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J. River Media Center -> Version History

This is the version history page for J. River Media Center, showing the last 20 software updates. You can return to the main page for this software by clicking here.


Version 26.0.18
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2020
  • 26.0.18 (1/14/2020)

    1. Changed: Internal changes.

    26.0.17 (1/13/2020)

    1. NEW: During iTunes library import, the full path of a playlist will be imported instead of only the name.
    2. Fixed: Updating the file playback range could lead to a crash in some cases.
    3. Fixed: Decoding of ALAC in M4A could result in artifacts in some files.
    4. Changed: In Standard view EPG list will delay updating when EPG loading is running in the background.
    5. Changed: Switched the no files double-click message from play all files to play audio files in Playing Now (so things like notes don't get played).
    6. Changed: Updated FFmpeg to 4.2, used for file analysis and transcoding.
    7. Fixed: The MCWS JSON file list would return an empty file entry instead of an entirely empty list if no files were found.
    8. Changed: Added a parameter to the MCWS Browse/Image call to avoid delivering the default placeholder images, allowing a client to gracefully substitute its own.
    9. Changed: Updated our User Agent again to resolve issues with Podcast downloads.
    10. Changed: Updated the Norwegian translation (thanks Øistein Rian).
    11. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).

    26.0.16 (1/9/2020)

    1. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    2. Changed: JRiver TV recording file type "jtv" will be among default file types for importing and for file association.
    3. Fixed: Setting the tempo with MCWS didn't always take effect right away.
    4. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 5.12.
    5. Changed: In Standard view, TV recording button is made available even if the EPG is completely empty, so that one can still record a show by specifying channel and time, without program info.
    6. Changed: Revised the image date code to hopefully load the date more reliably from images.
    7. Changed: When MCC_HANDHELD_UPLOAD arrives, it will first recheck the sync (otherwise it would just sync nothing after changes).
    8. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
    9. NEW: You can select the country of Italy from the Amazon store menu at the top right.
    10. Fixed: Television code could crash in rare cases.

    26.0.15 (12/18/2019)

    1. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
    2. Changed: The menu placement of the main program scales with the size of the program so at a larger size it gets shifted (should fix Blue Steel problems).
    3. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 5.11.
    4. Changed: Changed how critical errors from TV tuners are handled so we will not mess up reference counting of the tuners.
    5. Changed: We reset a TV tuner from error state to normal state in 3 minutes, instead of 30 minutes, so the tuner can be used again sooner if it is usable.
    6. Changed: Updated French translation (thanks Stéphane).
    7. Fixed: Picking thumbnails and hitting the play button to play them would not always work properly after a recent change.
    8. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).

    26.0.14 (12/16/2019)

    1. Fixed: Media Center could not ask for permission when running tasks which needed administrator rights (installing plugins, registering controls, etc).
    2. Fixed: Stability issues in 26.0.13 due to internal changes.
    3. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    4. Changed: Updated the Hungarian translation (thanks pimpolo).

    26.0.13 (12/13/2019)

    1. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
    2. Changed: Removed a piece of experimental code from PSI Parser filter in TV.
    3. Changed: Updated the "New / Improved This Version..." link to point to version 26.

    26.0.12 (12/12/2019)

    1. NEW: Made it possible to specify the bitrate of an external encoder instead of it always using 1440.
    2. Changed: PSI parser in TV engine will check CRC of a PAT section before flushing existing data.

    26.0.11 (12/11/2019)

    1. Changed: More improvements in Theater View TV guide navigation, especially when a long program is on a channel at the top or bottom of the list and navigation rolls over from bottom to top or vice versa.
    2. Changed: A few threading changes that could improve stability.

    26.0.10 (12/10/2019)

    1. Changed: Added some protection against possible crashes in TV.
    2. NEW: Added a way to rate playlists from Standard View.
    3. Fixed: Panel - When playing a file the play command could get sent to multiple zones.
    4. Changed: More improvements in Theater View TV guide navigation.
    5. Fixed: The WDM driver could not be installed on a 64-bit OS when using a 32-bit MC installed in a path with parentheses in it.

