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JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« on: September 12, 2014, 06:16:22 pm »

http://files.jriver.com/mediacenter/channels/v20/latest/MediaCenter-20.0.15.deb

20.0.15 (9/12/2014)

1. Fixed: Fullscreen video playback is functional.
2. Changed: The video renderer uses VSYNC if available in the graphics driver.

20.0.13 (9/8/2014)

1. Fixed: Corrected the latency calculation for the ALSA output.
2. NEW: Video support.

20.0.7 (8/14/2014)

1. Changed: Reverted to previous device detection scheme. Because of a bug in ALSA this can occasionally crash when enumerating devices. It fixes detection on some platforms however.

20.0.6 (8/12/2014)

1. NEW: File path dialogs for Options (requires gtk 2.0)
2. Changed: Retry audio device enumeration on failure. Fixes troubles finding devices on ubuntu x64.
3. Changed: More tweaks to eventing.

19.0.160 (8/5/2014)

1. Changed: (again) the root window updating. Reverted somewhat to the previous behavior. Only the right side, bottom and bottom right corner work properly for resize.

19.0.156 (7/24/2014)

1. Fixed: One of the types of HTTP redirects was not being handled properly. This fixes troubles with some internet streams and one particular DLNA controller.
2. Fixed: The ALSA Buffer time and Period time parameters were not being used.
3. NEW: The ALSA output format can be fixed to a specific type (i.e. S32_LE) as well as auto detected (previous method).
4. Fixed: Window Size/Position issues in some dialogs (i.e. dsp studio sample rate selection).
5. NEW: Rudimentary portable drive (handheld) support (no autodetect).
6. Changed: Root window move/resize. Position/Size isn't updated until left mouse button is released. Prevents jumping, etc. This will likely change again...

19.0.152 (7/15/2014)

1. Fixed: Detection of mountpoints under /media and /mnt, treated as "drives"
2. NEW: Implemented the functions which allow "Rename, move and copy files" to work.
3. NEW: For deleting files from the library, moving to the recycle (Trash) bin implemented. Since this is desktop dependent you'll need to symlink ~/Trash to your desktop trash directory.

19.0.148 (7/3/2014)

1. Fixed: Multichannel mapping.

19.0.146 (6/26/2014)

1. Fixed: Watched folders now see subfolders properly.

19.0.144 (6/24/2014)

1. NEW: Implemented DSD over DoP. Tested with Mytek Stereo192 DSD DAC.
2. NEW: Added S24LE audio format.
3. Fixed: Registration issues (losing previous registration, etc).
4. Fixed: Socket handle leak.

19.0.143 (6/19/2014)

1. NEW: Added DPMS control to the HDMI screen option under audio.
2. Fixed: Registration issues (losing previous registration, etc).
3. Fixed: WOL Mac address were not being supplied to the access key server properly.

19.0.141 (6/13/2014)

1. Changed: Default volume mode is now "Internal" rather than "System".
2. Changed: Added command line switch for restoring license from an MJR file (/RestoreFromFile).
3. Changed: Tooltips that obscure underlying clickable fields removed.
4. NEW: Screensaver control enabled (turn on hdmi screen option under Audio).
5. NEW: Added command line alsacap to the debian package (in MC's shared library location).
6. Changed: Audio driver configuration changed to be more like windows/mac.
7. NEW: The ALSA driver selection can be made from the WebRemote control panel.
8. NEW: DSD Encoder working.

19.0.138 (6/6/14)

1. Fixed: Asynchronous crashing triggered by Media Network being enabled.
2. Fixed: Ratings.
3. Fixed: Bug in eventing.
4. NEW: Licensing is now enabled. The trial period starts.

19.0.135 (5/9/2014)

1. Fixed: The watch folders function.
2. Fixed: A memory leak from above.

19.0.134 (5/15/2014)

1. New: The font dialog is enabled (Options->Tree and View->Select Font). You can choose from the default Lucida, GNU Unifont and a user defined font string. The User Defined font string has to be acceptable to XLoadQueryFont. If the font isn't found, MC will fall back to Lucida and then Mutt-Clearlyu. The font height can also be trimmed manually. Height in pixels of trim.

