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JRiver Media Center 16.0.178 Update
JimH
post Sep 27 2011, 17:15
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For those who know JRiver Media Center, here's the latest release. I'll start an owners thread soon to interact with our userbase here.

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New Media Center 16 Features
  • Play Doctor -- Successor to Play as Radio, it asks you for an artist, genre, etc, then builds a playlist of about 6 hours that includes your request and adds additional tracks. Can add from Last.FM, too. Save as Playcharts. Click on Playing Now to begin.
  • DLNA II -- Reorganized "from" and "to" lists in Playing Now. Select your server. Select your destination. Play. Works with the J. River Id. Right click to hide a server.
  • DLNA Server as a Library -- Load media from a DLNA Server and use it as if it were a local library.
  • Netflix Browsing -- Instant Queue, Browse by Genre, Automatic Full Screen, Support for Media Center Remote, Series Grouping.
  • Relational Fields -- Several fields are now relational.
  • Artist Images -- View your Artists with artist photos instead of album covers.
  • Lip Sync Therapy -- AKA King's Speech. MC16 can adjust your audio to match your video. Alternate to reclock.
  • Analyzer DSP plugin -- Can show calibrated frequency information per output channel. May become a visualization in a future build.
  • Search II -- Revised search added for Theater View and Gizmo. Fuzzy matching.
  • Room Correction -- Improved look and operation.
  • And more...


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post Mar 14 2012, 05:10
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JR Media Center is at the forefront of the business for its ability to handfle high sampling frequencies and bit depths. WASAPI vs. ASIO, etc. Stuff of the rarefied audiophile world.

But its Achilles' heel is in the world below. Any tag change from inside JRMC also forces a datestamp change. MediaMonkey is more flexible in this regard. Two options (off by default) allow it both to make its own tag changes *and* to detect tag changes made by similarly capable software while date stamps remain unchanged. You can maintain carefully archived libraries that way.

It's surprising that JRMC still relies on a brute force tracking method while more advanced techniques have been around for a long time. About 10 years ago, Kaspersky's antivirus used to write a "stealth" signature on each file it scanned to fast-detect any future change to that file. You could not see any evidence of that change through Windows Explorer. The file looked untouched. Yet my antitrojan could see the change.

Anyway, there is no need to go through so much trouble for audio files. You can change the size of a file without changing its date. Any file manager that compares folders side by side will flag two files identical in name and date but different in size (for example, Fastlynx, Laplink, PowerDesk, FolderMatch do that).

So I bought MM for its file handling sophistication. And I am contemplating JRMC for experimenting in the world beyond 44.1/16. It's OK to reward two great teams, but not to straddle several horses. Foobar is the latest horse I am straddling, after I discovered its amazing ABXing ability today. But I don't mind ABXing separately, since it's a lab activity separate from regular listening.

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post Mar 15 2012, 22:25
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QUOTE (pluchon @ Mar 13 2012, 21:10) *
Any tag change from inside JRMC also forces a datestamp change.

It's surprising that JRMC still relies on a brute force tracking method while more advanced techniques have been around for a long time. About 10 years ago, Kaspersky's antivirus used to write a "stealth" signature on each file it scanned to fast-detect any future change to that file. You could not see any evidence of that change through Windows Explorer. The file looked untouched. Yet my antitrojan could see the change.



I can't imagine why I would want any program to change a file and not force a timestamp change. I want to see a meaningful value when I look at a file's modified time in Windows Explorer. My backup software relies on the date/time modified info for incremental backups. I avoid any software that subverts the standard behavior.

Your personal preference may be for a tag editor that subverts the standard file timestamp mechanism. That fact that JRiver behaves as a Windows program should is evidence of good design.

Bill
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- JimH   JRiver Media Center 16.0.178 Update   Sep 27 2011, 17:15
- - JimH   With garf's kind permission, I'd like to s...   Sep 27 2011, 19:03
|- - Canar   QUOTE (JimH @ Sep 27 2011, 11:03) With ga...   Sep 30 2011, 16:31
|- - JimH   QUOTE (Canar @ Sep 30 2011, 10:31) That s...   Sep 30 2011, 16:52
- - seVen   I would like to use JRiver, if finally get support...   Sep 29 2011, 21:13
|- - JimH   QUOTE (seVen @ Sep 29 2011, 15:13) I woul...   Sep 30 2011, 15:39
- - seVen   Thanks for considering it!   Sep 30 2011, 20:43
- - JimH   Here's the newsletter we mailed today. Jim ...   Nov 4 2011, 03:38
- - JimH   We've recently added the ability to specify th...   Nov 30 2011, 20:55
- - JimH   I apparently violated the terms of service so seve...   Dec 5 2011, 17:23
|- - Canar   QUOTE (JimH @ Dec 5 2011, 08:23) I appare...   Dec 5 2011, 22:54
|- - JimH   QUOTE (Canar @ Dec 5 2011, 16:54) I'v...   Dec 6 2011, 01:31
- - JimH   Here's a link to a similar discussion on our f...   Dec 6 2011, 14:08
- - q-stankovic   What i really like about Jriver MC is that it is t...   Dec 6 2011, 18:44
|- - Alex B   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Dec 6 2011, 19...   Dec 6 2011, 19:30
- - q-stankovic   Alex B, does that also mean that Jr MC can read t...   Dec 6 2011, 21:06
|- - JimH   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Dec 6 2011, 15...   Dec 7 2011, 01:11
- - JimH   We mailed this newsletter yesterday. It's ma...   Dec 9 2011, 14:56
- - Seeking_Lossless   No special offer during Xmas? I'm interested b...   Dec 9 2011, 17:53
- - JimH   No special offer on new purchases, sorry. Only a ...   Dec 9 2011, 20:39
- - JimH   There are a couple of new third party options for ...   Dec 19 2011, 18:19
|- - JimH   Our latest version (17.0) is now considered stable...   Jan 19 2012, 18:00
- - pluchon   JR Media Center is at the forefront of the busines...   Mar 14 2012, 05:10
|- - FasterThanEver   QUOTE (pluchon @ Mar 13 2012, 21:10) Any ...   Mar 15 2012, 22:25
- - db1989   I agree. Stop complaining about the fact that a pr...   Mar 15 2012, 22:29
- - JimH   I think it was bait.   Mar 16 2012, 18:26
- - JimH   We have just released alpha versions of JRiver Med...   Feb 28 2013, 20:16


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