MediaMonkey 3.2 Released – Syncs with the latest phones

November 19th, 2009

Ventis Media is proud to announce a major new release of MediaMonkey. The new version syncs with some of the most popular smartphones, including the iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre, and Android phones, as well as with all of the latest iPods including the iPod Nano 5G, and iPod Touch 3G.  This should prove especially useful to Palm Pre and Android phone owners who are unable to sync their devices with the latest versions of iTunes.

In addition to the new sync capabilities, the new version:
– adds support for new Windows 7 features such as Aeropeek and jumplists
– automatically monitors directories for changes so that music can be automatically added to the library (in the free version!)
– includes close to 200 other minor improvements including numerous CD playback / burning fixes and compatibility with the latest version of iTunes

MediaMonkey 3.2 is available for download now in free and Gold versions at:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/download

MediaMonkey 3.1.1 Released!

September 1st, 2009

MediaMonkey 3.1.1 is now available!

It is a bug fix release, that fixes problems that have recently begun occurring with the Auto-tag from Amazon tool.

Want to get your music library under control? Want to sync your music to your phone? Download it here.

MediaMonkey 3.1 Released; Music Lovers Celebrate!

June 15th, 2009

Announcing MediaMonkey 3.1.0: Serious Music Collectors Rejoice!

June 15, 2009 — Music lovers around the world are celebrating as Ventis Media released the newest version of its its award-winning MediaMonkey music management software.

“This software is off the hook!” exclaimed 98-year-old Velma Baumgarten as she organized her Black Sabbath collection with MediaMonkey.

“We’re free from the hegemony of iTunes,” exclaimed 2 WWF wrestlers as they listened to Stravinsky synced via MediaMonkey to their iPhones.

The new version of MediaMonkey adds full text search, iPod Shuffle 3G support, improved tagging for classical music, better album art handling, improved podcast management, and over 500 usability, performance, and customization improvements.

“This is our second step toward world domination,” said Russell Samuels, V.P. Marketing of Ventis Media. Asked what the first step was, Samuels laughed maniacally as he organized his 50,000 track collection with MediaMonkey.

MediaMonkey 3.1.0 is available for download now in free and Gold versions at:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/download
The Gold version can also be had for free, through a promotion with Trialpay:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/trialpay

About Ventis Media:
Ventis Media is a provider of advanced music management tools. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in the Czech Republic. MediaMonkey is an award-winning music manager and jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs CDs, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, MP3 and other audio files, including contemporary and classical music, audiobooks, podcasts, etc. It offers multiple tools for looking up and editing tags, and an automated library organizer to organize files on the hard drive. It includes a CD ripper, CD/DVD Burner, and audio converter for saving music, and advanced playlisting for creating mixes. Its player automatically adjusts volume levels and supports a Party mode that locks the UI for use at public events. It syncs tracks, playlists, and podcasts to portable audio devices such as iPhones, iPods, MP3 Phones, and other devices, and supports hundreds of scripts, plug-ins and visualizations to extend its functionality further. It has won numerous awards including 5-star Editor rating on download.com, 5-star Editor’s pick award on Freeware Genius, and Winner of the Skytopia Media Player Shootout. For more information, please visit http://www.mediamonkey.com.

Media contact:
Dov Smith <press@mediamonkey.com>

New MediaMonkey 3.0.6 Syncs with iPhone 3G

November 5th, 2008

Ventis Media has released a new version of its award-winning MediaMonkey music management software that syncs with Apple’s iPhone 3G and iPod Touch v2.  For music lovers seeking an alternative to iTunes, it is the only application capable of syncing to the new iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.

Until today, iTunes was the only software that could manage music on Apple’s iPhone 3G and iPod Touch. With its new iPhone 3G functionality, MediaMonkey provides a free, powerful alternative for syncing with and managing music collections on these devices.

Unlike iTunes, MediaMonkey also allows users to copy tracks from an iPhone or iPod to a PC, enabling users to backup music from their iPhones or iPods.

“iTunes is a great piece of software, but it is designed for the average user with simpler needs,” explained Russell Samuels, VP Marketing at Ventis Media. “MediaMonkey lets users organize collections of tens of thousands of tracks in the manner that they see fit, and now does so for Apple’s newest iPhone and iPod devices.”

