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JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« on: May 18, 2022, 12:26:18 pm »

This is a new build of JRiver Media Center 29.  Please post bugs here.  Please start a new thread for anything requiring discussion.  Non-bug posts will be deleted.

Download 64-bit build
https://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v29/latest/MediaCenter290050-x64.exe (works on 64 bit systems only)

Download 32-bit build
https://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v29/latest/MediaCenter290050.exe (works on all systems)

29.0.50 (5/17/2022)

1. NEW: TV tuner status can be displayed in Theater View.
2. Changed: When multiple artists are specified as a list, Spotlight just matches the first artist.
3. Fixed: Media Center could crash when starting JRVR with an empty shader cache file.
4. Changed: When scrollable edit controls are inside scrollable windows (like Manage Library Fields) the mouse wheel will only operate the inner most window.
5. Changed: The Tag window has the same scroll behavior where the mouse wheel will run something like Tag Dump if it's over that instead of the outer container.
6. Changed: Spotlight shows "recommended" movies instead of "similar".
7. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
8. Fixed: MC could hang if there have been consecutive errors on a TV tuner in a short period of time.
9. Fixed: Duplicate set of DMS channels were created if manual channel setup was run after MC already created the DMS channels automatically (for HDHomeRun devices).
10. NEW: Spotlight for Actors/Directors added and displayed when you click on a cast member in movie Spotlight.

29.0.49 (5/12/2022)

1. Changed: Put the 8x resample done during DSD to PCM conversion in Audio Path.
2. Fixed: Interacting with DVD Menus with the Mouse was not working reliably with JRVR.
3. NEW: Spotlight for movies added (preliminary).

29.0.48 (5/10/2022)

1. NEW: Added "Remove newlines" to the Clean File Properties tool.
2. Changed: DSD to PCM sample rates are reported at their original sample rate instead of one eighth in Audio Path.
3. Changed: "Play previous channel" is changed to "Play last played TV channel".
4. NEW: Added a few new commands to the list of MC commands in remote control setup.
5. Changed: Cover art from the show command will be extracted to the temporary folder and stay until MC is restarted (previously we were deleting a temporary file before it could be shown).
6. NEW: Added MCC_PLAY_SELECTED (10069) to play the selected files (0: play replace, 1: append, 2: play next).
7. NEW: "Screen Grab to File" and "Use Screen Grab for Thumbnail" are supported with JRVR.
8. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
9. Changed: Ran all the translations through the tool to update to the latest strings from the source code.

29.0.47 (5/9/2022)

1. Fixed: Restored expression fix for "calculated unless filled" type fields.
2. Changed: When playing 2 channel content with no upmixing as 5.1, it will no longer be reported as 2.1 in Audio Path.

29.0.46 (5/7/2022)

1. Changed: Re-designed the JRVR General and Output options pages to be more user friendly.
2. Changed: Adjusted the default for HDR to SDR conversion brightness.
3. NEW: Added button to Theater View file roller to display Spotlight (view only, not interactive).
4. Fixed: Reverted recent expression changes due to issues with correct evaluation.

29.0.45 (5/5/2022)

1. Changed: More tuning to the Manage Library Fields dialog.
2. Changed: Tweaked Spotlight Wikipedia About matching.
3. Changed: Made the Manage Library Fields dialog have a scrollbar when the size is made too small.
4. Changed: Updated the Catalan language (thanks Josep).

29.0.44 (5/4/2022)

1. Fixed: Expression fields could still be a problem evaluating.
2. Changed: Expanded the new Manage Library Fields rule to include hidden fields.

29.0.43 (5/4/2022)

1. Fixed: Expression fields that were calculated unless filled could fail to evaluate properly in some cases.
2. NEW: Added a new filter to Manage Library Fields: Show only user fields.
3. Changed: The Manage Library Fields dialog remembers the last edited field and picks it again when you open.

