Monday, August 5, 2013

The build 212

18.0.212 (8/5/2013)

1. Fixed: Exiting Theater View while the 'News' view was loading could crash in some cases.
2. Fixed: JTV video conversion lip-sync problem.
3. Fixed: The option to start playback of the current playlist would not work when MC was configured to start when Windows loaded.
4. Changed: Red October uses LAV filters version 0.58.2 (thanks nevcairiel).
5. Changed: Removed 3d text visualization (it's no longer possible to create a 3d mesh from text using the D3DX helper).
6. Fixed: A few 3d visualizations were not working properly on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The builds 210-211

18.0.211 (7/24/2013)

1. Fixed: While playing a currently recording television show in transport stream format MC would play the ts file instead of going to the tuner that was doing the recording.
2. Fixed: MC could hang upon stopping when playing a video over the network (Library server, or YouTube etc.).
3. Fixed: Direct Sound playback would not work with devices that didn't support 24-bit audio.
4. Fixed: Video width and height fields could be filled incorrectly.
5. Fixed: When converting from jtv television recordings, the converted files would have an incorrect aspect ratio. Make sure you correct width and height problem first (see 4. above) before retrying conversion.

18.0.210 (7/19/2013)

1. Changed: Red October uses LAV filters version 0.58.1.
2. Changed: Red October HQ uses madVR version 0.86.9.
3. Fixed: "jpeg" is now an allowable format for cover art.
4. Fixed: MCWS/v1/Zones/Unlink was not working properly.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The builds 202-209

18.0.209 (7/11/2013)

1. Fixed: Server computer would not go to sleep after serving live television to clients.
2. Changed: Updated Chinese language files (thanks kelijun).
3. Fixed: Message box message "This feature is only available to subscribers." was not translated.
4. Fixed: MC could crash when stopping playing a CableCARD tuner, especially in Red October HQ.
5. Fixed: When the mouse left a list, the mouse-over selection state could stay visible in certain cases.
6. Fixed: Right-click menu and some other popup windows was prematurely destroyed when CableCARD television tuner devices were involved.
7. Fixed: DLNA bug where SetNextAVTransportURI gets called at least once even when disabled.
8. Fixed: DLNA polling interval bug, reduce chatter.
9. Changed: DLNA handle bug from some renderers which mis-spell NOT_IMPLEMENTED!
10. Fixed: A few possible cases where background threads that showed user interface could hang or cause a focus shift.
11. Changed: Added additional logging to the search suggestion system to help debug performance issues on some machines.

18.0.208 (7/5/2013)

1. Fixed: Convolution was not working in build 207.
2. Changed: Dutch language translation updated (thanks bennyd).

18.0.207 (7/3/2013)

1. Fixed: Typing in the Options search box could temporarily shift focus, causing the first letter to get replaced by the second letter.
2. Fixed: Downloading files larger than 2GB could fail.
3. Changed: Tuned how the time remaining is reported in the Action Window during downloads (to work better with large downloads and to be more concise).
4. Changed: Media Center will prevent the system from going to sleep while doing a handheld transfer.
5. Fixed: Album and artist fields in "Podcast tag and file renaming rules" now work as expected.
6. Fixed: Ogg Vorbis now fills its compression field with "Ogg Vorbis".
7. Fixed: When converting some FLAC files to ogg, it will no longer tag as "ogv"
8. Fixed: In Performer Store, following purchase of an album, the list of available assets for that album could be incorrect and the price for a track could be listed the same as the album price.

18.0.206 (6/27/2013)

1. Fixed: HDHomeRun PRIME CableCARD tuners did not work.
2. Fixed: Image editing could lead to a crash on shutdown.
3. Changed: Converted audio files will no longer have the audio analysis values (Replay Gain, etc.) copied from the source file (the encoding could have changed the correct values).
4. Fixed: Moving the mouse while the sort all / inside groups menu was showing would incorrectly simulate a column header drag.
5. Fixed: 3d objects in Theater View were not drawing properly on some XP machines.
6. Changed: Dutch language translation updated (thanks bennyd).
7. Fixed: The quick find toolbar in a list (F3) didn't look nice with the Black on Black skin.
8. Fixed: The 'Help' button in Options could go to the wrong page in some cases.
9. Fixed: The 12th Car Radio button was not working.

18.0.205 (6/25/2013)

1. Changed: Lists now allow two expression columns to be added that use the same expression (or that both have empty expressions).
2. Changed: When returning to Theater View, if the previously selected list index has a different name (due to database changes, etc.) the selection will reset to the top of the list.
3. Fixed: Some commands on the right-click menu of a zone to control Zone Linking could operate on the current zone instead of the right-clicked zone.
4. Changed: Tuned the list of WavPack hybrid mode bitrates a little more.

18.0.204 (6/24/2013)

1. Fixed: Accepting an edit control suggestion could lead to a crash.
2. Changed: When playing mono (1 channel) audio, Parametric Equalizer will treat the mono channel as 'Left' so that it's possible to manipulate these streams.
3. Fixed: The Tag Action Window could flicker during resizing.
4. Fixed: A menu or combobox list would not always go away properly when activating a different window.
5. Fixed: Tuned the list of WavPack hybrid mode bitrates.
6. Fixed: Some ALAC files (e.g. those produced by 'Sound Studio 3') were not playable because of a strange looking 'alac' mp4 atom. We now ignore the strange data.

18.0.203 (6/21/2013)

1. Fixed: Hulu playback was not working after some Hulu site changes.
2. Fixed: A relative path that starts with a backslash could incorrectly end up with a filename that had two backslashes after the drive.
3. Fixed: JRSS downmixing was not always energy neutral when downmixing to mono.
4. Fixed: MC will no longer hang when trying to connect to a media server with a password.
5. Fixed: Playback of certain streaming video could lead to crash.
6. Fixed: Reading the tags on an AIFF file from HDtracks could incorrectly change the date modified.

18.0.202 (6/20/2013)

1. Changed: Updated the checkbox graphic used in Noire to be more clear.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The builds 192-201

18.0.201 (6/18/2013)

1. Fixed: Focus could shift unexpectedly in build 200.

18.0.200 (6/18/2013)

1. Changed: Switched the default ASIO option for 'Play silence on pause' to true (this provides a more straight-forward call stack to the ASIO driver, and is similar to how WASAPI works).
2. Fixed: When connecting to a library that required a password, the program could (still) dead-lock in some cases.
3. Fixed: 3D album view in Windows 8 will no longer crash on search.
4. Fixed: Periodic freezes in the DLNA servers.
5. Changed: Aggressive de-interlacing is no longer enabled in the LAV filter for mpeg-2 content that has a frame rate of 59.94.

18.0.199 (6/17/2013)

1. Changed: Video frame rate (FPS) field is updated during thumbnail generation to obtain a more accurate value.
2. Fixed: Podcasting could (still) cause the user interface to be sluggish in some cases when first starting the program.
3. 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).
4. Changed: Added 512 and 1024 kbps to Wavepack hybrid encoding. Also changed to correct spelling of ""

18.0.198 (6/11/2013)

1. Changed: Moved back to the experimental AAC encoder for video conversions since the problem with the PS3 was fixed. Thanks Nev.
2. Changed: Simplified "Edit Channel List..." dialog (removed the checkboxes since favorite channels selection is done elsewhere now).
3. Fixed: "Next / Previous use favorite channels only" setting did not use the new favorite channels system.
4. Changed: Edit Channel List dialog allows deletion of multiple selected channels.
5. Fixed: The new system of "Favorite" and "Hidden" television channels did not distinguish channels with identical name but different tuner types.

18.0.197 (6/7/2013)

1. Fixed: Web browser integration was not working properly in build 196.
2. Changed: Higher quality setting for transcoding to WMV (most useful on Xbox 360)
3. Changed: Reverted back to the previous AAC encoder for video conversion to get compatibility with various devices including the PS3.
4. Fixed: Switching from time-shifted TV playback using madVR exclusive to Theater View wasn't always working.

18.0.196 (6/6/2013)

1. Changed: Car Radio automatically cleans up duplicate static playlists that used the same index.
2. Fixed: In build 195, the Theater View cursor could reset to the roller when navigating into levels of a library view.
3. Changed: SSDP advertisement could hard kill the advertiser in some cases, leaving sockets and/or the internet layer in an undefined state.
4. Fixed: The trick to recover a lost Party Mode password was not working properly (see the wiki for details on the trick).
5. Changed: Tuned some parameters in the updated Windows 7/8 presentation system used by Theater View.
6. Changed: Changed how television channel-changing is handled.
7. Fixed: Small icons could draw too large in a details list in some cases.
8. 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).
9. Fixed: Subtitles weren't working with EVR in the last few builds when using Windows 7 or 8.
10. NEW: XMP "face" data in photos now gets added to "People".

18.0.195 (6/4/2013)

1. Fixed: If an iPod failed to initialize, it could cause a hang when trying to display the error message.
2. Fixed: The option to run Theater View in exclusive mode was not working in build 194 on Windows 7 and Windows 8 (this mode is not recommended for normal use).
3. Changed: Updated Chinese language files (thanks kelijun).
4. Changed: A portable install will no longer warn and fail to run when taken between different operating systems.
5. 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).
6. Changed: Updated to madVR v0.86 (thanks madshi).
7. Changed: Subtitles account for the madVR presentation latency by using the new IMadVRInfo interface.
8. Fixed: Theater View's focus / cursor could move unexpectedly in some cases.
7. Fixed: Temp files created for .wvc files are now renamed to their final name when done when encoding Wavpack.
8. Fixed: Empty temp files are no longer created when encoding lossless Wavpack.
9. Changed: Wavpack files now display compression information.
10. 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 (6/3/2013)

1. Fixed: Podcasting could cause the user interface to be sluggish in some cases when first starting the program.
2. Changed: Switched Direct Sound output to always use 24-bit integer instead of 32-bit floating point (because it appears some devices don't work nicely with 32-bit floating point).
3. Fixed: MC could hang or crash when changing television channels on the fly.
4. Changed: Revised the presentation system used by Theater View on Windows 7 and Windows 8 to be more efficient (also fixes a Windows 8 dead-lock with regards to child windows intersecting with windowed 3d windows).
5. Changed: Red October uses LAV filters version 0.57 (thanks nevcairiel).
6. Changed: Fullscreen modes are not always-on-top (please report any focus or z-ordering issues).
7. Fixed: With some monitor configurations, the mouse wheel would not work properly in Theater View.
8. Fixed: The folder browse dialog was not always working properly when typing a path into the edit at the top of the dialog.

18.0.193 (5/31/2013)

1. Changed: Theater View, Display View, and Cover View are now always-on-top windows so that system dialogs are less likely to appear and/or steal the focus in these modes.
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. Fixed: WASAPI with event style disabled could buffer shortfall unnecessarily in the last few builds (normally sounds like ticks).
6. Fixed: If the selected output plugin could not be found, the program could switch to ASIO instead of the default Direct Sound.
7. Fixed: When connecting to a library that required a password, the program could dead-lock in some cases.
8. Fixed: Entering a 'Q' value of over 1.0 for a shelf filter with Parametric Equalizer would cause crackling during output.