For more information on how to sync MediaMonkey with the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2.x, visit:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Guide_to_ipod_sync

For more information on how to copy tracks from an iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2.x, visit:
http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/index.php/Copy_iPhone_or_iPod_to_PC

MediaMonkey 3.0.6 is available for download now in free and Gold versions at: http://www.mediamonkey.com/download

About Ventis Media:
Ventis Media is a provider of advanced music management tools. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in the Czech Republic. MediaMonkey is an award-winning music manager and jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs CDs, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, MP3 and other audio files, including contemporary and classical music, audiobooks, podcasts, etc. It offers multiple tools for looking up and editing tags, and an automated library organizer to organize files on the hard drive. It includes a CD ripper, CD/DVD Burner, and audio converter for saving music, and advanced playlisting for creating mixes. Its player automatically adjusts volume levels and supports a Party mode that locks the UI for use at public events. It syncs tracks, playlists, and podcasts to portable audio devices such as iPhones, iPods, MP3 Phones, and other devices, and supports hundreds of scripts, plug-ins and visualizations to extend its functionality further. It has won numerous awards including 5-star Editor rating on download.com, 5-star Editor’s pick award on Freeware Genius, and Winner of the Skytopia Media Player Shootout. For more information, please visit http://www.mediamonkey.com.

Media contact:

Dov Smith
press@mediamonkey.com

MediaMonkey 3.0.3 Music Manager Launches, Supports 100,000+ Tracks

June 19th, 2008

SUMMARY: Music Manager for Serious Collectors Now Supports Over 100,000 Tracks, Includes Over 200 New Features and Improvements

Ventis Media has released a new version of its award-winning MediaMonkey music management software for serious collectors. With storage becoming cheaper and serious collectors building massive music libraries, MediaMonkey now supports multi-terabyte music collections with over 100,000 tracks. MediaMonkey 3 is available today in free and paid versions at www.mediamonkey.com.

“This release of MediaMonkey is a major upgrade over previous versions,” said Russell Samuels, VP Marketing at Ventis Media. “In addition to supporting the needs of serious collectors, version 3.0 is also slicker, more user friendly, syncs with more devices, adds Podcasting and Album Art browsing, and will appeal to almost anyone who feels that iTunes or Windows Media Player is too simple to meet their music management needs.”

The new release adds over 200 new features and improvements including:

  • Much-improved performance for collections of 100,000+ tracks
  • Classical music management: MediaMonkey 3 adds support for fields required by classical music collectors, and supports tags with multiple attributes (e.g. Artist field supports multiple Artists). Users can also create customized subcollections (e.g. a single library that has a Rock Music collection, Classical Music collection, Audiobook collection).
  • Automated library organization: MediaMonkey 3 Gold adds automated file organization that can re-organize tracks in the background into specific directory and filename formats as specified by the user.
  • AAC (M4A, M4P, M4B) tagging and playback
  • Podcast subscriptions
  • New UI and skins
  • Browsing by album art, iTunes-style browser, or Vista-style navigation bar
  • Automated volume leveling with per album volume leveling
  • New audio engine with crossfading and silence suppression
  • On-the-fly conversion and volume leveling for CD burning
  • Syncs and levels volume on-the-fly for the latest iPhones, iPods, and other devices

“Our users told us that they wanted a Music Manager that can scale to 100,000+ tracks, so we designed MediaMonkey 3.0 for scalability from the ground up,” explained Jiri Hajek, VP Development at Ventis Media. “To support such large collections, version 3 adds automated library management for bookkeeping functions such as volume analysis and file naming. It also allows users to segment large collections into sub-collections such as Classical Music or Contemporary Music, each configured with custom views and playback rules. For example, a Classical Music collection can be configured to display Conductor and play with cross-fading disabled.”

“Our buyers are serious audiophiles with large music collections in lossless audio formats such as FLAC,” said David Chesky, CEO of HDTracks.com. “MediaMonkey is the best music manager for our users. It supports all of the high-end features they require, without requiring them to be technically advanced.”