    26.0.9 (12/4/2019)

    1. NEW: Added an IsUpperCase expression.
    2. Changed: The option to "Move all non-imported files in folder with selected media files" only runs if the file is imported (so it won't engage on files from the Explorer view, etc.).
    3. Changed: Improved Theater View TV Guide navigation, especially with Page Up/Page Down keys.
    4. Changed: Added a JSON export to MCWS File functions (eg. Browse/Files, Playlist/Files, etc).
    5. NEW: Composer views will use a Composers folder for cover art and look there (instead of the artist, etc. views).
    6. NEW: Added a Cover Art lookup from Google for composer images.
    7. Fixed: A corrupt FLAC files could hang the program.
    8. NEW: Made a new Theater View option "Show Showtime rule..." to specify a search to not show the Showtime! item (so it doesn't have to show for television programs, for example).
    9. NEW: Allow any multi-channel file to be uploaded to Cloudplay. We used to allow two channel only.
    10. Changed: Renamed Showtime! to Showtime and made it off by default.
    11. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 5.08.
    12. Changed: Added the media subtype of "Extras".

    26.0.8 (11/26/2019)

    1. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    2. NEW: Added a "Showtime!" play mode to videos in Theater View to play trailers and the like before starting the movie.
    3. NEW: You can set the rules for Showtime! in Options > Theater View > Showtime! Rules...
    4. Changed: Issuing a negative number to MCC_STOP_AFTER_DELAY will issue a hard stop instead of stopping after the current track after the time-out.
    5. NEW: Made the showtime roller item optional in Theater View options.
    6. Fixed: When doing a "Convert or Resize" on an image, it would not convert a non-JPEG image to JPEG if the size was not being changed.
    7. Changed: The tree state for expanded and collapsed items is remembered between runs (Ctrl+G collapses all).

    26.0.7 (11/21/2019)

    1. NEW: Aspect Ratio sub-menus under "Window" context menu in TV playback. The settings are saved on per-channel basis.
    2. NEW: Added a button to show the device on the handheld sync page (or sync complete page).
    3. NEW: Added the library server command File > Download From Library Server to download selected files.
    4. Changed: If the Sat>IP server does not provide port info for the channel list m3u file, MC will also try port 8080.
    5. Changed: Sorting is described as "Ascending (A to Z)" and "Descending (Z to A)" in the sort menu instead of only the A-Z naming.
    6. Fixed: If a library server library was loaded, the name Library Server after the name of the library could go away.
    7. Changed: Thumbnail text doesn't wrap if there are as many lines of thumbnail text as there are lines to display (but instead just ends with ...).
    8. NEW: Thumbnails are copied on an upgrade install.
    9. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 5.07 -- fixes decompression of 24-bit files with older encoders.
    10. Changed: Selected cell in Theater View Television Guide grid will change to currently showing program on the same channel if the original selection becomes an event in the past.
    11. Fixed: Tabbing quickly through the Tag Action Window could cause a glitch.
    12. Fixed: Made the location view schemes work better cross-platform.
    13. NEW: Added an optional waveform bar to the player window (right-click) that uses data from analyze (you'll need to analyze again to get the information).
    14. Changed: Made the waveform colors customizable in the skin (WaveformBarA / WaveformBarB in PLAYERBAR / Display).
    15. NEW: Added the option to lookup lyrics to the import tool.
    16. Changed: MC TV PSI Parser will not flush existing PMT packet IDs if an invalid PAT section arrives.
    17. Changed: If MC failed to set channel on CableCARD TV tuner, it will retry one time before giving up.
    18. NEW: Added the media key mode "Hot keys (ignore volume)" to leave volume commands for the operating system.