29.0.42 (5/3/2022)

1. Changed: Updated Chinese (simplified) language file (thanks YanJun Sun).
2. NEW: Long press on Spotlight button opens new tab.
3. NEW: Added button to Spotlight (top right corner) that lets you Google the current track in Playing Now or show Spotlight for the current artist.
4. Fixed: For Spotlight Wikipedia About added simple keyword checks to avoid non-music-related results.
5. Changed: Made the default audio conversion mode for Library Server "No Conversion".
6. NEW: Added a list of file types to convert for the convert if necessary library server client mode.
7. Changed: Simplified the list of encoders available for Library Server Client conversions.
8. NEW: Spotlight Wikipedia link uses selected Wikipedia language.

29.0.41 (4/28/2022)

1. Fixed: Improved the scaling of tree items to no longer be drawn with excessive padding on higher scale values.
2. Fixed: TV would crash when trying to scan for OTA EPG, in builds 39 and 40.
3. NEW: Spotlight data is now cached. Added "Refresh" link to update the artist or clear the cache for all artists.
4. Changed: Spotlight does not display albums without a year.
5. Changed: An attempt to route system media key messages and then handle them (instead of always eating them).

29.0.40 (4/26/2022)

1. Fixed: The transparent playback controls in display view should no longer take focus from the playback window.
2. Changed: Ran all the translations through the tool to update to the latest strings from the source code.
3. NEW: Added support for manual color controls to JRVR (Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation).

29.0.39 (4/25/2022)

1. Changed: JRVR Output settings are now per-display, existing settings have been migrated.
2. NEW: JRVR support for color calibration using ICC/ICM profiles and 3D Cube LUTs (.cube).
3. Changed: Tweaked JRVR SuperRes Enhancement for a better balance of sharpness and ringing.
4. Changed: Convolution file matching finds files with 3528 for 352,800 Hz and 1764 for 176,400 Hz.
5. Changed: The channel count for stereo files for convolution naming can be "2.0" or simply "2" now ("2" is the addition).
6. Fixed: The new icon coloring option for toolbars wouldn't save between runs.
7. Changed: Updated the Catalan language (thanks Josep).
8. NEW: Added Debanding to JRVR under the new Processing options tab.
9. Fixed: A couple tree tooltips didn't get translated.
10. Changed: Changed how some errors are handled in TV engine.
11. Fixed: Default language determination did not include Catalan.
12. Fixed: In Standard Television View, the "Record" button was made available (though not operational) in error when the view was showing "TV Logs" or "Show status".
13. Changed: In Standard Television View, the "Record" button will not be displayed in "To be recorded" view unless a single channels is selected.

29.0.38 (4/22/2022)

1. Faster: Handheld operations are faster (we were setting in a way that caused relational files to be set, but it was unnecessary).
2. Changed: Removed the waveform and album play fields from handhelds so they're no longer sent.
3. Changed: Spotlight button has multiple icons for hover and press.
4. Changed: Spotlight page generated in background thread.
5. Changed: Spotlight Albums sorted by year.

29.0.37 (4/21/2022)

1. Changed: Focus will be given to the video player more consistently when starting video playback.
2. NEW: Added an option to toggle the Click to Pause behavior in video playback (Video -> Advanced).
3. Changed: Tuned the relational search changes made a few builds back for performance.
4. NEW: If the FPS tag has not been set on a TV channel, a default value (29.97 or 25 for ATSC or DVB respectively) will be used for the purpose of automatically choosing a display setting.

