J. River MEDIA CENTER Adds Secure Music Download Services


Minneapolis, MN (May 13, 2004): J. River MEDIA CENTER 10.0 software has just been released, with support for music and movie download services that use Digital Rights Management to protect files from piracy. The integrated services are slated for release later this year. MC organizes and plays all media, including music, photos, and video in a single Windows application.

MC 10 includes an improved Action Window for intuitive and swift completion of common tasks, such as ripping CD’s, burning playlists or transferring music to handheld devices like the Apple iPod. Media Mode buttons allow browsing of media by type, and new 3D visualizations include a playable 3D spoof of Atari’s classic PONG game.

Peter Sohal, VP of Marketing at J. River, said, “Media Center, a top rated program at CNET’s, is already known for its media management capabilities, but it now provides a flexible way to integrate existing paid music/movie services. We provide the technology to bring services directly to users’ desktops. MC can sync with existing Microsoft and RealNetworks DRM, and can provide more flexibility than the Apple iTunes software. Companies considering digital distribution options will appreciate its customizability, low cost and user-friendliness.”

MC is a digital lifestyle tool that combines the functionality of several products used by enthusiasts of digital media. Its hardware support includes popular MP3 handhelds, digital cameras, and TiVo’s equipped with Home Media Option. In a recent poll of MC users, more than half said that the application was the number one or number two most-used app on their desktop. The poll included ubiquitous software such as browsers and e-mail clients.

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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, scanners 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.

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