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New Features in MC18
« on: September 18, 2012, 10:30:40 am »

TV Channel Categories
You can add keyword tags (Hidden, Favorites, etc.) to organize your TV channels.

Video to Audio Conversion
You can now convert a Music Video to audio, for example, or get the soundtrack from a favorite movie.

TV Features
One of our users, Samson, wrote up a nice summary of MC's TV and PVR features, with links to help.

Improved DoP
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80689.0

SHOUTcast support in Theater View
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80687.0

DSP Studio when converting
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80685.0

Improved Audio Bitdepth Handling
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80522.msg548095#msg548095

WASAPI Event Style is now just WASAPI
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80614.msg548590#msg548590

Picture Flick
Support for touch screen image change.

Easier Licensing
It's now just a two step process.

One Click Playback
Made possible by command line access to MCWS

Ceton TV
Support for Ceton InfiniTV 4 was added in 18.0.146

ZoneSwitch
Directs playback to zones based on configurable rules.  More here.

Multi-drive Ripping for BD and DVD
Simultaneous rips with more than one drive.

Faster
Switching compilers gave MC a 5% overall increase in speed.  You can see this yourself by running the JRiver benchmark program found under the Help menu.

Car Radio
A simple way to save and play your favorite music.  More: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=73715.0

Loudness
A more natural sounding volume control based on the frequency response characteristics of human hearing.  More here.

Improved video playback on Android / Gizmo
MP4 format, selectable quality, lower bandwidth requirements, no Flash required.

AIFF and ALAC encoding
Both Apple formats are full citizens now with complete decoding, encoding, and tagging support.

Improved on screen display (OSD)
Cleaner navigation, easier to select languages, subtitles, and more during playback.

Live television on Library Server clients
Watch live television on the client using the tuner and disk space in the server.

Better video playback on DLNA devices
For devices that support time-based seeking (PS3, Sony TVs, etc.) there's no need for a conversion cache, waiting for pre-buffering, etc.

Core performance improvements
Smoother scrolling lists, faster text drawing, and faster user interface rendering in general.

Improved audio loopback playback
Supports more hardware and any DSP, including convolution.

Improved online metadata
Better TheMovieDB support, World Weather Online, batch lookup and more.

Adaptive volume for video playback
Useful for nighttime listening, or getting more volume from laptop speakers.

Better support for CUE and SACD ISO files
Smart, full-featured auto-import support for both formats.

Desktop background slideshow
Select images, pick 'Set as Desktop Background', and the program prepares a slideshow for use by Windows (requires Windows 7 or newer).

Subwoofer limiter
Limit the subwoofer by rolling off the lowest frequencies, while allowing mid-bass to pass.  More: http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=62012.0

Better support for linked zones with Library Server
Revised the synchronization method used by Tremote zones for better sync in a client / server setup.

Parametric Equalizer works with channels above 8
Allows full processing in setups with advanced speaker configurations (bi-amping, tri-amping, etc).

Selectable audio quality for Gizmo playback
Higher quality audio when listening on Gizmo when you have the bandwidth.  And a low bandwidth mode for when your connection is slow.

Better DSD support
Added 2x DoP support, improved SACD ISO handling, added DSD encoding, and several tweaks for DSD file handling.

High-end audio formats
Adds support for 32-bit integer output and w64 input files.

Red October HQ
Red October HQ uses the latest LAV and madVR, now with DVD support.

Windows 8
Improved support for Windows 8, including tweaks for handhelds, remotes, and more.

Convolution switching based on input format
Audio convolution can change filters based on the sample rate and channel configuration of the input.

Theater View captions
Better default captions, more powerful options, and fully configurable.
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Re: New Features in MC18
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 10:31:08 am »

Full listing of all changes in MC18:
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Release_Notes_MC18
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Re: New Features in MC18
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 10:37:21 am »

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Re: New Features in MC18
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 10:43:43 am »

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