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== Access Your Media ==
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== Overview ==
J. River Media Center has long been the number one media player available.  Now it brings you the new Media Network.  It's the number one solution for moving your media.
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[http://www.jriver.com/ JRiver Media Center] is one of the most advanced media players available.  In addition MC also provides '''Media Network''', a rich set of tools and features for moving your media around the network.  Any media, any time, any place.
  
Any media, any time, any place.  That's the dreamNow Media Center 15.0 provides the means to make the dream a reality.
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Media Center has several components, including:
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* A Media Player with a choice of User Interface ([[Standard View]] / [[Theater View]]) for browsing and playing Audio, Video, and Pictures
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* Support for External Interfaces (see these links for more details on how to configure and use MC's [[Library Server]], [[DLNA]], [[Web Service Interface]])These interfaces allow external devices to interact with Media Center as a Remote Control, Player, or Server.
  
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== What You Can Do ==
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== Configuring Media Network Options==
  
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You can enable/disable and configure the various Media Network options under Tools/Options/Media Network.
  
Both WebPlay and WebRemote run on the Android phones, as well as iPhone and iPad.
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[[image:MCMNw.png]]
  
* [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/WebPlay WebPlay] streams media from your PC to a cell phone.  Works now on Android, iPhone, Touch, and iPad.  Coming soon on WinMo.
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== Ways to Connect ==
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Media Center's Playing Now section will show both the available players and libraries that are available on the network at that time. You can select from what library you want to pull content from, and the player you would like to control and push the content to.  
  
* WebRemote acts as a remote control for MC.  It can get media from your DLNA Server and control a DLNA Renderer.
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[[image:MCNWPN.png]]
  
* "Play to" a device in another room.  This uses the new [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DLNA DLNA] components to play your media on a TV or Blu-Ray player somewhere else on your network.  It's similar to Window 7, but now working on Vista and XP
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== JRiver Hardware ==
  
* Token based access to your home Library Server. The server generates a key that you can mail to yourself or a friend. No need to know the IP address and port
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[[File:NUC2820.jpg]] The [http://jriver.com/Id/ JRiver Id] is an inexpensive, low power network device, available in several configurations.
  
* Library Server can serve your media to other PC's in the house.
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== More Information on Remote Devices and Clients ==
  
* Sync changes back to Library Server when you make them on a client
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* [[Access Key]]
  
* [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DLNA DLNA] support makes MC15 a perfect server for your new network capable TV or Blu-ray player.  DLNA is a nice solution for serving media to a device, and it also provides the remote control.  Run MC on a netbook or use your cell phone as a remote.
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* [[Remotes]] provides a list of the current Remote devices.
  
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* [[Library Server]] outlines how to connect multiple MC Instances together in one integrated whole.
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* [[DLNA]] support makes MC a perfect server for your new network capable TV or Blu-ray player.  DLNA is a nice solution for serving media to a device, and it also provides the remote control.
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* [[ZoneLink]] offers the ability to play the same content in multiple locations, including local hardware zones, or Media Network devices.
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* Developers may find the [[Web Service Interface]] useful for writing applications that can control MC.
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'''For more information''', or to ask a question, please visit the [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=7.0 Media Network board] on Interact.
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== Home Networking Specific Examples ==
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[[Home Networking Examples]] contains some examples on how users are using MC and the Media Network Features.
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[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
 
[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
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== Troubleshooting tips ==
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If you wish to use Media Center to play to other upnp/dlna devices on your network but they do not appear under playing now to play to, make sure that the local firewall (where MC is running) has port 1900/udp open for incoming traffic. This is the upnp discovery protocol and without it, MC won't see upnp/dlna devices on the network.

Latest revision as of 10:44, 15 April 2018

Overview

JRiver Media Center is one of the most advanced media players available. In addition MC also provides Media Network, a rich set of tools and features for moving your media around the network. Any media, any time, any place.

Media Center has several components, including:

  • A Media Player with a choice of User Interface (Standard View / Theater View) for browsing and playing Audio, Video, and Pictures
  • Support for External Interfaces (see these links for more details on how to configure and use MC's Library Server, DLNA, Web Service Interface). These interfaces allow external devices to interact with Media Center as a Remote Control, Player, or Server.

MCParts.png

Configuring Media Network Options

You can enable/disable and configure the various Media Network options under Tools/Options/Media Network.

MCMNw.png

Ways to Connect

Media Center's Playing Now section will show both the available players and libraries that are available on the network at that time. You can select from what library you want to pull content from, and the player you would like to control and push the content to.

MCNWPN.png

JRiver Hardware

NUC2820.jpg The JRiver Id is an inexpensive, low power network device, available in several configurations.

More Information on Remote Devices and Clients

  • Remotes provides a list of the current Remote devices.
  • Library Server outlines how to connect multiple MC Instances together in one integrated whole.
  • DLNA support makes MC a perfect server for your new network capable TV or Blu-ray player. DLNA is a nice solution for serving media to a device, and it also provides the remote control.
  • ZoneLink offers the ability to play the same content in multiple locations, including local hardware zones, or Media Network devices.

For more information, or to ask a question, please visit the Media Network board on Interact.

Home Networking Specific Examples

Home Networking Examples contains some examples on how users are using MC and the Media Network Features.

Troubleshooting tips

If you wish to use Media Center to play to other upnp/dlna devices on your network but they do not appear under playing now to play to, make sure that the local firewall (where MC is running) has port 1900/udp open for incoming traffic. This is the upnp discovery protocol and without it, MC won't see upnp/dlna devices on the network.