Media Network

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

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.


Configuring Media Network Options

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


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.


Links to Media Network Devices

  • Library Server outlines how to connect multiple MC Instances together in one integrated whole.
  • Gizmo is an Android app that can control your MC server wirelessly or stream music or pictures from it. Gizmo can also act as a remote control for JRiver Media Center, controlling MC's from your phone.
  • WebGizmo was introduced in JRiver Media Center 17.0. WebGizmo provides remote control and remote play. It replaced WebPlay and WebRemote in MC17.
  • 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.
  • Remotes makes remote control of your MC TV simple.

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

Home Networking Specific Examples

MC Server computer connected to living room TV, MC client computer connected to projector in family room