MediaMonkey Overview
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This one is for all of the music junkies out there! MediaMonkey is very much renowned for being the best media manager available. It’s been downloaded a staggering 2.6 million times from, received 5 out of 5 stars from the editors, and has earned 4 out of 5 stars from over 600 users who have voted. If that’s not a recipe for a great application I don’t know what is.

If you’ve been following our Daily Downloads you’ll know that MediaMonkey is on the verge of releasing version 3 (note: all screenshots in this article are taken from MediaMonkey 3 RC3). This release is anticipated by all MediaMonkey users because of the new built-in podcast management, improved Vista compatibility, better search features, and much more. Yep, I said podcast support:

MediaMonkey Podcasts

And what good would a media manager be if it didn’t support synchronization with portable media players? With MediaMonkey you not only get full iPod support, but it can also handle most other media players as well. That means you can toss in the towel on iTunes without sacrificing the functionality that you crave!

MediaMonkey has a plethora of options for all of the power users out there who have to have things their own way! You can configure everything from dozens of keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys, plug-ins, automatic podcast downloading, CD ripping, and more:

MediaMonkey Options
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MediaMonkey has both a free and Gold version available, but the Gold version has some sweet features that you’ll enjoy day in and day out. Take a look at what you’ll get by making the upgrade:

  • File Monitor automatically updates your Library to reflect changes on your hard drive.
  • Auto-conversion converts tracks on the fly as they are synced so that all of your tracks can play on your iPod or other device.
  • Advanced Auto-Playlists quickly generate a mix to suit your mood. Specify the criteria, and the mix is created.
  • Sleep Timer gradually fades your music over a set period of time, and optionally turns off your PC before bedtime.
  • Virtual CD catalogs your CD’s without creating duplicate entries for tracks that exist on both your hard drive and CD’s.
  • Burn CD’s and DVD’s at full speed.

–The Giveaway–

We have 5 licenses of MediaMonkey 3.0 Gold (valued at $19.95 each) to giveaway today! All you have to do is drop a comment below providing both your name and email address in the appropriate fields. We obviously need your email address for contacting you in the event that you should win. Believe it or not we’ve actually had winners in previous giveaways get randomly selected, but since they didn’t provide an email address we had to pick someone else.

Just as with all of our giveaways we will be using a random number generator to determine the winners. For this round here is how we’re going to give out the licenses:

  • 1 winner will be picked from comment numbers 1 through 10
  • 4 winners will be picked from comment numbers 1 through however many comments there are.

Entries for the giveaway will be accepted up until December 4th at 5:00PM Central Time.