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Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:25:17 am »

This is the latest version of MC20.  Please post bugs here.  Please start a new thread for anything requiring discussion.  Non-bug posts will be deleted.

Download: http://files.JRiver.com/mediacenter/channels/v20/latest/MediaCenter200016.exe

20.0.16 (9/15/2014)

1. NEW: Import/Analysis of video files uses the new JRiver Video Engine for consistency across platforms.
2. Changed: The codec names used for the "Compression" field in video files are more consistent.
3. Changed: Options > General > Popup transparency mode also disables transparency for menus and tooltips if selected.
4. Fixed: CD burning was failing with error "Can't start the write.".
5. Fixed: Volume protection would override the startup volume setting.  Now startup volume has precedence.

20.0.15 (9/12/2014)

1. NEW: Added ability to configure certain recording properties in Theater View, of previously scheduled television recordings/subscriptions.
2. Fixed: An obscure bug when customizing television subscription in Standard View.
3. Changed: When scrolling (to a channel) in Theater View Guide grid using keys on remote control or keyboard, the key presses are overlaid on screen briefly.
4. Fixed: DSP presets wouldn't load equalizer settings reliably.
5. Changed: Separated the mk3d and mkv file types so special handling can be given to the 3d type.
5. Fixed: Multiple television devices identification problem.  Sorry, users of STB channels and auxiliary input channels must delete the channels and rescan.
6. Changed: When encountering problems downloading TV data during STB channel scan, MC will silently repeat the procedure a few times before informing user with a popup window.
7. Changed: The number of threads used for SACD DST decompression can be configured in the DSD/SACD input plugin.
8. Fixed: The WebRemote page wouldn't look right when visiting through the device presentation URL.
9. Changed: Updated Slovak translation (thanks Peter Lukac).
10. Fixed: Tag Action Window "Show Tags in Current View" didn't work properly with category views.
11. NEW: Added a Load / Save menu to the search box.
12. Fixed: DLNA: In windows, the SSDP responder wouldn't recover from a sleep so we stop and restart it now.

20.0.14 (9/9/2014)

1. NEW: Added "Add (artist)" to the playback commands so a full artist can be added to Playing Now.
2. Changed: MCWS/v1/DSP/SetTempo takes a Relative parameter to set the tempo relative to the current tempo.
3. Changed: Updated French translation (thanks Morand).
4. Changed: Updated Japanese translation (thanks Tsuchiya Kazuo).
5. Changed: Improved the Verge news reading capability.
6. Fixed: MC could crash when set to 100% cover art scaling, and playing media without cover art.
7. Fixed: Playing optical discs was broken in 20.0.13 in some situations.
8. Fixed: Having a DSP set for a file would cause it to fail to convert.

20.0.13 (9/5/2014)

1. Fixed: MCWS/v1/Playback/Zones wasn't honoring the hidden variable correctly.
2. Fixed: MCWS/v1/DSP/SetTempo returned a failure code even though it was working.
3. Fixed: For some television/video capture devices pressing Stop button immediately after pressing Pause button (or double-clicking Play/Pause button to Stop) would result in a crash.
4. Fixed: Hidden zones weren't hidden from the Zones toolbar button or from Theater View.
5. Fixed: MC could crash when using ZoneSwitch rules and switching library.

20.0.12 (9/3/2014)

