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JRiver Media Center 26.0.19 for Win/ 26.0.19 for Mac

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JRiver Media Center 26.0.19 for Win/ 26.0.19 for Mac

JRiver Media Center 26 is the all-in-one media management app turns any Windows PC into an entertainment hub for complete control of your digital media: Audio, Video, Images, and Television.

It connects PC to stereo, TV, remote control devices, digital cameras, scanners, and portable MP3 players. It plays all media, rips, burns, and organizes all your music, images, and video.

JRiver Media Center encodes and plays all popular media formats. Powerful utilities include Media Server for streaming music and images to remote PCs.

JRiver Media Center is more than a world class media player. It’s also a Media Network, a whole house music, movie, TV, and photo solution. The leader in audiophile quality sound. The most powerful media database available; an essential tool for large collections.

JRiver Media Center is a DirectShow player. Obsessive taggers will be delighted with cover art and metadata options. And MC backs up your work.

JRiver Media Center supports more cell phones, MP3 players, DLNA, and other devices. Powers an HTPC to entertain your family. Even different playback in multiple zones. And it can record high definition TV, and provide a replacement for cable TV. It has a Theater View interface, controllable by a MC Remote, an iPad, iPhone, Android, a Windows netbook or Touchscreen.

JRiver Media Center has a streamlined user interface designed to make it even easier to organize, find and play your digital files, and to connect to hardware devices. Make a CD of music for your car. Record your favorite shows and watch them on your TV. Play different music simultaneously in different rooms. MC’s Media Server can even stream your music to your PC at work!

JRiver Media Center Features:


  • Audiophile – WASAPI exclusive output using high-end USB DACs.
  • Native support of DirectShow DSP filters.
  • Audiophile – Added ability to play files from memory instead of disk.
  • Headphone DSP makes listening more natural and comfortable.
  • Audiophile – Support for high end USB DAC’s with WASAPI.
  • SoundcardSwitch command for the launcher, allows soundcard selection.
  • 3D album view adjusts text size to display more tracks when necessary.
  • 3D album view allows playing, adding, shuffling, and adding as next to play.


  • Image Preview allows zoom from a thumbnail to rotate, delete, compare, edit, and more.
  • Image thumbnail frames (optional).
  • Photoshop PSD file support.
  • Single command copy/send to an editor like Photoshop, and stack new image with original.


  • Video tagging using sidecar files.
  • Chapter Support for MKV and MP4.
  • Chapters added to On Screen Display.
  • Info Panel displays metadata.


  • Added new “watched” column to metadata.
  • EPG can automatically retrieve XMLTV data.
  • Automatic correlation of XML channel names and MC channel names.
  • Info Panel displays metadata, including TV program art.
  • TV program art from YADB.

Theater View

  • Watch Hulu and YouTube from Theater View
  • Customizable nested views in Theater View
  • Customizable File Info panel to display metadata
  • Speed and quality enhancements
  • Custom backgrounds
  • Touch screen support
  • On screen clock

Remotes and Servers

  • Wiki articles: Remotes and Servers
  • Remote Relay using IR transceivers for controlling a set top box or receiver
  • Remote Setup Wizard
  • Media Center Remote learning and blasting
  • Media Center can connect to another Media Center to act as a remote (TRemote)
  • New HID remote control plug-in supports shortcuts with keyboard, mouse and gamepad
  • Remote control with REST based Web Service Interface in Library Server
  • Library Server supports read and write to allow for shared, multi-user database access
  • DLNA added to the UPnP Server
  • Library Server clients can write changes back to server
  • Library Server connections allow playback on server as Playing Now zones

JRiver Media Center plays more file formats than any other player. Connected media from Netflix, Hulu,, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia. And it sends to Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.19 (2020-01-23):

  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.14.
  • Fixed: DVB Tuner’s tuner event handler was executed repeatedly and could cause MC to crash.
  • NEW: Added the relational type of one per composer to library fields.
  • Changed: ATSC and DVB tuners will be a little more responsive to canceling/stopping.
  • Fixed: Playback Status would not advance when playing a file after loading a different library.
  • Changed: iTunes library import supports unlimited levels of iTunes playlist nesting instead of only one level.
  • Changed: Slovak translation updated (thanks Peter Lukac).
  • Fixed: The date field in some images was incorrectly set to “0” on import.
  • Changed: Customized the waveform colors for the Black on Black, Thunderstorm, Z, Aruba, Green Eyes, Purity, Pearl Bailey, Modern Cards Dark, Modern Cards White and Blue Steel skins to better match.
  • Changed: Made the waveform bar a little smoother on wide screens.
  • Fixed: Some corrupt mp4 files could lead to hanging of MC (MC went into an infinite loop).

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.18 (2020-01-14):

  • NEW: During iTunes library import, the full path of a playlist will be imported instead of only the name.
  • Fixed: Updating the file playback range could lead to a crash in some cases.
  • Fixed: Decoding of ALAC in M4A could result in artifacts in some files.
  • Changed: In Standard view EPG list will delay updating when EPG loading is running in the background.
  • Changed: Switched the no files double-click message from play all files to play audio files in Playing Now (so things like notes don’t get played).
  • Changed: Updated FFmpeg to 4.2, used for file analysis and transcoding.
  • Fixed: The MCWS JSON file list would return an empty file entry instead of an entirely empty list if no files were found.
  • Changed: Added a parameter to the MCWS Browse/Image call to avoid delivering the default placeholder images, allowing a client to gracefully substitute its own.
  • Changed: Updated our User Agent again to resolve issues with Podcast downloads.
  • Changed: Updated the Norwegian translation (thanks Øistein Rian).
  • Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
  • Changed: Internal changes.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.15 (2020-01-06):

  • Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
  • Changed: The menu placement of the main program scales with the size of the program so at a larger size it gets shifted (should fix Blue Steel problems).
  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.11.
  • Changed: Changed how critical errors from TV tuners are handled so we will not mess up reference counting of the tuners.
  • Changed: We reset a TV tuner from error state to normal state in 3 minutes, instead of 30 minutes, so the tuner can be used again sooner if it is usable.
  • Changed: Updated French translation (thanks Stéphane).
  • Fixed: Picking thumbnails and hitting the play button to play them would not always work properly after a recent change.
  • Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.14 (2019-12-16):

  • Fixed: Media Center could not ask for permission when running tasks which needed administrator rights (installing plugins, registering controls, etc).
  • Fixed: Stability issues in 26.0.13 due to internal changes.
  • Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
  • Changed: Updated the Hungarian translation (thanks pimpolo).

