrates to make more effective use of the limited storage capacity on a portable device. This is especially useful for lossless music collections, which can’t fit on a portable device.
In addition, Auto-leveling levels track volume on-the-fly so that tracks play at a steady volume on CDs/DVDs and on devices that don’t support volume leveling (i.e. most devices besides iPods).
More Great Gold Benefits
Find music with advanced search functionality that digs through your collection to find tracks according to almost any criteria that you can think of. Search for Composer, Year, Beats per minute; find Lyrics, etc. and stop pulling your hair out trying to find music you know you have.
Encode unlimited MP3s without having to manually install a new MP3 encoder (the free version of MediaMonkey includes a time-limited LAME MP3 encoder. If you’re so inclined, you can manually replace it with the free LAME encoder, or you can just upgrade to MediaMonkey Gold).
Catalog your physical CDs and use the Virtual CD feature to keep track of what CDs you own and at the same time see which subset of tracks from those CDs are copied to your hard drive. Instead of tracking your CDs and tracks separately, the virtual CD function gives you an integrated view..
Import and save audio tracks from Audio CDs and MP3 CDs with unprecedented flexibility using the Virtual CD. It allows you to sample tracks from various sources, select which ones you want to import, and then import and save the files in a single operation.
Create Previews, short samples of audio tracks, that you can use when trying to decide which audio files you want to add to your collection.
Use a Sleep Timer to play your music, gradually fade it over a set period of time, and then turn off your PC — perfect for listening to tunes before you go to sleep.
Burn CDs at the maximum speed permitted by your hardware.