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.

19. Dezember 2015: Version 1.1 available in the Apple TV App Store

MediaCenter:

 9. November 2015: Version 1.0.2 in the Apple TV App Store

  • MediaCenter: improved handling of folder changes when using nessViewer media server
  • Media Presentation: fixed a bug which did not stop movie playback sometimes and prevent next movie conversion / playback
  • Settings: secure text entry for nessViewer media server password

7. November 2015: Version 1.0 in the Apple TV App Store

We are happy that we can offer now nessMediaCenter App for Apple TV.

The Apple TV version is different from the Mac version, as for example on an Apple TV local media can not be be stored. Therefore, the Apple TV version provides (so far) only access to media server and their media.

1. September 2015: 64 bit version 1.7.3 (1.7.2) available in the Mac App Store

MediaCenter:
  • Improved infos for missing access permission (e.g. for libraries stored on external volumes)
MediaCenter - iTunes control:
  • Access to shared user music playlists (more infos)
  • Faster music playlists preview (and only if playlist has changed)
  • Standard cover for missing music covers

Because of problems with iTunes Connect, this version was released as 1.7.3 but is displayed as 1.7.2 in the Mac App Store.

28. August 2015: Version 1.7.2 available

MediaCenter:
  • Provider adaptions (among others Arte and Clipfish updated on 2/7/2016, SpiegelOnline updated on 12/1/2015)
MediaCenter - iTunes control:
  • Access to shared user music playlists (more infos)
  • Faster music playlists preview (and only if playlist has changed)
  • Standard cover for missing music covers

 31. July 2015: 64 bit version 1.7.1 in the Mac App Store

MediaCenter & Preferences:
  • Optionally shutdown of the computer by selection of exit (after manual installation of an AppleScript; more infos at tips & tricks)
Media Presentation:
  • Faster forward for movie presentation (up to 64x)
  • Movie status (position, duration, playback speed)
  • Continuous increase of playback speed with remote control (after 3 seconds)

 3. July 2015: Version 1.7.1

MediaCenter:
  • Provider adaptions (among others YouTube updated on 5/26/2015)
Media Presentation:
  • Faster forward for movie presentation (up to 64x)
  • Movie status (position, duration, playback speed)
  • Continuous increase of playback speed with remote control (after 3 seconds)

 15. April 2015: 64 bit version 1.7 in the Mac App Store

Preferences:
  • choice of the new Photos app media display (albums, moments, collections, media types)
MediaCenter:
  • access to media of the new Photos app (available with Mac OS X 10.10.3)
  • improved GPS location (country, town) for pictures with GPS data
  • improved handling of DLNA availability
Media Presentation:
  • GPS location (country, town) for pictures with GPS data
  • correct display of pictures with orientation data (EXIF)

 27. March 2015: Version 1.7

Preferences:
  • choice of the new Photos app media display (albums, moments, collections, media types)
MediaCenter:
  • access to media of the new Photos app (available with Mac OS X 10.10.3)
  • optional presentation start from the current entry (updated on 1/18/2015)
  • improved GPS location (country, town) for pictures with GPS data (last updated on 3/22/2015)
  • improved handling of DLNA availability (updated on 2/1/2015)
  • Provider adaptions (among others ARD updated on 3/5/2015, YouTube updated on 5/26/2015)
Media Presentation:
  • GPS location (country, town) for pictures with GPS data (updated on 3/22/2015)
  • Provider adaptions (among others YouTube updated on 2/23/2015)
  • 64 bit: correct display of pictures with orientation data (EXIF) (updated on 3/13/2015)

 4. February 2015: 64 bit version 1.6.2 in the Mac App Store

Preferences:
  • Choice of the media center selection color
MediaCenter:
  • modernized display of the selection
  • optional presentation start from the current entry

 9. January 2015: Version 1.6.1

Adaptions for Mac OS X 10.10.1 (updated on 11/20/2014):
  • Bug fix to recognize the system version correctly
Preferences:
  • Choice of the media center selection color
MediaCenter:
  • modernized display of the selection
Media Presentation:
  • Improved handling of (fullscreen) presentations on multiple screens (updated on 12/15/2014)

 8. January 2015: 64 bit version 1.6 in the Mac App Store

Adaptions for Mac OS X 10.10.1:
  • Bug fix to recognize the system version correctly
MediaCenter:
  • New icons including Retina icons for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
Media Presentation:
  • Improved handling of (fullscreen) presentations on multiple screens
  • Playback of internet videos collected in media shows or Miro video podcasts
Access Permission:
  • Improved handling (grant by application instead of media center)

 14. November 2014: Version 1.6

MediaCenter:
  • New icons including Retina icons for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • New German provider (Clipfish) with motion pictures & music clips
  • Provider adaptions (among others Arte, Austria ATV, BBC, MyVideo)

 26. September 2014: Version 1.5.4 (incl. 64 bit version in the Mac App Store)

Common:
  • Adaptions for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Bug fix for Universal Access
Media Presentation:
  • Provider adaptions (among others Clipfish, MyVideo)

 9. September 2014: 64 bit version 1.5.3 in the Mac App Store

We are happy that we can offer now nessMediaCenter, the media center of nessViewer, in the Mac App Store.
Please read 64 Bit & Mac App Store to get informed about the differences to the 32 bit version we offer at our download page.

 22. August 2014: Version 1.5.3

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)
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 advantageous 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.