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I probably would. But I don't want to register for you site just to vote.

I think it would be a great idea - certainly itunes can be improved upon.

Step 1 - put in a real database engine so large libraries can be easily handled
 

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You would get a bunch of Mac customers with one of your features alone: Blu-ray playback, if you can do it directly, without having to transcode/rip the Blu-ray disk first.
 

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if your software was available for Mac,then I would have kept my Mac-mini.

Returned it after 2 weeks due to my frustration at not having a software

Solution such as yours.
 

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I have both PCs AND Macs in my household. The only reason I continue to have PCs is to natively run JRiver Media Center. So yes... I would buy a Mac version of JRiver Media Center in a heartbeat! Please bring it on!
 

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If it could play Blu-ray iso's I would absolutely buy it.


3D Blu-ray iso's and I'd probably even pay you in advance : )


The lossless audio would be nice, but not a deal killer for me.
 

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I'd get it as soon as it was available... just for audio management. Any video solutions would just be gravy.
 

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Quote from www.jriver.com :

"6. It will be audio-only for the first year."


I very much doubt many Mac users will pay $49.98 or even $24.98 (Early Bird) just for an iTunes alternative.

Although I would love to see a native replacement for Front Row on OS X, I use it 99% for videos, so your initial version falls short of my goal, sorry.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. We intend to add video in the future.
 

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Better to wait until it is video capable than to release a half baked product into the market and milk customers for a half completed product.


Remember-many mac owners are fully aware that video codec support is one area that OSX falls short on and is the hardest to implement in a paid for product, so luanching a product and asking customers to pony up dollars with the "promise" of it materializing in the future is problematic. How many times have folks here been bit by the un-materialized CE manufacturers promise of future (un-finished) functionality for it only to become vaporware. That behavior out of the industry leaves a bad taste in ones mouth. Remember the saying: "Fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me"?
 

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Thanks for your advice. We're far enough along, that failure is not an option. We will release a First Look player on February 22.
 

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Yeah, without video, don't expect Mac users to buy it.


For me, the only way I'd switch from Plex to JRMC on my OS X machines would be if it offered me something that Plex doesn't.


Namely:


1) Improved playback -- I still feel that MPC-HC w/ MadVR on my Windows HTPC's provides better video playback than Plex on m OSX machines.

2) better music organization with playlists

3) DTS-MA and TrueHD playback -- THIS WOULD BE THE DEAL-MAKER FOR ME. That being said, no one has been able to do this yet.


Get me those 3 things and I'd buy it in a nanosecond.
 

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We're still on track for a release this Friday. It will be music only, still unfinished, with some bugs left, but it already imports and plays well on 10.7 or above.
 

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I had never heard if this product before. But -


2/21/13 they wrote on their website forum -
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"PRICE

It's $24.98 at this time. We expect to raise the price by $5 each month until it reaches $49.98. Do not buy it unless you're willing to take a chance. We will not offer refunds."

Paying to try an Alpha build? No thanks.
 

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Sure. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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I was excited to read about the release for the mac as I'm trying to get my parents on board with the far superior HTPC experience. And then I read it was audio only with lots of bugs. and you have to pay for it.


Sorry but that is pretty ridiculous, in my opinion!


I use Jriver on a windows 7 asrock vision HT and really like it a lot, but still think itunes on the mac is a better music player especially for browsing through a very large library on a tablet or phone app. why would anyone waste their time with jriver on the mac...to play FLAC files?


when you get up to $50 do you plan on having video? I'll continue paying attention to Jriver for the MAC if that is a goal but otherwise will write it off and look elsewhere for my parents.
 
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