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After Apple released the final beta version of macOS 10.14 (Mojave), we have installed and tested this pre-release version.

In addition to displaying the interface in a dark design, the most important change from our point of view is that access without consent has been further restricted.

This concerns e.g. both the internal camera and the microphone (only nessViewer if video recording will be opened) as well as access to folders such as the pictures & movies folder.

In addition, the control of other applications (via AppleEvents or ScriptingBridge) is now only possible after approval.
The approval can be viewed in the system preferences “Security” and there in the tab “Privacy” and deactivated if necessary.

Another change is that 32 bit applications now display a message indicating that the application will no longer be supported in the future and the installation of the 64 bit version is recommended.

But since – at least we had to note that in the pre-release version – the approval for the control of other applications does not seem to be displayed in the 32 bit version and thus the control does not work (e.g. the iTunes control), we recommend the 64 bit version the latest with macOS 10.14.

Incidentally, we unfortunately also had to note that, at least in the pre-release version of macOS 10.14, the approvals also do not work properly if the applications support the dark design.
Although the 64 bit versions are prepared for the dark interface, for the time being it will not be supported (until this hopefully has been fixed).

Keywords: 64 bit, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer


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Unfortunately, we have found a bug in the Apple system framework “AVFoundation” that prevents the correct playback of AC3 soundtracks (bug report 37663282), e.g. in EyeTV archive movies.

Until the bug will be fixed, EyeTV archive movies are played in EyeTV (instead of directly in the media presentation) in the 64-bit versions. Unfortunately, this temporary solution is not usable in the Mac App Store version.

We also fixed a few minor bugs reported by the new version of XCode. And also the internet offer has been adjusted.

Until the bug will be fixed in the Apple system framework, we will only update the current versions – so if you encounter problems, you will need to manually download & install the latest version.

Keywords: 64 bit, AC3, EyeTV, Mac App Store, MAS, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer, presentation, soundtrack



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Unfortunately, we noticed now only by the hint of an user of nessMediaCenter that Apple has changed the database structure of the Photos library.

As with any Apple update, we of course tested the access to the media of the Photos App in the MediaCenter and found no problems.
Normally you update old database structures in case of changes – and in this case we would also have noticed the problem. But the Photos App 3.0 instead supports 2 different database structures: the structure of old (existing) and new databases.

Fortunately, we quickly found the problem: Apple just renamed 2 fields in the Photos library database.

The latest versions of nessMediaCenter (1.7.5) and nessViewer (3.8.1) can now be downloaded, but the AppStore version must first be reviewed and approved by Apple.

Keywords: media center, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer, Photos App


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After the release of the official version of macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), we tested nessViewer and nessMediaCenter again and could not find any problems.

However, High Sierra showed a different MAC address in the system settings “Network” as well as in nessViewer after the first start – and thus in nessViewer appeared the start dialog with the info “Unregistered full version” also with previously registered full versions.

Only after a new start of High Sierra, the original MAC address was displayed, which is also displayed in the older systems.

We therefore recommend – if the start dialog with the info “Unregistered full version” appears in nessViewer – to restart the computer again.

Keywords: macOS 10.13. High Sierra, nessViewer


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