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Author Topic: JRiver Media Center 27.0.45 BETA, Debian Buster (amd64, i386, arm64 and armhf)  (Read 1099 times)


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This is the latest build of MC27 for Linux.  Please post bugs here.  Please start a new thread for anything requiring discussion.  Non-bug posts will be deleted.


Also in the Beta repo.

27.0.45 (12/18/2020)

1. Changed: Maximum allowable filepath length changed from 256 to the linux maximum (4096).
2. Fixed: Dividers in Parametric Equalizer did not always save their text properly.
3. NEW: DSP Presets can be saved and loaded from files.
4. Changed: Removed length limitation on string data in certain MP4 atoms (would make the waveform analysis incorrect on M4A files).
5. Fixed: Resources for covert art sent by the DLNA content directory had incorrect attributes which could cause them to be rejected in cases where they were compared to the SourceProtocolInfo.
6. NEW: Specifying "Selected" on the command line will grab the selected files.
7. NEW: Specifying "Shuffle" as one of the files on the command line will shuffle the selection.
8. Changed: Made the program message when Google has shut off translation (instead of just trying again and again failing).
9. Fixed: Filling a translation from Google was not working.
10. Fixed: Firing an MCC 22003 on a not found index would crash.
11. NEW: MCC 22003 with an index of 12 shows Cloudplay.
12. NEW: Added a Cloudplay toolbar button.
13. Fixed: YouTube playback was not working.
14. Fixed: The change cover art prompt added in build 40 would show always instead of only on a change.
15. Fixed: The libav dependency is checked when doing a video file conversion.
16. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).

27.0.39 (12/11/2020)

1. Fixed: The libav dependency is checked when doing a video file conversion.
2. Fixed: ARM64 builds weren't always detecting NEON math co-processing.
3. Changed: When moving cover art to a new folder, a confirmation is shown before moving all the files.
4. NEW: The statusbar is updated from a thread so blocking to access a drive spinning up won't block the program.
5. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
6. Changed: The cover art path is not validated until it is used, so having it on a non-spinning drive will not spin the drive up just viewing the library.
7. Fixed: Possible deadlock when starting to play a DMS TV channel.
8. Fixed: The track info processor was not handling all the formats properly since the parenthesis addition.
9. Fixed: Text vertical alignment is properly maintained in nested tags.
10. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
11. Changed: Equalizer presets are sorted by name (instead of randomly).
12. Changed: When shuffling a set of tracks all by the same artist, the album will be used to maximize the shuffle instead of the artist.
13. Fixed: Seeking to end of file in video playback sometimes was ignored.
14. NEW: Recording works on DMS Tuner channels.
15. Changed: When renaming a library, if you rename the active library, the name used for backups will also be updated.
16. Fixed: When playing a DMS TV channel, the tuner status got stuck at "Initializing..."
17. Fixed: Media Center would not display JPEG images with minor defects (often in metadata tags).
18. Changed: Made digital TV code more robust against bad data.

27.0.37 (12/1/2020)

1. Fixed: Internet reader timeouts were too short. If a transaction was started an a delay from the server in providing the data was more that 500ms the connection would be closed. This was mostly seen when audio or video buffering to disk was disabled.
2. Fixed: The track info processor was not handling all the formats properly since the parenthesis addition.
3. Fixed: Text vertical alignment is properly maintained in nested tags.
4. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
5. Changed: When renaming a library, if you rename the active library, the name used for backups will also be updated.
6. Fixed: When playing a DMS TV channel, the tuner status got stuck at "Initializing..."
7. Fixed: Media Center would not display JPEG images with minor defects (often in metadata tags).
8. Changed: Made digital TV code more robust against bad data.
9. Changed: Track info markers for TrackInfo_Insert will try to better handle fields with parenthesis in the name.
10. Changed: Updated Czech translation (thanks Jan Boháč!).
11. Fixed: A possible crash when decoding a corrupt APE file.
12. Fixed: DSD output could crackle in the last builds.
13. Fixed: Italian had the same translation for skin and theme, so it caused Theater View options to misbehave.
14. Changed: Made the Reporter view respond to F5 and refresh.
15. Fixed: APE decoding could leak.
16. Changed: When MC fails to get DMS TV channels using the device's "urn:schemas-upnp-org:service:ContentDirectory" service, an alternative method of using a channel lineup JSON file (if available) will be attempted.

