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Author Topic: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here  (Read 3235 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 weeks.

Download:
http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v18/latest/MediaCenter180173.dmg

18.0.173 (4/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Crashes resulting from named locking not being implemented on Mac, especially when settings changes were made (including in background processing).
2. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
3. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
4. SDK: Added ZoneID, ZoneName, and LinkedZones to MCWS/v1/Playback/Info response.
5. NEW: A saved Play Doctor Playchart allows setting the number of output files to 100, 250, 500, or 1000 (previously it was locked at 100).
6. Fixed: When a CUE file pointed to a missing WAV file, it would lead to problems.
7. Fixed: If a DLNA device requested metadata for a file that's no longer in the library (or never was in the library), it could crash.
8. Fixed: CUE files that contained URLs in comments could lead to a crash.
9. Fixed: Horizontal scrolling in the Playing Now > Overview view was not working nicely.
10. Fixed: Long M4A files (over 10 hours) could show as 'Live' or with the wrong or empty duration in the library.

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18.0.169 (4/15/2013)

1. NEW: When enabling Media Network, a wizard is shown that steps through starting the server, getting an Access Key, and selecting the best server for your renderer.
2. Changed: Consolidated the list of DLNA server presets and added a preset for Audiophile DACs.
3. Fixed: SSDP discovery (used by DLNA) was not working in some cases in builds 167 and 168.
4. Changed: DLNA options to be more descriptive of what's actually going on.

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.

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 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 11:45:47 am »

Program is still closing when trying to set Options.

Previously, I could not visit the Media Network page without he program closing, however now this page seems to be working but I called up the DSP & output format page and tried to set output format above 96kHz the play at 96kHz but the program closes immediately; I tried several times but the program closes every time. This is strange as I always try this on each build and have not had the program close at this stage before. I re-booted the Mac and the problem persists.

I realise that this feature is not yet working in the Mac version (but I live in hope  ;)) but thought you should know about it. The DSP window is still opening behind the main Options window on my system.

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 11:59:51 am »

Previously, I could not visit the Media Network page without he program closing, however now this page seems to be working but I called up the DSP & output format page and tried to set output format above 96kHz the play at 96kHz but the program closes immediately; I tried several times but the program closes every time. This is strange as I always try this on each build and have not had the program close at this stage before. I re-booted the Mac and the problem persists.
Yes, we see this issue with the sample rate setting as well.  Hopefully we'll get a fix out soon.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 01:04:08 pm »

Sad to say I'm still getting crashes while tagging.

- using .173
- OSX 10.8.3
- Crashes while tagging.  Playing music in the BG.
- Tagging .m4as this time
- all local files.

crashlog: http://pastebin.com/8M0Wwz3N
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 01:53:56 pm »

Sorry to say still crashing when importing library, still crashing when using auto-import.

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MC 18.0.173
MacbookPro Retina 15"
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Files on external Hard drive Lacie Little Big Disk
Files on Nas (Netgear ReadyNas)
Flac files
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 02:15:43 pm »

Sorry to say still crashing when importing library, still crashing when using auto-import.

Rds
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MC 18.0.173
MacbookPro Retina 15"
OS X 10.8.3
Files on external Hard drive Lacie Little Big Disk
Files on Nas (Netgear ReadyNas)
Flac files

Sorry about that.

Could you use Help > Logging in the program to capture a crash log?  Then send it to logs _at_ jriver (dot] com.

Thanks.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 03:02:35 pm »

Sorry about that.

Could you use Help > Logging in the program to capture a crash log?  Then send it to logs _at_ jriver (dot] com.

Thanks.

Thanks for the log.

The last thing it was importing is this folder:
/Volumes/LaCie/Ma Musique/Diana Ross & The Supremes/

What if you start with a clean library and import only that folder?

Also, the log shows filenames that seem strange, like:
/Volumes/LaCie/Ma Musique/Diana Ross & The Supremes/Diana Ross & The Supremes - The Best Of (1995) [FLAC] {2 CD} {Motown}/Jacques Loussier/2001 Baroque Favorites/01 - Georg Friedrich Ha╠łndel - Sarabande and Variations from Suite No.11 Variation No. 1.flac

Do you really keep your Jacques Loussier in a folder under Diana Ross & The Supremes, or is there some playlist parsing thing or something causing trouble?
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 03:18:58 pm »

You are right, something strange happened as all the directories following /Diana Ross & The Supremes/ were copied into the the directory /Diana Ross & The Supremes/

I have to check that nothing was lost, delete duplicates (several thousand files...) and check import again... See you later;-)

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.173 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 03:49:34 pm »

Running 173 in Media network mode on a 192 FLAC file. OSX 10.6.8

At least once per track, sometimes more, the sound stream would jump ahead 1-2 seconds.

Also the pause between tracks was 15 - 20 seconds.  And the timing info in the info bar at the top of the window was resetting itself after the track had already been running for 10-15 seconds.  And the progress bar would jump as well.

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