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When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« on: February 06, 2013, 01:01:54 pm »

A year ago, when we said we were going to port to Mac, we said we hoped to show early versions by the end of 2012.  That probably won't happen now.

We are very close to having something to show.  [Edit: you can expect a First Look (still rough) version on Feb 22]

It will be a music only version, and it will initially be fairly rough.  We'll release new builds about once a week, as we do for the Windows version.  Each version will fix problems until we think it's pretty good, and then we'll start to add back some of the features we've removed.

The exact feature set won't be known until we begin to release.  As it stands today, the Mac version can import and play the most common music formats:  FLAC, MP3, AIFF, ALAC, WAV, and APE.  The interface looks exactly like it does on Windows.  This may or may not change.

We'll offer it at a steep discount if you purchase early (by Feb 22), partly to say thank you for your patience.  It will be $24.98 initially and will go up about $5 per month until we reach $49.98.

We'll anounce availability in this thread and in the older thread.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 01:16:40 pm »

A year ago, when we said we were going to port to Mac OSX, we said we hoped to show early versions by the end of 2012.  That probably won't happen now.

 ;) ;D

Seems a bit unlikely, that's for sure.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 01:58:57 pm »

Ready to test  :) Waiting Release
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 04:15:32 pm »

The exact feature set won't be known until we begin to release.  As it stands today, the Mac version can import and play the most common music formats:  FLAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and APE.  The interface looks exactly like it does on Windows.  This may or may not change.


Many of us looking for an iTunes alternative on the Mac platform have their libraries ripped in Apple Lossless, ALAC.

Will this be supported?
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 04:51:40 pm »

Many of us looking for an iTunes alternative on the Mac platform have their libraries ripped in Apple Lossless, ALAC.

Will this be supported?

Yes.

Here's a screenshot of MC playing a high bitrate Apple Lossless file on OSX:
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:52:46 pm »

Very exciting!
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 05:31:48 pm »

Huh!

The DSP is even skinned more Mac-like, while the main UI still has the close button in the wrong corner.

Fine with me, just noting.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 06:04:48 pm »

I can tell from the look of the screenshot it sounds superior.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 02:54:12 am »

....and will you be able to sync to iStuff?
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 10:32:41 am »

If I use a PC and a Mac to access my audio library (sharing the settings folder from my NAS : views, ratings, playlists etc), although never at the same time as obviously the library would appear locked, is that possible?

What I'm really asking is will the file system be the same for these settings between PC and Mac such that either one could update them?

(The scenario would be I use my Mac to listen and rate songs upstairs in the bedroom, but later on want to use my PC that is connected to my Home Theatre system to listen to the same Library and share the same song ratings, playlists etc)
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 11:05:44 am »

If I use a PC and a Mac to access my audio library (sharing the settings folder from my NAS : views, ratings, playlists etc), although never at the same time as obviously the library would appear locked, is that possible?

What I'm really asking is will the file system be the same for these settings between PC and Mac such that either one could update them?

(The scenario would be I use my Mac to listen and rate songs upstairs in the bedroom, but later on want to use my PC that is connected to my Home Theatre system to listen to the same Library and share the same song ratings, playlists etc)

This does seem like a good case for setting one up as a server and the other as a client.  I'm hoping that some time in the future that will be supported on the mac version.  But my understanding is that it is currently how things could work on the PC version.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 12:27:40 pm »

Early Bird Mac Licenses are available now:
http://www.jriver.com/mac.html

Expect First Look (Still Rough) versions by February 22.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 01:07:54 pm »

I hope mine was in the first 10...

How close was I to being the first?  8)
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 01:11:21 pm »

 As it stands today, the Mac version can import and play the most common music formats:  FLAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and APE.  
just bought.
my library has about 53,000 files, are all in ALAC format.
I'm very sad.  :'(
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 01:13:03 pm »

just bought.
my library has about 53,000 files, are all in ALAC format.
I'm very sad.  :'(
Gianni.

An earlier screen shot showed it playing ALAC, I believe... 
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 01:14:26 pm »

That's correct.  ALAC is supported.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 01:26:56 pm »

I hope mine was in the first 10...

How close was I to being the first?  8)
You were in the first 10 if you purchased before posting.  I couldn't match your license to your forum e-mail address.

Here are the first 10:
1.  RG
2.  PW
3.  WT
4.  TC
5.  FE
6.  GT
7.  FW
8.  CB
9.  AB
10.  GP

Thank you!
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 01:33:47 pm »

Hi,
I just purchased and downloaded JR for Mac.  Unfortunately the only files that were downloaded were these:

Media Center Mac18-191606(1).mjr
Media Center Mac18-191606.mjr
Purchase complete_files
Purchase complete.html

Is there a dmg file or exe file that I am missing?
Thank you,
Fred
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013, 01:35:46 pm »

I'm sorry, but it will still be two more weeks before the software is available:
http://www.jriver.com/mac.html

Please let me know if you'd like a refund.  I'm jimh at jriver.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013, 01:40:26 pm »

Hi,
I just purchased and downloaded JR for Mac.  Unfortunately the only files that were downloaded were these:

Media Center Mac18-191606(1).mjr
Media Center Mac18-191606.mjr
Purchase complete_files
Purchase complete.html

Is there a dmg file or exe file that I am missing?
Thank you,
Fred

It sounds like it will be available some time around or after the 22nd.

You'll probably have to get a new mjr file when the early release is made available... but that's been really easy via their web interface.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013, 01:42:00 pm »

You were in the first 10 if you purchased before posting.  I couldn't match your license to your forum e-mail address.

