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Manage and play QNAP NAS media files with JRiver Media Center

QNAP® Systems, Inc. has further improved its HD Station 3.0 app by integrating the renowned JRiver Media Center, providing users with better audio experience and greater choice to complete their home theater environment. So let’s introduce you how to use JRiver Media Center to manage and play QNAP NAS media files in HD Station.

System requirements and environment settings

1. Make sure your NAS QTS version is 4.2 (or above) and HD station is 3.0 (or above).
2. Install JRiver Media Center on HD station.
Please go to “Control Panel” > “Applications” > “HybridDesk Station”, then install “Media Center”

Import NAS Media files to JRiver Media Center

1. Open HD Station and run JRiver Media Center.

2. Go to “File” > “Library” > “Import”.
Import a single folder: Add the content of a single folder to your library.
Configure Auto-Import: Provide a list of folders to automatically sync to your library.

3. Choose the folder and the file type you want to import (using the NAS Multimedia folder as an example.)
The default NAS folder path is “File System” > “Share” > “Multimedia”.

4. Select “Audio”, “Images” and “Video” in the left bar to see the imported files.

Advanced function: Use DLNA function to add library from local network Media Server

1. Go to “Services and Plug-ins” > “Media Network” then choose “Options”.

2. Enable “Use Media Network to share this library and enable DLNA”.

3. Select “Playing now” > “Playing from…” and you will see all of the available media servers on the local network.

4. Choose the Media Server you want to play from and select “Load Library”.

5. You will see the files in “Audio”, “Images” and “Video”.

With JRiver Media Center in the HD Station, users can manage a large library of media files and multiple media servers within the same network. So for those who have collected tons of Blu-ray/DVD discs, a good way to manage and organize them is to make a digital copy of these Blu-ray/DVD movies, then add them to QNAP NAS to manage through JRiver Media Center.

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Video Formats:

  • AVI Video (avi)
  • MPEG Video (mpeg, mpg, m1v, mpv, mpe, m2v)
  • MPEG-4 Container Formats (mp4, m4v, mp4v, m4p, 3gp, 3g2)
  • Windows Media Video (wmv, wvx)
  • DIVX Video (divx)
  • DVD Video (ifo, vob)
  • QuickTime Video (mov, qt)
  • RealVideo (rv)
  • ShockWave (swf)
  • TiVo Format (.tivo files)
  • Flash Video (flv)

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Guide: Rip Blu-ray and DVD to JRiver Media Center supported video

Step 1. Load Blu-ray/DVD disc movie

Launch aPubsoft Blu-ray Ripper as the best Blu-ray/DVD to JRiver Converter on you computer, click “Load Disc” button to browse to Blu-ray drive and import Blu-ray or DVD movie into this app. When the loading process is finished, all the DVD titles will be displayed on the main interface, the program will automatically select the main title by taking the tick in front of it.

Blu-ray/DVD to JRiver Converter - Load Blu-ray/DVD movies

Step 2. Choose output format

From “Profile” drop-down options, scroll down to “HD Video” main category, from its extended selection list, choose any one according to the supported video format of JRiver Media Center since QNAP NAS supported wider range of formats, like MP4, AVI, DviX, etc.

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to MP4, AVI, DviX for JRiver Media Center


1.You can choose your desired subtitle/audio track under chapter list or choose the forced subtitle to display.

2. In “Settings”, you can adjust video/audio parameters and decide the ratio between the video size and video quality by reducing/increasing video bitrate/resolution.

Step 3. Start Blu-ray/DVD to JRiver conversion process

Click “Convert” button to rip Blu-ray/DVD movie to supported video format for JRiver Media Center.

After the Blu-ray/DVD to MP4/AVI/DviX conversion finished, click the “Open Folder” button to get the generated .mp4, .avi or .dvix files and transfer them to QNAP NAS. Now, you can use JRiver Media Center to manage and play QNAP NAS media files in HD Station.

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