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== Upgrades and Updates==  
 
== Upgrades and Updates==  
'''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].
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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].
  
 
There are several ways to improve your MC experience:
 
There are several ways to improve your MC experience:
  
* '''If you own a Media Center 23 license''', just [https://www.jriver.com/download.html download] and install it, then restore your MC23 license if necessary.
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* '''If you already own a Media Center license for the most recent version''', just [https://www.jriver.com/download.html download] and install it, then restore your license if necessary.  The version of the license and the program must be the same.
  
* '''Minor upgrades are free.  If you own Media Center 23 (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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* '''Minor updates are free.  If you own Media Center 27 (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.
  
 
* '''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 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.
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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 (as .zip files) automatically.
  
== Media Center 24 Upgrades ==
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== Media Center 27 Upgrades ==
  
When you purchase MC23 or [url=https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,114521.0.html]pre-order an MC24 Upgrade[/url], you will receive an MC24 license that works with both versions.  MC24 will be available about June 1, 2018.
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MC27 is now available on our [https://jriver.com/download.html Download Page]. The MC27 license you receive (after July 1, 2020) will also work with both MC26.0.98 (and higher) or with MC27.
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== Data Migration ==
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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.
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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
  
 
== For More Help ==
 
== For More Help ==
Please visit [[ Upgrade Links]].
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[https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,126044.0.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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[[Old Versions]] are available for download.
  
 
[[Category:Frequently Asked Questions]]
 
[[Category:Frequently Asked Questions]]

Latest revision as of 06:44, 15 October 2020

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 already own a Media Center license for the most recent version, just download and install it, then restore your license if necessary. The version of the license and the program must be the same.
  • Minor updates are free. If you own Media Center 27 (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 (as .zip files) automatically.

Media Center 27 Upgrades

MC27 is now available on our Download Page. The MC27 license you receive (after July 1, 2020) will also work with both MC26.0.98 (and higher) or with MC27.

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.

Old Versions are available for download.