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Old 04-26-2010, 11:01 PM
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Default J River Media Center 14 (soon to be 15) worth the purchase?

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on a Media Player for my PC (Win 7 x64)

I'm currently using Foobar2000 with a custom Columns UI. It's not bad really, it gets the job done, but I miss having the ease of use of some other players, like the older Windows Media Player (11? the one that came before the current Windows 7 version) However, WMP can't play some of the filetypes I use. FLAC, OGG, and several video types are completely foreign to it.

If I buy Media Center from j. river, I will have to know it's a good purchase. It will be used for burning CDs for my car, Syncing and keeping a Cowon S9 up to date, playing music (obviously) of MP3, FLAC, and OGG format, and playing video (mostly .avi, but I mostly need it for the h264 and mkv video. (As I cannot find a concise codec support list, I do not know if it will support these video types or if they will require transcoding. Information on this would be helpful.) as well as music tagging and library maintenance. I also would possibly be hooking my laptop up to an HDTV to play video or music via HDMI cable, so the TV features are a plus.

I have tried the Jukebox version 12, it's good, but it doesn't have as many of the features I'd be looking for in the full version.

So, my biggest questions are:

1. Does Media Center 14/15 support h264 and mkv formats? Does it also support subtitle formats?

2. in your personal experience, has it been worth the $50 price tag?

3. would it be a good, more user friendly transition from Foobar2000 with all of it's fiddlyness?
Cowon iAudio D2 16gb (D2+ FW 2.11) + FiiO E5 + Head-Direct RE2s.
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