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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #100 on: November 30, 2023, 07:26:22 am »

Please: Integrated support for AAC Audio Codec (Advanced Audio Codec)

MC plays AAC files.  What feature are you asking for?

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #101 on: November 30, 2023, 08:26:10 am »

Probably encoding of AAC integrated in MC. As far as I know it doesn't do that unless you use the external encoder.

I do agree with the idea and it makes sense, as AAC is generally regarded as better than MP3. If I was going to use any lossy files, I'd sure want them to be encoded as AAC, not MP3.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #102 on: November 30, 2023, 08:35:58 am »

Probably encoding of AAC integrated in MC. As far as I know it doesn't do that unless you use the external encoder.

I do agree with the idea and it makes sense, as AAC is generally regarded as better than MP3. If I was going to use any lossy files, I'd sure want them to be encoded as AAC, not MP3.
AAC encoding is free for a user, but not for a developer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Audio_Coding  (see the icensing section)

You can add it as an external encoder now.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #103 on: November 30, 2023, 02:21:42 pm »

This is a weird ask but you did say "make a wish!" This might be really tricky to implement, though...

When I play a movie with an external subtitle file on the local Media Center, all works well. I see that MC matches the title of the subtitle file and associates it with the media file and I don't have to browse for it.

But if I play that same movie from a remote Media Center (still on my network or outside the network) then the subtitle file doesn't work at all. It would be great if, somehow, the remote hosting MC would make the subtitle file (or the subtitles) somehow available to the client MC, so I wouldn't have to transfer the subtitle file manually to the client.

Hope that makes sense!

If I could make one more wish, it would be for some kind of wizard or agent to walk you through a typical multi-channel setup, and where things couldn't be automated they could at least be documented *in MC* itself (and kept up-to-date with the major version of MC).
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #104 on: November 30, 2023, 03:53:42 pm »

Play DVD-Audio lossless with menu, hardware becoming very scarce.  Would be so good to play these from the MC library.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #105 on: December 01, 2023, 04:54:38 am »

Oh, I got another one!

Regarding theater view: as we already have Spotlight:
I like a sorting function similar to caleidoscape  8)
That means:
If a movie is longer than e.g. 5 seconds selected, all other movies that I own according to spotlight and/or genre are positioned arround the selected movie  :o There are plenty of youtube videos there the function can be seen.

I wish that feature for 2 reasons: Im kind of bored by the always same A-Z sorting and it would be very cool  ;D
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2023, 06:48:26 am »

Webcam to see your work in your offices.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #107 on: December 01, 2023, 08:38:20 am »

Integration of Qobuz
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #108 on: December 01, 2023, 09:01:25 am »

Ability to assign channels to VST plugins so we would no longer need to use DDMF Metaplugin and co.

How it could work:
Just add a VST plugin to the chain (like now) and have a menu where we could freely assign a channel to the inputs of the plugin (eg. Left channel to Left input and so on)
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #109 on: December 01, 2023, 09:07:17 am »

Frame blending feature in JRVR (similarly to madVR)
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #110 on: December 01, 2023, 09:08:17 am »

Dolby Atmos decoding (at least up to 16 channels)
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #111 on: December 01, 2023, 01:10:49 pm »

Wishes:
- fixing the multiple subtitle issues that I reported (some of them requested repeatedly over years) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
- making the Explorer in Theater view really be just a file explorer, that shows file names and doesn't hang on entering a new folder because it waits to retrieve file metadata (also requested several time over the years)
- JRVR settings option to disable sending HDR metadata to the display, to allow the use of TVs calibrated for the default Windows HDR setup

To be honest, I lost hope over years that anything in these "wish lists" on every new release matter at all.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #112 on: December 01, 2023, 06:18:51 pm »

Streaming to Squeezebox or similar devices, such as piCorePlayer's Squeezelite player.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #113 on: December 01, 2023, 07:25:23 pm »

I often have tracks that are personal vinyl rips of mine. Until recently MC worked quite well with Izotope  RX (I have 10)now the last few MCs it wont work 30&31 have been unable to work on either pc or mac. I am wondering if Native Instrument who now owns Izotope could be consulted to see how compatability could be fixed. I use the RX plugin to declick my vinyl rips or the rips of others on the fly while playing through media center. Also maybe try supporting AAU as well as VST3 on Mac for plugin file types?
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #114 on: December 01, 2023, 08:34:04 pm »

Could support for VST plugins without GUI be added? I like to play with Airwindows VST dithers but I can't change the bit depth. And maybe an improvement in WDM driver performance, most people now use streaming services.  :)
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #115 on: December 02, 2023, 08:11:10 am »

Generic Playlist Import feature:

MC reads imported playlist and seeks matches for [Name], [Artist], [Album] and perhaps other basic fields...
Matching tracks are placed in newly created playlist and details can show those tracks not present in Library?

