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JRiver Media Centre Setup for playing / modifying DSD files, creating views

Video guides with help to setup DSD playback in Windows, MAC OS, and has tips for Mojo, ExaSound and NADAC users while using JRiver.

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Written by Ted Brady
Updated over a week ago

Setting up JRiver

Thanks for tuning in. I created this guide a while back, so let me know if anything is unclear! jRiver has been releasing many updates from when these videos were created, but most of this information is still accurate.

Also make use of the jRiver wiki at:

Setting up JRIver, Part One: Intro (20:39) 

This tutorial handles these topics:

  • Introduction 

  • Installation 

  • Importing music 

  • Setting up DAC/output 

  • Basic JRemote setup

Part Two: Tagging and Custom Views (21:07) 

  • Tagging techniques 

  • Filling tags from file info 

  • Tag Pasting 

  • Mass tagging ideas 

  • Building customized views 

  • Exporting them to JRemote

Chord Mojo users

  • The Mojo uses the same drivers as their other DACs.  Make sure bitstream is set to DSD and you should be good to go.  Leave everything off in "output" on the DSP screens.

exaSound JRiver Settings

NADAC JRiver Settings

How to create Multi-artist "albums" in JRiver Media Centre

JRiver handles multiple artist in one album VERY easily.  Simply set album/artist to "multiple artists" (JRiver will normally do that anyway, and label it under "Various Artists" by default).  This way the artists per song is kept fine (so one can sort or search for 'New Amsterdam Voices', for example), but the album is treated as an album. (See pic, highlighted track 04)" if you'd like to get some more in depth tutorials, watch the video's posted above.

How to create unique custom views within JRiver based on bit depth / sample rate / channels

Edit (March 2018): Now that there are more releases in the two newest NativeDSD categories, DSD256 and DXD, here are the two very simple rules that create unique views for these two categories. Follow the same logic as before, that is, 

  1. under Audio right click and "add new view"

  2. pick an empty view and call it "DSD256" or "DXD" 

  3. set view as "categories"

  4. pick "Album" and "Album Artist (auto)" as the two sort criteria

  5. set rule(s) as per screenshots below, and then hit "apply".

Note that with DXD one needs to set two rules (one for bit depth at 24) so as to choose only PCM sample rates that are equal to or greater than 352800hz. Otherwise the high one-bit DSD sample rates would also be included in that logic. However, with DSD256 one only needs to have one rule: pick all tracks that have a sample rate of 11289600hz.

If also needing to separate out multichannel, add an additional rule to either of these examples that simply states:

  • "channels greater than 2" and 

  • call it uniquely "DXD multichannel", for example.

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