27.0.35 (11/20/2020)

1. NEW: Fast Forwarding and Rewinding are now supported for Streaming (DMS) TV tuners.
2. Changed: Changed the read caching behavior of the thumbnail database to reduce memory consumption and improve performance with large databases.
3. Fixed: When time-shifting session on a DMS tuner ended, an empty folder was left undeleted.
4. NEW: The column presets menu shows names of previous saves for quick overwrite (instead of requiring entering the name).
5. NEW: The Rename, Move & Copy presets menu shows names of previous saves for quick overwrite (instead of requiring entering the name).
6. Changed: The program can close if Analyze Audio is showing but not processing.
7. Fixed: If a tool was running at shutdown, it would message and not allow shutdown, but the tray icon would go away anyway.
8. Changed: Error checking is added when loading certain TV settings to avoid crashes.
9. NEW: Added the MCWS call GetLinkExpanded to get a link expanded set of files.
10. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Stefan).
11. Changed: Tooltips are allowed to cover the auto-complete tooltip if they would otherwise go off the screen.
12. Changed: MC will be more responsive at startup when it processes TV recording actions.
13. Changed: The confirmation for clearing Playing Now will no longer say it will stop if playback is already stopped.
14. Changed: The lock and unlock playlist button are in the same spot, so doing a slow double click in the area will not be disruptive.
15. Changed: Ran all the translations through the tool to update to the latest strings from the source code.
16. Fixed: When resuming normal play from FF/REW on a time-shifting TV tuner, the OSD paused status could be wrong.
17. Changed: Tag dump in the Tag Action Window no longer tries to analyze video files (it could be slow and rarely returned anything).
18. Changed: Resetting the window positions will also reset the main program position.
19. Changed: Clearing Playing Now on a remote zone will work a little better.
20. Changed: Stopping remote zones would not actually take effect before returning so the state could be incorrect.
21. NEW: Made the View > Load / Save View menu have the previous save names so you can just overwrite without entering the name.
22. Changed: When the playback state changes in remote zones, the playback engine will be notified right away (instead of waiting to know).
23. Fixed: When showing and hiding the tree, drawing artifacts could appear until you forced a redraw.
24. NEW: Added support for the valign tag to font tokens.
25. Changed: Time-shifting buffer file for DMS TV channels are created in user-set TV recording folder, instead of in MC's temporary file folder.
26. NEW: Media Center can decode Apple proprietary PNG files with CgBI markers.
27. Changed: The thumbnail engine will thumbnail really small images (less than 16 pixels total) instead of skipping them.
28. Fixed: The playback state of remote zones could be wrong causing several issues.
29. NEW: Added the resampler type to audio path.
30. Changed: Made Audio Path a little wider.

27.0.30 (11/6/2020)

1. Fixed: Packaging issues and armhf broken build from 27.0.29.
2. Fixed: HEIF images were not rotated properly.
3. Changed: Made the plugin install dialog list both DLL and VST3 in the same selection (instead of requiring switching).
4. Changed: When playing a DMS TV channel with a streaming tuner, time-shifting will observer user configured time-shifting limit, so that disk space usage will not grow indefinitely.

27.0.29 (11/05/2020)

