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JRiver Media Center 19 is better!

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Just downloaded the latest version of JRiver Media and it definitely sounds better than the previous one.

 

Gives me some better options of using the ASIO driver for my DAC and of course I think that ASIO is the cat's meow for computer audio. So your experience might vary if you are not using ASIO.

post #2 of 142
Thanks. I received my notice it was ready for the download and hopefully the major initial problems were resolved from the support board.
post #3 of 142

Thanks for the heads up going to download mine now.

post #4 of 142

This costs $50?

 

So... what's wrong with, say, foobar?

post #5 of 142

Search the keyword: "Foobar xpack", or visit the modder's site: http://vadimsva.ucoz.org/

 

Currently I'm using the 1.09 version of xpack, dark UI, perfect player!

post #6 of 142

sweet, now i will upgrade it! 

 

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I've ditched the ASIO driver I downloaded for my Conductor in favour of JRiver 19's WASAPI output and there are fewer hiccups. Using 18 I was setting it to 24 bit but it kept reverting back to 16 bit of its own accord. This version is much better. Or is it just that WASAPI output is better than ASIO?
post #8 of 142
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Originally Posted by jjinh View Post

This costs $50?

So... what's wrong with, say, foobar?

Yes, it does cost $50. Nothing at all is wrong with Foobar. I used it for years before I used JRiver.

I would have put in a lot of work and effort to do with Foobar what I do with JRiver, and I'm not sure I could do all of it. JRiver has great support, and JRemote is the greatest iPad/Android remote ever conceived. That added functionality and convenience is worth $50 to me.

It is also a stupendous video player, but I rarely use it for that.
post #9 of 142
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I would have put in a lot of work and effort to do with Foobar what I do with JRiver, and I'm not sure I could do all of it. JRiver has great support, and JRemote is the greatest iPad/Android remote ever conceived. That added functionality and convenience is worth $50 to me.

It is also a stupendous video player, but I rarely use it for that.[/quote]

+1
post #10 of 142
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I've ditched the ASIO driver I downloaded for my Conductor in favour of JRiver 19's WASAPI output and there are fewer hiccups. Using 18 I was setting it to 24 bit but it kept reverting back to 16 bit of its own accord. This version is much better. Or is it just that WASAPI output is better than ASIO?

 Not according to JRiver! The sound is the best, as I stated above while using ASIO. If you are having operational problems, talk to your hardware manufacturer,

 

http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Output_Modes

post #11 of 142
Can't notice any difference between the two other than there being fewer problems with WASAPI.
They sound exactly the same to my ears. Having said that, I am fairly new to JRiver so still have quite a lot to learn.

I've an AP2 to test out tonight and I think WASAPI is the preferred output for that particular interface. Just a case of experimenting and asking lots of silly questions on here, I suppose.
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I would have put in a lot of work and effort to do with Foobar what I do with JRiver, and I'm not sure I could do all of it. JRiver has great support, and JRemote is the greatest iPad/Android remote ever conceived. That added functionality and convenience is worth $50 to me.

It is also a stupendous video player, but I rarely use it for that.[/quote]

+1

 

JRemote is not available for Android that I could find.  They still use Gizmo as the Android app.

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Originally Posted by gurus View Post

 Not according to JRiver! The sound is the best, as I stated above while using ASIO. If you are having operational problems, talk to your hardware manufacturer,

 

http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Output_Modes

In theory ASIO, KS and WASAPI  event are the same. They are all going to output bit perfect data and bypass the Windows mixer. In reality there could be a difference on specific hardware in the way it reacts to the driver. Kernal Streaming is the most difficult to get right since Windows was never designed for that but in theory if they all work on your computer they should all sound the same. I can hear slight differences between these on my system but it is so slight it might be placebo.

 

Finally, I was not aware that JRiver folks were claiming any sonic benefit to their version 19 over 18 or 17. There are feature benefits but I would like to see a reference to where they say there are sonic benefits?

post #14 of 142
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

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I would have put in a lot of work and effort to do with Foobar what I do with JRiver, and I'm not sure I could do all of it. JRiver has great support, and JRemote is the greatest iPad/Android remote ever conceived. That added functionality and convenience is worth $50 to me.

It is also a stupendous video player, but I rarely use it for that.[/quote]

+1

 

 

+2

 

 

it completely replaced itunes, windows media player, foobar, and just about any other media player i would have used.

 

it is an amazing video player, tons of options to choose from, great for movies. the library is much more advanced than anything else i've used, and it well, does just about everything for me. its the ultimate media player for me imo. 

post #15 of 142
For me too. I'm not claiming to be 100% competent with JRiver, but the excellent interface makes a highly complex piece of software as user friendly as is possible. It's as easy to use as iTunes and is more audiophile friendly than Media Monkey. Definitely worth the £31.
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