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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 new 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 26 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 26 (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. It can also restore a backup of an earlier version.  MC makes backups automatically.
  
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_to_MC21_for_Mac Upgrade to MC21 for Mac]
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== Media Center 26 Upgrades ==
  
[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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MC26 will be available in December. We will send you instructions when it is. In the meantime, the MC26 license will work with MC25.0.113 or higher.
  
An MC21 license will work with MC20 or MC21, when it is available.
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== Data Migration ==
  
== For More Help ==
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- The installer will find your library from MC20 to MC25 (or later) automatically. Earlier versions require a manual restore. Mac and Linux versions may require a manual restore of a backup from a previous version.
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=98668.msg682403 Upgrade Help]
 
  
If you have questions, please post on [http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=90664.0 Interact].
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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=81980.0 Features] so far.  More will be added during the development cycle (see Business Model below).
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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://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Restoring_a_License Restoring a License]
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- Installation mode makes no difference
  
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=90654.0 Problems and Questions] thread on Interact
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- If multiple old versions of MC exist, it should use the newest
  
[http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=81987.0 JRiver's Business Model] explains how our development process works.
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- File Associations should be updated in the installation process, just like a fresh install
  
[https://rover.jriver.com/cgi-bin/restore.cgi Restore Page]
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== For More Help ==
 
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[https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,122405.0 Upgrade Help] for step by step instructions.
[https://rover.jriver.com/cgi-bin/restore_email.cgi?displayemail=1 Retrieve Your Licenses]
 
 
 
[http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Upgrade_Questions Unsubscribe]
 
 
 
[[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]]

Latest revision as of 01:46, 15 October 2019

Upgrades and Updates

Important There are discounted prices on upgrades to the new 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 26 license, just download and install it, then restore your license if necessary.
  • Minor upgrades are free. If you own Media Center 26 (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. It can also restore a backup of an earlier version. MC makes backups automatically.

Media Center 26 Upgrades

MC26 will be available in December. We will send you instructions when it is. In the meantime, the MC26 license will work with MC25.0.113 or higher.

Data Migration

- The installer will find your library from MC20 to MC25 (or later) automatically. Earlier versions require a manual restore. Mac and Linux versions may require a manual restore of a backup from a previous version.

- 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.