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JRiver Media Center


J. River Media Center is an All Media Center, Connect with MEDIA CENTER, Add a digital camera, Connect a handheld player, iPod setup, Hook up your stereo, Connect a TV to your PC, Remote control for MC, Play music across a network, Connect TiVo™ to MC, Add a UPnP device. Copy music from MEDIA CENTER to a portable digital audio player or move digital camera photos into MC's powerful image library. Make a CD of music for your car. Record your favorite shows and watch them on your TV. More than one soundcard? Play different music simultaneously in different rooms. MC's Media Server can even stream your music to your PC at work!

Trialware ($40)
OS:Windows MacOS
File size:29.7MB
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22.0.28 (September 21, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

22.0.28 (9/20/2016)

1. Fixed: The lights plugin wasn't working reliably.
2. Changed: Renamed the lights plugin to "Lighting".

22.0.27 (9/19/2016)

1. NEW: Added the option "View Cover Art" to the View Extras menu.
2. Fixed: A rounding error in date formatting could result in the wrong days being shown for dates without a time.
3. Changed: Improved MCWS CORS compliance including Pre-Flight checks and proper credential support.
4. Fixed: MC would crash on scanning for EPG over-the-air on DVB tuners.
5. Fixed: OTA EPG Scanning for DVB tuners would be stuck in an infinte loop.
6. Changed: Added more logging for OTA EPG scanning for DVB tuners.
7. Changed: Some improvements to the lights Theater View plugin (only loads if you've configured a URL, only loads when it actually draws, etc.).

22.0.26 (9/16/2016)

1. Changed: The tooltips on the taskbar playback buttons are translated.
2. Fixed: The field names in Smartlists get translated better.
3. Changed: When logging DirectShow filters info in TV and video playback, the file path and name of a file being written to disk by a filter (such as TV time-shifting writer filter) is logged.
4. Changed: Small update to the Modern Cards: Grey skin.
5. Fixed: When Kernel Streaming, shutting down the device would hang if it had gone away.
6. Fixed: On Schedule Guide Reloading dialog window, clicking the Add button to add an Over-the-air loading method did not work for DVB tuners (the added method was set to ATSC).
7. NEW: "Year" field can now be used in setting up television recording rules.
8. Fixed: DVB EPG scan did not do anything because we forgot to remove the condition that it must be ATSC to proceed.
9. Changed: Television recording actions are checked for 60 days beyond current date, instead of 14 days, so that more "To be recorded" shows will be displayed.
10. Changed: Updated Slovak translation (thanks Peter Lukac).
11. NEW: Added a Theater View Lights plugin you can add manually to allow configuration of an Engen server.

22.0.25 (9/12/2016)

1. Fixed: The tooltip on the volume slider would bounce up and down when it was shown.
2. Fixed: Placing tooltips works a little better with off the monitor detection when there's already another tooltip showing.
3. Fixed: The popup about saving pane changes will show a little more reliably on shutdown.
4. Fixed: With multiple tabs open, the selected file for pane tagging (and maybe other things) could get corrupted.
5. NEW: Over-the-air (or in-stream) EPG scan for DVB tuners, getting data from EIT (event information tables).
6. Changed: DLNA: The presentation URL's now feature Panel instead of WebRemote.
7. Changed: Updated DVB-C frequency table for Denmark.yousee Copenhagen. Thanks Grenache!
8. Changed: Updated French translation (thanks p.v.).

22.0.24 (9/2/2016)

1. Fixed: Pressing enter in the new value dialog for pane tagging wouldn't close the dialog if a suggestion was being shown.
2. Changed: When viewing a sidecar image with the View Extras menu, it will add all the images it found to the current playlist so you can switch between them like normal image playback.
3. Changed: Added the extension to the list of View Extras menu choices.
4. Changed: Made the analyzer frequency information fall off faster.
5. Changed: Added more logging to try figuring out a mysterious TV recording hang.
6. Fixed: Setting some date fields from a formatted string didn't work properly.

22.0.23 (8/31/2016)

1. NEW: Added HTM and HTML to the list of sidecars shown by the new View Extras menu.
2. Changed: Made the function File/SetInfo take a parameter "Formatted" that when set to one the value coming in is formatted (like a date). Defaults to "1".
3. Fixed: The View Extras menu in images would show all the images in the same folder.
4. Changed: Increased the resolution of the Analyzer so it should be much better at really low frequencies.
5. Changed: Sidecar searching for the "View Extras" menu also looks in subfolders called "Extras", "Scans", "PDF", "PDFs", "Booklet", "Art", "Artwork", "Cover", "Covers", "Cover Scan", or "Cover Scans".
6. Fixed: The machine would never sleep again after ripping a DVD.
7. Fixed: When pane tagging, the mouse could be dead after entering a new value.

22.0.22 (8/29/2016)

1. Changed: Improved the high channel count rejection by the APE plugin so that encoding will fail (with a notice) instead of just silently not working.
2. Changed: Add text files to the list of "View Extras" files.
3. Changed: When the tooltip evaluates to an empty string for image playback, it will no longer be shown.
4. Changed: Added the ODT extension to the list of sidecar files we show in the new menu.
5. Changed: Updated French translation (thanks p.v.).
6. Fixed: Image tooltips that were multiple lines didn't center properly.
7. Changed: Updated Korean translation (thanks Junghwan!).
8. Fixed: ASIO drivers didn't get unregistered on uninstall.
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I have been looking for a replacement for iTunes for my fairly large (2TB - 220,000 tracks) library for a number of years. On a PC, iTunes is slow to boot, slow to add tracks, slow to search, and generally more unusable with each release. I've tried Songbird, foobar and MediaMonkey, and went back to iTunes each time.

A friend recommended JRMC and I have now ditched all my other audio player software - this is very fast, has a small system footprint and does what I want. Fine for accessing data from a NAS across a wired network. It has not replaced XBMC as a HTPC video player for me yet since (as far as I can tell so far), it has to work from its own database, it won't just list file trees on the fly like XBMC will in file mode.

Very happy with JRMC and it's ended a painful 7 year relationship with iTunes for me. :)

Posted March 11, 2013 by PGB. Tool version 18.0.128 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10 provides a better and free product.
The J.River product here does NOT just cost $40. You are signing on to a lifetime of paying again and again. Each year or so, they fix bugs add some new features and try to charge you again for the next release. After several years of these shenanigans you could have bought a new computer. Besides, their program is very confusing. Their .447 version mysteriously deleted your music files from you hard drive, without warning!! And they have a very bad reputation for censorship on their forums for anyone who dares to challenge them. You need this like a hole in the head!

Posted April 12, 2008 by jayheun. Tool version .475 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

After trying many HTPC software titles, this is the one you want if don't want a simple dumbed down software. It does just about everything and the support is terrific.

Posted May 06, 2007 by jmone. Tool version v12.0.222 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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