Through nessMediaCenter the most different media can be presented:
- Movies (videos, TV shows, podcasts, EyeTV movies, live streams)
- PDF documents
The media center offers the following content:
- pictures, movies, DVDs, EyeTV movies, PDFs and media shows on (local) volumes
- pictures and movies from Aperture, iPhoto, iTunes and Photos App
(incl. movies, TV shows and podcasts loaded from iTunes Store)
- pictures and movies from a wide range of DLNA / UPnP media server
(DS214play, Fritz!Box NAS, Kodi, miniDLNA, Plex, PS3, Serviio, Twonky, TVMobili)
- pictures, movies, DVDs and EyeTV movies from the nessViewer media server
The media center offers the following functionality:
- Choice of background color, selection color and font color / size
- Activation / deactivation of content
- Ad hoc construction of playlists with pictures, movies, media shows, PDF documents
- Presentation of this playlist or single media
- iTunes or Music App control to switch playlists / tracks or start / stop playback (including informations of the current track)
- Mark of unplayed movies which are stored in iTunes (if iTunes is started).
- Automatic dimming of the screen after five minutes
- Optional automatic display of the media center at application start
- Optional EyeTV activation or computer shutdown by selection of exit
Through "Movie Info" a cover / preview and description can be set for DVDs / movies and media shows.
For unprotected movies which are stored in iTunes, the last play position will be resumed and saved on exit (if iTunes is started).
During a presentation several functions are available:
- Increase of playback speed (up to 64x)
- Endless playback
- Sorting by name, path or random
- Fullscreen switch (e.g. for different presentations on 2 displays)
- Aspect ratio (4:3; 16:9; 21:9)
- Language selection (track activation; if available)
- DVD: selection of the default language (including automatic selection of audio passthrough if available)
nessMediaCenter offers among others the following special features:
the ad hoc playlist does not only allow it to select plenty of media which will be presented continuously, but also the selection of albums,
collections and folders
in opposite to iPhoto and Photos App, pictures and movies of (multiple) albums and events can be presented continuously - either with background music (and suppressed video sound) through the iTunes or Music App control or without background music (and with video sound)
in opposite to EyeTV, the same cover picture will be shown for EyeTV movies by "Movie Info"
EyeTV movies can easily & comfortable be started even if VLC instead of EyeTV is installed
EyeTV, iTunes, Music App or VLC can be controlled by remote control if one of these applications is frontmost
The Apple Remote Control or NV Remote II
for iPad, iPhone or iPod touch provides a simple user interface, which allows it to remote control media center or presentation very comfortable.
Some buttons offer multiple functionality by just pressing it once, holding it down or pressing it twice - for example:
holding down MENU closes the media center or presentation
holding down PLAY in the media center starts the presentation from the current entry
holding down PLAY in a movie presentation zooms in and out of the movie
holding down RIGHT in a movie presentation increases the play rate each time (and continuously after 3 seconds),
pressing it twice jumps further forward
holding down RIGHT if a movie is paused starts slow motion
Apple Macintosh Computer (Intel or Apple Silicon) with the following operating systems:
- macOS 10.10.5 (Yosemite) - minimum for the 64 bit & AppStore version
- macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan)
- macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra)
- macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) - maximum for the 32 bit version
- macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave)
- macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
- macOS 11.6.1 (Big Sur)
- macOS 12.3.1 (Monterey)
Apple Macintosh Computer (PowerPC or Intel) with the following older operating systems (32 bit; not longer maintained):
- macOS 10.4.11 (Tiger) - minimum for PPC (PowerPC)
- macOS 10.5.8 (Leopard) - minimum for Intel
- macOS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
- macOS 10.7.5 (Lion)
- macOS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
- macOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks)
1 GB working memory minimum
6 MB free storage space on the hard disk for the nessMediaCenter software
Apple Remote Control or NV Remote II
for iPad, iPhone to use the media center optimally.
to be compatible with most movie formats (only 32 bit version).
Some Macs do not include a built-in infrared (IR) receiver which is necessary to use the Apple remote control.
For Mavericks and newer it might be necessary to install QuickTime
manually. The 64 bit version can be used without (installing) QuickTime.