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utowana
2008-04-12, 04:14
I need an alternative to jRiver's Media Center. It is just too bloated, slow and buggy for me. Drives me crazy. I need a player that I can install on my daughter's and wife's computer that will recognize an iPod and Nano, and my own Creative Zen. All I want is to create some playlists and move em on and off the devices. Will NOT use iTunes because it tries to control my life. Can't use Media Center because it won't do simple things quickly and efficiently.

Thoughts?

Love my SB's (three of em) and using Squeeze Center OK.

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2008-04-12, 06:11
Try mediamonkey I find it excellent but haven't used jriver so don't know if it is any more 'bloated'

Alasdair
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Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 04:14:52
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Subject: [slim] Alternative to jRiver Media Center?



I need an alternative to jRiver's Media Center. It is just too bloated,
slow and buggy for me. Drives me crazy. I need a player that I can
install on my daughter's and wife's computer that will recognize an
iPod and Nano, and my own Creative Zen. All I want is to create some
playlists and move em on and off the devices. Will NOT use iTunes
because it tries to control my life. Can't use Media Center because it
won't do simple things quickly and efficiently.

Thoughts?

Love my SB's (three of em) and using Squeeze Center OK.


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jsprag
2008-04-12, 08:11
You might take a look at Media Jukebox (http://mediajukebox.com/)

It is a free, pared down version of J. River Media Center. Don't know if it removes enough of the bloat to make a difference, but it is a familiar interface and has the functions you want.

utowana
2008-04-13, 05:16
Thanks guys. I've downloaded and installed MediaMonkey. Seems fine. Perceptibly faster, features are about the same - for what I need - may not be for others, but I didn't need all the TV, photo, etc. stuff that MediaCenter layered on. BTW: MediaMonkey "recognizes" my devices reliably and in a third of the time that MC does.

Thanks for the tips.