J. River Media Center provides an easy, efficient way to collect, organize, and play music and other media files on your PC. It is an all-in-one player and organizer for digital music, video, and Internet radio. Copy music from it to a portable digital audio player or move digital camera photos into the powerful image library. Make a CD of music for your car. Record your favorite shows and watch them on your TV.
Reviewing 19.0.050 (Oct 3, 2013)
one of the only programs that work with Hauppauge PVR 1600 tv tuner card. The music end really no better then a lot of free ones like Music Bee my choice
Reviewing 19.0.032 (Aug 27, 2013)
It is best for use
Reviewing 17.0.68 (Oct 11, 2012)
Jriver is not bloated, it opens quickly and is very responsive, and has very few peers in functionality. You would have to be deaf not to immediately hear sound quality improvement over even media monkey and foobar, and especially the slow and clunky itunes. Sound quality should be the main concern, and jriver has no equal in this area. It burns, rips, sync, and plays almost all formats including FLAC, (mp3 is garbage) handles video, photos, even pdf, (for pdf, Nitro is better). And no, you do not need high end audiophile quality equipment to hear the difference, but appreciating the difference is another matter. If you experience lag, it is a hardware or conflict issue, most likely not enough ram. Many people expect every new program should run on 8-10 year old hardware without any lag which is not realistic. Also, although integrated motherboard sound has improved, there is no comparison to a good sound card (ht omega or auzentech or asus).
Reviewing 17.0.68 (Jul 29, 2012)
Bloated and buggy. Does everything and nothing. Ethics of the company also come into question.
Reviewing 16.0.181 (Jan 19, 2012)
Do not buy this software. You will be paying to be a beta-tester. Do not attempt to nick it either -- it phones home. Jim Hillegrass, the CEO of JRiver is one of the heaviest-handed, most insane control freaks I have ever seen in my life and you would do best to never go near him.
I dealt with J. River ages ago when we tried to use some of their networking products. We quickly figured out that support was NOT one of their priorities (nor was standards adherence). If you run into trouble with any of their products you're effectively on your own unless you are (a) one of handful of major enterprises they depend on to survive, or (b) you raise the specter of legal action and have the means to back it up.
Wow, you guys sure are witty!
Actually, I used JRMC for years. I first registered it (when it was Media Jukebox) back in 2002. Is that using it enough for you?
I post brief and snarky reviews here because I just don't care enough to post descriptive, detailed criticisms of the program. That has no relation to how I posted in the J. River forums. In actuality, I posted in exactly the appropriate manner.
And I did not give up on JRMC easily. I tried for months to get my problem resolved. I kept bumping my thread and providing more details as I found them. But no one took any interest in providing any real assistance.
Or Trolls like "emanresU deriseD" whose reviews can be summed up with:
this program sucks. **, *, *, ***, *
I totally agree ghammer. The only ones who post 1 star reviews is those that can't use forums in a normal manner, or people that turns away from the application the minute they encounter a obstacle. There might also be those that's not even tried the application before they give bad reviews.
Hmmm, seems a lot of people equate their lack of forum etiquette with the quality of a program.
I've been involved with this app for years and am active in the forums there. I've not seen people censored or ignored except in cases where they are quite stupid/obnoxious/childish.
I also see many give their "garbage" or "other apps are much better" with nothing more to back it up.
Likely the same lucid style used to post in the support forums and wonder why nobody jumps to help them.