JRemote is a full featured native iOS remote for JRiver Media Center. JRemote was developed to offer you full remote control of your JRiver Media Center from any of your iDevices.
Please note that you need JRiver Media Center version 15 or later. We recommend you always run the latest version.
Features and specs:
JRemote is a universal iOS application. The application will run on both iPhone/iPod touch as well as iPad’s. Each version is optimised for it`s screen size.
JRemote uses the navigation setup from JRMC itself. This allows you to customize the navigation menu and sub-menus from within the JRiver application.
- Multiple view modes (list, imagelist, thumbnails)
- Search using JRMC`s fuzzy search engine
- Virtual remote for controlling theater view
DLNA and zones
Use JRemote to control all your DLNA supported devices. Any device supported in JRMC can be controlled from JRemote by switching to that specific zone.
You can link and unlink zone for multi-room playback.
Connecting to your computer is fully automatic, no need to enter your IP-address and Port number.
You only need to enter the access key found in JRMC`s option panel (We do provide an option for you to add IP-address and Port manually if needed).
- JRemote will let you connect to your server from outside your wifi, using standard mobile networks. For this to work you need to configure port forwarding on your internet router.
- Wake-On-LAN is supported if you provide your machines MAC address. (Automatic when adding a server by access key)
Edit and view metadata
Any metadata attached to a specific file can be viewed and edited. You can update multiple files in one operation.
Rating may be set from multiple locations depending on iPhone/iPad version.
JRemote includes all common playback controls including repeat mode, and shuffle mode.
Control volume and progress from sliders while getting feedback from the HUD display
JRemote lets you stream all your audio files to the device itself. Just select “This device” as the current zone.
- Gapless playback
- Stream any file up to 96kHz, 24 bit
- Downloaded progress indicator
- Supported formats include FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, OGG, AAC and WAV.
- All files may be transcoded from 128Kbs up to 320Kbs
Restored Radio Paradise rocking and eclectic channels in the streaming section.
Fixed an issue with the saving of IP address and Port when not using an access key.
Fixed an issue where the acquisition of Articles from the server could freeze connection when MC's read-only authentication was disabled or had a password.
Updated audio components.
Fixed the syntax in the file add/delete from playlist menus and improved reliability.
Ratings and Reviews
An excellent Remote app for J River Media Center
I just have two feature requests, both related to meta-data.
J River MC allows the creation of custom meta-data library tags. These tags don’t appear in JRemote for editing though, unless they’ve already been given a value in J River MC desktop. All custom library fields/tags should automatically appear in J Remote available for editing.
When you create a custom library field in J River MC, you can provide a semi colon seperated list of allowed values. These then appear in a convenient drop down menu for the tag in J River MC. Why can’t the same be true for JRemote? This would make editing of those tags from J Remote much easier than having to remember and manually enter one of the allowed values. It would also make mistakes far less likely.
Features & Bugs
Time for offline listening capabilities. The Jriver server will stream media. That's fine when you have wifi. Otherwise you incur data charges. There is plenty of storage available on my iPhone. I'd like there to be a way to download music from Jriver to use with JRemote offline. Also, it would be nice if this app would provide remote access to the DSP settings to select output format, volume adjustments, and effects.
It was a GREAT app for Jriver audio, but there are serious bugs evident on my iPhone 6s+.
Bug # 1 - when the screen auto rotates, the player malfunctions by shrinking the cover image and merging the playlist into the same screen. The player no longer functions correctly. A restart of the app corrects this until autorotation occurs again.
Bug # 2 - when two or more albums have the same name, they appear as one -- merged together in the "Recent" folder. Sometimes a newly added album will not appear. Instead another album with the same title by a different artist will appear.
I've waited months for these bugs to be fixed by the developers, but they remain. They were not fixed in the most recent update. I've upgraded to the iPhone 7 plus and the same bugs are present
Other than than that, the app works well, but it is unstable with the autorotate bug.
I will change my review to 5 stars if the bugs are fixed.
Finally made the move from iTunes...
it took me years to get around to ripping my CDs. i ran itunes on a mac mini for several years. never liked it much. it was headless and finicky. i also like my bits left alone and any encoding i want.
i had an extra RPi 3b laying around from another project do i figured i would give it a try. quick install very happy. i had a little hiccup when i tried to run headless. quickly found the answer on the forum. virtual monitor and vnc.
put the mini to better use in a middle school.
the ui on the desktop and phone took a bit of configuring. i hate delays and cross fades.
running it with Schiit Bifrost Multibit DAC. very enjoyable.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.