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JRiver Media Center 29.0.54 for Windows -- Available Here
« on: May 27, 2022, 03:16:01 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
[Build pulled by JimH for Data file image lookup problem,133178.msg922660.html#msg922660  ]

Download 32-bit build

29.0.54 (5/26/2002)

1. NEW: Tag windows show an option to switch between the modern and legacy tag editors (the shift shortcut has been removed).
2. Fixed: The new right-click menu to expand and collapse all was taking over for all fields in the Tag window.
3. Changed: Spotlight movie and TV content uses Wikipedia language setting.

29.0.53 (5/26/2022)

1. NEW: MCWS function Television/GetRecordingScheduleXML that returns TV recording schedule in a single xml-formatted string, instead of an enumerated multiple return strings that previous function Television/GetRecordingSchedule returns.
2. NEW: Spotlight for TV Shows and TV Credits for people added.
3. NEW: The tag window offers a right-click menu on group headers with the ability to expand all groups or collapse all groups.
4. Fixed: The mouse wheel in the Tag Action Window would sometimes still not work with the inner most control.
5. Fixed: The new Wikipedia data lookup could crash on lookup failures.

29.0.52 (5/24/2022)

1. Fixed: When playing images, if a Playing Now tab was open, it would just switch to that tab instead of showing Display View.
2. Changed: In image playback, left-clicking the image will no longer zoom in or out.
3. NEW: Data files (like books) can lookup images from the Internet.  The name field is used for a Wikipedia search.

29.0.51 (5/19/2022)

1. Changed: Slovak translation updated (thanks Peter Lukac).
2. Changed: Spotlight: display year in Movie Credits and ignore credits without a year.
3. Changed: Spotlight: display birth and death dates for actor/director.
4. Changed: Spotlight: increase height of horizontal scroll bars and make some caption text bold.
5. Fixed: Spotlight: Similar Artists are retrieved in English.
6. Fixed: Allow seeking to the end byte of a buffered internet file. The previous behavior broke opus playback over media network (and probably others).
7. Changed: Rebuilding the thumbnail on a library server client will make a rebuild request to the server so it won't just return the same cached thumbnail (testing appreciated).
8. Changed: Quick Find Cover Art on a client issues the request to the server.

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 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.
Matt Ashland, JRiver Media Center


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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.54 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 04:15:10 pm »

1. Fixed: When playing images, if a Playing Now tab was open, it would just switch to that tab instead of showing Display View.

Image display seems ok now. Thank you.
In a year or so I'll bump my request to play data files like image files.


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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.54 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2022, 07:02:10 pm »

In a year or so I'll bump my request to play data files like image files.
We haven't forgotten that.


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Re: JRiver Media Center 29.0.54 for Windows -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2022, 08:00:10 pm »

We haven't forgotten that.
Thank you, no rush, but it would add a little more useful polish to a brilliant product.
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