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JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:38:44 pm »

http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v19/latest/MediaCenter-19.0.74.deb

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19.0.74 (11/12/2013)

1. Fixed: International keyboards, ALT-GR no longer generates an unexpected character.
2. Changed: More .deb file tweaking to work with gui installers.

19.0.73-1 (11/11/2013)

1. Fixed: Menus were in the background in some windows managers.
2. Changed: .deb to work around xfonts and platform architecture dependencies. xfonts-75dpi and xfonts-100dpi still need to be installed but aren't included in the dependencies list.

19.0.73 (11/10/2013)

1. Fixed: When first showing a window, a white box could appear at the wrong position and then move to the correct position.
2. Fixed: Tooltips (and other similar windows) could incorrectly show a taskbar button in some cases.
3. Fixed: Showing a tooltip could shift the focus away from the main program.

19.0.72 (11/7/2013)

1. Faster: Unlocked SSE acceleration in image / drawing engine providing faster performance, and better looking rendering.
2. Changed: More dependency tweaking for MultiArch.
3. Changed: Program has an icon now.
4. Changed: Configuration files are now UTF-8. To revert to an earlier release you must restore settings from a MC backup.

19.0.70-1 (11/5/2013)

1. Changed: Text drawing better supports international characters.
2. Changed: More precise dependencies for package installation.

19.0.70 (11/4/2013)

1. Changed: Timeout changed to Dec 8 2013

19.0.65 (10/29/2013)

1. Changed: An icon now appears in the Unity dock (and others) when minimized. No title yet ;)
2. Fixed: http authentication. Allows Library server auth to work.
3. Changed: Removed ogg support until the input plugin is repaired.

19.0.62 (10/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Windows title. Shows when minimized.
2. Changed: Program binary name is now mediacenter19 to allow side-by-side versions to run properly.
3. Changed: Updated debian build package to be more to spec. To replace the current version first remove the existing version (will not affect library or settings). Do this by: sudo dpkg -r mediacenter. Then install the new build. For non-debian systems, remove /usr/bin/mediacenter.

19.0.61 (10/24/2013)

1. Fixed: Pause now works with ALSA playback.
2. Fixed: Dragging the main window to position it was not working nicely.
3. Fixed: Menu tracking and keyboard navigation was not working properly.
4. NEW: Added desktop files and icon.

19.0.60 (10/22/2013)

1. Changed: Better ALSA device enumeration, should help to coexist with pulseaudio.

19.0.59 (10/21/2013)

1. Fixed: SSDP discovery stopped working after a short time.

19.0.57 (10/17/2013)

1. Changed: Prevent message boxes from popping up in /mediaserver mode.
2. Fixed: DLNA, problems with some http 1.1 devices.

19.0.56 (10/10/2013)

1. Changed: Attempt to back off requirements to SSE2.
2. NEW: If the default lucida font isn't found will fall back to a different font (requires the xfonts-100dpi package)

19.0.54 (10/08/2103)

1. NEW: Added support for 24-bit ALSA devices.
2. Fixed: When playback failed to start, it could lead to a crash.
3. Fixed: Mouse move tracking was not working, causing many UI issues.
4. Fixed: Typing in an edit control that showed suggestions could segfault.

19.0.53 (10/07/2013)

1. Fixed: Window minimize, maximize, and restore work.
2. NEW: Compiled without SSE support. Need Feedback.

19.0.52 (10/4/2013)

1: NEW: Fallback to S16_LE sound if the ALSA driver doesn't support S32_LE.
2: Fixed: Font spacing and switched to Lucinda.
3: Fixed: Added more package dependencies.

19.0.51 (10/3/2013)

1. NEW: First build.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 06:19:44 pm »

Not sure about the docking. That may require us to be unity aware. Will do some checking.

I'm looking through the Ubuntu/Unity (libunity) developer documentation to see if there's anything. If I find anything, I'll post it. However, I did find something you might be interested in...

http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/technologies/sound-menu/

You can get MC controls working through the sound menu that way.

EDIT: Here's documentation on the Unity launcher/dash API using libunity: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/LauncherAPI
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 06:25:24 pm »

Thanks for the link.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 06:48:05 pm »

Thanks for the link.

No problem. It should also help with stacking windows (e.g. options window) within one running icon in the dash, instead of showing multiple icons in the dash.

Another little 'issue', when you go to connect a last.fm account, the default web browser with the authorize request never launches.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:01:38 am »

1. Fixed: International keyboards, ALT-GR no longer generates an unexpected character.

The "Alt Gr" key doesn't generate funny symbols anymore, but  there is no function at all now. But  for me, and other international users, the only way to enter some symbols (eg.  [, ], \ etc) is by using the key.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 12:23:36 pm »

Hotkeys don't seem to work, ctrl-a, del, f2.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 01:33:51 pm »

1. Fixed: International keyboards, ALT-GR no longer generates an unexpected character.

The "Alt Gr" key doesn't generate funny symbols anymore, but  there is no function at all now. But  for me, and other international users, the only way to enter some symbols (eg.  [, ], \ etc) is by using the key.
Not sure what's going on here. I tested it with a German Keyboard layout in Debian Wheezy i386 and Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and both worked fine.
You might try running xev and see what the keycode is for the ALT-GR on your keyboard. MC's looking for ISO_Level3
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 01:50:14 pm »

Not sure what's going on here. I tested it with a German Keyboard layout in Debian Wheezy i386 and Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and both worked fine.
You might try running xev and see what the keycode is for the ALT-GR on your keyboard. MC's looking for ISO_Level3