29.0.36 (4/20/2022)

1. Changed (internal change): Changed the way default language is determined.

29.0.35 (4/19/2022)

1. Changed: Updated the Catalan language (thanks Josep!).
2. Changed: When starting IPTV channels with Sat>IP streams (RTSP URL), the unnecessary step of determining file type is skipped, to speed up the start up.
3. Fixed: Possible problem doing DSD output to an ASIO device that took 32-bit input data.
4. Changed: MCWS function Television/GetGuidePrograms will return information in a single xml formatted string, instead of multiple strings one for each program.
5. Changed: RTSP based IPTV will try to buffer more data before attempting to play.
6. Changed: Artist Spotlight matches library albums when multiple artists are listed.
7. Changed: Increased max amount of time for JRiver video player to probe for audio/video formats in non-DirectShow-based TV playback.
8. Changed: Added optional parameters "Tags", "ExecCom", and "ComArgs" to Television/SetRecording MCWS function.

29.0.34 (4/15/2022)

1. NEW: Spotlight: Add clickable play icon for matching albums in your library.
2. NEW: Spotlight: Clicking on Similar Artist opens Spotlight for that artist.
3. NEW: Spotlight: Clicking on album goes to Google search for that album.
4. Changed: Spotlight button now is a simple yellow circle (it is skinnable).
5. NEW: Made the toolbar icon style customizable between dimming the icons and leaving them full color.

29.0.33 (4/14/2022)

1. Fixed: The player window could fail to show an image for a playing file if the thumbnail had not been built yet.
2. NEW: Added the advanced option to not show the sequence column in Playing Now.
3. Changed: When showing or hiding the sequence column, the option is set automatically.
4. Changed: When you look at columns to show, the sequence column will be available.
5. Changed: Turned off checking file existence in a list by default (optional and can be turned on).
6. Changed: The default statusbar text no longer checks for a file existence.  This should prevent MC from accessing the file system until it plays.

29.0.32 (4/12/2022)

1. Fixed: Subtitles on Blu-rays in menu playback could blink on and off on certain discs.
2. Fixed: Spotlight button would be clipped when there is overflow in web links.
3. NEW: Ctrl+click of Spotlight button opens in new tab.
4. NEW: Added support for nine and ten stage biquads (testing appreciated).
5. Changed: Album based relational fields simply use the album value for images and videos instead of also looking at the artist.

29.0.31 (4/8/2022)

1. NEW: Albums and Similar Artists thumbnails on Spotlight.
2. NEW: MCWS function Television/CancelRecording to cancel TV recordings.
3. Fixed: Loading DSP presets could crash (the threading was using a background thread to load the plugin, but now it has been moved to the main thread).
4. Changed: Convolution adds choices to the drop-list as they are entered instead of only after re-opening DSP Studio.

29.0.30 (4/7/2022)

1. Changed: Use different icon for Spotlight button.
2. Fixed: With the platform file set to a different platform, import could duplicate the import over and over as it changed the slashes.
3. NEW: The convolution dialog will list the last 10 selected filters in a combobox for the path (instead of simply being an edit).
4. NEW: MCWS function SetRecording to set up TV recordings.

29.0.29 (4/5/2022)

1. Fixed: The D3D11 hardware deinterlacing in JRVR is fully reset when seeking or changing to progressive, to avoid artifacts.
2. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
3. Changed: Clicking on the image in the player with control pressed will open Playing Now in a new tab.
4. Changed: Made the program faster to show lists of thumbnails.
5. Fixed: Seeking with JRVR would blank out the frame before the new frame was available, for a visible blinking effect.
6. Changed: The JRVR OSD shows the Media Center version for easy identification.
7. Changed: Made the XML parser faster to get numbers (used in iTunes playlist import, etc.).
8. Changed: Use separate button to show Spotlight Page (no longer uses web links).
9. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
10. NEW: Added the Catalan language (thanks Josep).

29.0.28 (4/2/2022)

1. Changed: When the system language is Czech (LANG_CZECH) that will be selected as the default translation.
2. Changed: Added several more system languages to the default translation list.
3. Fixed: The default video playback mode was set to Advanced in some cases instead of Red October JRVR in 29.0.26.

29.0.27 (4/1/2022)

1. NEW: Television/GetGuidePrograms MCWS function.
2. Changed: Updated Czech translation (thanks Jan Boháč).
3. Fixed: Do not reset the custom web links and always add Spotlight as the first.
4. NEW: Add Albums and Similar Artists links on the Spotlight Page.

