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Latest revision as of 16:13, 27 September 2011

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.jriver.com/ for more information about J River and Media Center.

Media Center Controls

  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)