Hi bob

here the results:

KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x7000001,
    root 0x109, subw 0x0, time 287962393, (140,-6), root:(1173,658),
    state 0x90, keycode 108 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift), same_screen YES,
    XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 92
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
    XFilterEvent returns: False

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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 02:24:38 pm »

After updating to 19.0.74 I am experiencing a strange problem (running Ubuntu 13.10 x64).  It installed without errors and the first time I ran it it worked perfectly and I closed the program.  The next time I ran the program the window would not open up.  It created the second icon in the launcher but that is all it does.  I have tried closing and re-opening it, I have tried rebooting, I tried re-installing it.  Nothing works.  I reinstalled version 19.0.72 and it still works well.  Anyone else have this happen?  I don't think I changed any settings but I am not positive so it is possible that I changed a setting that is causing this.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 03:58:15 pm »

After updating to 19.0.74 I am experiencing a strange problem (running Ubuntu 13.10 x64).  It installed without errors and the first time I ran it it worked perfectly and I closed the program.  The next time I ran the program the window would not open up.  It created the second icon in the launcher but that is all it does.  I have tried closing and re-opening it, I have tried rebooting, I tried re-installing it.  Nothing works.  I reinstalled version 19.0.72 and it still works well.  Anyone else have this happen?  I don't think I changed any settings but I am not positive so it is possible that I changed a setting that is causing this.
Right click on the launcher icon and hit maximize? (a guess).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 04:00:02 pm »

Hi bob

here the results:

KeyRelease event, serial 40, synthetic NO, window 0x7000001,
    root 0x109, subw 0x0, time 287962393, (140,-6), root:(1173,658),
    state 0x90, keycode 108 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift), same_screen YES,
    XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 92
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
    XFilterEvent returns: False


That's the right character.
If I hit that and a vowel, like a, I get a special character.
Do you have the xfonts 75 and 100 dpi installed?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 03:46:40 am »

That's the right character.
If I hit that and a vowel, like a, I get a special character.
Do you have the xfonts 75 and 100 dpi installed?

I checked that the required fonts 75 and 100 dpi were present. But it feels like the AltGr-key is not recognized at all, or the extended chars were downgraded to the lower bits, because when I press any combination, only the basic symbol is displayed (eg. AltGr + 9 will display only the 9, not the "]"). This happens only in mediacenter, all other applications work fine.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 10:16:30 am »

I checked that the required fonts 75 and 100 dpi were present. But it feels like the AltGr-key is not recognized at all, or the extended chars were downgraded to the lower bits, because when I press any combination, only the basic symbol is displayed (eg. AltGr + 9 will display only the 9, not the "]"). This happens only in mediacenter, all other applications work fine.
Which keyboard input (i.e. French, etc) are you using?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 11:22:18 am »

Which keyboard input (i.e. French, etc) are you using?

German
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 11:38:58 am »

Which keyboard input (i.e. French, etc) are you using?

in addition: I can use all the special chars like , (probably you can't display those unless you change to german language). But when it comes down to the symbol translation via the "Alt Gr" (the right Alt key at your keyboard), I see only the basic chars. It feels like this key is not active at all. e.g.: instead seeing  the ASCII 5d (]), I seen the number 9.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2013, 01:50:56 pm »

In different views, panes and the details below it, when the tooltip appears under the mouse, clicking to select no longer works, its like you're clicking the tooltip.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2013, 07:06:45 pm »

On Ubuntu 13.10 x64 (Unity) using the On Disk (external) menu item under Locate doesn't do anything (doesn't load up Nautilus to that location).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 06:15:10 am »

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Re: Ogg Vorbis codec fixed? JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 08:18:59 am »

Bob et al,
I'm holding off on downloading MC19 for Linux until the ogg vorbis codec is fixed. Have you done that in the 19.0.74 release?

Thanks,
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2013, 08:57:03 am »

1. Fixed: International keyboards, ALT-GR no longer generates an unexpected character.

The "Alt Gr" key doesn't generate funny symbols anymore, but  there is no function at all now. But  for me, and other international users, the only way to enter some symbols (eg.  [, ], \ etc) is by using the key.

Hi Bob,

I tested around a little. Linux allows you, to have different keyboard layouts in every window (ed US -EN in one, de in the other window). This feature won't work ether. Do you use the supplied X11 tools to manage inputs and outputs or do you bypass the standard and use your own interfaces, because the behavior is noticeable different?
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Re: Ogg Vorbis codec fixed? JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2013, 10:29:23 am »

Bob et al,
I'm holding off on downloading MC19 for Linux until the ogg vorbis codec is fixed. Have you done that in the 19.0.74 release?

Thanks,
tlcmd (AKA Dick)
Not yet. It will say in the history when it is.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2013, 10:31:02 am »

Hi Bob,

I tested around a little. Linux allows you, to have different keyboard layouts in every window (ed US -EN in one, de in the other window). This feature won't work ether. Do you use the supplied X11 tools to manage inputs and outputs or do you bypass the standard and use your own interfaces, because the behavior is noticeable different?
Working on the keyboard issue.
I noticed some odd behaviour when trying to do that keypmapping by window, probably as a result of the way we are doing windows.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 19.0.74 for Debian
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013, 12:37:14 pm »

Working on the keyboard issue.
I noticed some odd behaviour when trying to do that keypmapping by window, probably as a result of the way we are doing windows.


Maybe, its the solution to all the strange window behavior caused in the past and mentioned in many discussions.

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