Here are the first 10:
1.  RG
2.  PW
3.  WT
4.  TC
5.  FE
6.  GT
7.  FW
8.  CB
9.  AB
10.  GP

Thank you!

Cool, I think that I just squeaked in. ;)

Excited and looking forward to helping make it as good or better than the PC version.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013, 02:05:19 pm »

Ok, purchased my license.  Looking forward to using it.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2013, 05:15:32 pm »

So now I'm chirping with a Mac license in my beak...
Waiting for something tastier!    ;)

More than two weeks to go...
And my 180.000 tracks library is getting impatient.  :o
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2013, 07:49:12 pm »

You were in the first 10 if you purchased before posting.  I couldn't match your license to your forum e-mail address.

Here are the first 10:
1.  RG
2.  PW
3.  WT
4.  TC
5.  FE
6.  GT
7.  FW
8.  CB
9.  AB
10.  GP

Thank you!
I wish I'd have known as I could of ordered earlier in the day and been in the first 10 list. As it turned out I wasted the whole day working instead of monitoring the forum.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2013, 08:45:10 pm »

Another license purchased! Looking forward to getting this up and going!
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2013, 11:52:47 pm »

purchased as well, now only wait untill feb 22.  :)
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2013, 06:06:03 am »

How long with the early bird licenses be available? Right up until first non-beta release?
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2013, 06:08:46 am »

The current price will be in effect until at least February 22.  Expect the price to go up about $5 per month until it reaches $49.98.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2013, 08:52:25 am »

Do you have a plan and/or estimate of if/when OSX version will reach feature parity with Windows?
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2013, 09:13:14 am »

The music side should be there by the end of 2013.  After that, it's too soon to say.
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Re: When will it be released?
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2013, 09:14:47 am »

An earlier screen shot showed it playing ALAC, I believe... 
Sorry, I was careless... ::)
Now I'm very happy  ;D
Gianni.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2013, 10:14:36 am »

Purchased as well :) awaiting release :D
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2013, 11:39:48 am »

Also purchased a license.  I'm looking forward to use it. And Jim... if you ask me, a pure audiophile music player with all the nice features of the Windows version is all I want!
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2013, 10:10:43 pm »

Also purchased a license.  I'm looking forward to use it. And Jim... if you ask me, a pure audiophile music player with all the nice features of the Windows version is all I want!

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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2013, 01:21:13 am »

Also purchased a license.  I'm looking forward to use it. And Jim... if you ask me, a pure audiophile music player with all the nice features of the Windows version is all I want!

Same for me. I Would even like to keep it audio only. Could that be possibel with future Update og the software?
Looking  forward for release :)
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2013, 01:31:40 am »

just purchased, but what is the use of the mjr file? thanks and looking forward to the final release
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2013, 02:57:21 am »

The file notes that you have made a purchase.  This seems a simple way to keep track of the early tester discount.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2013, 06:37:17 am »

just purchased, but what is the use of the mjr file? thanks and looking forward to the final release
It doesn't do anything right now, but when the download is available, it can be used to license the software.  It's called an Install Key and it is good for two weeks.  After that, you use your permanent license, the Registration Code, and do a Restore.

Here's a better description of how it works on Windows:
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Restoring_a_License

This may need to change a little for Mac.  We'll see.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2013, 07:47:45 am »

Jim, will the current ipad remote controls that are created to work with windows jriver, also work with osx jriver?
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2013, 08:22:54 am »

Probably, but it may not work when MC Mac is first released.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2013, 11:34:12 am »


If you are interested in prioritization input from the early adopters...

After importing and playing, a remote control application like JRemote would be next on my list of suggestions.

Understand the development process and that things do take time...

Thanks!
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2013, 01:09:40 pm »

Purchased - now eagerly awaiting Feb 22nd.
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2013, 04:12:01 pm »

Just purchased as well.  Thanks for porting this over to the MAC.  Much appreciated and thanks for the early bird discount.  Look forward to a integrating this software into my system and having something I can stick with for life!
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2013, 07:24:59 am »

I purchased from the CA posting.  One request would be screen sharing from MacBook Air to Mac Mini where JRiver would be running.   :)
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2013, 07:37:55 am »

I purchased from the CA posting.  One request would be screen sharing from MacBook Air to Mac Mini where JRiver would be running.   
It's too soon to say when it might appear, but the Tremote feature in MC does that and more.  Here's more:
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Tremote
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2013, 06:15:03 pm »

It's too soon to say when it might appear, but the Tremote feature in MC does that and more.  Here's more:
http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Tremote
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2013, 01:03:14 am »

Just purchased the initial release and looking forward to February 22!
I appreciate the initial offer price and wish JRiver great success with
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2013, 04:35:04 am »

What a wonderful piece of news! Just purchased too. Now my wife (a Mac user in our household) is going to be happy, since my entire music collection is still in Flac. Many thanks and best wishes for the launch of this version!
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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2013, 10:42:26 am »

My system is a "headless" Mac Mini, will JRemote work with the anticipated Media Center 18 for Mac? If not, is there a work around anyone is aware of? A different remote that may will work. Presently I use both my iPhone and Kindle HD to run iTunes on the Mac.

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Re: When will it be released? ... Feb 22
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2013, 01:08:38 pm »

Just bought it?  Will we receive an email letting us know to download it?  How many macs can we install it on?  I am looking forward to compare it with Audirvana?
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