J. River MEDIA CENTER Adds CD Baby And Audio Lunchbox Music Services


Minneapolis, MN (July 14, 2004): J. River MEDIA CENTER 10.0 software, a multimedia application for organizing and playing digital music, photo and video files, has added internal support for music services to enable the purchase of downloads and physical CDs. The PC based software integrates, a popular music download site, and, a service that allows music fans to sample and purchase physical CDs. Both services offer an extensive catalog of independent artists.

“Media Center includes all the tools needed for digital music fans to build and maintain their own collections. Now we have made it possible for them to access superior music services without having to leave the application,” explained Nikolay Sokratov, CTO at J. River. “Users can enjoy content from a selection of services without being locked into subscriptions or having to jump between multiple media players to organize and play their music.”

Morgan Harris, CEO of Audio Lunchbox, said, "We're excited to be joining forces with J. River and feel that there is great synergy between the J. River Media Center and Audio Lunchbox. The interface is easy to use and supports Ogg Vorbis, which will be an added benefit to our users."

Derek Sivers, President of CD Baby, said, "I've always loved Media Center. Like CD Baby, it tries harder to meet the needs of its users. People who really care about music appreciate the amazing features inside of it, and these same music fans are the ones that love CD Baby's special catalog of the best new independent music. We're proud to be affiliated with it."

The opt-in music services are presented in a non-intrusive way, and provide a seamless experience for the Media Center user by playing sample streams through MC, and placing purchased downloads automatically into the Media Library. More services are scheduled for release.

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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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