Problems with J. River Media



New Member
I downloaded the latest free trial version of the media player, but I'm having some issues with playing video on it. When I fast forward and hit play, the video locks up on one frame and the sound sometimes continues. Then either the system immediately then freezes up (no response to mouse or keyboard), or if I am able to close the progam I do so and the system either freezes up or becomes extremly slow-responding. I've tried nero showtime and was able to fast forward/rewind without issues. Any ideas as to what may be causing this (software or hardware)? Are there any tests I can do to rule out the video card?

My computer specs are:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+(65W) 2.4GHz Socket AM2

PS: Xion PowerReal 600W Power Supply

Memory: CORSAIR (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD (

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI Express x16

Monitor: ViewSonic Optiquest Series Q22wb Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD


Hidden Member
Have you posted at the official forums? You will probably get a response directly from one of the developers there. My best guess is that it's a codec issue, but usually a dodgy codec doesn't crash a computer, it just doesn't play the video correctly. Nero Showtime may use it's own built-in codecs for rendering while Media Center may rely on third party codecs and Directshow filters.