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post #2011 of 2028 Unread 07-22-2015, 06:43 AM
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My JRiver setup.

Dell laptop, server/player
Asus laptop, player
Oppo 105, player
NMedium, remote/player

Two questions, the nMedium remote does not see the Asus player. Must DLNA be enabled for nMedium to control playback on it?

and

I want to link zones but the nMedium player will not link. It plays fine and shows as a zone with the others but is grayed out and not linkable. Can it be linked in zones?

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OK, maybe someone can answer this question if not the other two.

JRiver has been very challenging. It really struggles to see the Oppo and and be seen by the remote, nMedium.

The last screen that popped up said that if it happened again I should back up my files, uninstall and reinstall latest version.

My question is this:

I was about to upgrade to the latest release for the upgrade price. Should I uninstall, then purchase the upgrade and reinstall?

Or if I uninstall it is not considered an upgrade and I have to pay full purchase price?

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Here's how to upgrade:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/inde...8668.msg682403


But don't do it if you can't solve the Oppo problem first.


If the device comes and goes, the network signal could be weak.

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Here's how to upgrade:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/inde...8668.msg682403


But don't do it if you can't solve the Oppo problem first.


If the device comes and goes, the network signal could be weak.
once it connects it never goes out. It just can't connect or can't be seen.

If I push or pull to the Oppo, often it will turn on the Oppo and then nothing, it never plays. It just freezes. You can't even exit the program. Totally unresponsive.

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once it connects it never goes out. It just can't connect or can't be seen.

If I push or pull to the Oppo, often it will turn on the Oppo and then nothing, it never plays. It just freezes. You can't even exit the program. Totally unresponsive.
More information is needed if there's going to be any hope of helping you figure this out:

1) What version and build number of JRiver MC are you using?
2) What version of Windows or Mac OS are you using on the computer?
3) What firmware version do you have on the Oppo?
4) What is your network setup - brand/model of router? brand/model of any switches? brand/model of any wireless access points? is the computer hard wired or wireless? is the Oppo hard wired or wireless? if wireless how strong are the signals and how far are the computer and/or Oppo from the wireless router/access point?

Answers to some of these questions may provide some hints as to what the problem is.
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More information is needed if there's going to be any hope of helping you figure this out:

1) What version and build number of JRiver MC are you using?
2) What version of Windows or Mac OS are you using on the computer?
3) What firmware version do you have on the Oppo?
4) What is your network setup - brand/model of router? brand/model of any switches? brand/model of any wireless access points? is the computer hard wired or wireless? is the Oppo hard wired or wireless? if wireless how strong are the signals and how far are the computer and/or Oppo from the wireless router/access point?

Answers to some of these questions may provide some hints as to what the problem is.
Media Center 19
8.1 Windows but in two weeks it will be upgraded to Windows 10.
Firmware is up to date

I have had the computer that is the server both hardwired and wireless. Doesn't matter, problem stays the same.
Oppo, wireless it also has a Roku stick which has no trouble ever. Movies or audio, Flawless.

The router is a Dir-868L. Provided by the cable company.

The router is two rooms over. My computer signal is all 5 bars in the same room. (and of course the roku to is very good)

I did just order a network extender just to trouble shoot his problem as Rivers seems to think this is a connectivity issue. It will be here tomorrow. I will be able to hard wire to it so if that is the issue it will be fixed tomorrow. Like I said, when it does connect it is fine as are the other devices in the same room, same place.

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As most always, got up, turned on Media Center and pick an album to stream on the OPPO. It turn on the Oppo but no stream plays.

Instead, both the OppO and Media Center freeze.

After resetting both I went to my network on the OPPO, to the MC Audiophile server folder and asked it to stream which it did, no problem.

Now it will be fine to push or pull from any phone remote or laptop.

If I let some time go by, a few hours, before streaming another album, I'll have the same problem.

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Eljr,

This isn't necessarily directed at you and doesn't help your issue but it does put an interesting light on your problems in that they could be related to the Oppo, not just Jriver.

I exhibited at the Axpona show as I wasn't strong enough with Jriver and wanted to ensure I had a reliable consumer electronics device so I used my Oppo 103 to play video clips off of a fast USB stick. Well, the Oppo was not exactly solid, it had delays in the video showing, was at times real slow to navigate, and completely froze sometimes requiring a reboot. Needless to say, I sold the Oppo when I got back.