18.0.192 (5/29/2013)

1. Changed: When overwriting a Car Radio preset, the preset will default to using the same name.
2. Fixed: DVD menu mouse selection was not always working properly with madVR (used by Red October HQ).
3. Changed: Right-clicking an image during playback will offer the option to edit the image (will return to Standard View).
4. Fixed: When editing an image from a non library or playlist view (like Playing Now), the image editor would show as a slightly broken popup instead of a nicely integrated tool.
5. Faster: The image editor and image preview uses the shared image playback cache to help performance.
6. Fixed: Pushing enter in an image editor toolbox control could cause unexpected results.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The builds 184-191

18.0.191 (5/28/2013)

1. Changed: Default graph-building for analog television tuners is more robust.
2. Changed: Added the ability to select the output bitdepth when using Kernel Streaming (Options > Audio > Output mode settings...).
3. Changed: MC automatically detects whether Ceton InfiniTV (and possibly other CableCARD television tuners) are in used (by another application or on another computer on the network), so there is no need to manually allocate the tuners for each computer.
4. Changed: Updated Korean language file (thanks Junghwan).
5. Changed: Updated Polish translation (thanks Janusz Grzybek).
6. Fixed: When emailing images, it wasn't possible to pick the option 'Original size'.
7. Fixed: Audio Path could incorrectly account for the output bitdepth in the last few builds causing it to incorrectly say 'not using enough bits to output the input directly'.
8. Fixed: DoPE bitstreaming was not working properly in the last few builds.
9. Changed: The volume and mute state for a DLNA device is queried in a background thread so that unresponsive devices will not slow or freeze the user interface.
10. Changed: SSA subtitle takes into account when the subtitle file resolution does not match the content resolution when sizing subtitles.
11. Fixed: In some cases, line-in and loopback playback could incorrectly analyze the buffer state causing playback issues.
12. Changed: Added full support for DSD bitstreaming using DoP to the Kernel Streaming plugin.
13. Changed: DoP works when playing with WASAPI when event style is diabled.

18.0.190 (5/21/2013)

1. Changed: When bitstreaming video, Audio Path will show nice information.
2. Changed: Add Channel tool for Clear QAM TV tuners has entries for "Program Number" and "Virtual Channel". Major channel, minor channel, and frequency are no longer mandatory.
3. Fixed: Video Conversion to AVI and FLV, also possibly fixes the audio track of other formats.
4. NEW: Updated libav (for video conversion). Thanks Nev!

18.0.189 (5/20/2013)

1. Changed: Updated Polish translation (thanks Janusz Grzybek).
2. Changed: madVR in full screen exclusive mode could prevent Theater View from showing properly.
3. Fixed: When zooming into an item in a Theater View flow list, the animation could appear jerky in some cases.
4. Fixed: Instructions shown over Theater View could flicker.
5. Fixed: Child wizard dialogs, like used in Options > Remote Control, weren't supporting the OK and Cancel buttons properly in some cases.
6. Changed: Radio buttons will use multiple lines for their text when necessary instead of truncating the text (helps with large font sizes).
7. Fixed: Video conversion could use file path settings from the audio converter.
8. Changed: Updated the French language translation (thanks rlebrette).
9. 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.
10. Fixed: Mono ALAC files were not being parsed or played correctly.
11. Fixed: DLNA slideshow push. The transition from first to second image in a playlist of images was not happening on the timer properly. This change may also make it more likely to work on devices that were having trouble with the slideshow mode.

18.0.188 (5/17/2013)

1. Fixed: In some cases, 5.1 input was not working with the FLAC encoder.
2. Fixed: When using 'Gapped' playback mode, the gap would not be honored when switching hardware output formats (normally sample rate).
3. Fixed: The playback position could be incorrect when using a gapped playback mode.
4. Fixed: In some cases, the player bar could draw incorrectly (only applies to the last few builds).
5. Changed: The borders in Display View / Cover View will not hide while a right-click menu is showing.
6. Fixed: Video to audio conversion was not working properly with DVD.
7. Fixed: Some video conversions were not working properly in build 187.

18.0.187 (5/16/2013)

1. NEW: The 'Output Format' settings are honored in DSP Studio when doing a handheld conversion (allows resampling (by each input sample rate), and channel up/down mixing).
2. 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).
3. NEW: DSD files support conversion to a handheld (requires enabling DSP Studio for the conversion and picking a sample rate that will work like 44,100 or 48,000 Hz).
4. NEW: DSP Studio can be enabled during audio conversion (Library Tools > Convert Format), allowing resampling, channel mixing, convolution, etc.
5. NEW: When converting videos, a checkbox 'Convert video to audio' is provided so that you can extract the audio out of any videos and optionally apply any DSP (thanks to jmone for the inspiration).
6. Changed: When returning to Theater View, the file list will be refreshed instead of showing the last shown set of files (which could be stale in some cases).
7. Fixed: A rare crash when parsing certain MP4 audio files.
8. Fixed: Some clear QAM channels would not play.
9. Changed: Revamped ClearQAM tuner support.
10. Fixed: WMV encoding synchronization. Fixes Xbox 360 video playback when converting.
11. Changed: Better WMV High video encoding preset
12. New: Updated libav components.
13. Fixed: In video conversion, minor sync issues in formats other than WMV.

18.0.186 (5/16/2013)

1. Fixed: WASAPI was not working in non-exclusive mode in certain cases.
2. Changed: Revised the error messaging system for output plugins so that they never show their own errors but errors they raise can be shown by the framework (previously the error messages could cause a hang during video playback).
3. Changed: Removed the ASIO option to 'Display diagnostics when starting ASIO' because all diagnostics are written to the log file (Help > Logging).
4. NEW: Theater View television guide hides channels marked as hidden and adds a 'Favorite' view for favorite channels (requires resetting Theater View views in Options > Theater View > Reset!...).
5. Fixed: CableCARD tuners were inadvertently included in the list of analog devices during analog or STB channel scanning.
6. Changed: Updated Chinese language text file to reflect recent changes (thanks kelijun).
7. Fixed: The phrase "JRSS Subwoofer (x Hz lowpass)" in Output Format configuration could not be translated.
8. Changed: Hidden channels (hidden in Options > Television) are no longer shown in Standard View > Television or on dialogs that ask for channel selections.
9. Changed: Hidden channels won't have EPG data loaded for them so you will need to manually reload the EPG if you reshow a hidden channel (done for efficiency).

18.0.185 (5/15/2013)

1. Fixed: Video conversion could crash in some cases.
2. NEW: When scanning for CableCARD and set top box channels, the easier automatic EPG option will be offered.
3. Changed: The guide settings used in channel scanning and EPG loading will be shared.
4. Changed: TV channel scanning uses radio buttons to pick a scan type (digital, analog, CableCARD, etc.) and only does one type of scan each run. Run the scanner multiple times if you need to do more than one type.
5. Changed: When loading a television program guide, the question to 'keep' vs 'overwrite' guide identifiers will only be shown if auto-matching would actually overwrite something (normally it wouldn't, so the question was meaningless).
6. Changed: Simplified the wording on the scan for channels dialog.
7. NEW: When picking a television guide program in Theater View, the option 'Tag Channel' is offered. It allows making the channel a favorite, hiding the channel, or custom keyword tagging.
8. Changed: Switch Options > Television to use an options tree (allows scrolling with large fonts, supports search, allows nesting advanced, etc.).
9. Changed: Moved all TV tools that were under the 'TV Options...' button in Standard View > Television into Options > Television. 'TV Options...' now just shows Options > Television.
10. Changed: Added the ability to pick favorite and hidden channels in Options > Television.

18.0.184 (5/14/2013)

1. Fixed: AC3 encoding of output was not working nicely with video playback.
2. Changed: Audio Path will better show when a padded bitdepth (like 24-bit inside a 32-bit container) is in use.
3. Fixed: Bitstreaming of audio during video playback was not working in some cases.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The buils 172-183

18.0.183 (5/13/2013)

1. Fixed: Audio Path was not correctly reporting the output bitdepth in some cases due to the new audio bitdepth system.
2. Changed: Removed WaveOut output plugin (it was a legacy mode only needed on (very) old versions of Windows that are no longer supported).
3. Changed: Merged 'WASAPI - Event Style' and 'WASAPI' into a single output plugin. If you required 'WASAPI', you may need to reconfigure your audio output settings.
4. Changed: ASIO supports encoding the output as AC3 using DSP Studio > Output Format (requires downstream AC3 decoder or you will hear white noise).
5. Fixed: When scanning for Set Top Box channels, cable channels 3 and 4 were not presented as possible channels on which the set top box fed signal to capture device.

18.0.182 (5/10/2013)

1. Fixed: ASIO playback of PCM was not working in build 181.

18.0.181 (5/10/2013)

1. NEW: Revised audio bitdepth system. Details and discussion
2. Fixed: The playerbar in Display View would not reliably reappear after hiding unless the display was clicked.
3. 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.
4. NEW: DLNA image slideshow when pushing an image playlist to a renderer. Follows slideshow logic that MC uses including the image duration in Options->Images->Slide Show Duration.

18.0.180 (5/8/2013)

1. Fixed: Theater View remote focus could shift incorrectly when using the on screen keyboard.
2. Changed: Switched YouTube's view order in Theater View so that 'Search' is on the left so it's a single arrow away instead of at the end of the roller.
3. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
4. Changed: Updated Polish translation (thanks Janusz Grzybek).
5. Changed: Czech language translation updated (thanks Johnny B).
6. Fixed: Digital television channel scanning was broken in the last few builds.
7. Changed: The font picker dialog in Media Center now filters out fonts that support vertical text placement (like vertically aligned Japanese characters) since MC doesn't support drawing those.
8. Changed: Made some tweaks in CableCARD television support.

18.0.179 (5/7/2013)

1. Fixed: Some animated areas of the program like 2D visualizations were not redrawing properly in build 178.
2. Fixed: The mouse controls could become unavailable with certain types of displays in Display View with build 178.
3. Fixed: Using the popup expression editor from an in-place expression editor in options could lead to a crash.
4. Fixed: When deleting an image from the library, the tooltip for the image could obscure the delete confirmation dialog.
5. Changed: 3GA files are treated like AAC / MP4 audio files, so they can import, play, and tag.
6. Changed: Updated Chinese language files (tranditional and simplified) (thanks kelijun).
7. Fixed: If a large Photoshop image failed to load, it could cause a crash.
8. Faster: Decoding a PSD image saved as RGB (8-bit or 16-bit color) is much faster.

18.0.178 (5/6/2013)

1. Fixed: MC would crash recording television in TS format in the last couple of builds.
2. Changed: Updated Korean language file (thanks to Junghwan).
3. Changed: Revised the window transparency system used by the player bar in Display View to help performance and fix a bug where it could get stuck redrawing and not hide.

18.0.177 (5/1/2013)

1. NEW: Added Theater View support for SHOUTcast (add using Options > Theater View > Add...) (it's recommended that you reset file info templates for the best experience using Options > Theater View > Customize file info panel... > Manage... > Reset All Templates To Default).
2. Fixed: Focus could shift unexpectedly to the list when navigating some rollers in Theater View with build 176.
3. Changed: Added a new stock field 'Popularity' (string that supports flexible values; web radio uses it to put something like '3123 listeners' in).
4. Fixed: The Theater View file info template option to 'Hide when empty' was not working for some fields like number of plays that showed 'never played' when empty.
5. Changed: Theater View's Playing Now shows artist backdrops when playing web radio stations that contain ICY metadata.
6. Fixed: PNG images that used 1-bit or 4-bit palettes were not loading properly.
7. Fixed: Launching a video from Explorer when MC was not running could crash.
8. NEW: Added a Polish translation (thanks to Janusz Grzybek)
9. Changed: Updated all language files to have the latest strings from the source code.
10. Fixed: Netflix movies were getting cut off on the right side.
11. Fixed: VCD video would not play.