Most grateful for your consideration!

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #116 on: December 02, 2023, 05:49:09 pm »

While we are at it, why not add a "like" button to the Interact forum.   There are posts that I would like to "second" but it seems overkill to repeat the post when there is not much to add.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #117 on: December 03, 2023, 03:06:26 am »

I would like to see the scrolling up and down in the Albums or Artists view become buttery smooth. I do admit that it has gotten a lot better over the years. Anyway, as for the continuous development over the years, I must give the JRiver team an A+. Thanks for you guys' hard work. :-)
Yep, this was what I was talking about.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #118 on: December 03, 2023, 05:06:56 am »

I still miss the support for movie chapters and the ability to store film series as done with TV shows.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #119 on: December 03, 2023, 05:37:16 am »

While we are at it, why not add a "like" button to the Interact forum.   There are posts that I would like to "second" but it seems overkill to repeat the post when there is not much to add.

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #120 on: December 03, 2023, 06:43:20 am »

+1 to the film series in theater view.

Behavior: I am scrolling through movies, single movies show up normally, then I get to Spider-Man and it is a film series folder containing all the Spidey movies. If this is available now it should be easier.

I understand that I may need to manually tag films.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #121 on: December 03, 2023, 07:17:07 am »

Album Art search - I use an external program to do this when converting CDs to flac as jrmc is just not great 

Being able to put a front cover and back covers and being able to flip the view in jrmc would be fantastic ( being able to read canned booklets  (boxsets ) would be  even better
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #122 on: December 03, 2023, 11:06:58 am »



If I could make one more wish, it would be for some kind of wizard or agent to walk you through a typical multi-channel setup, and where things couldn't be automated they could at least be documented *in MC* itself (and kept up-to-date with the major version of MC).

Not really sure what you mean here? If you're already using a multichannel audio device with JRiver, it should be straight forward. I find the "Room Correction" option in DSP studio really useful for troubleshooting channel mapping / levels. Solo & Tone will help you ensure that the right channel is going to the right speaker or amplifier section and that your levels per speaker are matched.

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #123 on: December 06, 2023, 07:53:13 am »

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2023, 09:16:11 am »

If you could get one new improvement, what would it be?

I'm always puzzled by what source is "Playing Now"  ---- I click on a song and it goes to the wrong place.    Love to see a positive feedback indicator that what I choose is better displayed and remains default.

Or maybe a video on You Tube to instruct.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2023, 07:19:37 pm »

I would love to have cover art banners - the ability to have a banner laid over the cover art would be amazing.
This concept applied to DVDs, Blu-Ray, and 4k UHD discs could feature a banner over the cover art denoting the specific disc format type ("blu-ray", or "4k UHD". This enhancement could be a straightforward checkbox in the cover art editing interface. Standard banners could be provided for common uses, along with a few basic options for customization such as positioning (top or bottom) and transparency levels (semi-transparent or opaque). This would offer a balance between standardization and personalization for the users.
Currently I have to hunt a peck through dozens of cover art images to find one with a 4k UHD banner for example.

This addition could also be used with CDs, particularly for distinguishing multiple discs in a set, such as CDs labeled "Disc 1," "Disc 2," and so forth. A banner displaying the disc number superimposed over the cover art, which could be toggled on or off, would facilitate the quick identification of the disc number currently in use.

