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JRiver Media Center 26.0.47 for Win/ 26.0.39 for Mac

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JRiver Media Center 26.0.47 for Win/ 26.0.39 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 26.0.43 (2020-03-29):

  • Fixed: Stopping after the next track advanced two tracks instead of one in build 42.
  • Changed: Removed the option to advance after stopping after a track (now always advances).
  • Fixed: Lyrics drawing wouldn’t work well if the lyrics only had a \n for a newline.
  • Changed: Lyrics drawing lets longer lines stay together.
  • NEW: Lyrics drawing can break the lyrics into pages (right-click > Pages on the lyrics display).
  • Changed: Picking Options > General > Remove files from Playing Now after they are played would not work nicely with the Stop After Next command.
  • Changed: Made picking the option Stop After Playing Track advance to the next track on stop.
  • NEW: Added the expression function TrimLines(…) to standardize and consolidate newlines.
  • Changed: “Tree & View > Advanced > Display missing file image in lists” will now be used in the thread that checks file existence (to avoid shutdown lags, etc.).
  • Fixed: When loading EPG data, the entry would appear twice in the power manager part of Reporter.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.35 (2020-03-16):

  • Fixed: The items in Standard View EPG filter box (“All Programs”, “Favorite Channels”, “To be recorded”, etc.) were not updated when user switched language.
  • Fixed: The button text in Standard View EPG was not updated when language was changed.
  • Fixed: The program list in Standard View EPG could be empty when the language was changed.
  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.21.
  • NEW: MC’s Explorer views show a mode combobox to allow showing all files, imported files, or unimported files.
  • Changed: Made Fill Track Numbers From List Order start over at one each time the disc # changes if the option to start over is selected.
  • Changed: Made the sort window wider.
  • NEW: Added CD ripping and burning to Options > General > Features.
  • Fixed: Audio Path no longer reports that it’s playing a video from memory if memory playback is enabled (the option only applies to audio).
  • Changed: The start over each album setting on filling the track numbers will also start over if the album artist (auto) changes.
  • Changed: Memory playback is checked for actually using memory instead of just checking the option for Audio Path (so things like Audio Calibration will no longer say memory playback).
  • Changed: Made composer lookup able to understand strings with years at the end and strings (composer (years)) and reversed in order (last name, first name).
  • Fixed: Made a possible fix for crashing on playback.
  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.23.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.33 (2020-03-09):

  • Changed: Minor corrections in Chinese (simplified and tranditional) translation text.
  • Changed: When the match quality is the same for suggestions, they’ll be sorted by name instead of random sorting.
  • Changed: Some more YouTube improvements.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.30 (2020-02-28):

  • Fixed: In builds 28 and 29 Closed Captioning in ATSC television did not work if seeking was performed.
  • Fixed: Lyrics lookup could crash if it encountered a deleted file.
  • Changed: A detached display will only be always on top if the setting is set (instead of always).
  • Changed: Updated Chinese (traditional) translation (thanks Jason).
  • NEW: Television channels can be filtered by user account.
  • Changed: Updated Hungarian translation (thanks Gyula).
  • Fixed: Clicking “Edit in Popup” would just close the tag editing due to a recent change.
  • Changed: Removed the Manage YouTube account option from Services because it’s no longer working.
  • Changed: PSI Parser in TV engine will keep a pointer of a DirectShow interface for the entire channel scan process instead of asking for the pointer for each channel tuned.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.29 (2020-02-26):

  • NEW: Added a JRiver YouTube web service so that YouTube and trailers work again.
  • Changed: Updated Red October HQ to madVR to 0.92.17.
  • Fixed: Switching tracks would discard the sorting of a library list.
  • Changed: Lookup Lyrics will use Google last because it can return results formatted poorly.
  • Fixed: The audio tool could overflow in rare cases during audio analysis (it would message and ask to be reported).
  • Changed: Made the “Playback could not be started…” error message timeout after 15 seconds and just cancel.
  • Changed: Updated the Chromium web engine to the latest Chrome release.
  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.20.
  • Changed: When checking for complete albums, the system will allow one or two duplicate album listings (side-by-side conversions) in the same folder.
  • Changed: Updated Chinese (traditional) translation (thanks Jason).
  • NEW: Made maximizing offscreen windows optional (Options > General > Advanced).

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.27 (2020-02-20):

  • Changed: Made the program no longer show a message when your iPod could not be identified.
  • Changed: Made drawing the cover art in the player window respect the border modes set in thumbnail options.
  • Changed: Made the handheld sync status column a bit wider.
  • Faster: Drawing the artwork in the player window only happens when the area is flagged for drawing instead of on every drawing pass.
  • Fixed: Uploading files larger than 4 GB to a handheld would make the progress corrupt.
  • Fixed: Some ZIP files would not decompress properly.
  • Fixed: Made the temporary filenames used by the CBZ, CBR, and EPUB thread safe.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.22 (2020-02-10):

  • NEW: A new television channel type – “Tuner Stream”, for playing streaming video from HDHomeRun Prime tuners. Right now only live streaming is supported. No time-shifting, no recording. EPG is supported.
  • Fixed: HD Channel streaming from HDHomeRun Prime tuners could not be played via File > Open URL…
  • Fixed: DVB TV engine might mistakenly unmap a subtitle PID and cause subtitles not displayed.
  • Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
  • NEW: When configuring auto-import, you can select “Include this folder only” to include a folder but not include subfolders.
  • Changed: Renamed the trailer pre-show selection to “Movie Trailer” so that using the value won’t use the trailer field from the file in the Showtime rules.
  • NEW: The pre-show field supports any value instead of only from the accepted list.
  • Changed: When playing an image slideshow, the playing file is no longer shown each time the image is switched.
  • Changed: The options window maximizes if any of the window coordinates are off the screen (can happen with really high DPI settings, etc.).
  • Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
  • Changed: Updated all translations to the latest strings from the code.
  • Changed: Libraries marked with an unknown origin can be deleted.
  • Fixed: The Date field could be wrong upon importing some images.
  • Changed: Made getting artist images and composer images add to the most recently used menu.
  • Fixed: Google image lookup wasn’t working.
  • Changed: Renamed TV option “Order File Delete confirmation options differently from non-TV media delete (permanent delete first) in Theater View” to “Show permanent delete as first choice for TV in Theater View delete confirmation”.
  • Changed: Saving settings in a library backup was not enabled for a portable install.
  • Fixed: Right-clicking a playlist other than the selected one and doing ‘Export Playlist…’ was not working.
  • Fixed: Connecting to a library server from a client could stop playback on all other connected clients.
  • Fixed: Panel – When selecting a playback option, Panel would send duplicate play commands when playing to any zone other than the browser.
  • Fixed: There were a couple unused DLLs in the install.

Changes in JRiver Media Center 26.0.20 (2020-02-03):

  • Changed: Made it so you can remove default library locations (because they might be old and unnecessary).
  • Fixed: Library restores could fail to work if a previous restore set the temporary directory to a directory that used slashes in the wrong direction for the platform.
  • Changed: Made the library creation portion of the benchmark faster again (also speeds up library creation in general).
  • Changed: Updated to Monkey’s Audio 5.17.
  • Changed: When evaluating Showtime rules, everything after the equal will be evaluated as an expression on the current file. Makes it possible to use fields from the files to pick what to show.
  • Fixed: Memory leak, especially when syncing libraries back to a server.

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”.

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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 26.0.47 for Win/ 26.0.39 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