    26.0.6 (11/8/2019)

    1. NEW: Added context menu "Window/Screen Resolution", to allow changing display settings (screen resolution and refresh rate) during live TV playback.
    2. Fixed: In video playback when a second video was played without stopping the first video, the display settings might not reset to original desk top settings as the second video required.
    3. NEW: Added the ability to set the text alignment used for thumbnail lists.
    4. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 5.05. Brings SSE back for everything except 32-bit for a 50% speed-up over previous builds.
    5. Changed: Authentication fixes and cleanup. Mostly related to Library server authentication.

    26.0.5 (11/6/2019)

    1. NEW: Added the media subtype Animation.
    2. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 5.01 -- adds support for 32-bit integer files.
    3. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    4. Changed: Registering the license window of the installer for touch input so touch scrolling should work nicely.
    5. Changed: Simplify MC's internet USER AGENT and DLNA SERVER strings. Should help with getting content from some remote sites.
    6. Changed: Additional TV channel-changing improvement, especially with CableCARD channels.
    7. NEW: Added the toolbar buttons "Fill Track Numbers From List Order", "Rename, Move, & Copy Files", and "Fill Properties From Filename".
    8. Changed: Added a Media Editor icon to the toolbar (before it was just black).
    9. Changed: The setting for "Start over each album" is saved between shows of the Fill Track Numbers From List Order dialog.
    10. Changed: Radio JRiver tracks will play to DLNA devices.
    11. NEW: Added the program run-time to the Reporter view.
    12. Changed: In TV playback, context menu "Zoom" is renamed "Window", to make it agree with file-based video playback.
    13. Changed: Made the program more resilient if it fails to create the speech components.
    14. Changed: Slovak translation updated (thanks Peter Lukac).
Version 25.0.115
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2019
    • Fixed: Tabbing quickly through the Tag Action Window could cause a glitch.
    • Fixed: The WDM driver could not be installed on a 64-bit OS when using a 32-bit MC installed in a path with parentheses in it.
Version 25.0.114
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • 25.0.114 (10/14/2019)

    1. NEW: Added channels to Radio Paradise in Theater View (both streaming and adding Radio Paradise individually).
    2. Fixed: Webservice calls to get a stack image could cause a crash if the folder was empty.
Version 25.0.113
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2019
  • 25.0.113 (10/4/2019)

    1. Fixed: DVB TV channels did not play.

    25.0.112 (10/4/2019)

    1. Fixed: Revised the fix for thumbnail duplication in Theater View.

    25.0.111 (10/3/2019)

    1. Fixed: Thumbnails in Theater View could be duplicated.

    25.0.110 (10/3/2019)

    1. Changed: The disc count and HDCD tools are stopped at shutdown instead of blocking shutdown.
    2. Fixed: Dragging and dropping list items in the Tag window did not flag the data as dirty so the change would be discarded.
    3. Changed: If TreePath, Device, or Search is specified on the command line, the control and shift checks for filtering the media type will be disabled.

    25.0.109 (10/2/2019)

    1. Fixed: The maximum encode size wasn't being passed as an int64 so it could overflow on big files and cause encoding to fail.
    2. Fixed: Doing "Paste All From Clipboard" on a list editor in the Tag window would not reliably save the data.
    3. Fixed: Editing tags in a popup would not mark them as dirty so they would not be saved.
    4. Fixed: The "Show Files In Subfolders" checkbox was not working.
Version 25.0.108
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2019
  • 25.0.108 (9/30/2019)

    1. Fixed: SRT subtitles could appear multiple times in the menu.
    2. Changed: Made the disc count algorithm count actual discs instead of take the max disc number.
    3. Changed: Made the maximum allowable size of a Podcast larger because we found real world Podcasts larger than our previous cap size.

    25.0.107 (9/27/2019)

    1. Fixed: Undid the "All channels" handling in the Parametric Equalizer volume and mute filters because it was causing all channels to be processed even if only selected ones were checked.
Version 25.0.106
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2019
  • 25.0.106 (9/25/2019)

    1. Fixed: We were not passing the array of files into the expression for thumbnails so things like GroupCount(...) were not working properly.