1. Changed: Skins without a Template in the Action Window would not blink.
2. Changed: The player no longer restores a minimized window when switching videos.
3. Changed: The import window only blinks if the library is empty.
4. Changed: The Category dialog defaults to taller so the expression type fits.
5. NEW: VST3 plugin support implemented.
6. Fixed: The "Category" library field dialog would not reliably work.
7. NEW: Time-shifting works on streaming TV tuners (Pause/Resume, Jump/Skip for now.  FF/REW will come later).
8. Changed: (Experimental) MC will search for DNLA devices with "upnp:rootdevice" type.
9. Changed: The "Category" library field dialog is sizable.
10. Fixed: The Date (release) MP3 tag could get written over and over.
11. Changed: The platform file is deleted when clearing the library so will be reset.
12. Changed: Added the expression function ListMix2 that removes the escapement (so it will return with the ListMix expression).
13. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
14. Changed: Slovak translation updated (thanks Peter Lukac).
15. Fixed: Selecting to remove tracks after they are played will remove the track if you select to stop after a certain number of tracks.
16. Fixed: APE encoding at 8-bit would fail on high channel count files.
17. Fixed: APE encoding at 24-bit would fail on high channel count files.
18. Fixed: Fixed a possible crash changing rating and backing up with the mouse.
19. Changed: Made the drive analysis better handle UNC paths.
20. Fixed: Tag writing to MP4 files could fail in some cases.
21. Fixed: TV time-shifting files were not cleaned up after time-shifting session ended.
22. Fixed: "Clean up time-shifting folders" did not do anything.
23. Changed: Removed the parsing from ListMix(...) because it would make tokens not get replaced (also may make Math(...) inside not work, so just be aware).
24. Changed: Tried to make recursive expression nesting just output the inner nests as is.
25. Changed: Updated Norwegian translation (thanks Řistein).
26. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
27. NEW: Added Radio Paradise to the Quick Play menu.
28. NEW: Added Radio JRiver to the Quick Play menu.
29. Fixed: Jumping views with double-click could pause if madVR was being used.
30. Changed: Made the APE encoder reject 32-bit floating point conversion.
31. Fixed: Random EPG load time (when randomizing was needed) was not always random.
32. NEW: Added disk performance times to Reporter (the rip drive and the library drive).
33. Changed: Added two more XMLTV category keywords, "TV Movie" and "Feature Film", for classifying a show as "movie".
34. Fixed: Manually setting TV channel logo might not work if one chooses to save the image in default coverart location.
35. Changed: Holding shift while starting a tag window edit will keep the edit from starting again on a new file.
36. Fixed: SiliconDust EPG daily reloading might occasionally occur more than once within a few hours on a day.

27.0.21 (10/9/2020)

1. NEW: Hardware accelerated video decoding using VA-API on Intel and AMD GPUs (and pre-existing support for NVIDIA through NVDEC).
2. Changed: Audio Path will show "Bitstreaming" when audio is being bitstreamed instead of potentially confusing audio stream details (which identified the physical transport of the audio, not the audio contents).
3. Fixed: Setting the option could not work if returning from options switched zones.
4. Changed: Adjusted logging for DLNA TV device discovery.
5. Changed: When building playlists for a handheld using relative paths, if nothing is in common, it will use dots in the path to start at the root then build the path (may make Android devices work better).
6. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).4. Optimized: EPG loading (including SiliconDust, MC2XML, XMLTV, and Perc Data modes) is significantly faster.
7. Optimized: Processing TV for EPG loading and the like runs less often.
8. Optimized: Standard Television view loads significantly faster, especially if the lists of channels and programs are large.
9. Fixed: Notes for the Noire Viz trackinfo.

27.0.20 (10/5/2020)

1. Fixed: Visualizations weren't working in 27.0.18.
2. Changed: Enabled automatic retry in 30 to 60 minutes of SiliconDust EPG loading so that we would not miss a daily reloading due to not having discovered the DLNA tuners yet.
3. Fixed: When using SiliconDust EPG, all programs were classified as "new".  Now re-runs will be properly treated as re-runs.
4. Fixed: There could be video playback problems due to a timer change in recent builds.
5. NEW: When the language for the system is Japanese, that will be the default translation used (instead of English).
6. NEW: Added a confirmation when exiting from "Load Program Guide..." window with "Automatically load the program guide every day in the background" option off.
7. NEW: (Experimental) MC allows "Beyonwiz V2" device to be treated as a DMS TV tuner.

27.0.18 (9/30/2020)