18.0.176 (4/29/2013)

1. Changed: When there's a 3d drawing error, the error text will not appear for a little while so that coming out of madVR exclusive, which could require a reload of a 3d device, will look cleaner.
2. Changed: If Theater View fails to load and reloads, it will stop trying to reload after 3 reloads in 30 seconds (to avoid looping forever if something isn't working).
3. Changed: Red October will use DXVA Copy Back with nVidia hardware when possible instead of CUVID when using madVR ( ).
4. Fixed: When returning to Theater View, sometimes the input focus could be unexpectedly shifted from the list to the roller.
5. Fixed: Digital television could crash on stopping.
6. Fixed: Ceton (and other CableCARD) television tuners did not have color controls.
7. Fixed: CD Labeler was crashing.

18.0.175 (4/26/2013)

1. NEW: ASIO output supports DSD bitstreaming using DoP.
2. Fixed: Some videos during conversion would not detect the end of stream properly, so could stop a few seconds early.
3. Changed: Removed the safety valve in the video converter that would stop a conversion if it stalled for too long (Red October should make it unnecessary, and it's possible the valve triggered in cases where it shouldn't).
3. Changed: When multiple optical media disks are present, Theater View now shows the first one available rather than none.
4. Fixed: Queued files for a data disc burn could not be seen because "Show files in subfolders" button was not available.
5. NEW: Media network, add album art for xbox 360 videos.
6. Changed: Media network, fix xbox 360 conversion crashes.
7. Fixed: Crash could occur when clicking the "Rip Tracks" button in the CD header view.
8. Changed: When ripping audio from multiple drives, the 'Details' button in the Action Window jumps to the first drive instead of showing an overview view for all drives (which didn't have the same functionality so could be a little confusing).

18.0.174 (4/25/2013)

1. Fixed: The progress shown for an individual video file during conversion was not displaying correctly.
2. Fixed: Image playback from Library Server was not working in the last few builds.
3. Fixed: If the computer slowed down too much during concurrent video conversions, it could stop a conversion early.
4. Fixed: Encoding to ALAC could crash in some cases.
5. Fixed: On the Import wizard, clicking cancel when it recommended not using an empty auto-import folder list would leave the wizard in a strange state.
6. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).

18.0.173 (4/24/2013)

1. Fixed: Pressing Pause button while television was playing in non-time-shifting mode put television in partially paused state (audio continued to play while video was paused).
2. Fixed: CUE files that contained URLs in comments could lead to a crash.
3. Changed: When saving a JPEG with a high quality (90 or higher quality, which is used for cover art saving), no chrominance subsampling will be used.
4. Fixed: Horizontal scrolling in the Playing Now > Overview view was not working nicely.
5. Fixed: Long M4A files (over 10 hours) could show as 'Live' or with the wrong or empty duration in the library.
6. Changed: MC no longer overrules custom video renderer selection when playing wtv/dvr-ms files.
7. Changed: Flicking images from side to side with the mouse will no longer show the playerbar.
8. Fixed: Starting a playlist of images + music playing could show a "failed to load image" for the first couple images.

18.0.172 (4/22/2013)

1. Fixed: The launcher didn't have the full program name embedded in it, so file associations could show they were associated with "Media" instead of "JRiver Media Center 18".
2. Fixed: If a DLNA device requested metadata for a file that's no longer in the library (or never was in the library), it could crash.
3. Changed: When converting a video file, aggregates with names like 'Index.bdmv' and 'Video_TS.vob' will use the name field for building the new filename instead of preserving the existing filename.
4. Changed: Video conversion could stop early if the encoder paused for a while; now it waits much longer before deciding something went wrong.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The builds 165-171

18.0.171 (4/19/2013)

1. Fixed: A call to JRWorker.exe to import a file (used for video) could fail when the video was referenced in a playlist.
2. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
3. Changed: Playing an image from a mixed media type list will play only the images.
4. Changed: Handheld sync displays more accurate progress and time estimates in cases where the upload, conversion, or download is running much slower than the other concurrent stages.
5. Changed: Updated traditional Chinese language file (by directly converting from the simplified Chinese file).
6. Fixed: Hulu playback was not working.
7. Fixed: In some cases, the row of times at the top of the Theater View television guide could stop updating as you scrolled right.
8. Fixed: When switching to a television channel of a different tuner type (for example ATSC to cable), the confirmation popup window (if the user has configured to show it) might be shown twice.
9. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
10. Faster: Improved performance of dragging the thumbnail size slider.
11. Changed: Red October uses LAV filters version 0.56.2 (thanks to nevcairiel).
12. Fixed: MC could crash if user tried to stop a television playback immediately after starting to play a channel.
13. Changed: Television engine ignores Stop request if it has not finished starting to play a channel.
14. Changed: If the program is configured to use a cover art folder that is not available or writable, the default cover art folder will be used for that run of the program (the same validation runs when setting a folder and won't allow you to set a non-writable folder).
15. Changed: If the program is configured to save art next to files, it will nicely handle cases when sidecar artwork is not writable on the file system (by falling back to the cover art folder).
16. Changed: DLNA: Allow playlist manipulation in conjunction with setNextAVTransportURI.

18.0.170 (4/16/2013)

1. [b]SDK[/b]: Added ZoneID, ZoneName, and LinkedZones to MCWS/v1/Playback/Info response.
2. Changed: Pushing 'Enter' on a secondary roller in Theater View that switches views will shift the focus to the list.
3. Changed: Red October uses [b]LAV[/b] filters version 0.56.1.
4. Changed: Red October HQ uses [b]madVR[/b] version 0.86.1.
5. NEW: A saved [b]Play Doctor[/b] Playchart allows setting the number of output files to 100, 250, 500, or 1000 (previously it was locked at 100).
6. Changed: When a JPEG has no tags, no IPTC tag will be written instead of an empty IPTC tag.
7. [b]Fixed: When a CUE file pointed to a missing WAV file, it would lead to problems[/b].
8. Fixed: MC passed some incorrect parameters to some OpenCable television devices.

18.0.169 (4/15/2013)

1. Fixed: Ceton InfiniTV (and other OpenCable devices) did not work in client-server situation (i.e. client could not play a cable channel with tuner only available on server).
2. NEW: When enabling Media Network, a wizard is shown that steps through starting the server, getting an Access Key, and selecting the best server for your renderer.
3. Changed: Consolidated the list of DLNA server presets and added a preset for Audiophile DACs.
4. Fixed: SSDP discovery (used by DLNA) was not working in some cases in builds 167 and 168.
5. Changed: DLNA options to be more descriptive of what's actually going on.

18.0.168 (4/12/2013)

1. Fixed: Scheduled television recording could crash in build 18.0.167 in some situations.
2. Changed: Changed DLNA DoPE option name to "Bitstream DSD (requires DoPE compliant renderer)".
3. Fixed: When increasing the size of image-based subtitles using the 'Size' setting, a subtitle could get too large to fit on the video and get truncated (now the subtitle will not be sized beyond the point of filling the video).
4. Changed: The AAC encoder for video conversion to get better quality audio.
5. Changed: Text subtitles use a slightly smaller default size (size is customizable in Options > Video).
6. Changed: SSA subtitles honor the font size specified in the SSA style block more exactly.
7. Changed: When text is both outlined and drop shadowed, it will look better.
8. Fixed: SSDP servers were not working properly in 18.0.167.
9. Changed: Added '10 channels' as a possible output mode in DSP Studio > Output Format.
10. Fixed: Stopping video playback that was using a third-party COM-based playback engine could cause problems.
11. NEW: Holding down the Shift key while double-clicking an audio track will start Play Doctor playback with that track (equivalent to right-click > More Play Options > Play (with Play Doctor)).
12. Changed: Tuned some Theater View margins and sizing so that the information below the television guide is exactly large enough for a title and two lines of description.
13. Changed: When picking a program in the future or past from the television guide in Theater View, the option to 'Watch Channel Live' will be available (the option is simply called 'Watch' if the program will be on within 15 minutes).
14. Fixed: A few command line launcher commands were not working properly.
15. Fixed: Removing and then adding columns while the column right click menu was open could put the new columns in the wrong spot.
16. Fixed: Windows 7 taskbar button playback controls would sometimes not show up.

18.0.167 (4/10/2013)

1. Changed: Removed 'Level' tool from DSP Studio > Room Correction. Please use the newer Audio Tools > Advanced Tools > Audio Calibration... > Volume calibration to perform calibration.
2. Changed: The 'Tone' tool in DSP Studio > Room Correction uses instrument grade -20dB narrow band pink noise instead of full spectrum pink noise.
3. NEW: Theater View television guide has a 'To Be Recorded' view (requires resetting Theater View views in Options > Theater View > Reset!...).
4. Changed: Added a 'Record' item that shows more detailed status about recording to the Theater View TV Guide file info template (requires a reset of File Info templates in Options > Theater View > Customize file info panel... > Manage > Reset All Templates To Default).
5. Fixed: Ceton InfiniTV (and other OpenCable devices) did not work in non-time-shifting mode.
6. Changed: The clock in Theater View's Obsidian skins shows in any library view filled with TV guide entries, instead of only showing at a view with a literal name Video\Guide.

18.0.166 (4/9/2013)

1. Fixed: M4A / ALAC tagging reading and writing could be problematic if the 'Play files from memory' option was enabled.
2. NEW: DLNA server, add advanced option that allows the server to passthrough DoPE compliant files.
3. Changed: Removed a couple of obsolete DLNA server advanced options.
4. Changed: Added a clock to the top right of Guide views in Theater View (requires using Obsidian skin and the default Video\Guide placement for the guide).
5. Fixed: Crash on starting to play a television channel in the last few builds, if it was the first time ever a TV channel was played in MC18 on a computer.
6. Fixed: When entering into some types of Theater View views, the internal path could become unexpectedly shortened, causing skin items that key off path to work sporadically.
7. Changed: When a Theater View file info template specifies "no image", space will no longer be left above the text block.
8. Changed: Theater View television guide files no longer show thumbnails (since there never are thumbnails for individual programs at the guide level, they just showed as blanks).
9. Changed: Added expression functions TVInfo(Record) and TVInfo(RecordMark) to make displaying if a guide program will be recorded easier (used by Theater View guide).
10. NEW: Theater View TV Guide uses a normal, user-customizable file info template and caption instead of using hard-coded values (requires a reset of File Info templates in Options > Theater View > Customize file info panel... > Manage > Reset All Templates To Default).
11. NEW: Theater View shows a red record mark next to any TV guide programs that will record.
12. Fixed: Burning of SACD ISO tracks to a regular audio CD was not working.
13. Fixed: DLNA servers that had their Friendly name changed were not being found under their new name if they had been loaded before.

18.0.165 (4/8/2013)

1. [b]NEW: Experimenting with supporting CableCARD devices "Hauppauge OpenCable Receiver" and "HDHomeRun Prime Tuner"[/b].
2. Changed: The user setting for number of conversions to run at one time was not being honored when converting videos.
3. Changed: Updated Korean language file (thanks to Junghwnan).
4. Fixed: If a video converter failed to start, it could crash when closing.
5. Fixed: In some cases, a failed video conversion could show 'Complete' instead of 'Failed' in the status column.
6. Fixed: Converting multiple videos at one time could fail with certain target video formats.
7. Fixed: Tooltip windows were creating a taskbar button.
8. Fixed: Double-click on a different image in Playing Now while images were playing was not working properly.
9. Fixed: The current file info window could be stuck with "Waiting" message upon changing television channel in some cases.
10. [b]Changed: Improved image playback system[/b] so that it does smarter cache management and only prebuffers the previous / next image after the current image finishes loading.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The buils 155-164

18.0.164 (4/5/2013)

1. Changed: Clarified the new license restore system when using a license code purchased from a reseller (instead of directly from JRiver).
2. Fixed: Converting multiple videos at one time with the format converter would crash.
3. Changed: Switched the default start page to (program uses 'Playing Now' when Internet is not available; custom start pages in 'Custom Webpages\Start' still supported).
4. Fixed: If a new library failed to load on a configuration with only one library, it could lead to a crash.