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #126 on: December 06, 2023, 09:27:29 pm »

My wish would be for TrackInfo Plugins, which run inside the Browser Engine, to be able to obtain the Background and Text Colours from the Current Skin in a way similar to how it was done for the HTML Pages, i.e. Drives & Devices.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #127 on: December 06, 2023, 10:09:20 pm »

MC for Linux running on AppImage or Flatpak.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #128 on: December 07, 2023, 09:20:16 pm »

Make preview mode sticky.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #129 on: December 08, 2023, 08:25:39 am »

frame grabbing?
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #130 on: December 08, 2023, 11:29:50 am »

Possibility to play DSD512 and DSD1024 would be nice.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #131 on: December 08, 2023, 11:33:59 am »

Allow full screen without going into theater mode. Get rid of the bar at the top.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #132 on: December 08, 2023, 11:35:05 am »

Allow full screen without going into theater mode. Get rid of the bar at the top.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #133 on: December 08, 2023, 11:48:08 am »

Please add :

1- Thumbmails image on the seeking bar when looking for a scene in a movie, like on youtube or vlc.

2- support mod xm and olds musics files format
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #134 on: December 10, 2023, 12:57:57 am »

When I first install Media Center, don't give me a timeout period before it starts to scan my drives for media to load up.

Instead, ask me if I want Media Center to scan my drives for media to load up.

 
When I first install Media Center, it is something new.  When something new presents me with a countdown timer to something I do not yet fully understand, well, that does not present a good first impression.

Opt in vs Opt out.

Give me the sense that I am in control of the software I just loaded up.




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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #135 on: December 10, 2023, 10:00:04 am »

Spotify Connect
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #136 on: December 11, 2023, 03:53:22 pm »

Allow the user to set a specific Volume Leveling "ceiling" that is not necessarily tied to EBU128.

Ideally this could offer a range of industry standards (AES TD1008, BS.1770-1, ATSC 85) in additon to a smattering of "streaming" standards (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube etc) + a custom option - where a user could dial in to whatever "ceiling" they want.

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #137 on: December 12, 2023, 07:55:36 am »

I want to have a functionality for a View to have Artist (e.g. Taylor Swift) and then

- Albums (possible now under Audio)
- Single Tracks (possible now under Audio)
- Music Video's (not possible now -  you have to add that under video)
- Concerts (BD, DVD rips) (not possible now -  you have to add that under video)
- Extras (not possible now -  you have to add that under video)

Also for Classical Music concerts (video), music videos a functionality to have composer etc. like under audio

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #138 on: December 12, 2023, 10:49:36 am »

Improved flexibility on cover art/artwork for categories in MC.

I refer to a setting that would allow user to chose a specific folder location for artwork assigned to categories.
Example: When a category is defined by an expression, like if(IsEmpty([Artist Sort Name]), [Artist], [Artist Sort Name]), user can specify to look in the folder \Cover Art\Artists to retrieve the artwork for the expression result.

This could work for any categories defined by an expression or a field and be expanded to Genres, Publishers, Countries, etc. (right now the only possibilities are Artist, Album or Composer).
This would help navigation for views based on categories, especially when exported  to JRemote :)


Thanks!

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I have something similar in mind ... but rather expand on what you currently have:

1. ability to have cover art for any tags - look for them in

C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\J River\Media Center 31\Cover Art\[Tag Name]\[Tag Value].jpg

if none found, just display stacked items as you do now

2. ability to have cover art for any nested tags - look of them in

C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\J River\Media Center 31\Cover Art\[Lv1 Tag Name] - [Lv2 Tag Name] - [Lv3 Tag Name]\[Lv1 Tag Value] - [Lv2 Tag Value] - [Lv3 Tag Value].jpg

if none found, just display stacked items as you do now

To speed up look-up, one can specify in tag management whether the tag has cover art (or if it is nested tag and then specify nest levels)

3. Ability to stack Albums - name the stack - and have cover art for stack ...  and have this in Theatre View ... seems like good idea to created CD sets that include albums (as oppose to CD compilation set where having tracks grouped by Disc is good enough)
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #139 on: December 12, 2023, 10:56:38 am »

I have something similar in mind ... but rather expand on what you currently have:

