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==All Media--One Interface==
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'''All Media--One Interface'''
  
 
Media Center turns your PC into a complete digital entertainment center.
 
Media Center turns your PC into a complete digital entertainment center.
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Please visit http://www.jrmediacenter.com/ for more information about J River and Media Center.
 
Please visit http://www.jrmediacenter.com/ for more information about J River and Media Center.
  
==Table Of Contents==
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==Media Center Controls==
# Media Center Controls - this section covers the controls visible on the screen.
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this section covers the controls visible on the screen.
## [[Screen Parts]]
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# [[Screen Parts]]
## [[Player]]
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# [[Player]]
### [[Playback]]
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## [[Playback]]
### [[Playback Options]]
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## [[Playback Options]]
### [[Shuffle the tracks]]
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## [[Shuffle the tracks]]
### [[DSP Studio (Equalizer, Replay Gain & DSP)]]
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## [[DSP Studio (Equalizer, Replay Gain & DSP)]]
### [[Replay Gain]]
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## [[Replay Gain]]
### [[Album Gain]]
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## [[Album Gain]]
### [[BPM]]
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## [[BPM]]
### [[Multizone Playback]]
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## [[Multizone Playback]]
## [[Organization Tree]]
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# [[Organization Tree]]
## [[Menu Bar]]
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# [[Menu Bar]]
## [[Toolbar]]
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# [[Toolbar]]
## [[Search Bar]]
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# [[Search Bar]]
## [[Lower Tool Bar]]
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# [[Lower Tool Bar]]
## [[Status Bar]]
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# [[Status Bar]]
## [[Navigation (Getting Around)]]
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# [[Navigation (Getting Around)]]
## Display
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# Display
### [[Customize the Content Pane Column Headings]]
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## [[Customize the Content Pane Column Headings]]
### [[Display Options sub-menu]]
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## [[Display Options sub-menu]]
### [[View Settings sub-menu]]
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## [[View Settings sub-menu]]
### [[View Files and Libraries]]
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## [[View Files and Libraries]]
### [[Content Pane]]
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## [[Content Pane]]
## [[Action Window]]
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# [[Action Window]]
## [[View Modes & Skins]]
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# [[View Modes & Skins]]
## [[Access Control]]
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# [[Access Control]]
## [[Startup Settings]]
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# [[Startup Settings]]
## [[Options]] (Tools->Options)
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# [[Options]] (Tools->Options)
## [[Media Center in Different Languages]]
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# [[Media Center in Different Languages]]
# Controlling Media Center - this section covers other (besides the screen, mouse and keyboard) methods of controlling Media Center
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==Controlling Media Center==
## [[File Association Settings]]
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this section covers other (besides the screen, mouse and keyboard) methods of controlling Media Center
## [[Shell Integration]]
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# [[File Association Settings]]
## [[Media Scheduler]]
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# [[Shell Integration]]
## [[Remote Control]]
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# [[Media Scheduler]]
# Media Files - covers what files Media Center handles, and how it stores them in a library.
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# [[Remote Control]]
## [[Audio Files]]
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==Media Files==
## [[Image Files]]
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covers what files Media Center handles, and how it stores them in a library.
## [[Video Files]]
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# [[Audio Files]]
## [[Other files]]
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# [[Image Files]]
## [[Libraries]]
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# [[Video Files]]
## [[File Properties (tags)]]
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# [[Other files]]
## [[Move, Copy, Delete, Upload or Mail Files]]
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# [[Libraries]]
## [[Licensed Files (Windows Media Manager)]]
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# [[File Properties (tags)]]
# External Content - Playing content from the Internet
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# [[Move, Copy, Delete, Upload or Mail Files]]
## [[Web Media(Radio)]]
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# [[Licensed Files (Windows Media Manager)]]
## [[Podcasting]]
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==External Content==
# Playlists, Smartlists and Playlist Groups - Play your content in the order you want.
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Playing content from the Internet
## [[Playlists]] - Arrange content in a fixed order.
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# [[Web Media(Radio)]]
## [[Smartlists]] - Arrange content according to rules, including random ordering.
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# [[Podcasting]]
## [[Playlist Groups]] - Organize your Playlists.
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==Playlists, Smartlists and Playlist Groups==
# [[View Schemes]] - View your media any way you want
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Play your content in the order you want.
## [[Add a custom view scheme group to Media Center's tree]]
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# [[Playlists]] - Arrange content in a fixed order.
# Database Expressions - Use Excel-style functions for use in view schemes, searches, and displayed columns
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# [[Smartlists]] - Arrange content according to rules, including random ordering.
## [[Media Center expression language]]
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# [[Playlist Groups]] - Organize your Playlists.
## [[Database Expressions]]
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==[[View Schemes]]==
# Drives & Devices - provides quick access to your CD-R, CD-R/RW, DVD, Handhelds, "My Computer" and the TV Tuner.
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View your media any way you want
## [[CDs and DVDs]]
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# [[Add a custom view scheme group to Media Center's tree]]
## [[Handheld and Portable Devices]] like MP3 players or IPODs.
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==Database Expressions==
## [[TV Tuner]] lets you watch TV, pause it and record your favorite show.
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Use Excel-style functions for use in view schemes, searches, and displayed columns
## [[My Computer]] device lets you browse through your computer's hard disks, mapped network drives, and network places. It's handy if you want to play a file without importing it.
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# [[Media Center expression language]]
## [[Digital Cameras]]
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# [[Database Expressions]]
# [[Plug-ins]] - Customize Media Center in many different ways.
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==Drives & Devices==
# [[Sharing Plug-ins]] - Share your digital content with other computers, TiVos and Media Receivers.
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provides quick access to your CD-R, CD-R/RW, DVD, Handhelds, "My Computer" and the TV Tuner.
# [[Services]] - Online stores where you can purchase digital content.
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# [[CDs and DVDs]]
# [[YADB]] - Lookup CD or track information online.
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# [[Handheld and Portable Devices]] like MP3 players or IPODs.
# [[Additional Programs]] - Various helper programs, such as [[Media Editor]] or [[Media Server]].
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# [[TV Tuner]] lets you watch TV, pause it and record your favorite show.
# Operating Systems
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# [[My Computer]] device lets you browse through your computer's hard disks, mapped network drives, and network places. It's handy if you want to play a file without importing it.
## [[Using Media Center on Linux]]
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# [[Digital Cameras]]
## [[Using Media Center on OSX/Apple]]
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==[[Plug-ins]]==
# Hardware
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Customize Media Center in many different ways.
## [[Computer Stability Issues]]
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==[[Sharing Plug-ins]]==
## [[Connecting Media Center to a Home Stereo]]
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Share your digital content with other computers, TiVos and Media Receivers.
## [[Connect a TV to your PC]]
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==[[Services]]==
# Network
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Online stores where you can purchase digital content.
## [[Playing music across a network]]
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==[[YADB]]==
## [[Sharing a media library with multiple users on a home network (LAN)]]
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Lookup CD or track information online.
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==[[Additional Programs]]==
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Various helper programs, such as [[Media Editor]] or [[Media Server]].
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==Operating Systems==
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# [[Using Media Center on Linux]]
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# [[Using Media Center on OSX/Apple]]
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==Hardware==
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# [[Computer Stability Issues]]
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# [[Connecting Media Center to a Home Stereo]]
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# [[Connect a TV to your PC]]
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==Network==
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# [[Playing music across a network]]
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# [[Sharing a media library with multiple users on a home network (LAN)]]
  