18.0.163 (4/4/2013)

1. Changed: SSA/ASS subtitle renderer supports custom outline colors.
2. Changed: When the subtitle engine rendered an underline (common with karaoke), it could cause letters around the underline to shift slightly.
3. Fixed: Library tree browsing was not working properly with file location categories.
4. Fixed: Memory leak in television with Ceton InfiniTV and Hauppauge HDPVR/Colossus devices.
5. Changed: Switching between tracks that use a different hardware sample rate will better honor the 'Gapped Fade' between tracks mode.
6. Fixed: Following a Blu-ray disc rip, display updates would keep firing until the action window was closed.

18.0.162 (4/2/2013)

1. Fixed: ZoneSwitch could engage with Play Doctor playback, causing different files to unexpectedly go to different zones.
2. Fixed: Typed navigation would not reset properly after a little delay, making it impossible to perform multiple searches.
3. Fixed: Image captions configured in Options > Images were not appearing.
4. Fixed: Some Theater View views were not filling in all thumbnails in build 161.
5. Fixed: Facebook image upload was not working.
6. Fixed: If a DLNA renderer went away while it was being viewed, it could cause a crash.
7. Changed: Resizing a video window no longer discards picture shift information.

18.0.161 (4/1/2013)

1. NEW: Added intercom support.
2. Changed: Removed intercom support.
3. Fixed: On-the-fly channel changing did not work for Ceton InfiniTV television devices.
4. Fixed: Pushing the Green button to return to Theater View could hang or crash in rare cases.
5. Fixed: When a filename was a URL, it didn't work nicely when browsing with a file path category.
6. Fixed: Using an empty password for Access Control did not work properly.
7. Fixed: Image playback zoom, flick, and scroll could take a fraction of a second to respond if the framerate had idled down to 1fps.
8. Changed: Improved smoothness of image flick so that there should be no stutter or pause as the new image comes in.

18.0.160 (3/29/2013)

1. Fixed: Spaces in an MCWS command line call were not working properly in some cases (ie. MC18.exe "/MCWS/v1/Playback/LinkZones?Zone1=Kitchen&ZoneType1=Name&Zone2=Living Room&ZoneType2=Name")
2. Fixed: Starting Play Doctor playback with a file that was excluded by the configurable Play Doctor filter would cause a crash.
3. NEW: Integrated touch-friendly image playback system into regular image playback (still a work in progress).

18.0.159 (3/27/2013)

1. Changed: Updated Theater View Weather to use the latest World Weather Online API (used when NOAA is not available).
2. Fixed: Netflix sign-in window was not working.
3. Changed: Netflix API no longer provides catalog browsing by category so that feature has been removed.
4. Changed: Work on flick image viewer (space runs a pan-and-zoom slideshow, pixel-perfect overlay rendered when animation stops, framerate settles to 1 fps when there's no movement, etc.).


1. Fixed: Have the renderer return correct data for trackURI's when the same instance of MC is the server and renderer.


1. Fixed: Tracks on audio CD's were reported with the wrong duration.
2. Changed: DLNA model number to conform to MC version.

18.0.156 (3/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Ceton InfiniTV 4 tuners were not playing HD channels smoothly.
2. Fixed: A player bar tooltip could show unexpectedly in Display View.

18.0.155 (3/22/2013)

1. NEW: Simplified the license restore system (doesn't require browser, more forgiving about Registration Code formatting, automatically fills from clipboard, etc.).
2. Fixed: Pasting text with leading newlines into an edit control that isn't multiline will work better.
3. Changed: A low-pass or high-pass filter set above the Nyquist frequency will act as a pass-through (previously it could run and output out-of-range values, triggering Protect Mode).
4. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
5. Fixed: Disc Labeler was not working.
6. Fixed: Memory playback was using more resources than necessary.
7. Changed: [b]Flick gestures from a touchscreen change images[/b] during image playback.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The builds 144-154

18.0.154 (3/20/2013)

1. Fixed: Some analog television devices (with hardware encoder) could fail.
2. Fixed: CD burners were not getting recognized in builds 152,153.
3. Fixed: An auto-show menu could fire even if a different program had the focus if the mouse moved over the show region.
4. Changed: Switching volume modes clears the mute state of the new volume mode.
5. Fixed: Data icons were not displaying properly.
6. Changed: The default for concurrent handheld conversions adapts based on the CPU instead of being locked at two (configurable in Options > Handheld).
7. Fixed: Auto-sizing of the status columns for handheld, rip, burn, etc. would not use enough width.
8. Changed: It's possible to toggle the 'Always on top' setting for Mini View from the View menu while in Mini View.
9. Changed: Mini View uses the slimmer 'Display View' artwork when possible (use right-click to get to menu).
10. Fixed: Truncation tooltips prevented regular tooltips from appearing.
11. Fixed: When importing a FLAC with embedded CUE file, the last track could have the wrong duration.

18.0.153 (3/18/2013)

1. Changed: FLAC tag values are no longer null terminated (could cause problems with Asian characters on Linux MPD devices).
2. Fixed: YouTube was not working in some cases (hopefully fixed, but please report if you are still experiencing problems).
3. Changed: Improved the categories shown in Theater View > YouTube.
4. Changed: Manually adjusting the volume while the volume is muted will unmute the volume.
5. NEW: The command line allows making MCWS web service calls: MC18.exe "/MCWS/v1/Playback/Pause?State=-1" (does not require Media Network to be running or a server to be listening).
6. SDK: Added MCWS/v1/Playback/LinkZones and MCWS/v1/Playback/UnlinkZone.
7. SDK: Added MCC_LINK_ZONE (10060) and MCC_UNLINK_ZONE (10061).
8. SDK: Added MCWS/v1/Playback/PlayDoctor to allow a simple entry to starting Play Doctor playback using a seed.

18.0.152 (3/18/2013)

1. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
2. Changed: A couple of small tweaks to audio encoding for video conversion.
3. Fixed: On some systems with multiple optical drives, CD ripping would not work because MC would see the drives as duplicates.

18.0.150 (3/14/2013)

1. NEW: Ceton television devices can be disabled or enabled individually so users can avoid conflicts when using them on different machines.
2. Faster: Improved performance of Media Network device discovery (more reliable detection, fewer resources needed).
3. Fixed: HD television channels played poorly on Ceton devices that were installed as network devices.
4. Fixed: A few bugs relating to CD ripping with multiple drives.

18.0.149 (3/13/2013)

1. Fixed: The program did not properly handle relative paths that started with a backslash (which means starting on the current drive).
2. Faster: The core 24-bit PCM to 64-bit (internal format) conversion is about 4x faster.
3. Fixed: The sorting of orders of television devices on TV Options window did not work for Ceton tuners.

18.0.148 (3/12/2013)

1. Fixed: Televion playback could fail in build 146 for certain digital television devices.
2. SDK: Any MCWS file function can save the files to a playlist (ie. MCWS/v1/Playback/Playlist?Action=Save&SaveMode=Playlist&SaveName=My%20Group\My%20Playlist).
3. SDK: Added MCWS/v1/Playlist/Delete to allow playlist deleting (requires an authenticated connection) (ie. MCWS/v1/Playlist/Delete?PlaylistType=Path&Playlist=My%20Group\My%20Playlist).
4. Fixed: The Action Window would not reload colors properly when switching skins until restarting the program (again).

18.0.147 (3/11/2013)

1. Faster: Improved performance while ripping movies.
2. Fixed: The Action Window would not reload colors properly when switching skins until restarting the program.
3. Fixed: Fill Properties From Filename could incorrectly apply a value from the previous file in certain cases.
4. Fixed: When a DLL showed user interface, it could lead to a crash (like the WASAPI - Event Style configuration dialog, etc.).
5. Fixed: Global hotkeys were not working.
6. Fixed: Remote buttons could not work in some cases.

18.0.146 (3/8/2013)

1. Fixed: Possible user interface crashes in build 145.
2. Fixed: Race condition that could cause Play Doctor usage in linked zones to create playlists that were different in different zones.
3. Fixed: Clicking tab text did not work in build 145.
4. NEW: Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD television device support. It is still unfinished. For example, live channel switching does not work. You have to Stop one channel before starting another.
5. Fixed: Scan for television channels did not work in the last few builds.
6. Fixed: Configure button on Television Options window did not work.
7. Changed: Digital television devices running in non-time-shifting mode also use Red October settings (previously Red October settings were used only in time-shifting mode).
8. Fixed: Options > Audio > Configure input plug-in... was not working.
9. Fixed: The image printing wizard was crashing on close.
10. Fixed: The image preview view state was not being preserved properly during back / forward navigation.

18.0.145 (3/7/2013)

1. Fixed: Seeking while bitstreaming DSD could crash.
2. Fixed: Opening the Tag Action Window could incorrectly zoom into the field under the mouse.
3. Fixed: Manually switching tracks was not updating the playing file as quickly as expected for the last few builds.
4. Fixed: The Action Window navigation list was not using the proper background color with some skins.
5. Fixed: When linking a zone to another zone that was already playing, not all playback settings would by synchronized to the playing zone so they might change tracks at different points.
6. Fixed: Linked zones could account for drift in a slightly incorrect way across track transitions, causing an unnecessary resync (sounds like a pause and resume).

18.0.144 (3/6/2013)

1. NEW: DLNA audio conversion when using Convert Always, added more sample rates to convert to.
2. Fixed: Skins that used glass were not working nicely with webpage and other views that needed to disable glass.
3. Fixed: Some WMV video files would not play (Red October now handles Windows Media screen and voice codecs automatically).
4. Fixed: Showing a right-click menu could leave the focus in an undefined state.
5. Fixed: Drag-n-drop could leave the mouse "captured" by the source window so some mouse actions wouldn't work properly.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The builds 137-143

18.0.143 (3/1/2013)

1. Fixed: The Move,copy,rename dialog was broken in the previous two builds.

18.0.142 (2/28/2013)

1. Fixed: Playing Now Overview was not working nicely.
2. Fixed: Fixed a possible crash due to internal user interface changes.
3. Changed: When displaying Recordings in standard television view, the date column shows the date value from "Date Recorded" field, instead of showing only the day of week name.
4. Changed: Image captions in Theater View show something nice in search, details lists, etc. and are user-customizable (they are still intentionally suppressed in image thumbnail lists).
5. Changed: Updated Korean language file (thanks to Junghwnan).

18.0.141 (2/27/2013)

1. Changed: Czech language translation updated (thanks to Johnny B).
2. Fixed: Input plugins were not getting properly installed on a fresh install, causing possible import or playback problems.
3. NEW: Added WASAPI Event Style option "Play a little silence on DoP stop (removes click with some DACs)".
4. Fixed: Television could crash with the last few builds in certain cases.
5. Changed: More work on keyboard focus system (shortcuts were not working in some cases, etc.).
6. Changed: MC18.exe /MCC allows a space after the comma (ie. "MC18.exe /MCC 10011, -1").
7. Fixed: Auto-complete path suggestions shown in a filename editor could output an extra backslash.
8. Fixed: Pressing tab to select an edit control suggestion could incorrectly shift the focus to the next control on the dialog.

