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Author Topic: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here  (Read 4386 times)

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This is an alpha release of Media Center for Mac.  If you aren't comfortable with a few problems, please wait a few days.

Please read this before downloading.

Download:
http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v18/latest/MediaCenter180155.dmg

18.0.155 (3/22/2013)

1. Changed: Improved messaging when attempting to tag read-only files.
2. Fixed: The File > Open File... dialog was not allowing selection of files.
3. Faster: Improved the core threading engine so that background threads are much less resource intensive.
4. Fixed: Memory playback could work harder than necessary in some cases.

18.0.154 (3/21/2013)

1. Changed: The program now requires a license (after a 30 day free trial).
2. Fixed: Tagging of some formats was not working when the files were on a different volume than the system.

18.0.151 (3/15/2013)

1. Fixed: Lots of crashing from version 18.0.150
2. NEW: DLNA working as a server, controller and renderer. Note, you'll likely have to reset your settings if you didn't already in build 18.0.150, there are bad uuids in there. The easiest way to do this is to rename or remove the "~/Library/Application Support/J River/Media Center 18/Settings" either from a terminal window or the finder after unhiding the ~/Library directory.
3. NEW: WebRemote applications working (Gizmo, JRemote, MyRiver, etc)

18.0.150 (3/14/2013)

1. NEW: Added Convolution DSP (same 64-bit SSE3 accelerated engine used on Windows).
2. NEW: Media Network (DLNA, Library Server, JRemote, etc.) available in options (still a work in progress).
3. NEW: MP3 encoding added.
4. NEW: Added configurable 'Channel offset' to Options > Audio > Output mode settings to allow targeting channels starting at something other than 1 (useful with pro / studio devices).
5. NEW: Drag-n-drop mostly working (within program, out of program, but not yet into program).
6. NEW: Added support for DSD bitstreaming using DoP.
7. Changed: Switched the timeout to April 16.
8. NEW: Wake On Lan implemented on Mac.

18.0.146 (3/8/2013)

1. Changed: Added support for more audio hardware (Lynx Hilo, RME Fireface UC, etc.).
2. Changed: Double-click, escape, etc. work on the playback display to exit Display View.
3. Fixed: Using some tools like Analyze Audio and Get Cover Art could prevent the program from closing even if they were no longer running.

18.0.143 (3/5/2013)

1. Fixed: Removed printing options from menu as they are not available yet on Mac and could cause a crash.
2. Changed: Changed text and link on "Help -> Registration Info" pop-up to reflect timeout and no license needed.
3. Fixed: Using cmd-Q to exit the program would result in a crash.
4. Fixed: Program text was garbled in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean translations.

18.0.142 (2/28/2013)

1. Fixed: SACD ISO files were not importing.
2. Fixed: Several cover art issues.
3. NEW: Internet POST requests work (makes Last.fm, etc.).
4. Fixed: If a background thread showed a message box, it would lead to a hang.
5. NEW: File move, rename, copy dialog functional. Not recommended for large scale or critical file operations until more testing is done.
6. Fixed: Problems with support of 32 bit only OSX systems, e.g. playback of MP3 files.

18.0.141 (2/26/2013)

1. Fixed: Sound devices that requested planar instead of interleaved data were not working.
2. Fixed: Cover art next to audio files was not loading properly.

18.0.140 (2/25/2013)

1. Fixed: The program would not run on systems without SSE 4.1 support.
2. Changed: Retooled SSE assembly everywhere in the program so that SSSE 3 is the low-water mark for SSE acceleration (previously SSE 4.1 was required in most places to get acceleration).
3. Fixed: Thread priorities were not implemented fully on Mac.

18.0.139 (2/22/2013)

1. Fixed: Wrong options file was being used in the 138 build resulting in frequent crashes.

18.0.138 (2/22/2013)

1. NEW: Added support for Core Audio exclusive output in Options > Audio > Output mode settings (enabled by default).
2. Fixed: Memory playback was not working properly.
3. Fixed: Plugins were not working because working path was not being set, this caused playback to fail.