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.13 (2019-12-13):

  • Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
  • Changed: Removed a piece of experimental code from PSI Parser filter in TV.
  • Changed: Updated the “New / Improved This Version…” link to point to version 26.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.12 (2019-12-12):

  • NEW: Made it possible to specify the bitrate of an external encoder instead of it always using 1440.
  • Changed: PSI parser in TV engine will check CRC of a PAT section before flushing existing data.
  • Changed: More improvements in Theater View TV guide navigation, especially when a long program is on a channel at the top or bottom of the list and navigation rolls over from bottom to top or vice versa.
  • Changed: A few threading changes that could improve stability.
  • Changed: Added some protection against possible crashes in TV.
  • NEW: Added a way to rate playlists from Standard View.
  • Fixed: Panel – When playing a file the play command could get sent to multiple zones.
  • Changed: More improvements in Theater View TV guide navigation.
  • Fixed: The WDM driver could not be installed on a 64-bit OS when using a 32-bit MC installed in a path with parentheses in it.
  • NEW: Added an IsUpperCase expression.
  • Changed: The option to “Move all non-imported files in folder with selected media files” only runs if the file is imported (so it won’t engage on files from the Explorer view, etc.).
  • Changed: Improved Theater View TV Guide navigation, especially with Page Up/Page Down keys.
  • Changed: Added a JSON export to MCWS File functions (eg. Browse/Files, Playlist/Files, etc).
  • NEW: Composer views will use a Composers folder for cover art and look there (instead of the artist, etc. views).
  • NEW: Added a Cover Art lookup from Google for composer images.
  • Fixed: A corrupt FLAC files could hang the program.
  • NEW: Made a new Theater View option “Show Showtime rule…” to specify a search to not show the Showtime! item (so it doesn’t have to show for television programs, for example).
  • NEW: Allow any multi-channel file to be uploaded to Cloudplay. We used to allow two channel only.
  • Changed: Renamed Showtime! to Showtime and made it off by default.
  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.08.
  • Changed: Added the media subtype of “Extras”.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 25.0.115 (2019-12-10):

  • Fixed: Tabbing quickly through the Tag Action Window could cause a glitch.
  • Fixed: The WDM driver could not be installed on a 64-bit OS when using a 32-bit MC installed in a path with parentheses in it.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 25.0.114 (2019-10-25):

  • NEW: Added channels to Radio Paradise in Theater View (both streaming and adding Radio Paradise individually).
  • Fixed: Webservice calls to get a stack image could cause a crash if the folder was empty.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 25.0.113 (2019-10-04):

  • Fixed: DVB TV channels did not play.
  • Fixed: Revised the fix for thumbnail duplication in Theater View.
  • Fixed: Thumbnails in Theater View could be duplicated.
  • Changed: The disc count and HDCD tools are stopped at shutdown instead of blocking shutdown.
  • Fixed: Dragging and dropping list items in the Tag window did not flag the data as dirty so the change would be discarded.
  • Changed: If TreePath, Device, or Search is specified on the command line, the control and shift checks for filtering the media type will be disabled.
  • Fixed: The maximum encode size wasn’t being passed as an int64 so it could overflow on big files and cause encoding to fail.
  • Fixed: Doing “Paste All From Clipboard” on a list editor in the Tag window would not reliably save the data.
  • Fixed: Editing tags in a popup would not mark them as dirty so they would not be saved.
  • Fixed: The “Show Files In Subfolders” checkbox was not working.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 25.0.108 (2019-09-30):

  • Fixed: Undid the “All channels” handling in the Parametric Equalizer volume and mute filters because it was causing all channels to be processed even if only selected ones were checked.
  • Fixed: SRT subtitles could appear multiple times in the menu.
  • Changed: Made the disc count algorithm count actual discs instead of take the max disc number.
  • Changed: Made the maximum allowable size of a Podcast larger because we found real world Podcasts larger than our previous cap size.

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Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10

JRiver Media Center has the following general system requirements under Mac OSX.

  • Intel-based Mac
  • OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later


  • Mac with GPU supporting OpenGL 3.2 required for video support.
  • OSX 10.7.5 (Lion) or later required for video support, and recommended for best experience
  • OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks) or later, and compatible hardware, is required to use integer playback mode.

JRiver Media Center is built and tested on Debian Jessie in both 32 and 64bit flavours.

However Media Center has been shown to run without issue on numerous other distributions including

  • Fedora
  • Debian derivatives such as Ubuntu or Raspbian
  • ArchLinux

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5 Comments on JRiver Media Center 26.0.19 for Win/ 26.0.19 for Mac

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    Too much fluff in this player.

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    The best player ever !

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    This product does even half way compare to Winamp, MediaMonkey, MusicBee, JetAudio and other freeware, why would anyone be foolish enough to buy it?

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    i don't use this program much, possibly because updates are quite frequent...not sure if that's a good or a bad thing?

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    Very Nice Software. Tagging not that great, but aside from that, it truly is an "All In One" done Well