Originally Posted by NorCalJason
Conclusion - With power and flexibility comes complication and buggy-ness. I can't help but feel this is still a beta product. That being said, I would gladly still buy it if it just worked properly out of the box... OR I could get it to work properly with support from JRiver.
There is certainly a trade-off between power and flexibility. Coming from MeediOS about 6 months ago, which is, if anything,more complicated and less easy to understand, but also infinitely configurable, I could never get comfortable with XBMC. It was just too limiting. JRiver MC IMO combines immense flexibility (and so a certain learning curve for sure) with rock solid stability.
Honestly, I do not recognise your comments about JRiver bugginess at all. An inevitable aspect of the PC world is there is no one standard platform and different installed software interact in pretty unpredictable ways. You only have to look at the forums for EVERY game released to see many working just fine and others suffering from any myriad of weird and wonderful problems. But JRiver MC has proved for me, and I think the vast majority of its users, to be one of the most rock solid PC products I have ever
bought, beating for sure major commercial products like Photoshop. Considering its vast feature set and configurability, in fact regardless of that, it is a pretty bullet proof product. I'd urge you to stick with it, follow any diagnostic tips you are given and try to iron out any system/driver problems. You will certainly appreciate the power and the audio/video quality.