J River for Windows - Setup Guide
Benchmark's guide for configuring Windows-based media players
General strategies for setting up your computer for high quality audio playback
'J River Media Center' is very well designed media playback software. It performs as well as we could expect a media player to perform. It will follow the sample rate of the audio file being played. It passes the audio at its native resolution. The volume control does not add any significant distortion to the audio. Also, it requires no configuration to operate properly; it has no default settings that need to be corrected.
Recommended Player Settings
- SET VOLUME TO 100%
- This volume control can be used in moderation without seriously affecting the quality of the audio. We recommend using an analog volume control (post D-to-A conversion) instead, as it will result in the best signal-to-noise ratio.
- Read more about digital volume control, and how it affects the quality of your audio.
- BYPASS ALL AUDIO PLUG-IN'S AND AUDIO 'ENHANCEMENTS'
- Plug-in's should be bypassed by default, but to make sure, go to the plug-in menu uncheck any active plug-in's. Also, in this menu, choose 'Other' and make sure no Plug-In's are checked. The menu can be found by going to:
Windows Media Player -> View -> Plug-ins -> Options -> Plug-ins -> Audio DSP
- Audio enhancements should be bypassed. Open the "Enhancements" window and scroll through to make sure each one is turned off. The menu can be found by going to:
View -> Enhancements -> Show Enhancements
- Read more about how DSP and plug-ins affect your audio
There are no known problems with J River Media Center
Articles about Computer Audio Setup
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