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Author Topic: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here  (Read 3832 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.   Please post bugs here.  Please start a new thread for anything requiring discussion.  Non-bug posts will be deleted.

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18.0.176 (5/1/2013)

1. Changed: The 'minimize' button now works.
2. Fixed: Library Server delta (change) merges were not working.
3. Changed: Non-working 3D album view removed from tree.
4. Changed: 'Wait' messages not shown in this build to try to eliminate some random crashes.

18.0.174 (4/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Crash in DSP studio dialog when selecting a sample rate.
2. Fixed: Encoding to ALAC could crash in some cases.
3. Fixed: On the Import wizard, clicking cancel when it recommended not using an empty auto-import folder list would leave the wizard in a strange state.
4. Changed: The program better detects read-only mounts and messages right away when tagging files on these drives (instead of piling up the files in the tagging queue and messaging when closing the program).

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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.

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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I find that if minimized, after I'm done doing other work on foreground windows (mail, safari), then when I return to MC the window is hung with the minimize control hilighted in blue.  Have not found anything that works except to quit from the dock.  Music continued to play.
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After playing just a few tracks (2-4) the sound goes all digitally raspy, as if the data stream is corrupted but not enough to stop trying too play, nor is anything crashing.  I'll hit the stop button, and then hit play with no problem.  Until it does it again in 2-4 tracks.

I played a different album.  It played fine.
I then played the album that went bonkers.  It played fine.

Go figure… :headscratch

I'll keep monitoring it and edit this post as needed.

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After playing just a few tracks (2-4) the sound goes all digitally raspy, as if the data stream is corrupted but not enough to stop trying too play, nor is anything crashing.  I'll hit the stop button, and then hit play with no problem.  Until it does it again in 2-4 tracks.

I played a different album.  It played fine.
I then played the album that went bonkers.  It played fine.

Go figure… :headscratch

I'll keep monitoring it and edit this post as needed.

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I don't think it has anything to do with specific albums.  Sometimes a particular album will play fine and then it won't.  It's been a recurring problem that's never been fixed. I'm giving it a rest for a month and then come back to see if it's any better.
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Urgent:

Same failure as in 18.0.174 - tag edits are not written back to files (see http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80183.msg545624#msg545624)

Last working version was 18.169 which is running out of time soon!
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SSDP crash more often in this version.
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Urgent:

Same failure as in 18.0.174 - tag edits are not written back to files (see http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=80183.msg545624#msg545624)

Last working version was 18.169 which is running out of time soon!
Check your settings.  MC won't write tag information to files if you tell it not to.
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Hi JJ

I noticed that you are running 10.6.8 OS.
May I ask you if you can import and manage track files with embedded cover artwork showing thumbnails without problems ?
Which Mac you have?
Thanks
Gianni.
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Please use a new topic for anything requiring discussion.  Private Message also works.
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Check your settings.  MC won't write tag information to files if you tell it not to.

- Under "Options/General/Update tags when file info changes" the option is active.
- Under "Options/Library fields/Save in file tags (when possible)" the option is active for all relevant fields.

The effect of not saving the library changes to the files occurs with standard library fields and user defined fields as well.

When tagging, the status line says...

Saving tag changes (1 remaining)
Saving tag changes (2 remaining)
Saving tag changes (3 remaining)
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Saving tag changes (10150 remaining)

... and so on. The number only gets higher, never lower.
After quitting MC the error message box pops up.

Restarting MC and doing "Update Library (from tags) resets the altered records to the former state in the library.

"Update Tags (from library)" does work correctly, however. All Data is written without any error.

After reinstalling MC 18.0.169 the errors don't appear any more (without having changed any option settings) and vice versa.
 
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 10:39:03 am »

Read only files or folders?
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 10:41:07 am »

No, not one.

In this case "Update Tags (from library)" wouldn't work, too.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 11:15:27 am »

No, not one.

In this case "Update Tags (from library)" wouldn't work, too.
I think we've got this fixed for the next build, sorry for the trouble.  We had recently gotten 'exclusive write access' working for files on Apple, but that operation is not supported on network share type drives on Apple so it was causing tag writing to fail.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 11:28:52 am »

When changing options...

Options-->Audio-->Settings-->DSP and Output format...

The "DSP Studio" dialog box opens and stays behind the "Options" dialog box.

I don't think this issue is new to this version.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 12:18:02 pm »

I'm still getting crashes while tagging local mp3s.  Not nearly as bad as with earlier builds, but every 10-12 albums that I'm going through causes a crash.  

Using OSX 10.8.3, autoimport is off.

Want more crash logs?  Anything I can try for you?  
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2013, 02:05:18 pm »

I'm still getting crashes while tagging local mp3s.  Not nearly as bad as with earlier builds, but every 10-12 albums that I'm going through causes a crash.  

Using OSX 10.8.3, autoimport is off.

Want more crash logs?  Anything I can try for you?  
Can you get the problem to repeat reliably at all?  When a file crashes after tagging, will the same file cause a crash again with further tagging?  If so, could you send me a problem file and the tag changes that caused the crash?  johnt at jriver dot com
You can send me a crash log too.
Thanks.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.176 Alpha -- Available Here
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2013, 02:45:41 pm »

I wish it were in any way repeatable (at least that I can see) - after reopening I can always successfully tag the files that it crashed on. 

Here are the minute details:

- I am tagging with the taggin window (as opposed to directly in the list of tracks or in panes).
- I am taggin whole albums at once.
- Just before a crash, after editing a field and pressing return/enter, the field goes blank for about half a second and I know a crash is coming. 

Just now I produced a crash by opening the tagging window, clicked on the album artist (Auto) field and - without editing anything - pressed enter.  Blank, pause, crash. 

I re-opened and can select the field and press enter over and over and do not experience a crash. 

I'll emailed you the crash log. 
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