    25.0.105 (9/25/2019)

    1. NEW: Added the ItemCount(...) expression to allow giving the count of all the files in the database with the same album, artist, album key, etc.
    2. Changed: Made the DLNA servers dialog larger and made it sizable.
    3. Changed: When playing to the WDM driver, Media Center will no longer jump to Playing Now (even if it's set to).
    4. NEW: Made the program update the 'Total Discs' for all the files in the library at startup (files not marked dirty, so shouldn't cause tagging).
Version 25.0.104
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2019
  • 25.0.104

    Changed: Some internal changes like the handling of video analysis.

    25.0.103 (9/23/2019)

    1. NEW: Calls to the web service from a webpage bypass the web browser and are routed directly inside Media Center. That way the calls work even with Media Network off.
    2. Changed: Updated the Korean translation (thanks Junghwan).
    3. Fixed: Editing a file path rule in the library customization dialog would not work.
    4. Changed: Theater View will save when it's zoomed into a file so returning to Theater View will still be zoomed in.
    5. NEW: Made the text on the status bar customizable for single file selections (right-click the toolbar and pick Set Text Rule...).
    6. Changed: Double-clicking or Right-click > Configure Recording is no longer disabled for TV recording rules that are time-based one-time recordings (in Recording Rules view).
    7. Fixed: The equalizer preamp was only working on the two front channels.
    8. Changed: Saving an empty playlist as a Car Radio button would start playing the current playlist instead of messaging that there was nothing to play.
    9. NEW: Added the PNPosition and PNCount variables to the expression used for status bar customization.
    10. NEW: Reworked both the preamp and equalizer so they'll work on high channel counts (like 32 channels) instead of only on prescribed channels.
    11. NEW: Made the MCC_PLAYBACK_ENGINE_SET_SUBTITLES MCC command take a -3 to browse for subtitles.
    12. NEW: More TV properties of recording rules can be edited in Theater View, including subscription suspension, re-enabling canceled recording etc.
    13. Fixed: "Subscription default - Search all fields for name" setting was not correctly applied when setting up TV recording subscription in Theater View.
    14. Changed: "Subscription default - Search all fields for name" option on TV Options is renamed "Subscription default - Search all fields for name (i.e. search Description in addition to Name and Series fields)".
    15. Fixed: Checkbox style fields were not working since the last update to fix tag window issues.
Version 25.0.102
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2019
  • 25.0.102 (9/16/2019)

    1. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Bytestar).
    2. Changed: The check for updates box closes after 60 seconds instead of 5 seconds when there's no update.
    3. Fixed: SACD playback was not working.
    4. Changed: Play Doctor won't factor a file as a minus file if you double-click a new track. It will only factor as a minus if you hit the next track button.
    5. Fixed: Tried to fix the issue of the Action Window crashing when closing automatically for check for updates (couldn't reproduce, so only maybe).
Version 25.0.101
  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2019
  • 25.0.101 (9/14/2019)

    1. NEW: Television Recording Rules can be edited in Theater View through a menu.
    2. Changed: For DLNA, the next track will be sent 30 seconds before the end of the current track to devices that support SetNextAVTransportURI. (increase of 6 seconds).
    3. Fixed: Media Center could crash when checking for updates while the Action Window was not shown.
Version 25.0.100
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2019
  • 25.0.100 (9/13/2019)

