Originally Posted by Bassoholic
how do you like jriver? Did you use something else before that you can compare it to? Thanks.
Jriver Media Centre 19 is the most powerful media player on the market.
I have used it on and off for quite a few years since version 13 but its now my full time player.
I tried using Plex, iTunes, and I have used XBMC on xbox and PC and a new dedicated vidon.me hardware media player but none of them ultimately do everything I need. (windows media center was never good enough for what i needed)
Jriver MC19 is the only one that meets all my requirements.
It plays SACD ISO's that were ripped using my old PS3 and converts the DSD signal to 24bit 192khz 2ch or 24bit 96khz 5.1 LPCM
It plays multi channel RIP and FLAC encodes of DVD-Audio discs using 24bit 192khz 2ch or 24bit 96khz 5.1 LPCM
It even plays back DTS multichannel audio encoded in wav files.
I have it setup to automatically play back 2 channel in 2.1 and every other multichannel format gets up converted to LPCM 7.1 surround. It decodes every single format properly including DTSHD MA 5.1 and 7.1, TrueHD, DTS, DTS Es discrete 6.1 and of course Dolby Digital. (all converted to LPCM 7.1 multi channel)
Of course MP3, Ogg, Flac, M4A, WAV, APE (including protected content as long as the PC is authorised) and every other audio format you can think of is handled seamlessly whether it be 2 channel or multichannel.
It has full room correction, supports convolution time and frequency alignment, parametric equalization, full bass redirection and crossover settings in room correction.
It support low latency WASAPI, ASIO audio out and bitstreaming.
Every video format known to man and it has built in LAV, ffdshow and MadVR all integrated and optimised with what they call "Red October" and "Red October HQ" (the later automatically uses MadVR renderer instead of windows VMR or EVR.) (even plays back my Tivo video files which are uploaded to the media server Raid array)
It takes the hard work out of getting the best possible picture by creating its own filter graphs using the best available decoders in the market (LAV/ffdshow/MadVR) but gives the flexibility so that if you know what your doing you can create your own custom filter graphs and decoders. It has very comprehensive command line and scripting support if thats your thing.
It even plays back BluRay ISOs movie only without the need for external Bluray App, or you can use it as a front end and launch Blurays with full menu support in an external app.
It has built in automatic scrappers for TV, DVD, Bluray and Audio to build your media images and info.
Built in Rippers for CD's DVD's and Bluray.
It has a 10 foot interface called theatre view that's as good as XBMC and Plex, but also has detailed desktop view and configuration options that the others just cant touch.
The theatre view menu is customisable and skinable.
Automatic video mode switching.
Supports TV tuners and recording with program guide, including from theatre view.
Theatre view integration for netflix, hulu and youtube.
Built in store support for Amazon, Audible, CD Baby and HDtracks.
Full MCE remote compatible. Third party iPhone/iPad App called Jremote for remote control and streaming. Gizmo for native remote control/streaming from Web browser and gizmo for Android.
Support for zones and streaming.
Has comprehensive tagging and library management.
I made it sound complicated, but its not if you just use the basics and you can learn more over time to get the most out of it.
It has very active community support in the forum and very active development. For example, they listened to my idea last year and implemented built in calibration test tones for setting up speaker levels and subwoofers properly without a calibration disc.
It has a 30 day trial give it a go.
Yes I love it and I wouldn't watch movies on my Benq any other way! I run a fully digitized media library with 15TB of disk on a RAID array and its a dream to use.
Oh and it supports external devices and hard drives (media players) for sync, I use it to create my music library and play lists for the car and plug a 500GB USB disk into the car.
Thread about moving from WMC/Mediabrowser to Jriver MC. http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=67259.0Edited by Phatboy69 - 2/7/14 at 2:51am