18.0.137 (2/21/2013)

1. Fixed: Audio format converter working.
2. Changed: Register dynamic libs on first run after install rather than every startup.
3. Changed: Auto-update partially works. It will show whether version is up to date and download new version. Need to manually install.
4. Fixed: Show/Set update download directory not working.
5. Fixed: Search in options dialog not working.
6. Fixed: Encoder properties dialog in options not working.
7. Fixed: Clicking away from in-place editing box doesn't cancel edit mode.
8. Fixed: Mouse wheel support.
9. Changed: Close,Minimize,Maximize buttons moved to left side of frame.
10. Fixed: Lots of UI windowing issues (z-order,  white windows, black windows, floating windows,  etc.) should be fixed.
11. Fixed: Files with really long path names weren't importing.

18.0.136 (2/20/2013)

1. Fixed: Library backup / restore works, although restoring a library from the Windows version is not fully working yet.
2. Fixed: Internal volume working.
3. Fixed: Player window displaying wrong playback time.
4. Fixed: Some of the window z-order issues.
5. Changed: Somewhat friendlier message about lack of web browser support.
6. Changed: New and improved installer graphic.

18.0.133 (2/15/2013)

1. NEW: First release of Media Center on Mac.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 06:13:45 pm »

FYI: you can add the following link to your main post for Mac Release notes:

   http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Release_Notes_MC18_Mac
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 12:31:33 pm »

Restoring the license worked perfectly.  Nicely done.  I like the new system.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 12:49:07 pm »

After passing over a fly-out menu item (e.g. Help > Update Channels), the sub-menu does not automatically close when moving to a new menu item (e.g. Help > Registration Info...).
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 08:23:39 pm »

I just loaded this version after 148 (I think) ... And before running renamed the ~Library/.../Settings folder ... And now the header groups (eg, artists, albums, genres, ...) will not expand(?)  Please advise ...

TIA :)
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 05:41:21 am »

Restoring the license worked perfectly.  Nicely done.  I like the new system.

Restored fine. BUT: does each future update constitute a 'restore'? if yes, will you re-set the counter when we reach 10, or will we have to buy a new license in 3 months or so?
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 06:01:20 am »

Right-click on Playlists > Smartlist and Add Smartlist.  A new Smartlist is created at the bottom of the Playlists section, with the name "Smartlists/New Smartlist".  Looks like a path separator problem, in that the New Smartlist is not created under the Smartlists playlist group.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 07:03:42 am »

Restored fine. BUT: does each future update constitute a 'restore'? if yes, will you re-set the counter when we reach 10, or will we have to buy a new license in 3 months or so?

Once you do a restore, the license remains each time you install a new build of MC18.  Minor updates are free.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 09:11:52 am »

Getting better all the time chaps.

Top display Window.

The Status Line in top window still disappears and is replaced by ‘Volume N/A’ every time the screen is restored from being blank. This also occurs from time to time without the screen going off first. I can’t determine any pattern to when or why this happens.

In this and the last build, the Track number no longer displays in the Title Line when showing the track playing via UPnP.

UPnP.

Once playback has started via the server the keyboard and mouse no longer function, the program has to be restarted to regain their use.

Track info in Status Line (in top window) such as Sample Rate Bit Depth etc not yet working.

I have just discovered that switching the streamer connection away from J River Mac also restores the keyboard and mouse function.

Elsewhere.

Same observations as MrC, although can now Move playlists into groups.  8)

I have added a Library View to display the NAS folder structure but at this time this does not display correctly. Set to view as Categories – Location – it fails to show the 3 root folders but combines them as one and names it ‘Unassigned’, it does however show the contents of all 3 folders but contents are mixed into one long list.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 12:06:33 pm »

Still having over night crashes, 154, 155, 10.6.8 Mini, had none thru 146.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 11:10:00 am »

I just loaded this version after 148 (I think) ... And before running renamed the ~Library/.../Settings folder ... And now the header groups (eg, artists, albums, genres, ...) will not expand(?)  Please advise ...

For a while, I thought a simple restart was a the remedy.  That is, I was able to expand my albums, genres, etc ... and select an album to play.  However, when the album finished the same problem returned, and I was not able to even select a track to play.

Macbook Air (2011), 4Gb, OS X 10.8.3
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.155 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2013, 01:15:38 pm »

I'm currently experiencing a problem where I cannot switch my MC library at all.  I was playing around last night and set it to use a DLNA server, now I'm at a location where that server doesn't exist.  MC loads up and points to that server, but whenever I try to change it back to the main library, it hangs or crashes.

I can provide logs if they are useful.
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