1. NEW: ATSC television channels can be specified directly using a remote control or NumPad on keyboard, using '*' key on either remote control or NumPad, or '.' (decimal) key on NumPad, as separator betweem major and minor channels (e.g. "5.1" or "5*1").
2. Changed: When deleting from Playing Now, the next file will play instead of the last if the current track is deleted.
3. NEW: Added television subscription recording option "Search all fields for name".  This allows a name/title in Description field be matched, in addition to Name and Series fields.
4. Fixed: Television recording cleanup mode was not set when subscribing to a show in Theater View.
5. Changed: Updated the Indonesian translation (thanks elda).
6. Fixed: Default tags were not applied when subscribing to a television show in Theater View.
7. Fixed: Seeking in audio files with resampling active could result in a wrong position or skipping to the next file.
8. Fixed: Scrolling to a television channel in Theater View Guide with number buttons on remote control or keyboard did not work if the Guide was in customized location.
9. Fixed: The small live TV window in Theater View Guide did not show up if the Guide was in customized location.
10. Changed: BPM analysis of Analyze Audio won't overwrite an existing BPM value.
11. Changed: MCWS/v1/Playback/Zones hides hidden zones (unless you specify hidden=1 on the URL).
12. Fixed: Enabling volume when bitstreaming didn't always work.
13. Fixed: Media Center could crash when accessing the Drives & Devices list.

20.0.11 (8/27/2014)

1. NEW: Added DSP/SetTempo to the MCWS web service.
2. Changed: Hidden zones won't be a stop when toggling zones.
3. Changed: Updated Slovak translation (thanks Peter Lukac).
4. Fixed: Loading equalizer settings from a DSP preset wouldn't work reliably.
5. Changed: The screensaver will be disabled whenever the display is detached (instead of only when it's in fullscreen mode).
6. Changed: The order of playlists shown in the Add to Playlist Theater View menu is more logical.
7. Fixed: The find artist command in Theater View would have problems with list fields.
8. Changed: Updated Portuguese language file (thanks João Mariz).
9. Fixed: Handheld volume adjustment would stick at 1% instead of the entered value.
10. Changed: Cover art scaling is locked on when the display is in the small Action Window.
11. Changed: Track links are evaluated with Play Doctor playback.
12. Changed: Updated Chinese language files (thanks kelijun!).
13. NEW: Enter on any field in Theater View will show files that match that search (instead of toggling the expanded state).
14. Changed: Updated the FFmpeg version used for transcoding.
15. NEW: Added M3U8 as a playlist format for a handheld.
16. NEW: In Theater View television Guide, pressing number keys on remote control or keyboard allows users to scroll to desired channels.

20.0.10 (8/20/2014)

1. Changed: Television program search in Theater view is faster for search strings entered on keyboard.
2. NEW: View your YouTube subscription feed in Theater View.
3. Changed: Track links are preserved through a shuffle.
4. Changed: 3d blu-rays are categorized differently (use Update Library (from tags)) so that it's possible to configure external playback on the type bdmv3d.
5. NEW: Added a volume command 'Enable volume when bitstreaming' to force the volume slider to stay active even if it's bitstreaming.
6. NEW: Added a feature 'iPod Support' to Options > General > Features to allow disabling iPod support.

20.0.9 (8/18/2014)

1. NEW: Added a 'Find Artist' menu selection in Theater View for files to show a full list of all files by the artist.
2. Changed: Playback/PlayByFilename accepts a location.
3. NEW: Added Play > Add (after current artist) to the play commands.
4. NEW: Added 'Upper case all words (preserve existing capitalization)' as a mode for Clean File Properties.
5. NEW: Added ListEqual(...) expression function to compare two lists (regardless of ordering).
6. Fixed: "Clear Program Guide" option in television Load Program Guide wizard did not clear guide data on (newly) hidden channels.
7. Fixed: Movie rip would overwrite already existing movie with the same name without asking first.

20.0.8 (8/15/2014)

1. NEW: Description is shown in the tooltip if it's not empty.
2. NEW: Added Play > Add (album) to add full albums to Playing Now.
3. Changed: When memory playback is enabled, the bitrate will display the average bitrate of the file instead of no bitrate.
4. NEW: Added the option to switch images on mouse wheel (control plus the mouse wheel will do the other one).
5. NEW: Added a startup volume option for each zone.
6. NEW: Added 'Shuffle Selection' to playlist and Playing Now right-click menus.
7. NEW: Added the ability to show and hide zones (right-click the zone in the tree).
8. Changed: Updated Portuguese translation file (thanks João Mariz).

