J. River Media Center 20.0.16

3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (945 votes)

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Windows (All) / Shareware; $40.00 / 78,823 downloads

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.

Reviews of J. River Media Center

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    mscottring

    Reviewing 19.0.127 (Apr 12, 2014)

    Don't buy it, just don't. At the very least read through their forums first, because THAT is their support (yes, you pay for it but they have no support other than the forum). And if you say anything negative about the product on the forum they will threaten to remove even THAT support (the CEO emailed me and threatened to do just that). The product is buggy, and has known issues with regard to compatibility with virus protection (read the forums, they talk about it all over the place).

  2. 2 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 19.0.125 (Apr 4, 2014)

    Buggy quits playing for no reason..... Windows Media Player never does this

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    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

  4. 2 out of 5 stars
    Gilmorcg

    Reviewing 19.0.032 (Aug 27, 2013)

    It is best for use

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    angrypat

    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).

Discuss J. River Media Center

  1. Nov 7, 2009 - 3:18 PM
    psycros

    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.

  2. Sep 22, 2009 - 10:51 PM
    emanresU deriseD

    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.

  3. Sep 14, 2009 - 10:12 PM
    Balderstrom

    Or Trolls like "emanresU deriseD" whose reviews can be summed up with:
    this program sucks. **, *, *, ***, *

  4. Aug 20, 2009 - 8:02 AM
    MrHaugen

    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.

  5. Mar 17, 2009 - 11:27 PM
    ghammer

    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.

  6. Jan 7, 2009 - 5:43 PM