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*** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« on: November 22, 2002, 01:18:34 pm »

Welcome to Interact!  There are several boards here.  You can find them from the index page here:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/

If you're new to JRiver, please read "Getting Started" on our wiki.

Answers to questions about licenses, prices, upgrades, restoring, and purchasing can be found here:
http://www.jriver.com/purchase.html

Restoring your license:
Instructions for Restoring a License

Restore Page

You can read about updating your software on our wiki

Audio Setup
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audio_Playback_Options

Video Setup
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Red_October

Importing Files
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Import

Updates for the current version

JRiver Media Center can be downloaded from the Download Page.

Old versions can be found here:
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Old_Versions

Wiki on JRiver Media Center topics:
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Category:Frequently_Asked_Questions

Stability Issues -- Crashes, Slowdowns, Install Problems and Other Strangeness:
These are examples of problems caused by other hardware or software:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=24031.0

and
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=26821.0
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=27432.0

Answers can often be found in the Help section in the program itself.

A search of the forum will often find an answer (be sure to specify the number of days):
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=;action=search

Before reporting a problem, please try the latest version.

If you've checked these resources and still can't find an answer, then post a New Topic on one of the boards.  It helps if you can also copy your system info from MC Help and paste it into your message.

If you're new to Media Center or if you've never posted on a board like this before, please just give it a try.  Help for the board is available above. 

Register first.  If you can find a similar subject, add your question there by using "Reply".  If not, use "New Topic" in the upper right corner of the index page.  Check "Help" above for details.

There are many friendly people here who are willing to try to help if you'll just ask, thought it's always a good idea to take a look at the FAQ and look through a few pages of posts first.

Again, welcome!  We hope you'll enjoy taking part.
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Re: READ_ME_FIRST -- FAQ's
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2003, 07:38:59 am »

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Re: READ_ME_FIRST -- FAQ's
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2003, 08:33:49 am »

More basic information is available here:

Add a digital camera
http://www.jrmediacenter.com/camera.html

Sync to a Portable Media Device
http://wiki.jrmediacenter.com/index.php/Sync

Hook up your stereo
http://www.jrmediacenter.com/amp.html

Connect a TV to your PC
http://www.jrmediacenter.com/tv.html

Remote control for MC
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Remotes

Play media across a network
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Servers

Connect TiVo's HMO to MC
http://www.jrmediacenter.com/tivo.html
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Re: READ_ME_FIRST -- FAQ's
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2003, 08:24:22 am »

Please Note:  JRiver Media Center's On-Line Help may be more current than these instructions.  Please download the latest build from www.jriver.com .

These instructions will give you a basic idea of how to use some of the new features in MC 9.0 and 9.1

TV Time Shifting and Recording
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=14906

Image Playback
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=10976

Media Server Changes
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=14551

License and Purchase FAQ
http://www.jriver.com/purchase.html

Remote Control
Ways you can control Media Center remotely.
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Remotes

Multi-zone Playback
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=9172

Web or FTP Upload
This can automatically upload your pictures and make a new web page.
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=11120
or
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=23548

Using TiVo HMO with MC's Media Server
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=11939

Streaming Radio to a TiVo or remote PC
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=12451

Skins Links for 9.1
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=10459

Doof Gets Steamed and Explains Tagging Mode
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=10495;start=20#20

Sauzee tests EAC vs MC Ripping in Secure Mode
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=15912;start=msg117413#msg117413

Share Your Favorite Smartlist
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=9765

Using an iPod with Media Center 11
Be sure you have the latest version of MC11, then check here:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=29623.0

FLAC support thanks to Oblong and scthom
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=29211.0

Stability Issues -- System Test  -- Omni Speaks
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=23404;start=msg163017#msg163017

Stability Issues -- System Test  -- glynor has more to say
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=31488.msg216483#msg216483
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Re: WELCOME ** FAQ ** INSTRUCTIONS -- Read this first
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005, 06:56:16 am »

Database Expressions
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=27043.0
and
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=38566.msg262142#msg262142

Smartlist Examples
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=9765

Translations (MC11.1 and above):
Media Center 11.1 added the ability to switch languages (under Tools)
This is based on translation files supplied by several users (thanks to all).  You can modify the files you find here:

Program Files\J River\Media Center 11\Data\Languages
but also save it to another location in case it is over-written on the next install of the program.


