News

News gives a short overview about the extensions and adaptions of nessMediaCenter.
At our blog we report about backgrounds and give more detailed informations.

22. August 2014: Version 1.5.3 available

Common:
  • Intel: changeover to ScriptingBridge from AppleScript (iTunes, EyeTV, VLC)
MediaCenter:
  • Improved folder preview
  • Improved support of multiple displays
  • Re-implementation of missing internet features
  • Bug fixes (among others Miro podcast access, media show display)
  • Provider adaptions (among others Arte, MyVideo)
Media Presentation:
  • Optional sort by name, path or random
  • Optional endless playback

 19. July 2014: Version 1.5.2

Common:
  • DVD cover search by new provider: FreeCovers (Movie Info & MediaCenter)
  • Intel: changeover to ScriptingBridge from AppleScript (currently only for iTunes controlling)
  • NRW (Nikon camera RAW format) support for Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
MediaCenter:
  • Improved handling (scrolling):
    • asynchron creation of "combined" previews (iPhoto albums, iTunes movie playlists, folders)
    • asynchron search & load of DVD covers
  • iTunes:
    • improved support of (external) movie playlists
    • improved start of protected movies and TV shows (DRM)
  • Folders (pictures, movies, volumes): "combined" preview of included media
Media Presentation:
  • Pictures: improved presentation duration for "slower" computers or larger pictures

Important: Mac OS X 10.4 is still the minimum version for PPC (PowerPC), but from now on Mac OS X 10.5 is the minimum version for Intel.

 6. June 2014: Version 1.5.1

Remote Control:
  • Improved control of EyeTV (updated on 4/21/2014)
MediaCenter:
  • Optional: activation of EyeTV after selecting exit (updated on 4/21/2014, more infos at the blog)
  • Provider adaptions (among others BBC on 5/18/2014, ARD on 5/27/2014)

 18. April 2014: Version 1.5

Preferences:
  • (De)activate DLNA in the MediaCenter menu settings
MediaCenter:
  • Access to the media data available by DLNA / UPnP media server

 21. Februar 2014: Version 1.4.2

Preferences:
  • iPhoto events can be (de)activated in the menu settings
Remote Control:
  • wake up the system or display if it is asleep (updated on 3/10/2014)
MediaCenter:
  • iTunes control:
    • recognize folders as playlists
    • prevent iTunes to show the music browser window (updated on 3/10/2014)
  • iTunes DRM playback: improved handling (updated on 3/14/2014)
  • iPhoto: show albums and / or events
  • Provider adaptions

 18. January 2014: Version 1.4.1

Multi-display aware:
  • MediaCenter, DVD and media presentation (fullscreen display) are now multi-display aware
MediaCenter:
  • New German providers: RTL Nitro Now, ZAPP (NDR)
DVD cover (MediaCenter & Movie Infos):
  • Provider adaptions

 20. Dember 2013: Version 1.4

MediaCenter control by trackpad, (magic) mouse and mouse wheel:
  • Swipe down & up to select next & previous entry
  • Left mouse click to select the entry
  • Right mouse click to move one level up
Media Presentation control by trackpad, (magic) mouse and mouse wheel:
  • Swipe right & left to select next & previous entry (or jump forward & backward)
  • Right mouse click to show presentation menu
DVD Presentation control by trackpad, (magic) mouse and mouse wheel:
  • Swipe right & left to select next & previous chapter
  • Right mouse click to show presentation menu

 28. October 2013: Version 1.3.7

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) adaptions:
  • Recognition of new iTunes DRM movie format (DRMI)
Remore Control:
  • iTunes fullscreen mode switch (via "play hold")
MediaCenter:
  • Provider adaptions

 6. August 2013: Version 1.3.6

MediaCenter:
  • New content for Austrian Television
  • Images and informations at Arte and Austrian / Netherland television
  • iTunes Control: information if iTunes library has no playlist (bug fix on 8/7/2013)
  • Miro 6 compatibility (updated on 8/10/2013)
Media Presentation:
  • Arte and ARD mediathek without Flash player
  • Provider adaptions

 25. March 2013: Version 1.3.5

Crash Reporter:
  • Implementation of a crash report on unexpected errors
DVD Playback / Presentation:
  • Default audio language selection (including automatic selection of audio passthrough if available)
MediaCenter:
  • Provider adaptions

 14. February 2013: Version 1.3.4

DVD Playback / Presentation:
  • Improved Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 playback (last update on 3/5/2013)
MediaCenter:
  • More internet previews and descriptions
  • Provider adaptions

 15. January 2013: Version 1.3.3

MediaCenter:
  • iPhoto folder / album preview and info
  • iTunes playlist preview and info
  • Improved iTunes control
  • Provider adaptions

 22. December 2012: Version 1.3.2

MediaCenter:
  • GUI improvements (minimal)
  • Improved starting of iTunes DRM media
  • Provider adaptions

 9. November 2012: Version 1.3.1

MediaCenter:
  • Access to protected iTunes movies and TV shows which will be started in iTunes

 24. October 2012: Version 1.3

MediaCenter:
  • New internet TV content from Austria, Netherlands and Swiss (ATV, ORF, NL1, Net5, SBS6, VeronicaTV, RTS, SF)
  • Provider adaptions

 29. September 2012: Version 1.2

Remote Control:
  • EyeTV, iTunes or VLC can now be controlled via nessMediaCenter by Apple remote control or "NV Remote" app if one of these applications is frontmost
MediaCenter:
  • New provider: FreeMoviesCine
  • Provider adaptions

 19. September 2012: Version 1.1.1

MediaCenter:
  • Movie informations for alias files, correct duration
  • Provider adaptions
Media Presentation:
  • Improved display for ZDF Mediathek
  • Provider adaptions

 29. August 2012: Version 1.1

MediaCenter:
  • Shutdown of the computer by selecting exit (select Preferences to activate it)
  • Movie informations (duration, size, date) below the preview for local movies
  • iTunes TV shows, podcasts and (now even) movies will show/update the "played status" (if iTunes is already running)
  • Correct handling of aliases to files (if the aliases have the correct extension)
  • Hint (and improved solution) if aliases to folders / volumes are found but not displayed
  • Provider adaptions
Media Presentation:
  • iTunes TV shows, podcasts and movies will use the last play position (if iTunes is already running)
Remote Control
  • Apple Remote Control now compatible with CandelAir
  • Alert if exclusive access failed
  • Remote Control via NV Remote on iPhone / iPod touch

10. July 2012: Version 1.0

We are happy that we can offer now nessMediaCenter, the media center of nessViewer, for a very low price.

Please download also nessViewer to proof whether the full features (e.g. editing of media, internet browser, media shows, media server) will fit your needs in a better way.

We will update nessMediaCenter regularly in the same way as we did for nessViewer the past 3 years - informations about each update can be found here.