29.0.26 (3/31/2022)

1. Fixed: Some TV recordings in JTV format might be skipped randomly.
2. Fixed: Possible interface leak when playing or recording a DirectShow based TV channel.
3. Fixed: Playing a Blu-ray with VC-1 video in Menu mode could result in stuttering playback.
4. Changed: Red October JRVR is now the default recommended video playback mode (in favor of Red October Standard).
5. Changed: Renamed Red October HQ to "Red October madVR" to clearly indicate the difference in renderer used.
6. NEW: Added Spotlight Page preview accessed by Spotlight link at top of Playing Now.

29.0.25 (3/29/2022)

1. NEW: Clicking on the image in the player window jumps to Playing Now.
2. Changed: Renaming a tree item will update saved favorites.
3. Changed: Moving a playlist will update saved favorites using that playlist.
4. Changed: Deleting a playlist or other view will delete any saved favorites.
5. Fixed: Some video analyzer files were left in Temp folder undeleted.
6. Changed: The program is better about deleting temporary image files retrieved during DLNA serving, MCWS serving, etc.
7. Fixed: Scaling the UI would not draw icons correctly in all cases (for example at 110% the Options icons would overlap the borders).

29.0.24 (3/25/2022)

1. Changed: The Verge news reading works better with their updates.
2. Fixed: The "Date Tagged" field could incorrectly get set when changing the new Last Played Album date.
3. Fixed: The "Date Tagged" field could incorrectly get set when changing the skip count field.
4. Changed: Moved setting the date tagged field to the actual tagging (please report any issues).
5. Fixed: Improved DVD Menu behavior in JRVR when the menu consists of still frames.

29.0.23 (3/24/2022)

1. Fixed: Saved default audio program selection on an IPTV or DMS channel was not applied when the channel playback was started.
2. Fixed: Mixed interlaced and progressive content could show a few frames out of order at the cross-over with JRVR.
3. NEW: Added a "Sync Changes With Library Server" toolbar button.
4. Changed: Removed Jokes4All.net from Theater View because it went away.
5. Changed: Added a different joke of the day site to Theater View.
6. Changed: If you pick Group By > Album again for a list, it will use new logic that uses the album artist (auto) when possible.
7. Changed: Updated the "New / Improved This Version" to point to v29.
8. Changed: The View Extras feature looks at all the image associations MC has instead of just a few.
9. NEW: Added video files to the View Extras menu.
10. Changed: When TV recording on an HLS IPTV channel is done, a flag is saved as a property in the "Playback Info" field, to indicate that it has an index sidecar, so that the recording will be handled properly at playback time.
11. Fixed: JRVR will allow rendering the OSD even when no image from the source has arrived yet.
12. NEW: TV recordings on HLS IPTV channels can now be played on Library Server clients.

29.0.22 (3/17/2022)

1. Fixed: The fix to not show at boot was making the program not activate when you clicked it.  Trying a different fix to showing.

29.0.21 (3/17/2022)

1. Changed: When outputting 2.1, Audio Path will report that instead of the container format 5.1.
2. NEW: DSP presets can be set on TV channels, and will be honored when the channels are played.
3. Changed: Variable Refresh Rate/GSYNC will be disabled for Media Center on NVIDIA GPUs by creating a custom profile on first video playback.
4. Fixed: Loading Java for Blu-ray Menus could fail on some systems.
5. Fixed: The player could still show a screen in some cases when starting at boot (even if it should have only run Media Server).
6. NEW: "Audio Programs" context menu is now available for IPTV and DMS channels.

