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Author Topic: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here  (Read 9349 times)

JohnT

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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 weeks.

Download:
http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v18/latest/MediaCenter180168.dmg

18.0.168 (4/12/2013)

1. Fixed: Dates in file lists were not taking daylight savings time into account.
2. Fixed: File modified date not getting set properly during tagging, causing auto-update to do more work than necessary.
3. Fixed: SSDP servers were not working properly in 18.0.167 so DLNA devices would not show up.

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18.0.167 (4/11/2013)

1. Changed: Unused input and output streams on audio hardware are disabled, helping performance with multi-channel devices.
2. Fixed: Writing of ID3v2 tags that contained extended characters could write an incorrect tag value.

18.0.166 (4/10/2013)

1. Fixed: M4A / ALAC tagging reading and writing could be problematic if the 'Play files from memory' option was enabled.
2. Fixed: When bitstreaming DSD as DoP, the bitstream could fall out of DoP mode on pause or if there was a data shortfall.
3. Changed: Revised buffer filling strategy to always provide a full buffer to devices (more deterministic, and seems to work better with some devices).
4. Fixed: Some hardware could have a clicking sound during playback.
5. Fixed: 'Open URL..' was not working (i.e. radio streams).
6. Fixed: Durations were wrong when playing from Library Servers.

18.0.165 (4/8/2013)

1. Changed: Moved the timeout out a month.
2. Fixed: The core timer object could incorrectly return negative numbers, causing lots of weird problems like an unclickable tree, etc.
3. Changed: Added support for connecting to Library Servers that require authentication.

18.0.164 (4/5/2013)

1. Fixed: The dialog for customizing DLNA views was not working nicely.
2. NEW: The Add Library dialog now supports loading remote Library Server libraries.
3. Fixed: This build should fix a lot of seemingly random crashes caused by a bug in our event handling code.

18.0.163 (4/4/2013)

1. NEW: Auto-import watched folders are now working.

18.0.162 (4/3/2013)

1. Fixed: The program could crash after showing the summary at the end of an auto-import.
2. Changed: Revised buffer management for multi-channel devices that use an array of mono buffers (may solve click issues on these devices).
3. Fixed: Library tree browsing was not working properly with file location categories.

18.0.161 (4/2/2013)

1. Fixed: Tab, shift-Tab, F2, and up/down arrows work for navigating the list while doing tag editing.
2. Fixed: When a tooltip was covering a list item, the item could not be played or modified using the mouse.
3. Fixed: Library views that browse by file path were not working.

18.0.156 (3/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Memory leak with regard to auto-released system objects.
2. Fixed: Memory leak with cleanup of background threads.
3. Fixed: DSP Studio > Room Correction > Channel buttons were not working to switch channels.
4. Fixed: Sub-menu flyouts not hiding after moving to other menu items.
5. Fixed: Newly created smartlists could have a '/' in the name rather than going to the right playlist folder.
6. Faster: Improved user interface drawing efficiency and performance.

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 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 06:08:27 pm »

Media Server starts up, seems to connect, (Activity in the log window) but never 'sees' the DAC.

The windows still disappear and fragment and leave portions of themselves behind after switching to a completely different window.

BUT I can now play multiple albums back to back.  This started with 166 and has continued.  :thumb

But the screen gets so fragmented I need to re-start in order to navigate and see where I'm going.

osx10.6.8 x.x.168

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 07:21:19 pm »

DLNA devices still do not show up (OPPO BDP-105)

Also, media streams still stutter quite badly
example: http://89.16.185.174:8004/stream
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 11:31:17 pm »

Naim Unitilite cannot see any DLNA server since .166. Now using .165 and it seems to be the most usable version

10.8.3/mac mini 2ghz core2duo/ 4g RAM / firewire external HD
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 12:44:55 am »

Now with this build, when I launch JRemote  the music stops, when I quit, the file play from start.
It happens that the music instead of stopping, goes in a loop of about one second.
First time I experienced the loop was in build 18.0.167.
Very often when I click anything the program goes into a spin, after a while shuts down, saying unexpected.
Trying to reopen says cannot open. 600-
The bright side: I have a naive hope the static distortion is gone. Only it might be because mc has not been stable enough lately, to run long enough to show the problem.
18.0.168 Mac Mini SSD OSX 10.8.3. :)
Update: Finally played for about 5 min. Just to discover that the distortion is NOT gone.
Pause and play make no difference, but to punch stop, and then play makes sound perfect again.
Noticed a few others with same observation.
This is with the Diverter HR, and with all others having similar problems, but only with JRiver on Mac, I believe the problem, and solution is at the player. Otherwise it is not likely that this will work out to be the player I expected.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 04:56:37 am »

Getting crashes while tagging.  This was happening on 167 as well, and I just upgraded to 168 with the hope that it would improve.  