1. ability to have cover art for any tags - look for them in

C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\J River\Media Center 31\Cover Art\[Tag Name]\[Tag Value].jpg

if none found, just display stacked items as you do now

2. ability to have cover art for any nested tags - look of them in

C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\J River\Media Center 31\Cover Art\[Lv1 Tag Name] - [Lv2 Tag Name] - [Lv3 Tag Name]\[Lv1 Tag Value] - [Lv2 Tag Value] - [Lv3 Tag Value].jpg

if none found, just display stacked items as you do now

To speed up look-up, one can specify in tag management whether the tag has cover art (or if it is nested tag and then specify nest levels)

3. Ability to stack Albums - name the stack - and have cover art for stack ...  and have this in Theatre View ... seems like good idea to created CD sets that include albums (as oppose to CD compilation set where having tracks grouped by Disc is good enough)

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #140 on: December 12, 2023, 12:50:02 pm »

Possibility to play DSD512 and DSD1024 would be nice.

Depending on platform DSD512 may not be possible, macOS for example is limited to DSD256 with DoP (there's no DACs with PCM sample rate large enough to support DSD512 over DoP) as macOS doesn't support native DSD and there's nothing JRiver can do about that. DSD512 via native DSD does work on Windows and Linux though. DSD1024 seems like overkill though, IMO.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #141 on: December 12, 2023, 01:02:50 pm »

How about Dolby Atmos support with a tool like Cavern?

https://cavern.sbence.hu/cavern/index.php

It is a wishing well...:-)
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« Reply #142 on: December 12, 2023, 03:20:15 pm »

Theaterview list type link support to select individual items from list. Hopefully properly designed to also include images. eg <img src="tooltip:image" linkable="true" linkto="Artist"> or something like that.
There is kind primitive support via Spotlight but it is hard coded, feels separated from main UI, not skinnable and in my subjective view not too good looking.

100% this.  It seemed like a popular idea several years ago.

The big one for me, something I have been asking for for eight years now, the ability to change the sort order in theater view on the fly.  From a previous request thread:

Done

I want to be able to change the sorting in Theater View.  As an example, lets say I am in the mood to watch a Comedy.  I navigate to my view which shows all my genres, I then choose Comedy.  All my Comedy movies are displayed in their default sorting, which is alphabetical.  Now lets say I want to watch something that's recent, or something that I know that imported into my library recently, or by length, or whatever criteria.  I'd like there to be a "Sort" option in the top roller and then customizable sorting options below that.  I have done a mock up in Photoshop to show how what I envision.



And finally, the one that I have been asking for for years that I know will most likely never come to fruition an asking is an act of futility, but I am going hope and pray till my dying day.  Please bring back video backgrounds in Theater View.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #143 on: December 12, 2023, 04:24:27 pm »

I want to be able to change the sorting in Theater View.

I just created two views.

Albums (by name)
Albums (by date)

You set the sorting in the view creation and it works great.  Isn't that a good solution?
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« Reply #144 on: December 12, 2023, 05:22:16 pm »

I just created two views.

Albums (by name)
Albums (by date)

You set the sorting in the view creation and it works great.  Isn't that a good solution?

No, it's really not.  Because to get the kind of granularity that I'd like I would end up with dozens of views.  In my first post I had this use case example "As an example, lets say I am in the mood to watch a Comedy.  I navigate to my view which shows all my genres, I then choose Comedy.  All my Comedy movies are displayed in their default sorting, which is alphabetical.  Now lets say I want to watch something that's recent, or something that I know that imported into my library recently, or by length, or whatever criteria.  I'd like there to be a "Sort" option in the top roller and then customizable sorting options below that.  I have done a mock up in Photoshop to show how what I envision."

In order to achieve this using your example I would need at least 4 different views for comedy alone.  One for Comedy movies sorted Alphabetical, one sorted by Date Imported, one sorted by year of release, one sorted by duration.  And this is just for one Genre of movie, I would need all of these different views for each genre of movie.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #145 on: December 12, 2023, 05:23:13 pm »

I would like a better way to select audio streams when playing movie files (MKV). Right now, if I try and play a movie it will select the first stream. My soundbar does not do DTS so if the first stream is DTS, I get the error message that the stream could not be played and I get taken back to the library view. I get no chance to change the audio stream when it fails. When it fails, I must turn on DSP to a stereo output, select the stream I want, then turn off DSP. It's an onerous procedure to change streams.

I would like an audio stream section added to the right-click menu for playing a video. That way I can select the correct stream for my soundbar and avoid all the confusion. If a right-click option isn't available, perhaps place it under Player at the top of the MC window.