20.0.7 (8/13/2014)

1. Changed: Updated Portuguese language file (thanks Francisco Faísca).
2. Fixed: Cross fade could not play in certain cases.
3. Fixed: The mouse cursor would change to sizing arrows when the cursor was over the close button.
4. Changed: Screen grab is enabled when using Red October HQ because madVR now supports screen grabs.
5. NEW: Added Play > Add (after current album) to play files after the current album ends.
6. Changed: When ', ", or l' is set as an article, a space won't have to be after it like other articles.
7. Changed: Right-click on the stop player button gives a menu with stop and stop after current file.
8. Changed: Updated German translation (thanks Bytestar).
9. Changed: The Theater View add to playlist picker uses the full path of a playlist instead of just the name.
10. Fixed: MCWS Browse/Children could return double escaped names.
11. NEW: A "preferred tuner" can be assigned to each television channel.  MC will use the assigned tuner if it is available.
12. Changed: Reverted the real-time DSD ouput change from 19.0.152, which resulted in various playback problems.
13. Fixed: Audio playback could crash in some cases, or drop up to 5 seconds of audio on track switch.
14. Fixed: Output Format wasn't loading / saving with DSP Presets.
15. NEW: Added the expression IsDriveMissing to test a drive for existence.

20.0.6 (8/11/2014)

1. Changed: The Get Movie & TV Info dialog starts with the search box selected and focused.
2. Fixed: When playing a different sample rate there could be problems.
3. Changed: MCWS files functions have a NoUI paramater to put the player in an error free mode.
4. Changed: DSP Studio > Room Correction uses metric symbols when running in a non-English language.
5. Fixed: Network filenames could be incorrect in the Explorer view of the program.
6. Changed: English vs Metric can be selected in the language menu.
7. Fixed: If a track was in Playing Now twice, removing the second while the first was playing would restart playback.
8. Changed: Selected values are at the top of the drop list in the Smartlist editor.
9. Fixed: MCWS Browse/Children could return invalid XML.
10. Changed: Updated the Japanese translation (thanks Kazuo Tsuchiya).
11. NEW: Added MCWS DSP/SetEqualizer to set equalizer bands.
12. Fixed: MP3 files that were less than 8192 bytes wouldn't import (now the limit is 1024 bytes).
13. NEW: Theater View has an option for whether file deletion is offered.
14. NEW: DSP presets can be loaded per file by setting the DSP field (the list is from Load/Save on DSP Studio).
15. Fixed: Seeking in WMV videos over Gizmo or MC clients using transcoding did not work.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 11:53:20 am »

3. Changed: Options > General > Popup transparency mode also disables transparency for menus and tooltips if selected.
This is disabling transparency on the tooltip shadows when it shouldn't.
 
I also don't think that these options should have been combined.
UI controls should never be transparent in my opinion. (i.e. the player bar in Display View)
 
However, I do like to have transparency on the tool-tips and the menus.
Ideally this would have a variable opacity rather than on/off, so that it can be adjusted based on the current skin.
The default ~67% opacity is too transparent with the skin I use. I'd prefer something around 85-90%.

7. Changed: The number of threads used for SACD DST decompression can be configured in the DSD/SACD input plugin.
This does not appear to be working correctly.
All four cores are still being used, though setting it to "1 Thread" seems to throttle it enough that playback never manages to hit 100% CPU usage.
Setting it to 2 threads results in 100% CPU usage.
3 or 4 threads result in 100% CPU usage that manages to interfere with cursor movement on the screen.
 
While I appreciate that something is being done to try and address the performance issues introduced in MC19, this change is really going after the symptoms rather than the cause.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 04:15:40 pm »

The option works perfectly, but DST decompression is obviously not the only part that occurs during playback.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2014, 05:10:40 pm »

The option works perfectly, but DST decompression is obviously not the only part that occurs during playback.
Fair enough - seems that it's less of a contributor to the problem than I expected then.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2014, 10:18:52 pm »

Quote from: ypslon on 28 August 2014, 21:06:48
The image could be from any other language. The English order is always kept.
For instance, the 2nd item - "Pontuação de Acesso" -  in English is "Access Rating". It's in the English right place. In the end it's the mess you can see.

