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Media Center has the leading engine for audiphile use.  All data paths within the program are 32 bit.  Support for lossless formats includes APE, FLAC, Windows Media Lossless, and Apple Lossless.  (WAV files can also be used, but the output is identical to any lossless format, so we recommend using lossless compression.)
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Media Center has the leading engine for audiophile use.  All data paths within the program (beginning with MC15.0.101) are 64 bit.  Support for lossless formats includes APE, FLAC, Windows Media Lossless, and Apple Lossless.  (WAV files can also be used, but the output is identical to any lossless format, so we recommend using lossless compression.)
  
Output via Direct Sound, Wave Out, [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/ASIO ASIO], or [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/WASAPI WASAPI] (Vista and above).
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Output via Direct Sound, Wave Out, [http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/ASIO ASIO], or [http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/WASAPI WASAPI] (Vista and above).
  
MC also supports [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DirectShow_Playback_Guide DirectShow].
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MC also supports [http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/DirectShow_Playback_Guide DirectShow].
  
 
MC's DSP Studio in Playback Options allows resampling at 48Khz, 96Khz, and above.
 
MC's DSP Studio in Playback Options allows resampling at 48Khz, 96Khz, and above.
  
Other audiophile credentials of the J. River audio engine include:
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Other audiophile credentials of the JRiver audio engine include:
  
 
* First to embrace lossless compression.  Matt Ashland, J. River's CTO, is also the author of Monkey's Audio (APE).
 
* First to embrace lossless compression.  Matt Ashland, J. River's CTO, is also the author of Monkey's Audio (APE).
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* First to use a high precision floating point data chain for all audio
 
* First to support gapless and cross-fading playback
 
* First to support gapless and cross-fading playback
* First to implement the [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Replay_Gain Replay Gain] standard (a high-quality system to provide playback of varying tracks at the same volume)
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* First to implement the [http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Replay_Gain Replay Gain] standard (a high-quality system to provide playback of varying tracks at the same volume)
 
* First to natively support ASIO (a quality-orientated way to talk to a soundcard)
 
* First to natively support ASIO (a quality-orientated way to talk to a soundcard)
 
* Full support of LAME gapless information
 
* Full support of LAME gapless information
 
* Inclusion of high quality DSP filters, like the highest quality resampler available
 
* Inclusion of high quality DSP filters, like the highest quality resampler available
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* [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=52928.0 Play files from memory]
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* [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=55669.0 Speaker Correction] introduced in 14.0.127
  
 
Also see:
 
Also see:
[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DAC_Settings DACSettings]
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/DAC_Settings DAC Settings]
  
An [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=50453.0 Audiophile Thread] on Interact.
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== Audiophile threads on Interact ==
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http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=67736.0
  
[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
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http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=55671.0
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[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=58370.0 Bass Management] thread on Interact
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http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=50453.0
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[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=68828.msg466173#msg466173 Convolution]
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== Audiophile Manufacturers ==
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Audiophile companies using or recommending JRiver Media Center include:
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[http://www.antelopeaudio.com Andtelope Audio], Audio Research, Ayre, Bel Canto, Benchmark, Digibit, MBL, NuForce, Scaena, [http://www.psaudio.com/ps/forum/viewthread/1247/ PS Audio], Wavelength
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== Reviews ==
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[http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/JRiver-Media-Center-17-Detail Computer Audiophile] February, 2012
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[http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2010/03/j-river-media-center-14-review-giveaway.php Anythingbutipod.com]
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In September, 2009, the audiophile site [http://www.6moons.com 6moons] published a [http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/weiss2/sidebar.html JRiver Media Center review] as part of their [http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/weiss2/minerva.html Weiss Minerva review].  The Minerva is a $5000 DAC, and MC performed well in the tests.
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In December, 2011 a four part series on Computer Music was begun in The Absolute Sound magazine.  JRiver was featured.  The articles concluded in the February, 2012 issue.
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In 2011, JRiver was mentioned in [http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/Rolling-Stone-magazine-computer-audio Rolling Stone] and in Stereophile.
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Reviews More Reviews]
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==More==
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Output_Modes Audio Output Modes]
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Connection_Type Audio Connection Type]
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/DAC_Settings DAC Settings]
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Bitdepth Audio Bitdepth]
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[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Playback_Problems Audio Playback Problems]
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[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80789.0 Hearing Loss]
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[[Category:Frequently Asked Questions]]
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[[category:Audio]]
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[[Category:Setup]]

Latest revision as of 09:42, 22 February 2015

Media Center has the leading engine for audiophile use. All data paths within the program (beginning with MC15.0.101) are 64 bit. Support for lossless formats includes APE, FLAC, Windows Media Lossless, and Apple Lossless. (WAV files can also be used, but the output is identical to any lossless format, so we recommend using lossless compression.)

Output via Direct Sound, Wave Out, ASIO, or WASAPI (Vista and above).

MC also supports DirectShow.

MC's DSP Studio in Playback Options allows resampling at 48Khz, 96Khz, and above.

Other audiophile credentials of the JRiver audio engine include:

  • First to embrace lossless compression. Matt Ashland, J. River's CTO, is also the author of Monkey's Audio (APE).
  • First to use a high precision floating point data chain for all audio
  • First to support gapless and cross-fading playback
  • First to implement the Replay Gain standard (a high-quality system to provide playback of varying tracks at the same volume)
  • First to natively support ASIO (a quality-orientated way to talk to a soundcard)
  • Full support of LAME gapless information
  • Inclusion of high quality DSP filters, like the highest quality resampler available
  • Play files from memory
  • Speaker Correction introduced in 14.0.127

Also see: DAC Settings

Audiophile threads on Interact

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=67736.0

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=55671.0

Bass Management thread on Interact

http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=50453.0

Convolution

Audiophile Manufacturers

Audiophile companies using or recommending JRiver Media Center include: Andtelope Audio, Audio Research, Ayre, Bel Canto, Benchmark, Digibit, MBL, NuForce, Scaena, PS Audio, Wavelength

Reviews

Computer Audiophile February, 2012

Anythingbutipod.com

In September, 2009, the audiophile site 6moons published a JRiver Media Center review as part of their Weiss Minerva review. The Minerva is a $5000 DAC, and MC performed well in the tests.

In December, 2011 a four part series on Computer Music was begun in The Absolute Sound magazine. JRiver was featured. The articles concluded in the February, 2012 issue.

In 2011, JRiver was mentioned in Rolling Stone and in Stereophile.

More Reviews

More

Audio Output Modes

Audio Connection Type

DAC Settings

Audio Bitdepth

Audio Playback Problems

Hearing Loss