I'm not generally fussy. MC 31 is awesome. I have this minor complaint because I have a Samsung soundbar that doesn't accept DTS in any way. If I get the wrong stream, it's a headache to select a compatible stream.

Thanks and peace to all my fellow MC users and developers.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #146 on: December 12, 2023, 07:50:16 pm »

No, it's really not.  Because to get the kind of granularity that I'd like I would end up with dozens of views.  In my first post I had this use case example "As an example, lets say I am in the mood to watch a Comedy.  I navigate to my view which shows all my genres, I then choose Comedy.  All my Comedy movies are displayed in their default sorting, which is alphabetical.  Now lets say I want to watch something that's recent, or something that I know that imported into my library recently, or by length, or whatever criteria.  I'd like there to be a "Sort" option in the top roller and then customizable sorting options below that.  I have done a mock up in Photoshop to show how what I envision."

In order to achieve this using your example I would need at least 4 different views for comedy alone.  One for Comedy movies sorted Alphabetical, one sorted by Date Imported, one sorted by year of release, one sorted by duration.  And this is just for one Genre of movie, I would need all of these different views for each genre of movie.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #147 on: December 12, 2023, 11:05:29 pm »

100% this.  It seemed like a popular idea several years ago.

The big one for me, something I have been asking for for eight years now, the ability to change the sort order in theater view on the fly.  From a previous request thread:

I want to be able to change the sorting in Theater View.  As an example, lets say I am in the mood to watch a Comedy.  I navigate to my view which shows all my genres, I then choose Comedy.  All my Comedy movies are displayed in their default sorting, which is alphabetical.  Now lets say I want to watch something that's recent, or something that I know that imported into my library recently, or by length, or whatever criteria.  I'd like there to be a "Sort" option in the top roller and then customizable sorting options below that.  I have done a mock up in Photoshop to show how what I envision.


And finally, the one that I have been asking for for years that I know will most likely never come to fruition an asking is an act of futility, but I am going hope and pray till my dying day.  Please bring back video backgrounds in Theater View.
+2 and more!

I also wish Theater View had a better way of sorting information like the suggested sorting that Moe posted.

...and also as Moe suggested in 2019 and in his last post.
A better way of sorting by actor or other names within a Movie.

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121770.0.html

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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #148 on: December 12, 2023, 11:59:20 pm »

I would like a better way to select audio streams when playing movie files (MKV). Right now, if I try and play a movie it will select the first stream. My soundbar does not do DTS so if the first stream is DTS, I get the error message that the stream could not be played and I get taken back to the library view. I get no chance to change the audio stream when it fails. When it fails, I must turn on DSP to a stereo output, select the stream I want, then turn off DSP. It's an onerous procedure to change streams.

I would like an audio stream section added to the right-click menu for playing a video. That way I can select the correct stream for my soundbar and avoid all the confusion. If a right-click option isn't available, perhaps place it under Player at the top of the MC window.

I'm not generally fussy. MC 31 is awesome. I have this minor complaint because I have a Samsung soundbar that doesn't accept DTS in any way. If I get the wrong stream, it's a headache to select a compatible stream.

Thanks and peace to all my fellow MC users and developers.
Able to select audio and subtitle stream before playing movie will make experience more convinient and hance more enjoyable for sure ... +1 to that

For specific DTS problem, you having - one can specify DSP to decode anything to PCM. Surely PCM is supported by the soundbar. And the process is lossless - aka whether soundbar does decoding to PCM or MC does it - the result is the same (unless you apply some DSP setting on top of decoding).

The only time this wont work if its Atmos or DTS-X ... AND you want those height channels - that only works in passthrough ... but if you dont care about those (or your sound sustem does not support it) ... then PCM rout is a good solution.
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Re: Make a Wish
« Reply #149 on: December 13, 2023, 06:33:29 am »

+2 and more!

I also wish Theater View had a better way of sorting information like the suggested sorting that Moe posted.

...and also as Moe suggested in 2019 and in his last post.
A better way of sorting by actor or other names within a Movie.

https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php/topic,121770.0.html

 This is really a key element that would raise JRiver to new heights!
We'll get these.
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