Media Network

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Access Your Media with Servers and Remotes

JRiver Media Center is one of the most advanced media players available. Now MC 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 possible.

See also Servers and Remotes.

Gizmo -- Android as a Remote

These features are now available in MC15 or above:

Gizmo -- Android Remote Control and Streaming

Gizmo (shown below) 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 Theater View from your phone.

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WebRemote -- An Android or iPhone can serve as a remote control for a PC or TV.

WebPlay -- Your phone can stream media from your PC. This includes the Gizmo player on Android.

Android or iPhone

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).

Details

  • WebPlay streams media from your PC to a cell phone. Works now on Android, iPhone, Touch, and iPad. Coming soon on WinMo. Pictures For Android, see also Gizmo.


  • WebRemote acts as a remote control for MC. It can get media from your DLNA Server and control a DLNA Renderer. Pictures


  • Tremote is another remote control feature that uses MC itself as the remote.


  • "Play to" another room with a DLNA device like the new JRiver ID. "Play to" uses the new DLNA components to play your media on a TV or Blu-Ray player somewhere else on your network. It's a new feature of Windows 7, but our implementation also works on Vista and XP. See also DLNA TV's and DLNA Boxes on our forum.


  • Access your home Library Server from anywhere on the Internet. MC can generate an Access Key that you can mail to yourself or a friend. There's no need to know the IP address and port. Visit MC Options for Media Network to obtain the key and test its use. Test local use first since using the library from outside the LAN will require changing your router. See Network Access here for more information.



  • Sync your changes back to Library Server when you make them on a client.


  • 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. Run MC on a netbook or use your cell phone as a remote.


  • ZoneLink offers the ability to play the same content in multiple locations, including local hardware zones, or DLNA devices.




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

Upgrade to JRiver Media Center 17.0

Here's how to Upgrade to MC17. It's $26.98.

More New Features

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