About Ventis Media

Ventis Media is a provider of advanced music management tools. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in the Czech Republic. MediaMonkey is an award-winning music manager and jukebox for serious music collectors and iPod users. It catalogs CDs, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, MP3 and other audio files, including contemporary and classical music, audiobooks, podcasts, etc. It offers multiple tools for looking up and editing tags, and an automated library organizer to organize files on the hard drive. It includes a CD ripper, CD/DVD Burner, and audio converter for saving music, and advanced playlisting for creating music mixes. Its player automatically adjusts volume levels and supports a Party mode that locks the UI for use at public events. It syncs tracks, playlists, and podcasts to portable audio devices such as iPhones, iPods, MP3 Phones, and other devices, and supports hundreds of scripts, plug-ins and visualizations to extend its functionality further. It has won numerous awards including 5-star Editor rating on download.com, 5-star Editor’s pick award on Freeware Genius, and Winner of the Skytopia Media Player Shootout. For more information, please visit http://www.mediamonkey.com.

Media contact:

Dov Smith
press@mediamonkey.com

MediaMonkey 3.0.2 Released!

February 1st, 2008

MediaMonkey 3.0.2 is now available! It is primarily a bug-fix release.

Want to get your music library under control? Want to sync your music to your phone? Download it here.

See the what’s new file for all the details. Existing MediaMonkey users, please see the upgrade faq.

MediaMonkey 3.0.1 Released!

December 25th, 2007

MediaMonkey 3.0.1 is now available! It adds support for Vista, new iPods, better Album Art support, and another 300 new features and improvements.

Want to get your music library under control? Want to sync your music to your phone? Download it here.

See the what’s new file for all the details. Existing MediaMonkey users, please see the upgrade faq.

MediaMonkey 2.5.5 Released!

January 30th, 2007

MediaMonkey 2.5.5 is now available! It adds support for iTunes phones, improved iPod and MTP device synchronization, numerous Album Art fixes, improved FLAC support, and many other improvements.

Note: Users of versions 2.5.5.996/997 and FLAC should update immediately. More Information.

MediaMonkey 2.5.4 Released!

September 13th, 2006

MediaMonkey 2.5.4 is now available! It adds close to 50 improvements and fixes including improved synchronization for iPods and Zen Devices, better support for WAV tags, and a new CD/DVD burning engine.

Want to get your music library under control? Prefer to manage your iPod instead of it managing you? Download MediaMonkey 2.5.4!

See the what’s new file for all the details.

MediaMonkey Hits 1 Million Downloads on Download.com

June 5th, 2006

Ventis Media, a scrappy 4-person company, announced the 1 millionth download of MediaMonkey on Download.com, making it the #2 Music Management application on the world’s leading software download site*.

“Our competitors are huge, but they’re also weighed down by proprietary technologies and audio formats,” explained Russell Samuels, VP Marketing at Ventis Media. “iTunes is closely aligned with the AAC/Fairplay format and works really well with the iPod, but doesn’t work with other devices and lossless formats such as FLAC. Windows Media Player uses WMA and works well with ‘Plays for Sure’ devices, but doesn’t synch with iPods. These types of issues have driven users to the open MP3 format and to MediaMonkey.”

Market research confirm users’ frustration with proprietary formats and preference to the standard MP3 format: The average iPod contains only about 10 AAC tracks purchased via iTunes**, while the rest of it is filled with MP3s. By the same token, eMusic has vaulted into the #2 position in online music sales thanks to its focus on selling music in the non-proprietary MP3 format***.

According to Clayton M. Christensen, the Harvard professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, during the early phases of an industry “a proprietary solution is almost always the right solution — because it allows you to knit all the pieces together in an optimized way. But once the technology matures and becomes good enough, industry standards emerge. That leads to the standardization of interfaces, which lets companies specialize on pieces of the overall system, and the product becomes modular. At that point, the competitive advantage of the early leader dissipates…”****

“Being as small as we are, MediaMonkey has no alternate agenda of selling specific devices, or marketing a particular music format. Serious music collectors appreciate a music organizer that focuses on their needs and supports a broad range of formats and devices.” commented Jiri Hajek, VP Development.

MediaMonkey is available at http://www.mediamonkey.com