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== Upgrades and Updates==  
 
== Upgrades and Updates==  
There are several possible ways to improve your MC experience:
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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].
  
* '''If you own Media Center 20''', it is free to update to the latest build of MC20 by downloading and installing.  This can be done automatically by selecting an update channel under Help.
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There are several ways to improve your MC experience:
  
* '''If you own MC20 on Windows''' and would like to purchase a Mac or Linux version, you can upgrade to a [http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Master_License Master License] that works on all three OS's for $24.98.
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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.
  
* '''If you own an earlier version of MC on any OS''', you can upgrade for that OS or upgrade to a Master LicenseMC can use your old data and settings.
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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 installingThis can be done automatically by selecting an [https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Getting_the_Latest_Build update channel] under Help.
  
== Media Center 20 / 21 Upgrades ==
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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.
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_MC21 Upgrade to MC21 for Windows]
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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.
 
 
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_MC21_for_Mac Upgrade to MC21 for Mac]
 
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_Master_License Upgrade to a Master License] (works on Linux, Mac, and Windows)
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== Media Center 24 Upgrades ==
  
An MC21 license will work with MC20 or MC21, when it is available.
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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.
  
== For More Help ==
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== Data Migration ==
If you have any questions, please post on [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=90664.0 Interact].
 
  
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=81980.0 Features] so far.  More will be added during the development cycle (see Business Model below).
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- The installer will find your library from MC20 to MC23 (or later) automatically.  Earlier versions require a manual restore.
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Restoring_a_License Restoring a License]
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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)
  
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=90654.0 Problems and Questions] thread on Interact
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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
  
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=81987.0 JRiver's Business Model] explains how our development process works.
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- Installation mode makes no difference
  
[https://rover.jriver.com/cgi-bin/restore.cgi Restore Page]
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- If multiple old versions of MC exist, it should use the newest
  
[https://rover.jriver.com/cgi-bin/restore_email.cgi?displayemail=1 Retrieve Your Licenses]
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- File Associations should be updated in the installation process, just like a fresh install
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_Questions Unsubscribe]
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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.
[[Category: Frequently Asked Questions]]
 
  
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[[ Upgrade Links]] for license retrieval, installation, and other related information.
  
 
[[Category:Frequently Asked Questions]]
 
[[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.