The crashes aren't 100% consistent, but I can't get through more than a few albums without a crash.  Some details:

- local files, mp3s and m4as.  Crashes don't seem to favour one or the other.
- changing tags in bulk on whole albums, then moving them using "Rename, Move, & Copy files..."
- all local files, moving from one local folder to another.  
- nothing playing, MC isn't doing anything else that I know of.
- Running 10.8.3 on a 2.3GHz i5 with 8GB memory.

Let me know if there's any other info I can provide to help figure this out.

Update: Still getting loads of crashes.  Re-loading MC will then let me complete the tagging on the same files I was working on without trouble, only to crash a few albums later.  

Here is a crash log:  http://pastebin.com/UWcUE8fJ  
And another: http://pastebin.com/a6acSPZJ
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 05:13:37 am »

From build 166 thread, now closed.

Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.167 Alpha -- Available Here

Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 20:21:20

Quote from: Peter_RN on Yesterday at 19:31:37
One problem encountered (there's always something, sorry) - installing v167, reset speed of track change and play from memory to default, trying to change these causes the program to close although the settings survive. Tried a few other changes and these also cause the program to close.



JohnT
I can't reproduce this problem.  I changed track change from 4 sec to 2 sec and enabled play from memory but no crashes on a couple of systems.  Any tips to repro would be appreciated.


Hello John

Just started Mac this morning and read your reply, so I started MC and allowed it to pick up my renderer and immediately without accessing anything else, called up the Option page and changed the item - Switch tracks: Standard (gapped) -2s - to -4s and clicked OK and this caused the program to close immediately. Restarted and followed the same procedure as above and reset  from -4s to -2s again caused the program to close. Restarted and called up the Option page to check if setting had been applied which they had, but clicking OK now without changing anything again caused the program to close. Restarting and checking setting again strangely the setting has changed to - Cross-fade (smooth) -4s. I have changed it back and will leave it at that for now and just let it play. This closed the program again of course.

I should perhaps make clear that this does not seem to have any adverse effect on MC ability to play music to both my DAC via optical out and to my renderer via UPnp/DLNA simultaneously, different tracks to each. System details in Signature.

I won't install this new build (167) for now in case I can try anything else.

Regards
Peter
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 10:17:48 am »

Auto-Import function generating crash again. It was solved with a previous version, has come back with .166 and still there with .168

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 10:56:34 am »

The sometimes-called "clicking" problem --  it sounds more like hiccups to me -- is still present in this version (168). It inevitably goes away if I stop the playback and restart it. It's just a once-in-a-while thing that has happened with both file types that I tend to use (FLAC and ALAC) and never happens more than once; if I restart the playback it ceases. The files are on a local, internal hard drive.

Playback: Mac Pro, OS X 10.8.3, USB through V-Link/192 to an Audio Research DAC 7 via coax (RCA).
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 11:54:01 am »

The sometimes-called "clicking" problem --  it sounds more like hiccups to me -- is still present in this version (168). It inevitably goes away if I stop the playback and restart it. It's just a once-in-a-while thing that has happened with both file types that I tend to use (FLAC and ALAC) and never happens more than once; if I restart the playback it ceases. The files are on a local, internal hard drive.

Playback: Mac Pro, OS X 10.8.3, USB through V-Link/192 to an Audio Research DAC 7 via coax (RCA).

Have you tried all the "normal" fixes to see if they help?  I have the exact setup but I attach via coax to a different DAC and have no clicking (but used to). 

If I recall correctly, the main thing was to set all output to the highest level your DAC can support (typically either 24/96 or 24/192) regardless of file type.  Since JRiver is upsampling anyway, there isn't a loss of quality.  Also adjusting to play from disc, not from memory, and to set the buffering at 6 seconds (or 10 seconds for some...perhaps best said to try a few buffering settings and see if that helps).

Sorry if you have done all this already...just trying to help out!

Best,
John
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.168 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 05:28:21 pm »

I have the clicking issue systematically whenever I launch a web stream.
this happens both locally (default output) and when sending output to my DAC (over DLNA).
I"m unfamiliar with the settings you recommend (and are they applicable for the default output?)
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