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Author Topic: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here  (Read 3588 times)

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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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18.0.201 (6/21/2013)

1. Fixed: Trackpad scrolling did not support the fine scrolling mode, so it was difficult to scroll to a particular item in a list.
2. Fixed: Web page titles on tabs were showing extraneous text.
3. NEW: Support for choosing text fonts using the Options dialog 'Select font...' item under Tree & View.
4. Fixed: Tag saving to APE files was not working (Mac only).
5. Changed: Switched the default audio buffering method to 'Hardware default' to work better with devices that don't properly support hardware buffer size changes (configurable in Options > Audio > Output mode settings...).
6. Fixed: Typing into the Search box could cause crashes when a MC Windows library had been transferred to Mac and it contained long field values (e.g. Lyrics field).
7. Changed: When a file has no Replay Gain, a Replay Gain of -10dB will be used if no other files in Playing Now are analyzed (otherwise the average of analyzed files is used).

18.0.197 (6/14/2013)

1. Fixed: Options dialog could a crash if volume mode was set to disabled.
2. Fixed: Periodic freeze-ups in the DLNA servers (build 196 only).

18.0.196 (6/13/2013)

1. Fixed: SSDP server would die after a varying period of time.

18.0.195 (6/11/2013)

1. Fixed: Library server syncing was not working from a Windows client to a Mac server.
2. NEW: Added support for OGG input format.
3. Changed: Car Radio automatically cleans up duplicate static playlists that used the same index.
4. Changed: SSDP advertisement could hard kill the advertiser in some cases, leaving sockets and/or the internet layer in an undefined state.
5. Fixed: Small icons could draw too large in a details list in some cases.
6. Changed: Basic HTML text formatting tokens like < b >, < font >, < u >, etc. will be supported in almost all text drawing (previously they only worked in some areas of the program).
7. Changed: Updated Chinese language files (thanks kelijun).
8. Changed: When switching tracks that require a hardware stop / start like on a sample rate change, the startup silence option will be honored (silence will be maximum of between track gap and startup silence gap).
9. Fixed: Temp files created for .wvc files are now renamed to their final name when done when encoding Wavpack.
10. Fixed: Empty temp files are no longer created when encoding lossless Wavpack.  
11. Changed: Wavpack files now display compression information.  
12. Changed: When acting as a DLNA renderer, Media Center will use "error free" mode so that playback errors won't cause message boxes to display (since the controller is normally in a different place).

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 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 06:10:16 pm »

The fixed scrolling is terrific, thank you!

The "fonts" selection seems to impact only the size of the font, and not the actual font face itself, which remains stubbornly Helvetica-ish. But the ability to use a slightly larger font is great for us gentlemen of a certain .... cough cough .... age.

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 06:23:56 pm »

Trackball/mouse scroll wheel scrolling is inop.

And thus far (20 minutes) my network DAC is still not available.  All 5 servers are up and functional.

EDIT: Still no DAC after waiting for an hour.
AND…
The program won't shut down, either with the RED X or Alt-F4.
And there are numerous other foibles.  But it does play music.

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 06:24:45 pm »


The "fonts" selection seems to impact only the size of the font, and not the actual font face itself, which remains stubbornly Helvetica-ish. But the ability to use a slightly larger font is great for us gentlemen of a certain .... cough cough .... age.


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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 06:53:42 pm »

Just updated to 18.0.201.

Now I've lost my last 13 days in my trial period.


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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 10:07:38 pm »

MC crashes hard and fast when 'exploring' the various options in the 'Options' menu.

Back to 197

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 12:06:42 am »

Same bad symptoms as described above by Mr.johnjen... I'm also back to 197:(. No problems with trial period, though - I've already paid for it.
Staying in the hope, &c.:)
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 01:29:58 pm »

Observations of build .201

I run with Volume Disabled, which has been faultless since fixing in the last build. During the 10hrs I have been running the new build today I have found the volume set to System Volume (following reboots) on two occasions, and I also now see a volume slider set at 100% when the streamer is selected; I am fairly certain this was not/should not be visible with Volume disabled.? - I will continue to monitor this for a while.

Pop-up menus persist after cursor is moved away (instead of fading out) until the mouse is clicked elsewhere.

Cover View windows are still being drawn too high on screen resulting in the – Forward-Back-Refresh – Menu and 4-arrowhead switch being behind the top bar that displays the program name. This means that the only way to switch away from this view is to select Quit from the icon menu on toolbar. The user cannot reposition the window in this case.

Before trying the Font choices, I would like to know what the default setting is so that I can return to it.

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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 07:13:22 pm »

Just updated to 18.0.201.

Now I've lost my last 13 days in my trial period.


Ok - I bought it.

But it did not feel nice to have to prematurely buy it for further testing due to an "unknown reason" that terminated my trial period.
I still felt I needed a bit more time to explore this product before committing to it.
To clarify.  
I am enjoying the product but just saying.
This "unknown reason" - that terminates trial periods early - might be annoying to a future exploring customer.
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 01:00:28 am »

Thank you for finally fixing the search bug!!   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 11:17:30 am »

Hi,

Someone noticed a change in sound quality since version 197. I was skeptical to say the least but have anyway tried my own comparison between version 197 (and above) and version 195. I don't know if it is purely placebo but I must say I share the same feeling as this user.
Sound from version 197 seems slightly harsher in the high frequencies.
Is there anything reasonable to explain this feeling or are the both of us mistaking ?
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Re: JRiver Media Center for Mac version 18.0.201 Beta -- Available Here
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 11:57:20 am »

This version is hanging (spinning beach ball) upon start when the remote media server is not available.  Sometimes it will eventually respond after timing out, but today, the beach ball begins again as soon as I click on 'File' for accessing the available libraries.
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