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  • Newbie question about volume control in my streaming setup
    I use JRiver Server with my WiiM Pro and it works flawlessly. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Why can’t they abstract?
    I suspect another commercial product, JRiver Media Center, might be more flexible than Mezzmo (less arbitrary about what you can and can't do), but it sounds like the Android and Android TV client is probably a mess. I've never done a setup with it. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • program for ripping CDs with correct metadata
    Many media players support ripping 1 disc at a time at least. Even Windows Media player can rip to wave and FLAC. Foobar2000 is a good option here. I personally have my library in JRiver, which isn't free, but I've been happily using it for many years. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Do I need an equalizer?
    For paid, commercial products, we've got Roon and JRiver, with the former offering a better user experience than the latter but at considerably more expense. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Software to upmix stereo content to surround
    If you're looking for an application that can do this natively JRiver has upmix but honestly VSTs are better in terms of customization. Jriver can support those internally too if you're inclined, though a step back from APO IMO. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • POV: it’s 2003, and you’re listening to Solange’s Solo Star in your room on your iMac G3
    You too can run a brand new, up-to-date copy of J.River Media Center on PC / Linux / Mac, and take yourself back to this time. Heck, even their website is from the same era : - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Apple Music is second worldwide with 15% market share with Spotify first at 31%
    I recently bought Jriver Media Center and it is a audiophile dream. I am going back to ripping my old CDs and having my own local library. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Apple Music is the last library focused music service
    To anyone else who still wants to own their own music, I highly recommend looking at Jriver Media Center. Not free, and it is a bit of a strange application at first. But I find it extremely capable and flexible, and because it is just a player, they have an interest in catering to you instead of the copyright rentiers. I use it with my main stereo and stream music to network players in other rooms. (It does video... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Recommendations for a physical MP3 player that works w OSX?
    If you want some degree of automation and organisation, you'll need a management program that isn't iTunes - and that's where programs like j.River Media Center comes in. Written by Gen X nerds, for Gen X nerds. Horrifically dated UX and usability, but packs in a lot of features including automatic sync to non-Apple MP3 players. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Plex/Emby alternative for music streaming?
    Probably not the best fit for this sub, but as an audiophile with a lot of files and compilations I swear by JRiver MediaCenter. Neither OpenSource nor free, but also no stupid subscription model and runs on OSX, Linux and Windows and can serve over network (also headless). If you happen to have your in house speaker setup connected to a PC running JRMC, you can tune it extremely well for fantastic sound. One of... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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