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Media Center 18

What is Media Center 18?  (from J. River)

JRiver Media Center offers the highest quality video available. And it plays everything, without any setup required. MC's Red October DirectShow support is the benchmark of the industry. Video comes in a lot of packages. DVD and Blu-ray*, streaming video from Netflix or Hulu, Youtube clips and movies, and so on. JRiver...  Read more


Media Center 18 is a program developed by J. River. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 19 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 43% of users of Media Center 18 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.jriver.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\JRMediaUninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Media Center 18

  • CDLabeler.exe (by JRiver) - Media Center 18 (CD & DVD Labeler)
  • fix.dll (by JRiver) - J. River Tools Core
  • JRDisc.dll - J. River Disc Core (CD/DVD)
  • JRImage.dll - J. River Image Core
  • JRMediaUninstall.exe - J. River Media Uninstall Application
  • JRPlayer.dll - J. River Player
  • JRReader.dll - J. River Reader
  • JRService.exe - Media Center Service
  • JRShellExt.dll - Shell Extensions
  • JRTools.dll
  • JRWeb.exe - JRiver Web Application
  • JRWMFactory.dll - J. River Windows Media
  • JRWorker.exe - JRWorker Application
  • Media Center 18.exe
  • Media Editor.exe - Media Editor
  • PackageInstaller.exe - Package Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • JRShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Media Center' with a class of {860FFBBC-25F7-42BC-82F9-32867F0A2A40}.
  • JRService.exe runs as a service named 'Media Center 18 Service' (Media Center 18 Service) "Support media functionality like infrared remote controls, etc.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Media Center 18.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Media Center 18' and executes as "C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\Media Center 18.exe" /Boot.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Media Center 18.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 18\Media Center 18.exe'.

How do I remove Media Center 18?

Quickly and completely remove Media Center 18 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Media Center 18 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Media Center 18, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Media Center 18.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.42%
Windows 8 18.99%
Windows XP 5.06%
Windows Vista 2.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.58%
Windows 7 Professional 11.39%
Windows 8 Pro 10.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.06%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.01%
  Germany 5.38%
  United Kingdom 5.38%
  Thailand 5.38%
  France 4.30%
  Australia 3.23%
  Canada 3.23%
  Iran 3.23%
  India 2.15%
  Japan 2.15%
  Norway 2.15%
  Portugal 2.15%
  Belgium 1.08%
  BG 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.53%
Dell 21.28%
Hewlett-Packard 21.28%
ASUS 8.51%
Intel 6.38%
Lenovo 4.26%
Common models
MSI MS-7522 6.00%
Dell Inspiron 1564 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 2.00%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C870-15... 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B0... 2.00%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X870 2.00%


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