1. Changed: Added an information message box to inform the user after DLNA is enabled during SiliconDust EPG setup, that it is a good idea to restart MC before re-attempting EPG setup.
2. NEW: Trackinfo and 2D Visualizations implemented (intel only at this time).
3. Fixed: Spelling error.  On Load Program Guide window, the word "everyday" is changed to "every day".
4. Changed: The program no longer pauses a playing video when clicking to activate the program from another program.
5. NEW: When the language for the system is Japanese, that will be the default translation used (instead of English).
6. Changed: MC will show better error message when it fails to download EPG data, especially from SiliconDust.
7. NEW: Added the web service function File/GetPlaylists to get a list of playlists for a given file.
8. Changed: Respond to a Playlist/Build call with the new playlist ID.
9. Changed: The genre, artist, album, composer, track #, and name are read from the iTunes database during import (so files don't need to be tagged for those fields).
10. Changed: MC will parse <episode-num> element with system="onscreen" attribute in XMLTV files more smartly so it will pick up season number and episode number, in particular from SiliconDust EPG.
11. Changed: MC will reload TV channel logos during EPG loading (if EPG data file contains the logo images) if previous image file is missing.
12. NEW: During SiliconDust EPG setup MC will detect whether DLNA is enabled.  If not, MC will offer to display Media Network options page.
13. Changed: TheMovieDB TV Show lookup populates the IMDB Id with the episode id.
14. Fixed: Subtitle lookup for TV shows was not finding any results.
15. NEW: Added the playlist format "M3U (relative paths, forward slashes)" to handheld upload.
16. Changed: Increased the pause on click timer to hopefully avoid fighting with double-click.
17. Changed: Slovak translation updated (thanks Peter Lukac).
18. Fixed: Importing MP4 video files with Playback set to "External" could result in some information missing.
19. Fixed: MP4 video files will more reliably use the video engine to fill in missing metadata.
20. Fixed: SiliconDust EPG re-loading could randomly be skipped.
21. NEW: Links to websites (that start with http:// or https://) in list controls will be active links now.
22. Changed: Lists will set the cursor in some cases like hoovering over the rating or a link.
23. Changed: On the "Schedule Guide Reloading" window, the "Next Load" column will include a date, instead of just time.
24. Fixed: SiliconDust EPG repeat loading time could be wrong.
25. Fixed: WAV files with a zero sample rate could crash (now they are rejected).
26. NEW: TV EPG loading modes will have their own start time settings so users can configure multiple modes to start at different time of the day.
27. Fixed: Background EPG loading threads could be unnecessarily created in rare cases even though no EPG loading mode was scheduled to start at the time.

27.0.15 (9/21/2020)

1. Changed: Video pause will fire the OSD when in full screen mode now.
2. Changed: MC will query HDHomeRun devices for the number of tuners, instead of using hard-coded values, for a more accurate count.
3. NEW: The text shown in Theater View's playing now can be customized in Options > Theater View > Advanced > Expression for Playing Now.
4. Changed: MC will classify a show as "movie" if the XMLTV puts it in a category of "Television movie" or "Cinema movie".
5. Changed: Left click won't pause when releasing a menu or double-clicking.
7. Fixed: Internal Volume was not enabled for DMS TV playback.
6. Fixed: When stopping playback in Display View, the position of the window could switch to the previous position.
7. Changed: When no changes are made with a MCWS/v1/File/SetInfo call, the response "No changes." is provided with the failure.
8. Fixed: FLAC files would not always load images properly.
9. Changed: When the program is in gapless between album tracks, it will stay gapless if you back up a track as well.
10. Changed: MC2XML EPG option is removed from TV setup.
11. Changed: Panel - Jump to playing now when playing video files.
12. NEW: Left clicking a playing video will toggle the pause state.
13. NEW: SiliconDust EPG is added to TV setup EPG options for manual setup.

27.0.12 (9/14/2020)

1. Changed: MC will skip automatic creation of DMS (Tuner Stream) channels for an HDHomeRun device if it can determine the tuner's TV format to be DVB-T, and DVB-T channels already exist.
2. NEW: Added a "Find License" button to the purchase / restore dialog.
3. Changed: Automatic loading of SiliconDust EPG will be done in a worker thread so the program will be more responsive.
4. Changed: Updated Finland.Oulu-DNA DVB-C tuning parameters.  Thanks lepa!
5. Changed: When stopped, the display window will go back to showing the logo.
6. Fixed: Internal Volume was not enabled for DMS TV playback.
7. Changed: New / Improved This Version links to the v27 page.
8. Changed: Updated ModernCards Dark (thanks Marko).
9. NEW: MC will automatically create TV channels if HDHomeRun tuners are found, and related channels have not already been created.
10. Changed: Panel - Updated video streaming to use HLS Video-On-Demand.
11. Changed: Recent searches will no longer store duplicates.
12. NEW: MC will automatically attempt downloading EPG data from SiliconDust if HDHomeRun devices are found, on condition that no other online EPG has been set up, and SiliconDust EPG has not explicitly been disabled.
13. Fixed: Cloudplay did not play in some situations.
14. NEW: URL's that have a content-length will be converted when enabled to DLNA renderers.

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