  

Revision as of 15:14, 2 February 2007

All Media--One Interface

Media Center turns your PC into a complete digital entertainment center.

  • Media Center connects your PC to a stereo, TV, home theater, remote control devices, digital cameras, scanners, portable music players and UPnP player devices.
  • Use Media Center for ripping and playing music, burning cds, listening to Podcasts, copying music onto a portable device and organizing your music collection using a multitude of organization fields. If you can’t find the field you need, create your own custom field.
  • Encode and play all popular media formats.
  • Play Web radio, TV, DVDs, Podcasts, video files and show digital images on your PC.
  • Powerful utilities include three different servers for streaming music and images to remote PCs and standalone networked players.

Media Center has more advanced features than any other application for superior customization and control of a media collection.

Please visit http://www.jrmediacenter.com/ for more information about J River and Media Center.

Media Center Controls

this section covers the controls visible on the screen.

  1. Screen Parts
  2. Player
    1. Playback
    2. Playback Options
    3. Shuffle the tracks
    4. DSP Studio (Equalizer, Replay Gain & DSP)
    5. Replay Gain
    6. Album Gain
    7. BPM
    8. Multizone Playback
  3. Organization Tree
  4. Menu Bar
  5. Toolbar
  6. Search Bar
  7. Lower Tool Bar
  8. Status Bar
  9. Navigation (Getting Around)
  10. Display
    1. Customize the Content Pane Column Headings
    2. Display Options sub-menu
    3. View Settings sub-menu
    4. View Files and Libraries
    5. Content Pane
  11. Action Window
  12. View Modes & Skins
  13. Access Control
  14. Startup Settings
  15. Options (Tools->Options)
  16. Media Center in Different Languages

Controlling Media Center

this section covers other (besides the screen, mouse and keyboard) methods of controlling Media Center

  1. File Association Settings
  2. Shell Integration
  3. Media Scheduler
  4. Remote Control

Media Files

covers what files Media Center handles, and how it stores them in a library.

  1. Audio Files
  2. Image Files
  3. Video Files
  4. Other files
  5. Libraries
  6. File Properties (tags)
  7. Move, Copy, Delete, Upload or Mail Files
  8. Licensed Files (Windows Media Manager)

External Content

Playing content from the Internet

  1. Web Media(Radio)
  2. Podcasting

Playlists, Smartlists and Playlist Groups

Play your content in the order you want.

  1. Playlists - Arrange content in a fixed order.
  2. Smartlists - Arrange content according to rules, including random ordering.
  3. Playlist Groups - Organize your Playlists.

View Schemes

View your media any way you want

  1. Add a custom view scheme group to Media Center's tree

Database Expressions

Use Excel-style functions for use in view schemes, searches, and displayed columns

  1. Media Center expression language
  2. Database Expressions

Drives & Devices

provides quick access to your CD-R, CD-R/RW, DVD, Handhelds, "My Computer" and the TV Tuner.

  1. CDs and DVDs
  2. Handheld and Portable Devices like MP3 players or IPODs.
  3. TV Tuner lets you watch TV, pause it and record your favorite show.
  4. My Computer device lets you browse through your computer's hard disks, mapped network drives, and network places. It's handy if you want to play a file without importing it.
  5. Digital Cameras

Plug-ins

Customize Media Center in many different ways.

Sharing Plug-ins

Share your digital content with other computers, TiVos and Media Receivers.

Services

Online stores where you can purchase digital content.

YADB

Lookup CD or track information online.

Additional Programs

Various helper programs, such as Media Editor or Media Server.

Operating Systems

  1. Using Media Center on Linux
  2. Using Media Center on OSX/Apple

Hardware

  1. Computer Stability Issues
  2. Connecting Media Center to a Home Stereo
  3. Connect a TV to your PC

Network

  1. Playing music across a network
  2. Sharing a media library with multiple users on a home network (LAN)