Alternatives to JRiver Media Center for all platforms with any license

  • Kodi icon

    Kodi

    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet BSD iPad Raspberry Pi Fire TV

  • Plex icon

    Plex

    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad tvOS Kindle Fire

  • foobar2000 icon

    foobar2000

    foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats.

    Free Windows Android iPhone Windows Phone

  • AIMP icon

    AIMP

    Freeware Winamp-like media player, based on BASS audio library with support for large number of formats and playlists. It works with multiple playlists immediately (tabbed window), allows creation of bookmarks and also has a playback...

    Free Windows Android PortableApps.com

  • iTunes icon

    iTunes

    iTunes is the best way to organize and enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows you already have — and shop for the ones you want to get. You can even tune in to free, on-demand music stations that have been totally revamped by our...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • MusicBee icon

    MusicBee

    Manage your music as a library, as playlists or as folders on the file-system. Organize, browse and find music on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. Small or large collections are handled with ease. Have folders...

    Free Personal Windows

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    OSMC

    OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached storage and the Internet. OSMC is the leading media center in...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

  • Emby icon

    Emby

    Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface. Emby prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android BSD Windows Phone Self-Hosted Kindle Fire

  • Nightingale icon

    Nightingale

    Nightingale is a free and powerfull music player for Linux, Windows and Mac based on the Songbird media player source code. A beautiful interface with a wide range of supported audio formats, all with multi-platform support! ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MediaPortal icon

    MediaPortal

    MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays your TV Series, Movies, Photos and Music in a much more dynamic way.

    Open Source Windows

  • Infuse icon

    Infuse

    Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone or iPad. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with powerful streaming options...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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    HomeNet Local Media Server

    HomeNet Local Area Network Media Server - lightweight alternative to Plex - ( HTML5 + Chromecast support ) A relatively simple, minimalist, lightweight media center for your own Windows Local Area Network (LAN). Homenet is an...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Self-Hosted PHP

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  • Napster icon

    Napster

    Napster is the ultimate digital music service, offering MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand streaming. Enjoy any track in Napster.s multi-million-song library and discover new music through personalized recommendation tools....

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    Swinsian

    Swinsian is a simple music player dedicated to managing music, without the complexity of ebooks, apps, online stores, T.V. shows and movies, with support for formats such as FLAC and Ogg Vorbis, and a simpler interface that fits in...

    Commercial Mac

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    nessMediaCenter

    Use your Mac as optimal media center! nessMediaCenter is the suitable replacement for Apple's Front Row: easy to use with a clean look and feel, direct access to movie / picture folder and volumes, support of Aperture, iPhoto...

    Commercial Mac tvOS

  • Meridian icon

    Meridian

    Meridian is a music player which allows you to listen to music from popular Russian social network vk.com. It communicates with some additional services like echonest.com and last.fm to bring to you some advanced features:...

    Open Source Windows Web / Cloud Windows Phone

  • VidOn Server icon

    VidOn Server

    Smartly manage all your multimedia resources and automatically transcode videos for your Phone, Pad, etc.

    Free Windows

  • Museeks icon

    Museeks

    A simple, clean and cross-platform music player. Polished, elegant and minimalist. Offers playback speed control and supports keyboard media shortcuts.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Playon icon

    Playon

    PlayOn is both browser and media server for your Windows PC which lets you magically stream your favorite shows, movies, even your personal media from your PC to your TV, smartphone or tablet. To display videos on your TV, PlayOn...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Blackberry 10

  • Moovida icon

    Moovida

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida develops software and services to simplify and enhance media...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    MythTV

    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its plugin architecture, MythTV can be transformed into a home media center suite, capable of managing your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    SimpleX

    A Plex client for the new Apple TV.

    Freemium tvOS

  • Soube icon

    Soube

    A simple and minimalist music player.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Semper Media Center icon

    Semper Media Center

    Semper Media Center (SPMC in short) is a Android-minded fork of Kodi, by the former Kodi android maintainer, Koying.

    Open Source Android

  • Cmdradio icon

    Cmdradio

    cmdradio is command-line interface internet radio player. Usage: play %keyword% , where %keyword% is genre, country, group etc. For more commands see help. No more need to remember groups, full featured intrenet radio with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Audirvana Plus icon

    Audirvana Plus

    Audirvana Plus brings your Mac to the ultimate level in Sound Quality, making it your Best Transport. No equalizer, no trendy special effects, just the best sounding music •Native playing of FLAC, libSndFile (WAV, AIFF, ...)...

    Commercial Mac

  • Portitle icon

    Portitle

    Portitle Web App is a smart launcher to dozens of movie and TV related websites. Portitle will intelligently identify any video file stored at your HTPC, and then will bring you a full wealth of information, reviews or subtitles to...

    Free Windows Chrome OS

  • Elmedia Player icon

    Elmedia Player

    Elmedia is a free media player for Mac that supports various audio & video formats, including FLV, SWF, MP4, AVI, MOV, MP4, DAT, MP3, etc. The app features built-in web browser that allows you to watch online videos directly from...

    Freemium Mac

  • Easy-Data Mediacenter icon

    Easy-Data Mediacenter

    Easy-Data Mediacenter is a video and audio player with lots of tools. It is able to deliver bit perfect audio, and does not require any external codecs. It is able to run from a memorystick and does not require installation. Some of...

    Free Windows

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    Fidelia

    Fidelia is a high-definition audio player for sophisticated music lovers. With support for all contemporary audio file formats and an elegant interface that focuses exclusively on music, it gives users the power and the freedom to...

    Commercial Mac iPhone

  • MusiMoods Playlist Creator icon

    MusiMoods Playlist Creator

    MusiMoods is a gorgeous and sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, mood and activity based playlist creator and music player for Macintosh. Simply add your music and select a mood.

    Commercial Mac

  • LiquidPlayer icon

    LiquidPlayer

    From the makers of LiquidtriXX, comes the new 3d android music player and visualizer. - plays mp3, aac, aac+, aac64, WAV, PCM,ogg ... - plays internet radios and record them on the fly. - filter effects : supporting bass, treble...

    Freemium Android

  • AMD Fusion Media Explorer icon

    AMD Fusion Media Explorer

    The AMD Fusion Media Explorer (FME) is a new 3D Immersive Social Media and Digital Media Browser, built and distributed by AMD. In addition to enabling unique multimedia and social media experiences, FME does a great job of...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The download seems outdated. It won't install because visual C is a newer version now.
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    Amarra

    Music is emotional. Special songs can connect us to our past, it can be a loyal companion in our present situation, and can even inspire our hopes for the future. We feel passionate about a musical performance because we make it...

    Commercial Mac

JRiver Media Center Comments

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Negative Comment by CityZen
about JRiver Media Center May 2014

Don't even waste your time trying this program. I tested it to see if it was any good and found it slow, antiquated and buggy. What's worse, the only support you can get, even for paying customers, is through a forum managed by the lunatic owner(JimH)of the company that develops this program. Avoid at all costs!

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Head and shoulders above the rest with a feature set and us ...

Comment by DanielVM
about JRiver Media Center Jun 2011

Head and shoulders above the rest with a feature set and user community that meets the needs of the power hungry user.

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