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== Media Center 20 Upgrades ==
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== Upgrades and Updates==  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_Master_License Upgrade to Master License]
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'''Important'''  There are discounted prices on upgrades to the next version of JRiver Media Center.  You can [https://www.jriver.com/download.html download a trial version].
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_MC20 Upgrade to MC20]
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There are several ways to improve your MC experience:
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_MC20_for_Mac Upgrade to MC20 for Mac
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* '''If you own a Media Center 24 license''', just [https://www.jriver.com/download.html download] and install it, then restore your license if necessary.
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* '''Minor upgrades are free.  If you own Media Center 24 (for example)''', it is free to update to the latest build of that version by downloading and installing.  This can be done automatically by selecting an [https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Getting_the_Latest_Build update channel] under Help.
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* '''If you own MC on Windows''' and would like to purchase a Mac or Linux version, you can upgrade to a [[Master License]] that works on all three OS's.
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* '''If you own an earlier version of MC on any OS''', you can upgrade for that OS or upgrade to a Master License.  MC can use your old data and settings.
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== Media Center 24 Upgrades ==
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When you purchase MC24 or [https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,114521.0.html Upgrade to MC24], you will receive an MC25 license that also works with MC24. 
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== Data Migration ==
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- The installer will find your library from MC20 to MC23 (or later) automatically.  Earlier versions require a manual restore.
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- It will only import the "Default Library" (the one MC came with, no matter which one is your startup library), however it doesn't care if you renamed or moved it (it will find it)
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- Settings are stored on a per-user basis, so if you need to install using an entirely different user account (because yours isn't an Admin), migration won't find its things
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- Installation mode makes no difference
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- If multiple old versions of MC exist, it should use the newest
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- File Associations should be updated in the installation process, just like a fresh install
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== For More Help ==
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[https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,114521.0.html Upgrade Help] for step by step instructions.
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[[ Upgrade Links]] for license retrieval, installation, and other related information.
  
 
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[[Category:Frequently Asked Questions]]

Revision as of 11:55, 3 January 2019

Upgrades and Updates

Important There are discounted prices on upgrades to the next version of JRiver Media Center. You can download a trial version.

There are several ways to improve your MC experience:

  • If you own a Media Center 24 license, just download and install it, then restore your license if necessary.
  • Minor upgrades are free. If you own Media Center 24 (for example), it is free to update to the latest build of that version by downloading and installing. This can be done automatically by selecting an update channel under Help.
  • If you own MC on Windows and would like to purchase a Mac or Linux version, you can upgrade to a Master License that works on all three OS's.
  • If you own an earlier version of MC on any OS, you can upgrade for that OS or upgrade to a Master License. MC can use your old data and settings.

Media Center 24 Upgrades

When you purchase MC24 or Upgrade to MC24, you will receive an MC25 license that also works with MC24.

Data Migration

- The installer will find your library from MC20 to MC23 (or later) automatically. Earlier versions require a manual restore.

- It will only import the "Default Library" (the one MC came with, no matter which one is your startup library), however it doesn't care if you renamed or moved it (it will find it)

- Settings are stored on a per-user basis, so if you need to install using an entirely different user account (because yours isn't an Admin), migration won't find its things

- Installation mode makes no difference

- If multiple old versions of MC exist, it should use the newest

- File Associations should be updated in the installation process, just like a fresh install

For More Help

Upgrade Help for step by step instructions.

Upgrade Links for license retrieval, installation, and other related information.