19.0.133-2 (5/12/2014)

1. Change: Reverted from requirement for dynamic ssl and crypto libs added inadvertently in 19.0.133

19.0.133 (5/9/2014)

1. Changed: The font loads orders of magnitude faster.
2. Fixed. The maximum size calculated for the font characters were not being calculated properly at load time resulting in imprecise placement of elements in the MC window.

19.0.129-3 (4/22/2014)

1. Changed: libcurl system shared lib dependencies reduced.
2. Fixed: Internet reader timeout.

19.0.129 (4/21/2014)

1. Changed: libcurl integrated into the JRReader. Greatly reduces dependencies and uses a newer version of libcurl. Needs testing to see if anything is missing and to check compatibility with distro's (unsupported) other than debian wheezy.
2. Changed: xz compression on the .deb greatly reduces download size.

19.0.128 (4/15/2014)

1. NEW: System volume control and mute control if supported by the device (controls the PCM output). The mixer is discovered during audio device config (reselect your audio device to get it).

19.0.124-5 (3/27/2014)

1. Changed: More maximize/not maximized work.


19.0.124 (3/25/2014)

1. Fixed: Use 64 bit stat functions. Fixes problems using mounted windows (and CIFS NAS) filesystems. Probably also fixes other random file problems.
2. Fixed: Moving the main window works properly now.
3. Changed: Method of screen position saving restoring (again). Needs testing.
4. Fixed: Resizing works (as long as nothing is playing).
5. Fixed: Restores maximized/not maximized state upon start.

19.0.122 (3/14/2014)

1. Fixed: Remembers size and position on re-open. Needs testing on different platforms / window managers.
2. Changed: The method used to allow moving/resizing. Needs testing on different platforms / window managers.

19.0.121 (3/11/2014)

1. Fixed: Memory leak introduced in 19.0.119
2. NEW: WMA playback support.
3. Fixed: HTTP authorization tokens weren't being done properly, so that only one server authorization was stored at a time.
4. Changed: Timeout advanced to July 10th 2014.
5. Fixed: Internet reader, HTTP redirects were not handled properly.
6. NEW: Use backing store for windows if the server supports it (UI speed increase).
7. NEW: Mouse cursor changes (on click) for main window move/resize. Intend this to work on hover in the future.
8. Changed: More tweaking of the tooltip and transient window hints (need feedback).

19.0.119 (2/28/2014)

1. Fixed: Movement and resizing of MediaCenter works properly now.
2. Fixed: HTTP authentication was broken in build 19.0.118.

19.0.118 (2/21/2014)

1. Fixed: The linux network reader fixed to handle custom methods (needed for DLNA events).
2. Fixed: When acting as a DLNA renderer, wouldn't move on to the next track in a playlist properly.
3. Fixed: Tooltip windows to work better with more window managers. Still not transparent however.

19.0.117 (2/14/2014)

1. Fixed: Enabled filesystem statistics gathering function.
2. Fixed: Allow : in filename (was filtered out by windows code).
3. Fixed: Remove special treatment of UNC style paths (windows code).
4. Fixed: Remove special treatment of . in pathnames, i.e. foo./bar (windows code).
5. Fixed: The fixing of the documents path causes the automatic database backup to occur. (~/Documents/JRiver ....)

19.0.116 (2/10/2014)

1. Fixed: Prevent tooltips and transparent windows from stealing input focus. Fixes upper right corner search box.

19.0.115 (2/5/2014)

1. Changed: Completely reworked the linux ALSA audio output device control to be more efficient and reduce latency.
2: NEW: Allow advanced user control of the latency.

19.0.112 (1/30/2014)

1. Fixed: Stability improvements.
2. Changed: Moved timeout to April 9th 2014

19.0.109 (1/23/2014)

1. Fixed: Workaround a curl bug that could cause crashing on slow dns lookups.
2. Fixed: Window focus issues. Need feedback.

