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iTunes Alternative--MediaMonkey 2.5.3 Launches to 5-star Accolades


Ventis Media announced the release of MediaMonkey 2.5.3, an update to its award-winning Music Organizer. Over the course of the past year, the product, developed by a team of 4, has garnered numerous awards including 5-star ratings on and Tucows, among others.

“MediaMonkey is largely the product of a small dedicated team and its community of users,” explained Russell Samuels, VP Marketing. “Hundreds of MediaMonkey users help define the feature set, develop add-ons and plugins, as well as translate and test the product, allowing the core team to focus on core functionality. It’s a symbiotic relationship: MediaMonkey would be nothing without its community and we, as the core development team, try to give back a free product that is in many ways better than the competition.”

With this community-driven model, MediaMonkey, over the course of 2 years, has gone from being virtually unheard of, to being available in over 10 languages, and downloaded by over 10,000 users per day. “I’ve helped translate MediaMonkey and have contributed functionality because although it’s the best product in its class, by participating I can make it even better,” explained Martin Warning an active member of the MediaMonkey community.

How does this tiny project stand up to the likes of iTunes and Real Player? Though it lacks some of iTunes polish, many serious music collectors prefer it as it allows them to:
1) Manage music collections of 50,000+ tracks without slowing down
2) Synch to both iPods and ’Plays for Sure’ devices
3) Convert track formats on-the-fly as they are being synchronized
4) Copy or Burn tracks directly from an iPod
5) Manage libraries in the lossless FLAC format

MediaMonkey supports CD, MP3, OGG, WMA, FLAC, APE, MPC and many other formats via plug-ins. It catalogs, plays, rips, burns, converts, tags, creates mixes, and organizes large music collections.

MediaMonkey 2.5.3 is available now at
The community web site is at

About Ventis Media
Ventis Media is an upstart provider of advanced music distribution technology that provides businesses and consumers with an integrated environment to view, play, organize, and purchase multimedia content.


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