18.0.140 (2/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Broken mp4 autofps transcoding.
2. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
3. Fixed: Keyboard shorcuts were not always working in some cases depending on the input focus.
4. Fixed: When closing a modal dialog, the input focus would not be restored to the control it was on before the dialog.
5. Fixed: Playing Now would not auto-size columns properly when loading when the auto-size option was enabled.
6. Fixed: Detached display visibility was following the parent window, so switching tabs would unexpectedly hide the detached display.
7. Faster: Returning from full screen image playback is faster.
8. Changed: DLNA: Only provide upnp:albumArtist (Twonky specific field) for devices that specifically request it. This will mostly affect display on renderers when MC is the controller. Some devices accept this field but it interferes with the standard items like {upnp:artist role=AlbumArtist}
9. Fixed: Starting bookmarked audio playback from a stopped state would put the position slider at zero instead of the bookmark position.


Experimental testing build not released to the public.

18.0.138 (2/22/2013)

1. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
2. NEW: Handhelds get expanded video conversion profiles.
3. NEW: Added autofps mpeg4 conversions.
4. Fixed: Small typo in naming of Audio Calibration clips (Tools > Advanced Tools > Audio Calibration...).
5. Fixed: A file encoded to DSD (DSF format) using the JRiver encoder would show as 1/8 the length in Foobar.
6. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).


Experimental testing build not released to the public.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The builds 130-136

18.0.136 (2/19/2013)

1. Fixed: Get Cover Art From Internet was incorrectly showing a small preview with no dimensions (only applies to last few builds since the JPEG engine was changed).

18.0.135 (2/19/2013)

1. Fixed: Gizmo would not connect to build 134 due to an unintentional change in the 'ProgramName' MCWS response.
2. Fixed: Switching the focus to a different application while a list editor was open could lead to a crash.
3. Changed: Removed Computer Audiophile scrobbling (it's no longer supported by Computer Audiophile).
4. Fixed: Editing a scheduler task could switch the time for a one-time event to the current time.
5. Changed: Disable high precision seek for DLNA control, helps with broken renderers (i.e. Denon).
6. Changed: DLNA type for non-converted ts files to work on more devices (i.e. new WDTV and Bravia TV's).

18.0.134 (2/18/2013)

1. Fixed: The position slider was not working properly at the end of a track in some cases.
2. Fixed: Cross-fades were not being applied properly with ranged (CUE, etc.) playback.
3. Fixed: Some WAV files could be incorrectly detected as DTS WAV files, possibly causing them to fail to import or play.
4. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
5. SDK: Setting an audio stream / language with MCC_PLAYBACK_ENGINE_SET_AUDIO_STREAM works with DVD.
6. Changed: Tightened up user-facing naming so the program will only be referred to as "JRiver Media Center 18" or "Media Center" (but not other derivates like "Media Center 18", etc.).

18.0.133 (2/15/2013)

1. Fixed: CUE (or other ranged) playback was not handling position correctly on track transitions, so the position slider could show an unexpected result.
2. Fixed: Image acquisition could crash.
3. Fixed: Acquiring images from some WPD devices like an Android phone could show a name of 'Not found' instead of something intuitive like 'Galaxy Nexus'.
4. Fixed: Some internet radio streams with ICY data were not being supported, causing no metadata and audible clicks (, etc.).
5. NEW: Switched JPEG engines (marginally faster, makes JRImage smaller, and works cross-platform).
6. Fixed: Thumbnails could be incorrect with the new JPEG engine with certain image dimensions.
7. Fixed: A few UI related issues specific to build 132.
8. Fixed: Right-click while holding down the left mouse button could be a little touchy when doing multiple files at once.

18.0.132 (2/14/2013)

1. Fixed: Exporting a playlist with a dot in the name could cause the default export name to be truncated.
2. Changed: DLNA, reworked mimetype and DLNA type for mpeg2-ts containers to better describe them and their content. Could help playback on some devices.
3. Fixed: ATI Theater 550 Pro analog television tuner did not work.
4. NEW: Added 'CPU Features' to the System Info report so a user can check if MMX, SSE4.1, etc. is found.
5. Changed: Red October uses LAV filters version 0.55.3.
6. Fixed: SACD playback could have a slight tick between tracks when the ISO file used DST compression.
7. Faster: The program does less work between tracks when switching between two files of the same format.
8. Changed: DSD playback as PCM uses continuous filters between tracks instead of new filters each track, removing a possible subtle noise at track boundaries.
9. Fixed: Partial watch marks were showing on unexpected television recordings in Theater View.
10. Fixed: Input focus was not working properly in Display View for the last few builds (so escape, enter, space, etc. didn't work properly in Display View).
11. Fixed: YouTube integration was not working due to changes to YouTube's site.
12. Fixed: Unseeded Play Doctor lists with lots of variety were not working.
13. Fixed: A 'FILE' line in a FLAC + embedded CUE could cause problems.

18.0.131 (2/6/2013)

1. Changed: When bitstreaming DSD using ASIO, five channel content will be output using a standard 5.1 channel ordering (with the subwoofer silenced).
2. Changed: Revised keyboard focus system used by Standard View (hopefully an internal change, but please report any issues).
3. Changed: Switching to a different active program no longer cancels an in-place edit.


Experimental testing build not released to the public.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The build 129

18.0.129 (2/5/2013)

1. Fixed: Television recordings were not imported in the last few builds.
2. Fixed: Television channel scanning did not work in the last few builds.
3. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
4. Fixed: A Windows "drive not found" box could appear in some cases.
5. Fixed: A library view that only showed a single file would lead to unexpected navigation results in Theater View.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The builds 127-128

18.0.128 (2/1/2013)

1. Fixed: The random number generator used for ASIO dither could behave as coherent instead of incoherent ( ).
2. Faster: The ListCombine(...) and ListCount(...) expressions are much faster.
3. Fixed: Watch marks could show unexpectedly simply because a television recording was configured to start a few minutes before the show started.
4. Fixed: Deleting a file from Media Center and disk while the file was actively being converted by the Format Converter could lead to a crash (the results of doing this will still be undefined; do not delete the original files until after conversion).
5. Changed: Restored support for legacy APE file playback.

18.0.127 (1/31/2013)

1. Changed: Red October uses LAV filters version 0.55.2.
2. Changed: When using the IE web browser engine on Windows 8, compatibility mode was not disabled (causing many websites to render incorrectly, including JRiver).
3. Changed: When running a manual import, files previously determined to be bad will be reanalyzed. This makes it easy to get something off the naughty list if it is there incorrectly.
4. Changed: Drag-n-drop of a file into Media Center that was marked as bad will try to reanalyze the file instead of showing a data record with no metadata.
5. Fixed: The vertical sliders in the Equalizer were responding to user input in a reversed direction.
6. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun!).

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The builds 123-126

18.0.126 (1/30/2013)

1. Changed: Improved The Onion support in Theater View > News.
2. NEW: Added ListSort(...) and ListClean(...) expressions.
3. Changed: Tuned how the Watched(...) expression and watch marks in Theater View work ( ).
4. Changed: The IsRange(...) expression function will not consider a string value equivalent to zero when evaluating a numeric range (so IsRange(A, 0-9) will now return 0 instead of 1).
5. Fixed: The Car Radio bar did not work regenerate random smartlists with each click when they were assigned to a button.
6. Fixed: Holding down a Car Radio button could leave the button in a strange state.
7. Fixed: The Media Server tray icon menu would not appear in some cases.
8. Changed: Global expression variables stored with Save(...) can be accessed by using brackets (ie. "Save(It works!, v)[v]" will output "It works!").
9. Fixed: When returning to Theater View when it was zoomed into a single file, the cursor would not be in a reliable place.
10. NEW: Added ASIO option 'Device uses only most significant 24-bits (Lynx, etc.)'. This combined with dithering provides a theoretical S/N improvement for devices where this is true.
11. Changed: Czech language translation updated (thanks to Johnny B).
12. NEW: Added an optional mode to ListCombine(...) expression function to allow outputting only values in common to both lists.

18.0.125 (1/28/2013)

1. Changed: Corrected translation errors in Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
2. Fixed: Empty directory detection was not working with the last couple builds.
3. Changed: LAV Video decoder is used by Red October for DVD decoding in more cases[ (should be an internal change, but please report any DVD issues, and include the OS you're using).
4. Changed: VideoClock works better with videos that start with an unknown frame rate or change frame rates during playback.
5. NEW: Added Options > Video > Display Settings > Wait after change (use if display changes slowly).
6. Fixed: Image playback and other video hardware accelerated views were not working on some older video hardware.
7. Changed: Renamed 'JRSS v2.0™ surround sound' to 'JRSS™ mixing' so that it's more clear it's used for both upmixing and downmixing.
8. NEW: The computer will not be allowed to sleep while serving media or ripping discs.

18.0.124 (1/25/2013)

1. Changed: When running in server mode (MC not visible), only respond to Green Button remote command.


Experimental testing build not released to the public.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The builds 121-122

18.0.122 (1/25/2013)

1. Fixed: Build problem in build 121.

18.0.121 (1/24/2013)

1. Changed: Changed default setting of "Tools / Options / Client Options (when connected to a library server) / Auto sync with server" to TRUE.
2. Fixed: In rare cases TV recordings could be imported as audio.
3. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
4. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio SDK 4.11 (improves encoding and decoding speed by using SSE).
5. Changed: Use backup VIDEO_TS.BUP file if it exists and we're missing the VIDEO_TS.IFO file.
6. Fixed: TV Guide in Theater View was not showing programs in the future.
7. Changed: Search engine number and date range evaluation was not working as expected in some cases.
8. Changed: Updated to madVR v0.85.8.
9. Changed: Red October HQ, using madVR, now works nicely with Detached Display (thanks to madshi for adding the interface IMadVRSubclassReplacement to madVR).
10. Fixed: The default zone could appear to have its settings reset if no zones were ever created or destroyed (settings will be back with this build).
11. NEW: Updated Facebook image uploader to use the latest Facebook Graph APIs.
12. Fixed: The thumbnail size slider (and possibly others) were not working nicely with the keyboard and mouse wheel.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The builds 113-120

18.0.120 (1/22/2013)

1. Changed: Improved buffer management in the audio part of video playback so that it better adapts to lumpy decoding, lumpy DSP, and computer performance.
2. Fixed: DVD playback could stutter with the last couple builds.
3. Fixed: Some internet streams using wma format would not play reliably, or would play but crash on stop. (e.g. streams from SiriusXMStreamer application).
4. Fixed: Ripping multiple movie discs (DVD/Blu-ray) would sometimes show outdated information from the previous disc in the rip progress action window.

