JRiver Media Center is a media player that is published by JRiver Inc. It is a popular multimedia product that facilitates the users to run and manage various types of media files. It can manage and open many different file types such as images, audio files, videos and text documents. It can also perform burning and ripping of disks.
In the Installation Wizard of software you need to accept the license agreement and choose setup type. Choosing Express setup will install the most common features in your system while with Custom type you can choose the program install location and file associations. It is preferred for advance users. The install Wizard will then copy and register the files with your permission. You can choose file associations for the categories of audio, video, image, playlists and other files. After the selections, your software will be installed.
JRiver Media Center lets you create and manage libraries for easy access to the stored media files. You can transfer files to portable devices. It can run videos directly from DVD and Blu-ray disks. It can detect many brands and models of cameras and can copy files to the libraries. It lets you perform basic editing functions with variety of tools. A large number of effects and filters can be applied to your media files. Its free trial version can be used with limited features for 30 days, but if you want to use it for longer time with full features then purchase its license for $49.98 USD.
JRiver Media Center lets you play media files from memory, by entering URL, opening live streaming and accessing quick play list. You can manage your music files, television programs, videos, image files, performer store, podcasts, playlists, drives, devices, services and plug-ins on the basis of many characteristics. The action window lets you perform many operations such as disk burn, disk rip, handheld sync, image import from camera, playlist building and tagging of files.
The library management functions include import, synchronization, export, backup, delete and restoring library. You can create playlists of your favorite music and videos and can export them to iTunes and iPhone. While the media files are being played, you can adjust their volume, shuffle playlist and can skip to another album. The software skin can be customized, size can be changed and the view of software screen can be chosen from the available options. You can select many software options from the menu bar.
JRiver Media Center can support file formats of PNG, WM, FLAC, WAV, BMP, RAW, TIFF, JPG, APE, MP4, MP3 and many others. The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. You can run it on the systems having 600 MHz Pentium processor, 32 MB RAM, 40 MB free space in memory, a sound card and a video card.