    1. NEW: Added a dialog "Portable Library" to allow setting up the filename conversions needed between Windows, Mac, and Linux.
    2. Fixed: NFO "rating" tag was not properly imported.
    3. NEW: MC will import "Rating" field from the new style "ratings" tag in NFO files.
    4. Changed: Updated the Chromium web engine to the latest Chrome release.
    5. Changed: Web links stay visible as you visit webpages (instead of going away).
    6. NEW: MC will import "Lens" field from TIFF images.
    7. NEW: "Focal Length" and "F Number" from TIFF images will be displayed with one decimal place only.
    8. NEW: "XResolution" and "YResolution" from TIFF images will carry a unit (dpi or ppcm).
    9. Fixed: Playlists added to Gizmo views as a library item would not sort properly.
    10. Fixed: Cloudplay PlayDoctor button was not working. This is the play button that would appear when you entered a genre into the Cloudplay search box.
    11. Changed: When typing a part after a semi-colon in an edit box, a suggestion will appear for the second, third, etc. string.
    12. NEW: An option "Jump amount when using mouse wheel to change playback position", to allow users to select how many seconds to jump when mouse wheel is turned (1 - 30 seconds).
    13. NEW: When loading from an NFO file for a video, if <rating> or <ratings> tag is not found, <userrating> will be loaded for "Rating" field.
    14. Changed: The check for updates Action Window only shows for five seconds if there's no update (so you don't have to close it).
    15. Changed: Switched the API call used for Theater View sound playback to hopefully be more responsive.
    16. Changed: Made mouse wheel scrolling in a menu always scroll at least one item even if the scroll reported by the system is small (previously it could be discarded).
    17. NEW: An option to disable mouse wheel for jumping / skipping.
    18. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
    19. Fixed: The Tag action window could keep applying tags incorrectly when editing a list field.
    20. NEW: String literals can be defined in expressions by using /* comment here /*. The text will be output without any formatting.
    21. NEW: When playing a television channel the OSD program info display will include a "currently recording" or "scheduled to be recorded" symbol in the current and next program names.
    22. Fixed: The Tempo & Pitch DSP could crash when fed more then 16 channel, instead it'll gracefully disable now until the limit can be raised.
    23. Changed: Made the pane right-click menu show even when the view is locked (it will just disable most the items).
    24. Fixed: Loudness could produce a subtle tick when starting playback again.
    25. Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+A after opening the tag window would not select all in the file list.

    25.0.99 (9/4/2019)

    1. NEW: TIFF images' "Date", "Artist", and "Description" etc. tags will be imported.
    2. Fixed: Right-click in the installer's install path edit control would crash.
    3. Changed: Updated German translation file (thanks Stefan and Bytestar).
    4. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    5. Changed: Made all the colors discrete for 7.1 playback in Analyzer (instead of looping previous colors).
    6. Fixed: With right visualizations showing the rating could get scrunched.
    7. NEW: Save the platform along with a database as platform.jmd.
    8. NEW: Added a "Move to Top" and "Move to Bottom" selection for the Tag window templates.
    9. NEW: Some tags in EXIF private IFD are imported from TIFF image files (focal length, F-number, ISO, shutter speed, etc.).
    10. Fixed: Panel - Blocked some text from becoming highlighted when using sliders.
    11. Changed: Panel - The "no files in playing now" error message now displays the current zone as a link to the settings page.

    25.0.98 (8/30/2019)

    1. Changed: Brought the equalizer back to Media Editor.
    2. Fixed: The equalizer wasn't engaging on the surround right channel.

    25.0.97 (8/30/2019)

    1. NEW: A new TV channel editing option "Fill 'Channel #' column with current custom channel order number", available through Right-click menu on "Channel #" column header.
    2. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    3. Changed: Made TIF import get the camera from the header.
    4. NEW: Added an option "Lower and slimmer OSD" on Video playback options.
    5. Fixed: On import, we would not set the album from the date if we had just set the date from the file's time.
    6. NEW: Replaced the 10 band graphical equalizer with the high quality parametric equalizer code. Should solve artifacts that have been reported.
    7. Changed: The equalizer is commented out of the Media Editor for the time being.
Version 25.0.96
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2019
  • 25.0.96 (8/27/2019)

