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[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Library_Server Library Server], formerly called Media Server, can serve a media collection on one PC, so it can be played with another copy of MC on another PC anywhere on the Internet.
 
[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Library_Server Library Server], formerly called Media Server, can serve a media collection on one PC, so it can be played with another copy of MC on another PC anywhere on the Internet.
  
[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DLNA DLNA Server] can serve MC's library to a DLNA or UPnP deviceSee also  [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/UPnP_Server_and_Devices_%28Media_Receivers%29 UPnP Server] for older versions of MC.
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[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DLNA DLNA Server] is similar to Library Server but uses an industry standard protocol.  It can be used with both software and hardware from many sources.  Terminology for this server was changed to DLNA / UPnP Server in MC14, and to DLNA Server in MC15.  DLNA and UPnP are similar but not identical protocolsFor old versions of MC, see also  [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/UPnP_Server_and_Devices_%28Media_Receivers%29 UPnP Server].
 
 
  
[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/DLNA DLNA Server] is similar to Library Server but uses an industry standard protocol.  It can be used with both software and hardware from many sources.  Terminology for this server was changed to DLNA / UPnP Server in MC14, and to DLNA Server in MC15.  DLNA and UPnP are similar but not identical protocols.
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[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/WebRemote WebRemote] is a more graphical version of the old Remote Server.
 
 
MC15 replaced Remote Server with the more graphical [http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/WebRemote WebRemote].
 
  
 
[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/TiVo Tivo Server] can serve MC's library to a TiVo.
 
[http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/TiVo Tivo Server] can serve MC's library to a TiVo.

Revision as of 09:13, 28 April 2010

Overview

J. River Media Center includes several servers.

Library Server, formerly called Media Server, can serve a media collection on one PC, so it can be played with another copy of MC on another PC anywhere on the Internet.

DLNA Server is similar to Library Server but uses an industry standard protocol. It can be used with both software and hardware from many sources. Terminology for this server was changed to DLNA / UPnP Server in MC14, and to DLNA Server in MC15. DLNA and UPnP are similar but not identical protocols. For old versions of MC, see also UPnP Server.

WebRemote is a more graphical version of the old Remote Server.

Tivo Server can serve MC's library to a TiVo.

MC14 introduced a Web Service Interface which can be used by developers.

Several third party applications can use MC interfaces to control the player. See Remotes for more information.

Configuration

Configuration is under Options/Network in MC15. In earlier versions, it was in the relevant location under Servers and Plug-ins in the tree.

NetworkOptions.jpg

Formerly, configuration was located in MC's tree, under Services and Plug-ins.

Logging

Under Servers and Plugins in the tree, you will find DLNA Server, where logging can be seen for both DLNA and Library Server.

Media Server

Media Server is a small program that runs in the background. It can be set to start with Windows Startup under Tools/Options/Startup/Windows Startup. Media Server can start other servers when they are needed. It appears in the lower right corner of the desktop, and it will show up in the task manager as Media Center. It was introduced in MC12.

Decommissioned

Several older servers have been retired and replaced.

Remote Server was replaced with the more graphical WebRemote in MC15. Remote Server was a small web server built into MC, and allows MC to be controlled from a web browser running on another PC.

UPnP Server was folded into the DLNA Server in MC15.

The component known as Media Server in MC11 and earlier versions is now Library Server.