Audio Software MP3 Tools J. River Media Center for Windows

J. River Media Center for Windows 23.0.60 for Windows

by J. River, Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.5 (979 votes)

File Details

File Size 32.0 MB
License Shareware, $40.00
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 79,556
Publisher J. River, Inc.
Homepage J. River Media Center
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

qazimono

qazimono reviewed v20.0.80 on Mar 5, 2015

Using it for few years.
Never had issues with online support.
Stable versions are just stable.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v20.0.54 on Jan 11, 2015

Music Bee is far better than this

some guy

some guy reviewed v20.0.51 on Jan 6, 2015

use to be good

mscottring

mscottring reviewed v19.0.127 on 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).

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v19.0.125 on Apr 4, 2014

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

some guy

some guy reviewed v19.0.050 on 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

Gilmorcg

Gilmorcg reviewed v19.0.032 on Aug 27, 2013

It is best for use

angrypat

angrypat reviewed v17.0.68 on 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).

CyberHobo

CyberHobo reviewed v17.0.68 on Jul 29, 2012

Bloated and buggy. Does everything and nothing. Ethics of the company also come into question.

keefrob

keefrob reviewed v16.0.181 on 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.

Avg. Rating 3.5 (979 votes)
Your Rating
qazimono

qazimono reviewed v20.0.80 on Mar 5, 2015

Using it for few years.
Never had issues with online support.
Stable versions are just stable.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v20.0.54 on Jan 11, 2015

Music Bee is far better than this

some guy

some guy reviewed v20.0.51 on Jan 6, 2015

use to be good

mscottring

mscottring reviewed v19.0.127 on 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).

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v19.0.125 on Apr 4, 2014

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

some guy

some guy reviewed v19.0.050 on 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

Gilmorcg

Gilmorcg reviewed v19.0.032 on Aug 27, 2013

It is best for use

angrypat

angrypat reviewed v17.0.68 on 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).

CyberHobo

CyberHobo reviewed v17.0.68 on Jul 29, 2012

Bloated and buggy. Does everything and nothing. Ethics of the company also come into question.

keefrob

keefrob reviewed v16.0.181 on 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.

intex12345

intex12345 reviewed v16.0.176 on Sep 27, 2011

Tested so many media players like VLC player, KM Player, Power DVD, GOM Player, Windows Media Player.... but finally I found J.River Media Center to be Best. J River has so many features and customizations that renders best audio and video quality simultaneously.

Good work needs to be acknowledged....!!!

testmenot

testmenot reviewed v16.0.164 on Sep 18, 2011

I must concur wit the review stating why pay $40 to replace freeware bloated overly complex unituitive Windows Media Player with an even more complex bloated unintuitive lookalike?

But wait! You can also enjoy your posts on the support forum being habitually greeted with snide insults from the official company posters including the CEO, who instantly deletes posts which he deems derogatory or heaven forbid mention a competing product.

The company claims audiophile sound quality beyond the competitors, yet few ppl even have an audiophile digital playback setup to even evaluate let alone validate the claim.

qazimono

qazimono reviewed v16.0.149 on Aug 12, 2011

Bloated and full of useless stuff....well if you don't want to use futures dont use
There is a huge difference between MC and for example Real Player...

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v16.0.81 on May 6, 2011

Yes this is definitely bloated and full of useless stuff, however this software has one thing that makes it amazing. It has the BEST and most customizable podcast support I've ever found in any program. That is the only reason I use it. I just wish they would offer a standalone podcast downloader, but I can live with that. It just uses a s***load of memory and lags a lot. Not a bad price to pay for how good the podcast part of it is though.

hedley

hedley reviewed v16.0.72 on May 1, 2011

Media Center plays

More file formats than any other player

Connected media from Last.fm, Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. And it sends to Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Supports more cell phones, MP3 players, DLNA, and other devices

Powers an HTPC to entertain your family. Even different playback in multiple zones.

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