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== Connect Your Media ==
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== Overview ==
J. River Media Center has long been the number one media playerNow MC provides '''Media Network''', the right solution for moving your media.
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[http://www.jriver.com/ JRiver Media Center] is one of the most advanced media players availableIn 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 been the dreamNow it's becoming 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.
  
== With the Remote You Have in Your Pocket ==
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[[image:MCParts.png]]
  
These features are now available in MC15:
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== Configuring Media Network Options==
  
'''WebRemote --''' An Android or iPhone can serve as a remote control for a PC or TV.
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You can enable/disable and configure the various Media Network options under Tools/Options/Media Network.
  
'''WebPlay --''' Your phone can stream media from your PC.  
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[[image:MCMNw.png]]
  
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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.
  
[[Image:Nexus.jpg]]
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[[image:MCNWPN.png]]
  
== Android or iPhone ==  
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== JRiver Hardware ==
  
Both WebPlay and WebRemote run on Android phones like the Motorola Droid, as well as on the iPhone and iPad, even the iPod Touch.  With these phones, you'll get both remote control and remote play (streaming to the phone).
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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.
  
== Details ==
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== More Information on Remote Devices and Clients ==
  
* [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.  [http://www.pix01.com/gallery/8D12431D-7EA0-495D-9EA2-775091458CB9/Gizmo/ Pictures]
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* [[Access Key]]
  
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* [[Remotes]] provides a list of the current Remote devices.
  
* [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=56541.0 WebRemote] acts as a '''remote control''' for MC. It can get media from your DLNA Server and control a DLNA Renderer.  [http://www.pix01.com/gallery/8D12431D-7EA0-495D-9EA2-775091458CB9/WebRemote/bigpage.html?image=32054157_orig1.jpg Pictures]
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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.
  
* [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=52261.0 Tremote] is '''another remote control''' feature that uses MC itself as the remote.
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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.
  
* "Play to" another room with a DLNA device like the new [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/J._River_ID J. River ID]  "Play to" 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 a new feature in Windows 7, but our implementation also works on Vista and XP.  See also [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=55379.0 DLNA TV's] and [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=55380.0 DLNA Boxes] on our forum.
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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:Libraries]]
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[[Category:Media Network]]
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[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
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[[Category: Linked From MC]]
  
* '''Access your home Library Server from anywhere''' on the Internet.  MC15 can generate a key that you can mail to yourself or a friend.  There's no need to know the IP address and port.
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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.
 
 
* [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Library_Server Library Server] can also '''serve your media to other PC's''' in the house.
 
 
 
 
 
* '''Sync your changes back''' to Library Server when you make them on a client.
 
 
 
 
 
* [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'''. 
 
 
 
 
 
* [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Media_Center_Remote Media Center Remote] makes '''remote control of your MC TV''' simple.
 
 
 
 
 
* Developers may find the [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Web_Service_Interface Web Service Interface] useful.
 
 
 
 
 
'''For more information''', or to ask a question, please visit the new [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=7.0 Media Network board] on Interact.
 
 
 
== Upgrade to J. River Media Center 15.0 ==
 
 
 
Here's how to [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_MC15 Upgrade to MC15].  It's $22.98 through May 31.
 
 
 
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=56853.0 More New Features]
 
 
 
Thanks.
 
[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
 

Latest revision as of 11:44, 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.