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J.River Media Center plays bit-perfect 24Bit/192Khz

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I am a registered user of J.River and I received this email today after my sytem did an upgrade. Thought I would pass it on as I have been using Media Center for several months now after years of Media Monkey, FooBar, and Cowon/JetAudio.

** Special Upgrade Price ** -- Upgrade this weekend for just $19.98. **
Upgrade to MC14 - JRiverWiki
** New Purchase ** -- Save $5. It's $44.98 through Feb 28.

AUDIO
We've recently done a lot of work on high resolution lossless playback. MC can now play anything from HDtracks.com, and all of the HRx Reference Recordings files from referencerecordings.com

These files are 24 bit and have sample rates up to 192Khz. All music is lossless (AIFF, WAV, or FLAC) and DRM-free. Media Center can play these files in a bit-perfect way, and it can perform high quality down-sampling for lesser hardware when necessary.

The people at HDtracks were pleased to have our support and would, of course, like you to consider becoming their customer, so they've made a special offer for J. River users -- a FREE Hi Res 96/24 Download album with full PDF liner notes. Now you can hear the future of downloads up to 4608 Kbps. J. River Media Center can handle these with ease. Here's where to get the free download album: https://www.hdtracks.com/jriver/ HDtracks was started by the famed Chesky Records, well known as a source of impeccable recordings.

Rhino Entertainment also offers DRM-free FLAC downloads for purchase
now: Rhino | Digital
post #2 of 55
I love J.River; it's a fantastic piece of software.

They also have a free version here: Media Jukebox: Free J. River Media Jukebox software
post #3 of 55
J. River is totally badass. I just spent more time today exploring it - it was incredible how easy and flexible the filepath to tagging feature is.
post #4 of 55
I might give this thing a spin soon for grins. For those of you that use this that came from Foobar, which is what I'm using with no complaints, what do you all like about this software better?

The Media Center looks like it has a ton of features past just music obviously which looks impressive. My question is basically confined to music applications. Jukebox is probably all I would use.
post #5 of 55
Extensive library and playlist management was one of the draws for me. All your functionality and customizability (is that a word?) is already built in.
post #6 of 55
I was so glad when J.River finally got their act together and released a stable, low resource, and audiophile friendly player. Wish they would done it earlier so I wouldn't have to waste so many hours fiddling with foobar.
post #7 of 55
so i assume J.River is better than Foobar in terms of Sound Quality?

also, anyone have a guide to setup J.River...for the best possible sound?

thanks
post #8 of 55
With no effects or EQ applied:

Winamp ASIO = Foobar ASIO = J.River ASIO = iTunes bitperfectwutevs = WMP with ASIO via reclock.

If you have anything setup for 'bitperfect' sound playback, it'll sound the same as the next bitperfect playback.
post #9 of 55
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Originally Posted by Hybrys View Post
If you have anything setup for 'bitperfect' sound playback, it'll sound the same as the next bitperfect playback.
Until you want to play some tracks that need to be gapless for proper playback and you'll notice a big difference between the players that can and the players that can't.
post #10 of 55
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
Extensive library and playlist management was one of the draws for me. All your functionality and customizability (is that a word?) is already built in.
And gapless playback.

And don't forget about the great library management all searchable and organizeable with database style queries.
post #11 of 55
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Originally Posted by niCe99 View Post
so i assume J.River is better than Foobar in terms of Sound Quality?

also, anyone have a guide to setup J.River...for the best possible sound?

thanks
Just install it. Set the audio output mode to ASIO or WASAPI. Set the track change method to "gapless" if that's what you want (default setting I believe is cross-fade). The free version (J River Media Jukebox) only does ASIO for bitperfect playback. The pay version (J River Media Center) does both ASIO and WASAPI for bitperfect playback options.
post #12 of 55
IT doesn`t even come close to Foobar, why?
it tries to open everything videos, pictures, audio,
all in one piece of crap
post #13 of 55
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Originally Posted by sonci View Post
IT doesn`t even come close to Foobar, why?
it tries to open everything videos, pictures, audio,
all in one piece of crap
So you're judging a program based on its file associations? That doesn't have anything to do with the program itself. Heck, J.River gives you the option to select which filetypes during installation, and is one of your main choices to fiddle with when you go to the options menu.
post #14 of 55
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post
Until you want to play some tracks that need to be gapless for proper playback and you'll notice a big difference between the players that can and the players that can't.
My Winamp and Foobar both do gapless.
post #15 of 55
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
So you're judging a program based on its file associations? That doesn't have anything to do with the program itself. Heck, J.River gives you the option to select which filetypes during installation, and is one of your main choices to fiddle with when you go to the options menu.
Yes, but you won`t check your eyes to a general physician, yo`d go to an oculist..
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