JRiver Media Center

JRiver Media Center 26.0

Helps you manage and play all sorts of media files from a single application.
5.0  (43 votes)
26.0.29 (See all)

JRiver Media Center helps you manage and play all sorts of media files from a single application. In this respect, the tool supports not only audio and video but also images and even documents. Likewise, it can play streaming contents from several sources.

The application has a nicely designed interface, even when some options may seem to be buried under a pile of menu commands, windows and shortcuts. To facilitate managing your files, they are organized in libraries. Besides, you can have multiple libraries if you prefer, which is why its Library Manager may come in handy sometimes.

In the case of songs, they are catalogued by albums, artists and genres. Images, in turn, can be accessed by albums, dates and keywords. Likewise, if it is a video clip you are trying to find, the task is easier thanks to their organization into home videos, movies and shows. Finally, it is good to know that documents are similarly classified by date and keywords. What is more, there is powerful search function to find anything in the active media library.

In relation to media playback, the tool works quite the same as other players. In this regard, there are buttons to play, pause, resume and stop playback. Moreover, you can create playlists by picking the desired items or even importing them from iTunes.

JRiver Media Center supports many other features. For instance, it can rip music CDs, burn discs and synchronize a playlist with your portable player. Similarly, it can convert between formats and create ringtones. In the case of images, it is possible to acquire them from scanners, cameras, the clipboard, a webpage and Google images.

It is great the application’s features can be expanded by installing plugins. In fact, it comes with various plugins, such as volume leveling, equalizer, room correction and adaptive volume, which enhance the quality of sound.

All in all, JRiver Media Center lets you effortlessly manage your media collection. It will particularly please those who are very demanding as to sound quality. Despite its many powerful features, this application uses few system resources. Luckily, this product can be tested with no feature limitations during the trial period.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Plays multiple file types
  • Supports various libraries
  • Catalogues files to facilitate finding them
  • Converts between formats
  • Plays high-quality audio
  • Supports plugins

Cons

  • It may be difficult to navigate the interface to find some features
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