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This is a beta release of Media Center for Mac.  Please post bugs here.  Please start a new thread for anything requiring discussion.  Non-bug posts will be deleted.

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18.0.194 (6/4/2013)

1. Fixed: Media Center could become unresponsive to mouse clicks following showing of a pop-up error dialog. Mostly a problem on OSX 10.8.
2. Changed: Fullscreen modes are not always-on-top (please report any focus or z-ordering issues).

18.0.193 (5/31/2013)

1. Fixed: Audio playback was not working correctly in build 192.

18.0.192 (5/30/2013)

1. Fixed: Media Center would appear frozen in certain cases where a pop-up dialog was showing underneath the app and MC would be unresponsive.
2. Fixed: FLAC reference code would crash when encoding when an estimated total size was provided to the encoder, the 'verify' option was enabled, and encoding duration exceeded the estimated duration.
3. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
4. Fixed: Stopping or switching tracks during Library Server client playback could lead to a crash.
5. Changed: When overwriting a Car Radio preset, the preset will default to using the same name.

18.0.191 (5/24/2013)

1. Fixed: Webview reload button didn't work and could cause crashes.
2. Fixed: Some local default web pages were missing.
3. Changed: Added more debug logging to try to determine cause of intermittent SSDP failures.

18.0.190 (5/23/2013)

1. Changed: Enhanced WebView to support intercepting link clicks for webradio playback.
2. Fixed: WebView would not get keyboard focus so you couldn't type into web forms.
3. Changed: Added the ability to select the output bitdepth when using Kernel Streaming (Options > Audio > Output mode settings...).
4. Changed: Updated Polish translation (thanks Janusz Grzybek).
5. Changed: Radio buttons will use multiple lines for their text when necessary instead of truncating the text (helps with large font sizes).
6. Changed: Updated the French language translation (thanks rlebrette).
7. Fixed: If a connection to a Library Server was sporadic, it could lead to cases where a link to external cover art could be lost.
8. Fixed: Mono ALAC files were not being parsed or played correctly.
9. Fixed: In some cases, 5.1 input was not working with the FLAC encoder.
10. Fixed: When using 'Gapped' playback mode, the gap would not be honored when switching hardware output formats (normally sample rate).
11. Fixed: The playback position could be incorrect when using a gapped playback mode.
12. Changed: When converting a file with a bitdepth greater than 24, the engine will convert to 24-bit (with dither) to feed the encoder (since few encoders support more than 24-bit files).
13. NEW: DSP Studio can be enabled during audio conversion (Library Tools > Convert Format), allowing resampling, channel mixing, convolution, etc.
14. Fixed: A rare crash when parsing certain MP4 audio files.

18.0.187 (5/17/2013)

1. Fixed: Importing or playing APE format files in OSX 10.6 would crash.
2. NEW:  Internal web browser support.  We still need to implement catching links so we can (for example) make web radio playback easier.
3. Changed: Audio Path will better show when a padded bitdepth (like 24-bit inside a 32-bit container) is in use.
4. Fixed: The phrase "JRSS Subwoofer (x Hz lowpass)" in Output Format configuration could not be translated.
5. Fixed: In some cases, 5.1 input was not working with the FLAC encoder.
6. Fixed: When using 'Gapped' playback mode, the gap would not be honored when switching hardware output formats (normally sample rate).
7. Fixed: The playback position could be incorrect when using a gapped playback mode.

18.0.182 (5/14/2013)

1. Fixed: Tagging in the action window could crash.

18.0.181 (5/10/2013)

1. Fixed: Some m4a and alac files would not import or play because of a mismatched sample count in the mp4 STTS header.  We now ignore this error since it shouldn't impact playback performance.
2. Fixed: Radio streams would 'click' every few seconds because metadata was not getting parsed out of the stream.

18.0.180 (5/8/2013)

1. Fixed: Tooltips were not showing properly in the last few builds.
2. Fixed: Clicking away from an in-place list edit control would not reliably stop the editing.
3. Fixed: DoP bitstreaming of DSD was not working with some devices.
4. Fixed: Hardware with complex buffer arrangement could crash when playing to only some of the channels.
5. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
6. Changed: Updated Polish translation (thanks Janusz Grzybek).
7. Changed: Czech language translation updated (thanks Johnny B).
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 05:21:42 pm »

One long-standing issue still remains with playback -- that is going from higher sample rates (such as 96K) to lower rates (44.1K) results in skipping and stuttering. That doesn't happen if I change the sample rate manually using the Audio/MIDI program, only if MC does it. Stopping and restarting playback fixes the problem.

Also: the "font" button for changing the font of list boxes still doesn't do anything.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 10:10:16 pm »

Yes I still have this issue, for example going from a DSD file to a 16/44.1 file often causes these little ticks or pops (almost sounds like static). By stopping and then re starting the song, the issue goes away. Similarly if one plays a 24/96 file and then tries another 16/44.1 file, same issue and same manner to resolve.