To uninstall, just delete the file.  If the file isn't there, MC reverts to English.

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Re: WELCOME ** FAQ ** INSTRUCTIONS -- Read this first
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 03:03:22 pm »

Interact Is Available as RSS Feed.  The link is:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?action=.xml;sa=news

Media Server Startup on Windows Boot
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=29334.0

Frappr:  A google map of where MC users live
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;topic=29952.0

This old thread on MC11 instructions has a few useful links
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=26630.0
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2006, 11:31:34 am »

Can't rip/burn/play CD's without Administrator rights:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=32073.msg220155#msg220155
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2006, 07:30:12 am »

Linux:  How to run MC under Wine by Scott_R
http://www.wand.net.nz/~smr26/wordpress/?page_id=42
Thanks (again), Scott!
More here: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=32250.0

Alex B Explains Cover Art for MC11.1
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;topic=32323.0
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=34263.msg233801#msg233801

Pops and Clicks
There are lots of non-MC causes for this.  Here's one:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;topic=32316.48#msg222131

Drive Failures and Data Recovery
What happens when your main drive and your backup drive fail at the same time?  Read it and weep:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=32767.0

DirectShow Filter Support in MC11.1
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=30561.0

AC3 playback with DirectShow filters
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=35443.0
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006, 07:10:43 am »

Classical music and tagging
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=33213.0

Doof explains Album Artist (auto)
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?board=3;topic=33255.1#msg227823
and a Wiki Article on the same topic.


Using iTunes to encode to Apple Lossless from within MC11
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=34177.msg233951#msg233951
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007, 08:28:38 am »

Different switching choices for multiple HD Video sources
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=39455.msg279176#msg279176

Where's my cover art?
Windows Media Player may be changing it
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=40940.0

Certain files won't play on a cell phone
The phone couldn't play files with bitrates higher than 256Kb
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=40733.msg280135#msg280135

MC12 runs on Mac with new version of Parallels
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=41012.0
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2007, 11:37:52 am »

How do I post a screenshot?

You can use MC to do it.  Here's how.

1.  Select your window.

2.  Hit Alt-Print Screen.  This copies the window to the clipboard.

3.  Then select Camera in the Action Window, and Copy from Clipboard.  This imports it.

4.  Then select the new image and choose Share to Web.  This will put it on our pix01.com site. 

5.  Pix01.com will mail you a link (from Pixie).  Copy and paste the link to the forum. 

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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2007, 07:52:10 am »

Cover art problems solved
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=39213.msg280494#msg280494

Lunchmeatvoom's Guide to Wiring Your House for Media
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=41272.msg281650#msg281650

Getting 5.1, 6.1... sound from a PC
A good thread at AVSForum:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=860695

Video Playback Problems
Related to Cyberlink DVD Player (PowerDVD)
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=42226.msg287812#msg287812

When All Else Fails on the iPod, Here's Apple's Advice:
http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

Bill (Listener) Offers Some Sound Advice
A very thoughtful, informative post on listening to music and shopping for a sound card:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=41241.msg288562#msg288562

Bookmarks
12.0.370 added some new options:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=42615.0
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2008, 05:59:05 am »

How to Play HD-DVD/Blu-ray (EVO/M2TS) files in MC12 using DirectShow filters
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=44314.0
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2008, 08:42:26 am »

Sharing across a LAN -- a few details
Confishy takes time to explain how he does it:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=45526.msg312179#msg312179
Thanks, Confishy!
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2008, 02:39:23 am »

Organizing your library
A long post by rick.ca on setting up custom organization.  Thanks, rick!
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=49347.msg337868#msg337868
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2008, 10:12:21 am »

Video Problems on Vista May Be Caused by UAC Settings
Thanks, glynor.
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=49701.msg340316#msg340316
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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2008, 10:14:35 am »

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Re: *** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) -- Read this first ***
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2009, 01:15:29 pm »

A List of Services in JRiver Media Center
and in derivative players made by JRiver:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=50055.msg342385#msg342385
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