19.0.108 (1/21/2014)

1. Fixed: Stability improvements.

19.0.103-3 (1/14/2014)

1. Fixed: Stability improvements.

19.0.103-2 (1/13/2014)

1. Changed: Removed system requirement for libcrypto++ and libboost-regex.

19.0.103 (1/9/2014)

1. NEW: Implemented libboost for regular expressions to match the windows and mac versions.
2. Changed: More dependencies tuning.

19.0.102 (1/3/2014)

1. Changed: Bumped timeout to February 9th 2014
2. Changed: Package no longer depends on the various linux audio encoders to install, they are recommended but not required leaving it up to the user to install. These are Lame, Vorbis-tools, Musepack-tools. They can be 32 or 64 bit.

19.0.94 (12/16/2013)

1. Fixed: Bug introduced from the column header crash fix.

19.0.92 (12/11/2013)

1. New: Added Musepack (mpc) encoder (requires system musepack-tools).
2. Fixed: Pathname length for files increased from 260 to 4096.

19.0.91 (12/10/2013)

1. Changed: More shared library work (stability).
2. Changed: Now requires system libcrypto++9 (>= 5.6.1)
3. Fixed: MPC (Musepack) input plugin.

19.0.90 (12/9/2013)

1. Fixed: .deb pacakge dependencies will allow either i386 or amd64 versions of lame and vorbis-tool and un-arched xfonts.
2. Changed: Reliability in loading shared libraries, was causing problems when switching between audio formats during playback.

19.0.89 (12/6/2013)

1. New: Added OGG encoder.

19.0.88 (12/5/2013)

1. Fixed: OGG input plugin.

19.0.85-1 (12/3/2013)

1. Faster: Drawing from an internal image to the screen is much faster (requires 0 memory manipulations before draw; previously required two copies before draw).
2. Changed: More resolutions avaiable for the dynamic MC Icon.
3. Fixed: DLNA fixes from the main code.

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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2014, 06:52:09 pm »

X Stuff split
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2014, 06:54:46 pm »

There is one known issue with fullscreen video playback in this build, if you move the mouse to the top of the screen to make the player controls appear, they sometimes (or most of the time) show up in the center of the screen instead, and you can't use them.
Additionally, it'll also bring the desktop environment's controls back at the same time, which is kinda annoying.

Just wanted to let you know before I get numerous reports about it. ;)
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 01:40:18 am »

The previous build gave me full screen video on 1 monitor, this build gives it spread and centered over 2 monitors. Is it possible to change that back?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 01:47:51 am »

We just ask the window manager to make it a fullscreen window, if it stretches it over two screens, then blame your window manager.
From all I could read, any sane window manager should default to one screen with that, and only span multiple if explicitly prodded to do so, which isn't even easy to do.

Having said that, as said in another thread earlier, multi-monitor is not supported yet on linux.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 05:55:47 am »

In the email I received today from Media center it states that if you bought MC19 after July 1, then the upgrade to MC20 is free.
I ordered my Id on 20 June and it was shipped on 21 June. I didn't receive it here in Australia (and the validate the software licence) until July 1.
So is my upgrade to MC20 free?
I have no problems paying for the Windows licence upgrade, but believe that I qualify for the free MC20 Debian (Linux) upgrade.
I look forward to implementing the ALSA bug fixes (which have caused me a great deal of grief so far).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2014, 07:06:22 am »

The Id will be updated to MC20 for free.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 08:25:44 am »

In the email I received today from Media center it states that if you bought MC19 after July 1, then the upgrade to MC20 is free.
I ordered my Id on 20 June and it was shipped on 21 June. I didn't receive it here in Australia (and the validate the software licence) until July 1.
So is my upgrade to MC20 free?
I have no problems paying for the Windows licence upgrade, but believe that I qualify for the free MC20 Debian (Linux) upgrade.
I look forward to implementing the ALSA bug fixes (which have caused me a great deal of grief so far).
If you've updated the Id and you are running the current version (19.0.163) the ALSA device detection has been ported to that build.
The bug in ALSA that causes the occasional crash when accessing the device configuration hasn't been fixed in the mainline ALSA code yet.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 10:13:46 am »

We just ask the window manager to make it a fullscreen window, if it stretches it over two screens, then blame your window manager.
From all I could read, any sane window manager should default to one screen with that, and only span multiple if explicitly prodded to do so, which isn't even easy to do.