18.0.119 (1/21/2013)

1. Changed: Fixed-width dialogs scale their width when using oversized fonts (either in Options > Tree & View or through a large DPI setting in Windows).
2. Fixed: The 'Reset Settings' dialog was not working nicely with large fonts.
3. Fixed: Tooltips would not hide properly if a popup was shown while they were showing.
4. Changed: LAV's aggressive deinterlacing for MPEG-2 content is disabled for DVD ( ).
5. Fixed: DLNA audio conversion was downmixing to stereo sometimes when it shouldn't have.
6. Changed: DLNA audio conversion: when in the "convert unsupported formats" mode the DSP settings under advanced are now used. This will help when multichannel material needs to be converted to stereo (under advanced) for most devices.
7. Fixed: Thumbnails for some types of videos were not working on Library Server clients (you might need to manually do Cover Art > Rebuild Thumbnail on the client one time).
8. Fixed: Clicking 'Add Note' in the Notes view and immediately switching away could lead to a crash.
9. Fixed: The search control could show a stale tooltip after coming out of Wizard mode.
10. Changed: Convolution auto-configuration switching supports the marker _1764 for a sample rate.
11. Changed: Carnac leaves image names IMG_####, MVI_####, and SAM_#### intact (instead of changing them to Img ####, etc.)
12. Changed: If a video has a pure black frame at the thumbnail location, the thumbnailer will seek one minute farther into the file and try again.
13. Fixed: Date ranges like [Last Played]=10m-300m were not being evaluated properly by the search engine.
14: Changed: DLNA: For aggregate DVD's and MPEG2 DVD Autofps conversion, change the DLNA flags to reflect the target framerate.
15: Fixed: DLNA: When convert when necessary was set for video, mkv's with mpeg2 should have been converted (since the DLNA protocol doesn't require mkv support) but were not. They will be now.

18.0.118 (1/18/2013)

1. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun!).
2. Fixed: Backed out a change from 18.0.107 that was preventing some renderers from seeing audio and image files.
3. Fixed: In some cases the search engine was not ignoring accented letters as expected.
4. Fixed: The mouse cursor was not changing properly with build 117.
5. Fixed: With certain DSP enabled, it could cause audio during video playback to skip more than necessary.
6. Changed: The mouse wheel on the position slider seeks instead of fast forward / rewinds.
7. Fixed: Mouse wheel handling was not working properly for the last few builds.
8. Changed: JPEG tagging preserves the file creation date.
9. Fixed: Interface plugin views were not working nicely with tabs.
10. Fixed: ZoneSwitch was not working as expected if the play zone was already active.
11. Changed: When attempting to play something other than audio to a linked zone, an error is shown offering to unlink and continue or cancel playback.
12. Fixed: Starting Play Doctor with an empty seed was not working nicely in some cases.

18.0.117 (1/16/2013)

1. Fixed: When using the Chromium browser engine and starting directly into Theater View, it could cause problems with madVR entering exclusive mode.
2. Fixed: In some cases MC would report zero files on a valid Blu-ray disc in rip action window.
3. Changed: The launcher accepts a simplified syntax for commands, so "MC18.exe /Command Pause" can be written "MC18.exe /Pause". (/Command is unnecessary for all commands, but supported for backwards compatibility)

18.0.116 (1/16/2013)

1. NEW: DoP bitstreaming supports any number of channels (instead of only stereo).
2. Changed: Audio Path displays more useful information when bitstreaming and it allows the blue light to come on (ie. direct mode).
3. Fixed: A few UI issues with build 115.
4. Fixed: Picking a sample rate in DSP Studio > Output Format could crash in rare cases.
5. Fixed: CD ripping crashes due to internal messaging system changes.
6. Fixed: Browsing for folders using the system dialog didn't properly disable the dialog that started the browse, making it possible to incorrectly perform other actions behind the browse dialog.

18.0.115 (1/15/2013)

1. Changed: Audio bitrates for video conversion.
2. NEW: Added MPEG/DVD autofps video conversion.
3. Changed: Revised mp4 and h264ts video conversion to conform to 4.0 profile (was 4.1).

18.0.114 (1/14/2013)

1. Fixed: Possible crash with build 113 due to internal changes.
2. Fixed: Gapped fade between tracks mode could have an audible hiccup when resampling using the last few builds.
3. NEW: Added 352,800 Hz as a possible resampling option in DSP Studio > Output Format.
4. Fixed: Caching of drive availability could lead to a case where auto-import would incorrectly remove a file on a hard drive that comes and goes (like a USB drive with a power switch, etc.).
5. Fixed: The mouse was not always working nicely with vertical child rollers in Theater View.

18.0.113 (1/11/2013)

1. Changed: Renamed the MP4TS conversion selections to H264-TS and made the MPEG2 more consistently descriptive.
2. NEW: Add smart frame rate conversions (_AUTOFPS). H264 targets maintain the original framerate. MPEG2TS targets convert to the nearest valid frame rate.
3. Changed: Updated the DLNA content flags.
4. Changed: the Samsung bd/tv template to remove the PS3 compat flag and to change the default conversion to H264-TS.
5. Changed: Internal revisions to how threads and messaging are handled (should be internal change, but please report any issues).

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The builds 107-112

18.0.112 (1/11/2013)

1. Fixed: Calibration files that intentionally played sound out only one channel could trigger the pseudo-surround detection algorithm and cause unexpected channel mixing.
2. Fixed: An audio file that could not be parsed could cause a crash during import with build 18.0.111.
3. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
4. Changed: Updated LAV filters to .55.1

18.0.111 (1/10/2013)

1. Fixed: Reference counting error on server serving client live television channels.
2. Changed: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
3. NEW: Audio Calibration tool that can play user configurable test signals useful for calibration and testing (Tools > Advanced Tools > Audio Calibration).
4. Changed: Moved the advanced tool 'Create Test Clips...' into 'Audio Calibration...' (use the 'Create Files' on the bottom left).
5. Fixed: 'Update Library (from tags)' was not working with data files.
6. Fixed: Certain changes made with the 'Organize Favorites...' tool could be lost when restarting the program.
7. NEW: Added basic support for FLAC files with embedded CUE files.

18.0.110 (1/9/2013)

1. Changed: When deciding the order of "importance" of various Blu-ray playlists of similar (but different) durations for a movie title, MC now picks based on number of audio streams (if they differ) rather than duration.
2. Changed: If a NaN (not a number) or infinity value enters the audio engine, it will trigger protect mode (protect mode is a digital fuse system added to v16 that switches to silence if an invalid or dangerous signal is played).
3. Fixed: The pink noise creation in build 109 could output incorrect values for the first few samples.
4. Fixed: When deleting a file that had been zoomed automatically in Theater View, the program could go back two levels instead of one afterwards.
5. Changed: The Theater View file info panel no longer hides automatically if the focus shifts to the top roller (because that causes unexpected backs when using a mouse).
6. NEW: The low-pass fiter used for DSD-to-PCM conversion can be configured in Options > Audio > Advanced > Configure input plug-in... > DSD Plugin...
7. Changed: Updated LAV filters to .55

18.0.109 (1/8/2013)

1. Fixed: When playing a long track, volume protection could incorrectly engage and set the volume to 20% when switching to the next track.
2. Fixed: With resampling enabled, the setting to play sequential album tracks gapless would not work properly if the between track mode was gapped.
3. Changed: Switched pink noise generation to use the high quality Larry Trammell method (thanks to Larry).
4. Changed: Create Test Clips (in Tools > Advanced Tools) creates narrow band pink noise that's useful for volume calibration.
5. Changed: Updated the French language translation (thanks rlebrette).
6. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
7. NEW: DSP Studio > Analyzer reports the overall and per channel RMS volume.
8. Changed: Added new formats to the video conversion dialog.
9. Changed: Removed non-streamable conversion formats from DLNA video conversion.
10. Changed: Tweaked WMV conversion.
11. Fixed: Recording a TV channel with channel name containing some special characters might cause unexpected result.

18.0.108 (1/7/2013)

1. Fixed: Mouse wheel handling was not working properly in build 107.
2. Changed: Rollers in Theater View support basic HTML text formatting tokens, like several other areas of the program.
3. Fixed: When changing a disc number, the program would not refresh the album analyzer fields like 'Complete Album'.
4. Fixed: When an ASIO driver issued a hardware reset, the program could repeat the last track instead of advancing when using a gap for the between tracks mode.
5. NEW: Added playback commands to skip the the previous and next album or artist (Main Menu > Player > Skip To).
6. Changed: Added support to the launcher (MC18.exe) for commands: /Command PreviousAlbum; /Command NextAlbum; /Command PreviousArtist; /Command NextArtist.
7. Fixed: Some command line commands that used the form MC18.exe /Command Param1 Param2 would not honor Param2 properly.
8. Changed: The pink noise generated by Tools > Advanced Tools > Create Test Clips is at -20dB, a level commonly used for reference volume calibration.
9. NEW: Added 30/60 fps option in Video > Display Settings, to separate 30/60 fps video from NTSC videos.

18.0.107 (1/4/2013)

1. Fixed: Loudness was not accounting for reference volume levels lower than 100% properly.
2. Change: Updated Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
3. Fixed: The DLNA controller option Disable Transport Events wasn't working.
4. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
5. Fixed: FLAC audio had blank or wrong "Compression" field.
6. Fixed: Returning to Theater View when zoomed to a file could cause there to be no secondary roller.
7. NEW: Allow the title for a DLNA item to be modified by an expression.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The builds 105-106

18.0.106 (1/3/2012)

1. Changed: Red October does not use the decoding built into madVR (was causing problems with DVD playback).
2. Changed: To use video decoding built into madVR, you can use Custom video mode and add a rule to use a 'Video renderer (with integrated decoding)'.
3. Fixed: Playback of CUE files over Library Server client when conversion was enabled did not work nicely.
4. Changed: The 'Bitdepth simulator' in parametric equalizer exposes optional dithering.
5. NEW: Added the output bitdepth '24-bit (with dithering)' to DSP Studio > Output Format.
6. NEW: Dithering of bitdepth conversion is optional with ASIO in Options > Audio Output mode settings. (dithering has no effect / is bit-perfect until you make signal changes like volume or other DSP).
7. Changed: Ratings field is now imported from (and written to) XMP tags in JPEG files.

18.0.105 (1/2/2012)

1. Changed: Tuned the DSD-to-PCM low-pass to more aggressively remove high frequency DSD noise since remaining noise can cause plainly audible distortion with some DACs.
2. Fixed: Conversion from 24-bit ALAC audio created 16-bit files.
3. Fixed: Doing a hold-down of the previous / next buttons could cause problems if the mouse moved away from the button before mouse up.
4. Changed: While a button is held down with the left button, the mouse is captured to only that button (previously the button would release if the mouse left).
5. Fixed: The 'Open File' dialog was not working properly with filenames that contained semi-colons.
6. Fixed: Car Radio would act like a button had been held down, even if it had only been clicked.
7. Changed: Made the 'Car Radio' feature optional in Options > General > Features.
8. Changed: When going into a Theater View library item that only contains a single file, the file will be 'zoomed' automatically.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Under Construction

The MC Change Logs are moving. MC18 is not a beta anymore and it'll move here. MC17 Change Log has moved to a new address: The blog posts here may be missing for a short while (shouldn't take long when it happens).


The construction work is now complete.