29.0.20 (3/15/2022)

1. NEW: An option in "Rename, Move, & Copy files..." to copy sidecar files (tag sidecar, subtitle sidecar etc.) when the mode of operation is "Copy" or "Copy and update database location to point to the new location."
2. Changed: Updated Norwegian translation (thanks Řistein Rian).
3. Changed: Parameters in the Parametric Equalizer dialog show up to five digits of precision instead of two.
4. Changed: Low and high pass filters have a default Q of 0.7071.
5. Fixed: On boot the program could show when it was set to Media Server mode.
6. Changed: The sunrise and sunset times are not gotten again at startup if they were gotten in the last day.
7. Changed: Sunrise and sunset are reloaded from the server every 5 days instead of every day.
8. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 7.50 which removes the 4 GB encode limit.
9. Changed: Made WAV files with -1 for the content length read the entire file for the length.
10. Fixed: Improved the consistency of text subtitle placement with JRVR.
11. Fixed: IPTV playback could fail due to lack of certain dependencies on a fresh installation of MC.
12. Changed: When the same DSP preset is used by two files in a row, it is only loaded once (instead of for each file).

29.0.19 (3/9/2022)

1. Changed: IPTV recordings with a sidecar index file will always be played in JRiver Video Player.
2. NEW: Added a "Maximum subtitle resolution" option to the video settings.
3. Fixed: Seven and eight stage biquads were not functioning properly.
4. Changed: Made WASAPI report itself as WASAPI Exclusive when playing as exclusive in Audio Path.
5. NEW: When renaming/moving/copying/deleting indexed HLS IPTV recordings, the index files are also renamed/moved/copied/deleted.

29.0.18 (3/8/2022)

1. NEW: TV recordings of HLS IPTV channels will have a sidecar index file saved, to make playback of such files smoother, in particular when discontinuities are involved.  This is supported in JR Video Player only (not in DirectShow engine).
2. Changed: Updated libplacebo in JRVR for improved tonemapping, dithering, and various performance, stability and compatibility fixes.
3. Changed: Moved and reworded the "Gamut Handling" JRVR setting to better reflect that it is going to be used for SDR as well, as well as adding a new default setting.
4. Changed: Introduced a set of Trade Quality for Performance options in JRVR to limit the bitdepth of frame buffers and disable the use of frame buffers entirely for very low end systems (not recommended otherwise).
5. Changed: The EditType and DataType returned by MCWS are no longer translated.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 07:46:54 am »

7. NEW: "Screen Grab to File" and "Use Screen Grab for Thumbnail" are supported with JRVR.

Could you please explain to me what exactly it is?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 09:30:13 am »

Could you please explain to me what exactly it is?
Pause a movie, right click  and you'll see it.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 09:47:11 am »

Quote: "When I browse my Library in MC as I scroll through the list of Artists, I hear my USB hard drive spin up."

This still occurs, even when simply scrolling the file list in the Playing Now pane.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 10:43:43 am »

Quote: "When I browse my Library in MC as I scroll through the list of Artists, I hear my USB hard drive spin up."

This still occurs, even when simply scrolling the file list in the Playing Now pane.

It could be building thumbnails.  You could build them all first.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2022, 10:46:49 am »

It could be building thumbnails.  You could build them all first.

Hadn't considered that, I will give it a shot but there were already thumbs showing in the column "Image (small thumbnail).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 01:52:06 pm »


I reported this issue for build 47 and it is still a problem:

I've got highly distorted sound when shifting from a 44 khz to a 96 khz track in Tidal using JRiver media center 25 driver (Stopping and starting the 96 khz track and the distortion is gone). Previous JRiver versions handles this fine  No issues when going from 44 khz to 96 khz within JRiver 29.

Build 47 is installed.

Would appreciate if you could look into this. Thanks.

Best regards Tore
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2022, 05:41:19 pm »

It could be building thumbnails.  You could build them all first.

Hi Matt,
I took your advise and built all the thumbs, took forever but it seems to have resolved this issue. I will know for sure after some late night tests when all else is quiet.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.50 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2022, 05:57:54 pm »

Good news.  Thanks 👍
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