Having said that, as said in another thread earlier, multi-monitor is not supported yet on linux.

Well, its just that it worked fine with the previous build and now it doesn't.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2014, 10:16:37 am »

The previous build didnt go fullscreen, it just maximized the window, leaving toolbars from your window manager still visible. And on top, the flashing was a side effect of not being able to have a proper fullscreen window.
Hardly ideal, is it. :)
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 10:21:47 am »

No I agree. I didn't realize it was maximized and not full screen.

I'll see what I can do about it on my end.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2014, 08:46:44 am »

The Id will be updated to MC20 for free.

How do I go about updating the Id from MC19 to MC20?
Selecting the "12" update option only updates MC19.
Do I copy the Debian MC20 install file to a USB stick and insert it into the Id?
I know it may sound dumb, but I've only ever done a Windows install of JRiver before.
I'd rather ask a dumb question than stuff up my current MC19 install on the Id.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2014, 08:53:41 am »

You don't have to do anything.  The update option on the text menu will work when it's ready.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2014, 11:27:07 am »

mwillems, have you solved the issue of MC going fullscreen over 2 monitors (or maybe you're only using 1?).

I switched to openbox as well to see if that works any better but it doesn't, it's still going over both monitors.

Anyway, maybe you have an idea?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2014, 11:33:44 am »

Do you use Xinerama or RandR for the multi-screen setup? Or even NVIDIA TwinView?
Xinerama and TwinView just fake a big screen, which may be the reason for troubles, i guess.

Also, what does it really do? Is the video centered between both screens, or playing on one screen with the other one black?
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2014, 11:39:06 am »

I've done nothing in particular to configure it. I just install the Nvidia drivers and it extends the desktop (screen 0) so it uses TwinView. It's 3840x1200 as far as applications are concerned.

Except, everything but MC honors the individual screens, including other fullscreen applications (games for instance).

I suppose its time to read Multi Monitor Support section ...

MC centers the video on both screens, so the bezels are in the middle (and a speaker because my screens aren't next to each other).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2014, 11:41:01 am »

mwillems, have you solved the issue of MC going fullscreen over 2 monitors (or maybe you're only using 1?).

I switched to openbox as well to see if that works any better but it doesn't, it's still going over both monitors.

Anyway, maybe you have an idea?

I'm primarily using MC for linux on a laptop so I only have the single screen, unfortunately.  I may port one of my twin screen boxes to Arch soon, so I'll be following your progress with interest.

It looks like xrandr may not be too tough to configure (famous last words)
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 11:45:46 am »

xrandr has a gui which gives you the command to run and which you can include in one of the auto start options.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2014, 11:50:49 am »

All info I can find claims that it should "just work" the way I tell it to go fullscreen, oh well, will probably have to wait until I can setup one linux box with 2 screens.
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2014, 11:54:12 am »

All info I can find claims that it should "just work" the way I tell it to go fullscreen, oh well, will probably have to wait until I can setup one linux box with 2 screens.
I'm pretty certain the code in the linux build isn't tracking individual "monitors" (like in Windows and Mac).
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Re: JRiver Media Center 20.0.15 for Debian
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2014, 01:26:04 pm »

fwiw guys, it plays here on the primary monitor just fine with KDE4x and Plasma5 on openSUSE Factory x86_64.  AMD opensource drivers.

BTW, with .15, playback on my secondary monitor now works too if I go to FS playback and then drag it over to the second monitor. 
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