Next build:
Changed: Field names are sorted by their display name in the Edit Search dialog box (works even when translated).

Next build was 11.

Furthermore, thanks for your kindness in keeping Portuguese translation (and updates) credits in MC20 wrong!
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 12:00:46 am »

The Show Tags in Current View setting is not working in the Tag Action Window.

There are a bunch not showing, they're in the wrong order, and some that aren't in my view are showing.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2014, 06:32:59 am »

Quote from: ypslon on 28 August 2014, 21:06:48
The image could be from any other language. The English order is always kept.
For instance, the 2nd item - "Pontuação de Acesso" -  in English is "Access Rating". It's in the English right place. In the end it's the mess you can see.

Next build:
Changed: Field names are sorted by their display name in the Edit Search dialog box (works even when translated).

Next build was 11.

Furthermore, thanks for your kindness in keeping Portuguese translation (and updates) credits in MC20 wrong!
Sorry about that.  Please send details next time you send an update.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 09:31:22 am »

Here's a strange one - current build constantly crashes (need to kill process) after using remote alpha search of a movie. However scroll through the movies, using the arrow key and playback starts without issue  ?

Anyone else seeing this behaviour - using RO HQ (Smooth Motion activated), on an ATI 7850 card, with i5 cpu. Other strange playback issues include video playing behind the movie information screen and occasionally failing to keep focus, requiring mouse movement to bring back to focus - will try and capture a screen shot of this - basically it continues to show toolbar at bottom of screen. I have the toolbar set-up to auto-hide - not sure whether this may have a bearing on the issue.

Should clarify this behaviour only happens in Movies.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 10:13:51 am »

when double clicking on a chart and there is no category underneath it mc crashes.

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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 10:53:21 am »

when double clicking on a chart and there is no category underneath it mc crashes.

 :)
gab

I can reproduce that.  Doh!
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2014, 10:58:27 pm »

3. Changed: Options > General > Popup transparency mode also disables transparency for menus and tooltips if selected.
Thank you Matt & team, you made my day  :)
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2014, 09:42:33 am »

Hi,
Secure ripping is still not performing as expected. Status of this issue?
Thanks!
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2014, 09:59:34 am »

Hi,
Secure ripping is still not performing as expected. Status of this issue?
Thanks!

It's working here.  What isn't working for you?
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 10:20:15 am »

It's working here.  What isn't working for you?

I think he's referring to some observations in the 20.0.14 thread; several of us noticed a drastic increase in CD ripping speed recently (getting speeds 3 or 4 times faster than previously, the kind of speeds I've only seen without using secure rip), and Humbledore noticed that securerip seemed to be functioning differently. http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=91685

His post made me curious. I have a damaged disk that MC19 could not fully rip (securerip couldn't get a reliable read of some tracks).  I re-ripped as a test, and it ripped without error or retries in 20, which is odd.  It's not necessarily proof of anything, but I had previously tried ripping it three or four times in MC19 with the exact same drive.   I haven't had a chance to check whether the resulting tracks play or are corrupted, I'll report back when I'm at home.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2014, 10:27:07 am »

Secure Ripping will return in the next built, it got accidentally disabled when the Mac ripping features were merged.
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2014, 10:29:39 am »

It's working here.  What isn't working for you?

Secure ripping ignores bad/damaged tracks, reporting them as 'Secure rip' even when they definitely NOT are secure rips.  
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Re: Media Center 20.0.16 -- Available here
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2014, 10:32:40 am »

Secure Ripping will return in the next built, it got accidentally disabled when the Mac ripping features were merged.

Good to hear!  :)
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