    1. NEW: Added the option to show the spectrum analyzers in the player independently for the left and right channels.
    2. Changed: Updated Italian translation (thanks matteo e massimo).
    3. Changed: Updated the Korean translation (thanks Junghwan).
    4. Changed: Made the "Library Views" view header for a library view always show (instead of only when the tree is hidden).
    5. Changed: Changed how video conversion fix (in previous build) is done so that it more closely preserves the original video without having to drop many video frames.
    6. Changed: Panel - If accessing the Cloudplay page when playing to the browser, the user will be redirected to the home page with a message.
    7. Changed: Panel - On the Cloudplay page, only one list can be expanded at a time. Expanding a new list will collapse the previous list.
    8. NEW: Added the pane option "Filter panes based on selection" to allow turning off filtering of other panes based on the selection in panes.
    9. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.92. Improves compression of four channel files. (Thanks Matt)
    10. Changed: Slovenian translation updated (thanks Lorem Ipsum).
    11. Changed: Files of the type m4b are no longer renamed to mp4 for internal use.
    12. Fixed: Compressed dff files (DTS) were returning the wrong block length which resulted in files that were too short in duration during transcoding.
Version 25.0.95
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2019
  • 25.0.95 (8/23/2019)

    1. NEW: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.89. Adds support for more than two channel files.
    2. Fixed: Import could crash because the new bitrate code didn't handle files without a duration.
    3. NEW: Added an MCC to show the playerbar in Display View (code: 22038). The parameter (optional) is how long to show for.
    4. Changed: Reworked how Play Doctor searches online for files so that it uses the original search instead of a processed copy (that might not mean the same thing).
    5. Fixed: When converting a poor quality video, such as TV recordings with signal issues, audio and video could be out of synchroniztion.
    6. Changed: Panel - The hardcoded buttons on the home page were rendering in a separate row.
    7. NEW: Panel - Added lists for latest and popular Cloudplay playlists to the Cloudplay page.
    8. Changed: Panel - The volume slider will display the current volume level when actively using it or when hovering over it.
    9. Changed: Panel - When actively using the main thumbnail page slider, the display showing the letter selected will be in the center of the page.
    10. Changed: Panel - Cloudplay favorites and all playlists are sorted alphabetically.
    11. NEW: Added an MCC to set the player text between standard and alternative (code: 22039). The parameter is the state (-1 toggles).
    12. Changed: Reworked how duplicates are managed for Cloud Play so files that aren't going to be played won't be trimmed.
    13. Fixed: MIDI audio with file extensions ".rmi" and ".rmid" could not be played if playback type was "Automatic".
Version 25.0.94
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2019
  • 25.0.94 (8/20/2019)

    1. Fixed: Mp4 videos were imported as audio.
    2. Changed: Panel - The Playlists button on the Cloudplay page now shows as loading until it receives the list of Cloudplay playlists.
    3. Changed: DLNA: change the SetNextAVTransportURI timing from track end - 18 to track end - 24 to help with slow renderers.
    4. Changed: Cloudplay now does a better job of handling the 'back' button when returning from other Media Center views. It's better (not perfect) at preserving the last view.
Version 25.0.93
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2019
  • 25.0.93 (8/19/2019)

    1. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.84.
    2. Changed: Made the MCWS call UserInterface/GetStreaming return an error if the streaming feature is off.
    3. Fixed: A possible crash saving options (if one of the features was off).
    4. Changed: When right-clicking a file if there are no zones, it will say it in the menu instead of n/a.
    5. Changed: Panel - Improved the performance when browsing categories.
    6. NEW: Panel - Added a last action option to the top of the file context menu.
    7. Changed: Panel - The Cloudplay playlists section will render much faster.
    8. Changed: Panel - The Cloudplay playlists button will show up after the list of playlists has finished loading.
    9. Fixed: Panel - The Cloudplay token could become invalid, but Panel would still think it was valid.
    10. Changed: Panel - Removed the sign out button from the Cloudplay page now that the issue with invalid tokens is fixed.
    11. Changed: Panel - The additional playback controls menu will now hide after making a selection.
    12. Fixed: Panel - Clearing the playing now list when it was empty would cause a crash.
    13. Fixed: Panel - The playback state would sometimes get set incorrectly when playing to a zone other than the browser.
Version 25.0.92
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2019
  • 25.0.92 (8/13/2019)

    1. Fixed: The socket write timeout that was being set to the duration of a track from 25.0.86 has been removed (default is now 86400 secs) because it was causing issues with rendering devices that had paused playback and that pulled the entire track in one request.

