JRiver Media Center offers the highest quality video available. And it plays everything, without any setup required. MC's Red October DirectShow support is the benchmark of the industry.

Elegant  Simply beautiful.
Quality First  Bluray, madVR, LAV, premier audio engine.
Flexible  Configurable views, layout, skins.
Informed  Weather, Engadget, The Onion, Yahoo! News.
Remote Friendly  Your couch is waiting.
Television  Watch, record, play anywhere.
Showtime!  Enjoy the show.

Video Sources

Video comes in a lot of packages. DVD and Blu-ray, streaming video from Netflix or Hulu, Youtube clips and movies, and so on. JRiver Media Center integrates these into a single seamless interface.

Red October

JRiver's innovative Red October system completely eliminates the frustration factor from video. The download, installation, and configuration of DirectShow filters is fully automatic. You won't need to set up anything, and the configuration is separate from the normal DirectShow method Microsoft and other players use, so any changes there won't break MC's support.


JRiver Media Center supports TV tuners from Hauppage, ATI, Aver, and most other manufacturers. You can use the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to watch live TV or to record or subscribe to your favorite programs.

Theater View and remotes

Using Media Center's 10 foot interface, Theater View, you can watch from across the room on your TV and control it with a remote.


“LOVE the playback engine. WASAPI audio, EVR/madVR video, and PGS subtitles ... plus everything just sorts itself out with the DS filters. You guys have really created something very special!”
– Andrew van Til, Senior Editor,