This has been present in most of the releases (if not all).

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 06:35:42 pm »

Importing folder from NAS to this build crashes on every attempt and stops at 46k files every time. last build that i imported was 174 no problems at all all 63k files came over. All files are WAV. grateful for any assistance. Should also note this is the first error i have seen since 174 on my set up Mac mini 10.6.8 thx!
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 06:41:03 pm »

Importing folder from NAS to this build crashes on every attempt and stops at 46k files every time. last build that i imported was 174 no problems at all all 63k files came over. All files are WAV. grateful for any assistance. Should also note this is the first error i have seen since 174 on my set up Mac mini 10.6.8 thx!

Sorry about that.

Please get a crash log using Help > Logging, then email it to logs (at) jriver _dot_ com.  Include a link to your post so we have context.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 07:56:10 pm »

I'm also having stuttering problems with 194, have not had this with most builds, cannot fix with stop/start and can happen on two red books played in a row.  Occasionally it self corrects after awhile, but last night I had to reboot. OSX 10.6.8.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 09:57:29 pm »

This isn't a frequent occurrence but while playing, using the media network, the song will just stop and then skip to the next track.

This just started with 193 and has continued with 194.

EDIT/addendum…

I'm playing a track.  It hits the 30 second mark and the music stops, but the player continues as if nothing is wrong.  I can hit the 'rewind' button and it will restart the track all over again and hear music, until it hits the 30 second mark, where the music stops etc.  I repeated this multiple times, same behavior.

I can hit the fastforward and then let it play, but still there is no sound, until the next track starts up which will play fine.


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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 06:40:55 am »

Having loaded this build .194 I am seeing the same issue as in the last build or two.

Install, reboot and call up Tools/Options check settings on several pages, it doesn't matter whether or not changes are made, on clicking the OK button the program closes. Click reopen and repeat program closes again, reboot and repeat and the same sequence repeats until I have rebooted 4 or 5 times when bizarrely everything rights itself and I can use the program normally from that point on.

Edit: Whilst the program seemed to operate normally for a while the problem regarding program closing after accessing the Options pages has returned.

Initially I had MC open behind the Finder window although it loads after Finder, but again this seems the have sorted itself

I have no idea if this is a problem peculiar to my system or if others are experiencing the same. Other than the standard programs installed with OSX, Media Centre is the only program loaded.

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 07:54:43 am »

Clicking on the box above scroll bar (formed by 4 arrowheads) expands view to full screen, there is then on way to return to normal view as the box is no longer visible. Clicking on MC icon in dock and then on quit does return to normal view or force quit from Apple symbol top left closes program.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 08:13:20 pm »

194 just started to do the 5 second repeating polka dance.

I'll do my usual to see if I can resuscitate the network function before shifting over to USB.

EDIT: ok so I haven't re-started the Mac yet, but all else is a no go for functionality.

However, and this is a behavior I've seen previously…
I'll bring the Network back up (takes many minutes) and then I'll go and check the play list in the network player and there is usually just one track listed (the track it was playing when it went sideways).

So I select the track and choose 'clear playing now' and at first the track goes away.  But then it returns.

I can continue to clear the track, but the more times I do it, the more MC starts to tilt.  It will crash the app if I continue.

This is where being able to re-start the servers would come in handy.  Oh and in case you're wondering…
Yes all 5 servers are up and running.

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 11:56:04 am »

I'm also having stuttering problems with 194, have not had this with most builds, cannot fix with stop/start and can happen on two red books played in a row.  Occasionally it self corrects after awhile, but last night I had to reboot. OSX 10.6.8.
i have also problems with stuttering (or clicks).
i played 192khz tracks and then a 96khz track.
with this i had massive clicks.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2013, 02:23:48 pm »

i have also problems with stuttering (or clicks).
i played 192khz tracks and then a 96khz track.
with this i had massive clicks.

I only have this depending on which dac I use. 
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 10:54:03 am »

I hope that this might shine some light on the "stutter" problem that occurs when going from a higher sampling rate to a lower: this morning I launched MC to play a recording (48 kHz) and it began stuttering immediately. The last time I played from this particular computer I was using a virtual instrument -- not using MC -- and its output left Core Audio at 96 kHz. So the system was set to 96 kHz when I launched MC. Hence, the stutter. As usual, the stutter disappeared when I stopped, then restarted, the playback.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 05:01:49 pm »

I am still having volume issues with computer playback. Have not had any other concerns.  Playing through my external and amp is fine.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.194 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2013, 07:07:58 pm »

Solved the volume problem.  If I open Itunes and MC is closed, and set Itunes volume to maximum this allows MC to play at higher volumes.  There seems to be some sort of tie between how Itunes sets or limits my macbook volume and MC.
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