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  1. JRiver Media Center 25.0.117 has been notarized by Apple and is available for download here: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,122956.0.html This should fix the problem that Apple created.
  2. We've got a thread on the Catalina problem on our forum here: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,122610.0.html Catalina introduced "notarization", so now every build we release will need Apple's approval first. Not a good move, in my opinion.
  3. rn701, I'm not stalking you and you're not banned. There could have been a temporary ban. I don't recall. We change the UI when it makes sense to do. It may not seem like it to everyone, but we're always looking for ways to improve the experience. There's a new topic on the same subject here: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,122679.0.html
  4. Specifics might help. I'm sorry if I stepped on your toes. Edit: I found your most recent posts in this thread, where you made a lot of remarks about our UI: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121413.msg839390.html#msg839390 I'm JimH in that thread. I asked you to make specific suggestions, and you replied with "Rewrite it."
  5. Your speculation isn't helpful. There are no deals. We'd ask you if we wanted to collect any data.
  6. That's a Mac thing, nothing we've changed. I have no idea why they think we're recording the screen. Our drawing is all our own, so that may confuse them. Catalina has some new requirements. We'll have a newer build in a week or two that should be less trouble. Apple is requiring some new "notarization" of programs. I'm traveling, so I haven't had a chance to find out more.
  7. You can use JRiver's WDM Driver to capture any sound from any program. It acts as a Window audio driver. https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/WDM_Driver
  8. It's more than serious competition, I think. MQA isn't used, according to the report in The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/17/20869526/amazon-music-hd-lossless-flac-tier-spotify-apple
  9. Please let MQA die. It was a bad idea then. It's still a bad idea. Great minds, like those posting here, deserve better topics to discuss. and, not to be anonymous... Jim Hillegass, JRiver, Team Manager
  10. Jud, You're thinking of our new Cloudplay streaming. You're correct that this is limited to playlists because of licensing. https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Cloudplay Shawnc is talking about using JRiver Media Center's Library Server to serve your local files. You can then connect to it from a phone or another copy of MC. You can use the client to control MC or as a remote player, from your LAN or the Internet. https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Media_Network Most JRiver remotes support this. https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Remotes
  11. The latest version of JRiver supports lyrics: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=119674.0 Thanks for the kind words.
  12. On Android, Cloudplay can be used in Panel, to play on the server Panel is connected to. https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Panel in JRiver for Android, to play locally on the phone. https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,118031.msg816593.html#msg816593 and on the Play Store.
  13. You can right click on the title bar of any view and add any field. Our wiki has a topic on classical music, with links to discussion on the forum.
  14. We should hit 100,000 files in the next month or so. 316 users 1346 playlists 87719 tracks You can now search for an artist and Play Doctor will build a playlist of that artist and other similar artists. https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121674.0.html
  15. JRiver has done a lot of work over the years to try to satisfy classical audio tagging needs. Here's a ten year old thread that has a lot of information you might find useful: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=45824.0 Composer and Work tags have been available for many years. One problem in this area is that there are no agreed standards on how to tag, so everyone does it a little differently.
  16. I apologize if I am repeating anything said above, but here's what I know about HDCD. The wikipedia article is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Definition_Compatible_Digital From that article: "HDCD encodes the equivalent of 20 bits worth of data in a 16-bit digital audio signal by using custom dithering, audio filters, and some reversible amplitude and gain encoding: Peak Extend, which is a reversible soft limiter; and Low Level Range Extend, which is a reversible gain on low-level signals. " So the discs are compatible with both hardware players that support HDCD and those that don't. When you rip a CD to FLAC, for example, the HDCD decoding information is included in the rip. There's no special rip required. Not all HDCD discs are labeled as such, so you may already have discs that are HDCD. With JRiver Media Center, you must re-analyze the lossless audio tracks in order for MC to know which discs were HDCD. Here's the current topic on our forum: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121124.0.html
  17. Thanks. It's amazing that it runs on a board with just 512MB of RAM.  Yes. It's really MC. Only the GUI is removed. Possibly. We haven't implemented the remote control that would be needed, though you could probably use VNC. This particular hardware doesn't support that, but it's doable in the future. The card is an 810 and I can't speak for StreamUnlimited on what they plan to do with it. We think there are other hardware opportunities since it runs on such minimal equipment now.
  18. Sure. It's a GUI-less version of MC, intended to be used as a server or renderer on ARM hardware. We ship it with an SSDP app for Android that makes finding it on your network easy. Then you connect to it with a browser. It runs a server that lets you load the webapp that allows configuration. I know it's kind of an obscure concept, but it's a nice headless solution. What else am I missing?
  19. Gizmo or JRemote? We're working on the Android version of JRemote now. Panel is an easy to use interface that runs in any web browser. https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Panel You could try it now if you have MC installed. Type localhost:52199 in your web browser on any machine where MC is running.
  20. Audiophiles are people who love music. The rest you describe can generate a lot of noise.
  21. For any manufacturers who may be reading, we're announcing this today: NEW: Blackbox Version of JRiver Media Center Aimed at manufacturers of audio and video hardware, a new "Blackbox" version of JRiver can now be hosted on ARM hardware and provide Media Center features such as Library Server and DLNA / UPnP, without a user interface. All control, including setup, is done from a phone, tablet, or PC. An Android app makes it easy to find the device on a network. JRiver has partnered with Austrian system integration company, StreamUnlimited Engineering, to build products for manufacturers.
  22. Here's the page on the JRiver Id: https://jriver.com/Id/ All of the Id's have some storage. The Id 300 has a 120GB SSD. They all function as a server or renderer.
  23. I'm posting a few JRiver Media Center 25.0 links here. HDCD Support https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121124.0.html Cloudplay (lossless streaming) https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,120166.0.html iTunes Import https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,120942.0.html New in MC25 https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,119217.0.html
  24. You may have followed JRiver's entry into lossless streaming during the last six months, but there are some new aspects that expand the experience. Here's a quick summary: Cloudplay uses playlist uploads by users to generate Radio JRiver stations. https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,120166.msg830680.html#msg830680 You can listen to your playlists or those of others from any location, using JRiver. JRiver pays the license fees. It's listener supported. You pay what you think it's worth. It requires JRiver Media Center 25. It's 100% lossless. We've just added the ability to generate playlists using a seed file or files that you provide from your local library. MC then finds compatible files from our server and adds them to your playlist. This is effectively a custom radio station. More here: https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,120871.msg835668.html#msg835668 Enter any artist, for example, in Play Doctor and here's what you get. I started with a local file from Etta James and allowed "more variety", but 100% from the server. The file locations are shown on the right side.
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