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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!

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Version:20.0.87 History


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
20.0.87 (3/24/2015)

1. Changed: Updated Italian translation file (thanks Matteo).
2. Changed: It is now possible to edit postal code on Television properties page, without having to re-run Setup wizard.
3. NEW: Double-clicking a recording rule brings up the 'Configure Recording' page.
4. Fixed: The Television view in Standard View didn't scale properly with a high size setting or a high DPI display.
5. Fixed: The size of the playback display Action Window would be too short on a high DPI display.
6. Fixed: Editing a Smart List with a date range would not properly set the unit field in the UI.
7. Changed: The sizing of Theater View doesn't follow the size set in Standard View manually (but still follows the internal sizing for high DPI).
8. Fixed: MC would crash in Television Setup if Remote Control feature was disabled.
9. Changed: MC will not allow Set-top box type tuner profile setup to proceed if Remote Control feature is disabled.
10. Fixed: On screen instructions wouldn't show reliably.
11. Fixed: On screen instructions didn't scale properly for a high DPI display or a large size setting.
12. Fixed: The ideal size of the Add Library View dialog didn't scale for high DPI properly.
13. NEW: Right-click menu (Add to Favorites, Remove from Favorites, and Hide) on Standard Television view Channels list.
14. NEW: Right-click menu on the Standard Television view's program list. The menu items depend on the filter type.
15. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.15.
16. Fixed: Combobox drop buttons could be much too wide on a high DPI display.
17. Fixed: Sliders would not draw the handle the right size on high DPI displays.

20.0.86 (3/20/2015)

1. Fixed: MOV/MP4 files could have the wrong information in the Compression field.
2. Changed: Guide button on MCE remote control will also work if the Guide in Theater view is part of a custom group named "Television".
3. Fixed: JTV recordings with uncompressed audio or video would not play.
4. Fixed: JTV rcordings with JRiver Video Codec would not play.
5. Fixed: An 'e' in a string would get interpreted as the power of the number so that sorting S01E03 type inputs would be wacky.
6. Changed: The "Spinning up drive..." message only shows if it's taking longer than 1.5 seconds instead of 0.1 seconds.
7. Fixed: Television EPG auto loading did not work in the last few builds.

20.0.85 (3/19/2015)

1. Fixed: Taskbar player control buttons wouldn't get created in a variety of circumstances.
2. Changed: Adjusted logging related to TV.
3. Fixed: The checkboxes on the 'Import these file types' list (and probably other places) didn't scale with the UI properly for big size settings or high DPI.
4. Fixed: The program would show 'designed to work optimally with a smaller font size' warning when setting the font size to a mild size with a high DPI display.
5. Fixed: Multichannel DSD wrapped by DoPE was overflowing the buffer resulting in noise or crashes.
6. NEW: Users can now choose which detail settings ("Do not record Reruns", "Require exact name match", etc.) to be bothered about when scheduling to record TV shows in Theater View.
7. Fixed: Some Theater View items (such as "Video", "Gadgets", "Exit") were not translated.
8. Changed: MCE remote control "Guide" button switches MC to Theater view Guide if "Guide" is either in its default location (in Video group) or as a root item (parallel to Video).
9. Changed: Updated Japanese translation (thanks Kazuo).
10. Fixed: The width of many dialogs would get double scaled so would be way too wide on a high DPI display.

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Acronyms / Also Known As:
JRiver Media Center, River Media Center


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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 . 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 . 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 . 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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