So at THE Show Newport I used Jriver and while it wasn't perfect, most of the issues were with my knowledge and the only real problem I had with Jriver was some of the clips being out of sync...not sure if that was a Jriver problem or how they were cut.

Do you have another device you could stream to besides the Oppo to rule out the Oppo as the culprit? Or another device/app to stream to the Oppo?

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Do you have another device you could stream to besides the Oppo to rule out the Oppo as the culprit? Or another device/app to stream to the Oppo?
He has already indicated that he's having trouble even connecting to JRiver MC with the nMedium app on his phone, which clearly rules out the Oppo as the (only) problem. Your experience with your Oppo definitely isn't typical as a LOT of users are playing media on locally attached USB devices without any problems.
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I should say that the media I was trying to play was Bluray .ts clips so very well may not apply at all. But I will say the Oppo was a lot less robust than I expected, especially given all of the reports of the Oppo being so good with media as you also point out.

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Do you have another device you could stream to besides the Oppo to rule out the Oppo as the culprit? Or another device/app to stream to the Oppo?

David
I stream on my phone and other lap top as well. All experience this.

As to the OPPO, it can also be challenging to deal with. No denials here. That said Roku never fails and I can view and pull the same music without issue using it. Just that its in folders without art so media Center is preferable.

Problem is, if Media Center and Oppo fail, then both tend to freeze up not just Media Center.

THe phone sometimes finds Media Center sometimes not also.

The 2nd lap top and Media Center work togeather the most consistently.

It really does seem the synergy between the Oppo and Media Center is the real issue.

I got the network extender today and the signal strength went from 67% to 100% on the OPPO so, fingers crossed.

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BTW, since finding one another this morning both have worked wonderfully all day, as usual.

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BTW, since finding one another this morning both have worked wonderfully all day, as usual.
If you are using a Gigabit network make sure that you disable on your PC ethernet 'Jumbo Packet', I have seen some device having problem with it and streaming.
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If you are using a Gigabit network make sure that you disable on your PC ethernet 'Jumbo Packet', I have seen some device having problem with it and streaming.
We've seen that, too:

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/inde...2903#msg322903

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I posted this on the Jriver forum but I might as well post it here also .

I just wanted to say how much I love JRiver MC20. I had MC18 for a long time. I have had my server for at least 2 1/2 years
and it came with MC18 on it. Coming from no server to so being able to having everything at my finger tips was really cool.
JRiver made that even cooler with the front end featuring posters and descriptions and slide shows for music.

But, there were a few ideas I had in my head that I thought would be cool.
For instance
1. How about, in the TV show section, instead of just showing a picture from episode one, the season boxes were shown
2. In the music section, I notices that some band did not have slide shows when playing a particular band. How about "fixing" that

Well, both of those have been addressed. Now, with my ST TNG series, I see the season boxes. With my Bleach anime, I see the season boxes. With my Dead Wood series, I see the season boxes. That is so cool.

And for music, there were bands like The Allman Brothers Band, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and Derek and the Dominos that did not have a slide show. Now they all do. Not to mention, bands that had a slide show now have even more pictures that cycle through.
I like that a lot.

That's all objective stuff. I haven't watched a lot but on the subjective side I do think that the video for movies, and shows has improved.
As has the audio quality. I like the fact that the music made the albums bigger.

The reason I really got this was so that I could rip and playback Atmos soundtracks. I don't have an Atmos system but at least I should be able to get
TRUHD out of it instead of just high bit Dolby Digital.

I am really happy I jumped on the reduced price for this. Plus I have to thank everyone who answered my questions via PM. They gave me the confidence that I could do this on my own. When I got my server it already had MC18 on it so I did not do the install. But with the step by step instructions, it really was not an issue. Again, I love the upgrades to it. I will probably be satisfied for a long time now. I lasted 2 years with MC18 and now with these upgrades, including Atmos support, I am probably good for at least another 2 years. But thank you JRiver team for making a great product even better.

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Can i view movies in my ultraviolet library in the jriver theatre view? How about those downloaded to HDD?
Also can I view movies on HBOgo in jriver?
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Is there a way to map opening and closing Jriver with one button on a universal remote,like say on the Harmony one?
Also,why would a guy use a dedicated sound card and not a receiver?
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Is there a way to map opening and closing Jriver with one button on a universal remote,like say on the Harmony one?
Also,why would a guy use a dedicated sound card and not a receiver?
The Green Button on a Media Center Remote works if you have set MC to start Media Server on Windows startup.

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