Minneapolis, MN (July 19, 2005): J. River MEDIA CENTER 11
software was released today with support for devices not supported
by Microsoft (TiVo®, iPod®, PSP), and a highly customizable
interface for hosting digital download, subscription and streaming
services. MC 11 is used for managing and enjoying digital music,
photo and video files on a PC, and can playback or download to many
In its support for connected media devices, J. River
rivals Microsoft. The device list includes most portable media
devices, notebook PC's, cameras, scanners, PDA's, TV tuner cards,
and remote controls, with phones planned for 2006. MEDIA CENTER’s
major consumer benefit is a common interface for all devices, and
the company's goal is to provide its customers with any media,
MC 11 adds file transfer for the new Sony PlayStation® Portable (PSP),
High Definition for TV using the ATI HDTV WONDER card, and support
for UPnP devices (aka media streamers or media servers). iPod
connectivity has been enhanced with multiple device support,
auto-connect, and auto-synch. For many devices MC enables on-the-fly
transcoding of file formats, to allow transfer and playback of
formats without the need to store multiple formats of the same file
on the PC.
The release is welcome news for the large MC community that has
helped shape the app. MC is the most feature-rich software of its
kind, allowing everything from simple music organization and
playback to complete home theater control. With this release, J.
River has also tightened its focus on the business-to-business
market, powering a variety of digital audio and video services and
online CD stores. The new release also includes support for the
popular Audible® service.
“J. River offers unique opportunities to corporations wishing to
play in the digital media space,” said Jim Hillegass, CEO.
“Microsoft is a walled garden when it comes to media. They don't
offer all of the device support that users are currently demanding.
However, J. River is reacting to customer needs and offers specific
support for the iPod, the TiVo, serving to standard UPnP devices,
and the new PSP. In turn, content owners, retailers, and portals can
benefit from our compelling customized solutions. We use the latest
industry standards to enable complete services, including DRM,
reliable digital delivery, and content hosting.”
For a free download of the software please visit
Or contact Peter Sohal at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (612) 677 8248
About MEDIA CENTER
All Media—One Interface. This comprehensive media management
software turns a PC into the center of a complete digital
entertainment experience. It connects PC to stereo, TV, remote
control devices, digital cameras, UPnP devices and portable MP3
players. It plays all media, rips, burns and organizes a digital
media collection. MC encodes and plays all popular media formats. It
plays Web radio/TV/DVD on your PC. Powerful utilities include Media
Server for streaming music and images to remote PC's. MC has more
advanced features than any other application for personalization and
control of a media collection.
About J. River
J. River develops digital delivery solutions for corporate partners.
This includes streaming, downloading, subscriptions of audio and
video content, handheld device support and Digital Rights
Management. For more information about J. River's media products,
email@example.com, or call 612.677.8200.
J. River MEDIA CENTER, J. River MEDIA JUKEBOX and J. River MUSIC
EXCHANGE are trademarks of J. River, Inc