Monday, December 31, 2012

The builds 91-104

18.0.104 (12/31/2012)

1. Fixed: WAV files created by other programs (like WMP and others) containing tags in the RIFF header could be imported with garbled tag values.
2. Fixed: Holding down the previous and next player buttons was not doing a fast forward / rewind.
3. Changed: Updated Chinese Language file (thanks kelijun).
4. Fixed: YouTube downloads were not working for some videos.
5. Changed: When changing the volume quickly with Loudness enabled, the sound is smoother (previously there could be a subtle ticking sound).
6. Fixed: When rip/encode simultaneous was enabled in advanced rip options, MC would not always allow multiple audio CD's to be ripped concurrently.
7. Fixed: Secure rip log files were not being written with the correct Windows style end of line characters (\r\n).
8. Fixed: wmv encoding. Broken by changes in 18.0.95
9. Fixed: The 'Add New Field' button would unnecessarily disable on the field management dialog when no field was selected.
10. Fixed: When using large fonts, the text in the player area could be the wrong size when using a skin that doesn't support playerbar resizing.
11. Fixed: The IE web browser engine could crash when starting.
12. Changed: When using MCC_PLAY_TV (30002), an error message is shown when the channel specified is not found (previously it would fail silently).
13. Changed: Renamed the new WASAPI - Event Style option from "Maximize hardware volume during playback" to "Maximize device volume during playback" to better match Windows naming.
14. Changed: Removed the 'Mute on start' WASAPI - Event Style option (it was added to see if it helped with DSD/PCM transitions, and it did not).
15. Changed: The WASAPI - Event Style option "Maximize device volume during playback" also clears / restores the mute state if the device is muted.
16. Fixed: Deleting a zone could leave stale 'Send To' menu items in the MRU list.
17. Fixed: When switching to Theater View with a toolbar button, the tooltip could remain visible.
18. Fixed: The math parser did not nicely handle when a function was used with less parameters than it required (applies to Math(...) in expression engine, etc.)

18.0.103 (12/21/2012)

1. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).


Internal build not released to the public.

18.0.101 (12/21/2012)

1. Changed: M3U and ASX playlist export could use JRiver-specific XML filenames in some cases.
2. NEW: Added the WASAPI - Event Style option 'Maximize hardware volume during playback'.
3. Fixed: Thumbnail creation for videos was not working in builds 98-100.
4. Fixed: Taskbar button images were not appearing with builds 98-100.
5. Fixed: Additional bug associated with translated television tuner type text string.
6. Changed: Updated Russian translation file (thanks, Vladimir).
7. Change: Updated Chinese Language file. (Thanks, kelijun).
8. Changed: Updated all translation files to include the latest strings from the source code.
9. Fixed: Ripping multiple audio discs could create a duplicate rip progress action window.
10. Fixed: In certain cases the user would have to click on "Insert a disc and click here" in the rip action window even though an audio disc was already present in the drive.

18.0.100 (12/20/2012)

1. Fixed: Subtitles and the OSD were not working with madVR (only applies to builds 98 and 99).

18.0.99 (12/20/2012)

1. Fixed: Television channels would not work after changing language used, if television tuner type string had been translated.
2. NEW: Added type "Disabled" on tuner type selection when configuring a television tuner.
3. Fixed: Transparent overlay windows were not drawing properly in build 98.
4. Changed: Revised the new allocation system used for images so that it's as fast on Win8 as it is on Win7.
5. Changed: When exporting a playlist on a Library Server client to M3U or ASX, the server filename will be used if it's reachable by the client (instead of using a URL to the server).
6. Fixed: The program could start at its default window position (maximized on the primary monitor) instead of the last shutdown position.

18.0.98 (12/19/2012)

1. Faster: Lower resource usage and faster performance due to core image framework improvements. More here:
2. Changed: Updated the Indonesian translation (thanks elda).
3. Fixed: The program did not nicely handle a streaming HTTP URL that redirected to an MMS stream (used by SiriusXMStreamer, etc.).
4. Fixed: In certain cases, 'Volume Leveling' with Replay Gain might not be enabled even if it looked enabled in DSP Studio (please double-check your DSP Studio setting with the new build).

18.0.97 (12/18/2012)

1. Changed: Renamed the DoP marker format 'dCS, Meitner, etc. (0xAA)' to 'Legacy format (0xAA)' since it's only required with older devices.
2. Fixed: Build 95 and 96 were not working on machines without SSE 4.1.
3. Fixed: Following a movie rip, the recently ripped playlist would be continually re-displayed until the action window was closed.
4. Fixed: Disk Writer output could hang in some cases.
5. Changed: Disk Writer names files using the time the output started instead of using artist / name fields (which don't really make sense for video).
6. Fixed: Live source like loopback and line-in did not work nicely with disk writer.
7. Changed: When doing live playback, WASAPI and ASIO were using 10ms as the maximum hardware buffer size. This could lead to audio hiccups, so now the user setting is always honored. If you do loopback playback, you might try a small buffer size to reduce latency.
8. Changed: Improved buffer allocation scheme used by WASAPI - Event Style, so that lower latency settings will work better.
9. Changed: Updated to madVR v0.85.4.MC (custom update for Media Center) when using Red October HQ.
10. Changed: Czech language translation updated (thanks to Johnny B).
11. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).

18.0.96 (12/17/2012)

1. Fixed: The disc insert dialog could display with no default selection.
2. Changed: Improved support for Blu-ray subtitles where multiple subtitles are supposed to appear on the screen at once.
3. Changed: When doing quick zoom (keys 1-9) while viewing an image, the OSD will show the zoom level.
4. Changed: When zooming an image, the OSD shows the zoom level for the default show time of 3 seconds instead of 7 seconds.
5. Changed: The new right-click while holding the left mouse button action for in-place editing works better when multiple items are selected.
6. Changed: Updated to madVR v0.85.4 when using Red October HQ.
7. Fixed: Blu-ray and DVD discs could not be ripped when selected from the "New Media Action" dialog.

18.0.95 (12/14/2012)

1. Changed: Updated Chinese language file. Thanks kelijun.
2. NEW: You can in-place edit under the mouse cursor by doing a right-click while holding the left mouse button down (or by pressing the keyboard menu key while holding the left mouse button down).
3. Faster: The core string hash function (used to build library views, run searches, etc.) uses SSE 4.1 when possible and is around 3x faster.
4. Faster: Core library data engine is faster when dealing with fields where only some files have a value for the field (makes searches, view switches, etc. faster).
5. Fixed: Launcher commands like MC18.exe /Mode Theater were not working properly if Media Center as not running.
6. Changed: Updated libav for video encoding.
7. Fixed: bug that could cause trouble with some video transcodings.
8. New: Added mpeg2 1080p transcoding option for DLNA.

18.0.94 (12/11/2012)

1. Faster: When clicking the search box, the search suggestion box appears faster.
2. Fixed: Dates way in the future (like 50,000 AD) could cause performance problems.
3. Changed: Tuned the aspect ratio handling for movies and TV shows.
4. Changed: Made thumbnail aspect ratio standardization optional (Options > Tree & View > Thumbnails > Standardize aspect ratios).
5. Changed: MC will show an information message box when it can not play a television channel due to lack of available tuner.
6. Changed: Updated to madVR v0.85.3 when using Red October HQ.
7. Fixed: Remove Tags did not work for AIFF files.
8. Changed: Merged the blank thumbnail images for video and television. Added [MC]\Data\Default Art\NoThumbVideo2x3.png that's used for movies and TV series.

18.0.93 (12/11/2012)

1. Fixed: Maximizing and restoring the main window could cause it to get confused about its own visibility, leading to problems with in-place editing (and possibly other things).
2. Fixed: If something were to hide the main window while the Tag Action Windows is editing, it could lead to a crash.
3. Changed: Updated German language file (thanks Bytestar).
4. Fixed: Searching in Options and then clicking 'OK' after making a change could lead to a crash.
5. Changed: ZoneSwitch was only engaging for files in the main library (so not when dragging and dropping from Explorer, etc.)
6. Changed: ZoneSwitch rules that don't specify zones to stop will always be evaluated, regardless of the current zone (rules that specify play and stop zones only engage when the current zone is in the play + stop zone set).
7. Changed: Updated LAV filters to .54.1
8. Changed: Updated madVR to v0.85.2 when using Red October HQ.
9. NEW: Added 'Reverse polarity' filter to Parametric Filter.
10. Fixed: Line breaking rules for text layout could put a trailing parenthesis on its own line (which didn't look right).
11. Fixed: Aspect ratio enforcement for movies and TV series thumbnails was not working nicely with the small icons (Alexicons) in a list.
12. Changed: When using madVR (i.e. Red October HQ), madVR's custom interface is used for video color control.
13. Fixed: Right-clicking on Action Window > Tag > Playlists would show two menus.
14. Fixed: Cleaned up the right-click menu for Action Window > Tag > Playlists so that it only shows items that make sense there (instead of showing all the items the regular tree shows).
15. Changed: When hardware acceleration option is on, television playback prefers DXVA over QuickSync.
16. Fixed: A few problems when ripping multiple movie discs - canceling didn't work, movie name didn't update in the action window, disc wouldn't eject after ripping.

18.0.92 (12/10/2012)

1. Fixed: Loudness was not working properly for video playback with some output formats.
2. Fixed: The automation SDK was not supporting name-based function lookups properly in IDispatch::GetIDsOfNames.
3. Fixed: OGG channel mapping for 5, 6, and 8 channel files was not correct.
4. Changed: More improvements to Arabic text rendering.
5. Changed: Updated all translation files to include the latest strings from the source code.
6. Fixed: Track Info visualizations would not always switch their image when switching tracks (may have only applied when using the Chromium engine).
7. Changed: When deleting files not included in a sync, the program will only delete files that are at the location it would have placed the file (the previous safety check tried to look at the base path, but didn't work well with complex base path rules that included expression functions).
8. Changed: TV Recordings list in Television Standard view no longer includes TV shows that are not recordings done inside MC.
9. Fixed: There could be a drawing artifact above the quick find toolbar.
10. Changed: TV series images use the same 2:3 aspect ratio enforcement scheme that movies use.

18.0.91 (12/7/2012)

1. NEW: Improved support for Arabic joining and bidi text layout in the font engine.
2. Fixed: Several issues with the COM automation system (only applies to builds after 78).
3. Faster: Drawing in the image editor uses bilinear stretching instead of supersampling to improve performance.
4. Faster: Improved the image editor rendering pipeline when building previews of tool effects.
5. Faster: The image editor 'Crop' tool preview drawing uses a custom SSE routine to darken portions of the image (must faster than a more general purpose method it was using previously).
6. Changed: TV guide entries more than 5 days in advance show the month abbreviated instead of the full name.
7. Changed: Made the Theater View keyboard narrower so that on a 1080p display using default sizing, there's about the same number of rows and columns on the keyboard (makes typing with arrows faster).
8. Changed: Moved the 'Clear' function for Theater View keyboard typing to a key after 'Backspace' instead of putting 'Clear Search' (or similar) on the top roller.
9. NEW: Theater View search supports texting-style typing using the number pad on a remote (1 is backspace, 0 is space, other numbers are letters).
10. NEW: 'Loudness' that applies (roughly) the ISO 226:2003 loudness correction curve as you turn down the volume to provide a more natural volume (requires using Internal Volume, reference level of Internal Volume defines the baseline, no correction is applied at volumes above baseline).

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The builds 71-90

18.0.90 (12/5/2012)

1. NEW: Multiple movie discs (Blu-ray, DVD) can be ripped at once.
2. Fixed: Customizing some burn settings like the between tracks mode would not work properly.
3. Changed: Parametric Equalizer only exposes channels above the standard 8 if DSP Studio > Output Format > Channels is configured to use more (also allows accessing up to 32 channels with Parametric Equalizer when using that many channels).
4. Fixed: When making a change in a Parametric Equalizer filter and then immediately switching to a different filter or DSP, the changes could be lost.
5. Changed: With the low and high shelf filters in Parametric Equalizer, the bandwidth setting alters the slope (previously it was ignored).

