Originally Posted by Sammy2
I tried JRiver, XBMC, Plex and MB. I did not like the first two and am primarily using MBC now. I was using Plex for remote playback but now I am using MB Android app instead. I have always liked MB best and now it is even better.
As far as JRiver being the choice of audiophiles, why is that always said without any anecdotal evidence submitted?
I've seen some evidence. The main thing is it bypasses windows normal audio rendering in favor of higher quality. I.e wasapi
It's also using higher sample rates and bit rates for overhead.
I personally can't tell much but in fairness I have below average hearing and modest components and consumer speakers (Polk audio, Denon AVR 3312). I'm planning on building soon a SEOS 12 build for speakers that should prove a nice upgrade.
The "audio" guys are just operating in a territory I don't want to go. But there is a bunch of them around here on AVS. I think the end results are all in line with your complete set up. No one is going to notice anything serious on their PC speakers through mobo analog outs... Lol.
Most of my music is mp3 anyways. Jriver dudes are usually doing flac or DVD audio.
On movies Jriver is not any better and I'm like 95% movies. I'd trade the audio for better video options and eye candy (and I do )