18.0.89 (12/5/2012)

1. Fixed: A few command line issues.

18.0.88 (12/4/2012)

1. NEW: ZoneSwitch feature that can route playback to zones based on rules (Menu > Player > Zones > ZoneSwitch...).
2. Fixed: Shell extensions were not working due to command line changes in build 85.
3. Fixed: The Auto-Import dialog could crash in some cases.
4. Changed: When using the automatic EPG download option, genre will be filled.
5. Fixed: Facebook upload was not working properly.

18.0.87 (12/3/2012)

1. NEW: The main / default title to play for a Blu-ray will be read from the AnyDVD disc.inf file if it exists.
2. Changed: Updated Chinese language file. Thanks kelijun.
3. Changed: When a 3d Theater View list changes to a full resolution image, the transition is smoother and more efficient.
4. Fixed: Aspect ratio management for thumbnails in Series and Season views for Theater View was not working properly.
5. Changed: Improved how Theater View 3d lists interact with touch.

18.0.86 (12/3/2012)

1. Fixed: If Theater View failed to create a device (possibly because of madVR exclusive), it could crash instead of retrying or showing an informative message.
2. Fixed: A few command line things were not working properly with build 85.

18.0.85 (11/30/2012)

1. SDK: Added command line option /ShowTreePath. For example: MC18.exe /ShowTreePath Audio\Recent
2. Changed: Revised command line system used by the main program and the launcher (should be internal change, but please report any issues).
3. Fixed: ID3v2 tags that used UTF-16 for the description field of the image frame (APIC) would not load properly.
4. Changed: Removed mini-skins from the view menu (may return later; more here:
5. NEW: Revised how movie thumbnails are handled with regards to blanks and aspect ratio (changes are experimental, feedback welcome).

18.0.84 (11/30/2012)

1. Changed: The popup message box is replaced with OSD message when starting a television channel in low disk space condition. The popup could not be seen because it hid behind the main window.
2. Changed: When disk space is lower than 20 GB, television in time-shifting mode will show a warning message periodically. When disk space is lower than 2 GB time-shifting will be canceled and can not be restarted.
3. Fixed: When switching audio tracks, the program could hang (only applies to build 78-82).


Experimental testing build not released to the public.

18.0.82 (11/29/2012)

1. NEW: Live playback (ASIO line-in and WASAPI loopback) are available with File > Open Live...
2. [NEW: Created a new latency management algorithm for live playback that better copes with DSPs that work in large blocks like convolution.
3. Changed: The Tag Action Window shows a truncation tooltip on mouse-over for any field name that isn't displayed completely.
4. Fixed: Deleting a zone while it was playing would cause a crash.
5. Fixed: In some cases the cache of similar artists would not work properly, causing Play Doctor to be slower than necessary.
6. Fixed: Zone linking and unlinking in conjunction with Play Doctor could lead to problems in some cases.
7. Changed: When a Blu-ray or DVD disc is temporarily unavailable, we no longer pop-up a message box. Instead, the list view for the disc shows appropriate text about the situation.
8. Fixed: Pane tagging could crash when picking the new value entry for a non-field type category.
9. Faster: The Theater View caption / template system is around 200x faster picking templates for files (should make file and guide views noticeably faster).
10. Fixed: After doing a Ctrl+A, a list could reset the selection to only the first item if the focus shifted.
11. Changed: Keyboard navigation in the main tree skips items that redirect to other items like the root of 'Audio', etc.
12. Changed: Revised the default video views in Standard View (only applies to a new user or if you reset views with View > Add View > Reset All Library Views To Default).

18.0.81 (11/28/2012)

1. Fixed: Some video files did not play on Library Server clients.
2. Fixed: MC could not do seeking, FF, REW, jump, etc. on video files that did play on LS clients.
3. Fixed: Shift+Up/Down wasn't working properly in the panes or tree.
4. Changed: Keyboard navigation in a tree no longer triggers auto-expand (use left/right to toggle expansion).
5. Changed: Left/right navigation in the panes works more logically with nested pane values (left/right does expansion on a parent item and switches panes on any other item).
6. Fixed: If starting Play Doctor playback encountered an error, it could crash.
7. Fixed: The Auto-Import dialog could crash with a pure virtual function call (hopefully fixed but unable to reproduce, so please report any problems).
8. Fixed: The 'Close' button on the top right of the bottom list in a library view had incorrect vertical text alignment.
9. Fixed: Vertical text alignment of the main player text could be off a little.
10. Fixed: Closing the program in Media Server mode could leave a view on the screen in some cases when using a glass-based skin.
11. Fixed: In edit controls with spell-checking, the red underline could draw in the wrong spot.
12. NEW: Added WASAPI - Event Style option 'Mute on start (eliminates hardware clicks when starting some hardware)'. May help DoP / PCM transitions on certain hardware (feedback appreciated).
13. Changed: Background television tasks (such as recording and EPG updating) are ignored if the TV feature is not enabled.

18.0.80 (11/27/2012)

1. Fixed: Drag-n-drop into Media Center from an external program was not working.
2. Fixed: The COM automation SDK was not working properly.
3. Fixed: Image playback was not working.
4. Fixed: Mousing over a thumbnail stack in a list did not animate through the images in the stack.
5. Changed: Return of several dialogs, including the incomplete shutdown, favorites organizer, etc.
6. Fixed: The Performer Store was not working with the Chromium browser engine.
7. Fixed: Fixed a couple formatting issues in the Performer Store.

18.0.79 (11/26/2012)

1. Fixed: When LS client plays a jtv file that is still actively been updated on the server, the duration was not updated if the "Play local file if one that matches Library Server file is found" option is on.
2. Changed: "Play local file if one that matches Library Server file is found" does not apply to jtv files.
3. Fixed: When a button transitioned states, it would animate a larger area of the UI than necessary (causing worse performance, and sometimes dueling animation).
4. Changed: Switched COM automation underpinnings away from MFC (should be internal change, but please report any new issues with plugins).
5. Changed: Updated Chinese language file. Thanks kelijun.
6. Changed: Removed remaining MFC from main program (some features will be unavailable for a while).

18.0.78 (11/19/2012)

1. Fixed: Possible crash when switching tracks.
2. Fixed: Remove Tags did not work for mp4 files.
3. Changed: Updated Chinese Language file. Thanks kelijun.
4. Fixed: On Windows 8, a fixed drive could (still) appear as a WMDM handheld device in some cases.
5. Fixed: When using the Chromium web browser engine, clicking a link that received special handling like a download from YouTube could result in an error page being shown.
6. Fixed: The mouse wheel was not working in Theater View with the last few builds.
7. Changed: The Podcast episode tag customization system uses the regular expression engine and expression editing control instead of using a special Podcast-only language.
8. Fixed: Maximizing options could cause clicking in the list to stop working.
9. Changed: Merged the audio CD burning effects options into the main CD burning options page (previously it was a separate popup).

18.0.77 (11/16/2012)

1. Fixed: Podcast webpage views were not working nicely with glass-based skins.
2. Fixed: The tooltip on the volume slider would not update while mouse-wheeling to show the new volume.
3. Fixed: If a panes view used the default sorting, right-click and double-click on a pane value could use files in a random order (instead of respecting the default sorting).
4. Fixed: ALAC mp4 files created in MC did not work in iPods because iPods do not support the newer MPEG-4 standard.
5. Fixed: Typed navigation in the panes could behave incorrectly if a pane item got selected that was particularly slow to evaluate.
6. Fixed: Using Party Mode with no password was not working properly.

18.0.76 (11/16/2012)

Experimental testing build not released to the public.

18.0.75 (11/15/2012)

1. Changed: Updated the user interface of the task creation / editing of the scheduler.
2. Changed: Updated Pix01 options and login user interface (and fixed a couple bugs).
3. Changed: Updated the 'Manage External Tools' dialog in the Send To (external) menu (now allows ordering).
4. Changed: Removed MFC from Theater View window (should be internal change, but please report any issues).
5. Changed: Tuned the animation used in Theater View to look and work better with a touch screen (in particular, drag and flick scrolling looks more natural and the selection bubble won't separate from the list).
6. Fixed: Main menu shortcuts like alt+f, etc. were not working properly.
7. Changed: In live TV for clients, if a client requests a channel change (of the same channel type), and the tuner on the server is serving that client alone, the channel change will be directly honored without having to load a new tuner.
8. Fixed: Switching between the Podcast root and Podcast home views could lead to problems.
9. Changed: Updated Facebook upload user interface (and fixed a few issues).
10. Changed: Facebook upload uses 1080p as the maximum size.
11. Changed: When uploading images to Facebook, login will only be required for the first uplooad.

18.0.74 (11/14/2012)

1. Changed: When manually selecting files from several albums (or other list groupings) and then doing an 'Export Playlist', only files from the first album would get exported instead of all files.
2. Changed: Revised the 'Export Playlist' dialog to use the latest JRiver user interface libraries.
3. Faster: String escapement used for building XML is much faster (used in many places in the program).
4. Changed: Improved the 'Resize Images' tool (can optionally output a copy instead of overwrite, supports output as PNG, etc.).
5. SDK: Skins can customize dialog / wizard header colors[ by adding a block to the skin XML and setting the TextColor and BackgroundColor (and defaults to edit colors instead of white / black).
6. NEW: USB-UIRT remote control transceiver now supported for IR blasting as well as IR receiving.
7. Changed: Revised the Party Mode and Access Control password dialogs.
8. Fixed: Older ATL-based interface plug-ins like Sleep Timer could crash.
9. Changed: Switched the old tune TV dialog that was a number pad to instead show Theater View's television guide (triggered by shortcut F7).

18.0.73 (11/13/2012)

1. Changed: Updated Chromium browser engine to Chromium 21.0.1180.91 (browser engine selectable in Options > Tree & View).
2. Changed: Updated Windows SDK to 8.0 (should be internal change, but please report any issues).
3. Changed: Updated LAV filters to 0.53.2. Fixes some DVD issues with Red October HQ.
4. Fixed: Using the Sort > Custom view header menu could lead to a crash.
5. Fixed: When deleting a TV recording from a client, in some cases it could incorrectly reappear.

18.0.72 (11/9/2012)

1. Faster: Toolbars are a little more efficient with regards to how they track which buttons should be enabled and disabled.
2. Faster: Switched core audio engine bitdepth conversion code to use SSE when possible.
3. Faster: DST decompression (used by SACD and DFF files) uses 4 threads for decoding instead of running single-threaded.
4. Fixed: Streaming Live TV to LS clients did not work for analog tuner/capture devices.
5. Changed: Updated simplified Chinese language file (thanks kelijun).
6. Faster: Theater View 3d lists are more efficient.
7. Faster: Creation of fonts that target an ideal size is much faster and more efficient (makes loading Theater View faster, etc.)
8. Changed: Updated Smartlist import / export dialog, import summary dialog, the clear library confirmation dialog, and add virtual handheld dialog to use latest JRiver user interface libraries.
9. Changed: When exporting a smartlist to a file, UTF-8 encoding is used (import should support any format).
11. Changed: Updated the player area text customization dialog (now uses standard expression editors, and exposes all the available special variables in the menu).
12. Changed: A drive exposed via WMDM will not appear as a handheld if it's larger than 300GB.
13. Changed: Removed 'Download more encoders...' button from Options > Encoding (all JRiver encoders are included with the program).
14. Changed: Moved interface plug-in management to Options > Services.
15. Changed: Move the 'Add Plug-in' button of Plug-in Manager to Options > General > Advanced > Add plug-in from file... (only really useful when developing a plugin).
16. Changed: Removed Plug-in Manager.


Experimental testing build not released to the public.