    25.0.91 (8/9/2019)

    1. Changed: Typed navigation would scroll the list all the way to the left instead of just scrolling vertically.
    2. Changed: Nested the Streaming Theater View items under "Radio" and "Stations".

    25.0.90 (8/9/2019)

    1. NEW: Made the import from iTunes library import the playlists as well (to an iTunes playlist group).
    2. Changed: Made the import from iTunes library get ratings.
    3. Fixed: Playback/PlayRadioJRiver would return a failure code when playing a Radio JRiver station (instead of success).
    4. Changed: Made the "Streaming" Theater View item no longer load files until hitting enter (to play, etc.).
    5. NEW: Streaming in Theater View also shows JRiver Cloudplay playlists.
Version 25.0.89
  • Release Date: Aug 8, 2019
  • 25.0.89 (8/7/2019)

    1. Fixed: Column sizing would not be consistent on high DPI.
    2. Fixed: Media Center would not respond on TLS ports since 25.0.86.
    3. Fixed: Showing Theater View from a minimized program state would not always work.
    4. NEW: Added the ability to add "Streaming" to the root of Theater View with a display of Radio JRiver stations and Radio Paradise.
    5. NEW: Added Television Advanced Option "Order File Delete confirmation options differently from non-TV media delete (permanent delete first) in Theater View". Default to true (current behavior).
    6. Fixed: Syncing with an empty filename rule would put the extension on the file twice.
    7. Fixed: Saving an empty filename rule for a handheld would not save properly.
    8. NEW: Added Television Guide Option "Center channel logos or names in Theater View guide" which can be set only if "Hide channel names in Theater View guide when channel logos are available" option is on.
    9. Fixed: Calls to Handheld/Sync before the handheld engine loaded devices would not work properly.
    10. Changed: MC will load <plot> field from NFO sidecar files into "Description" field so users will not need to create a custom field "plot".
    11. NEW: Added the command "Import From iTunes Database..." to the File Menu to import from the XML file that iTunes can save the library as. It will import all the files and make a playlist with them.
    12. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.82.

Version 25.0.88
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 2019
  • 25.0.88 (8/1/2019)

    1. Fixed: The ideal height of the "Rename, Move, & Copy" dialog is calculated from a layout so should be better on high DPI.
    2. Changed: Made column creation use the system scale for the width so columns should be wider on high DPI.
    3. Changed: Updated Greek translation (thanks Panagiotis).
    4. Fixed: Cloudplay via PlayDoctor wasn't working right when no local library matches were found.
    5. NEW: Added a 'Play' button next to the Cloudplay search box when a search term is entered. This triggers playback of a Play Doctor playlist using the search term.

    25.0.87 (8/1/2019)

    1. Changed: Made the playing now playlist show this text during Play Doctor creation: Building a playlist. Might take a minute.
    2. Fixed: Tooltips could be incorrectly sized.
    3. NEW: The text drawing system will now accept <img> tokens and draw the image. Please see:,121636.0.html
    4. Fixed: ATSC channel scanning could crash, if for some unknown reason MC failed to obtain needed interface pointer.
Version 25.0.86
  • Release Date: Aug 1, 2019
  • 25.0.86 (7/30/2019)

    1. Changed: Slovak translation updated (thanks Peter Lukac).
    2. Fixed: Panel - Cover art was not loading when playing certain streams, like Radio Paradise.
    3. Changed: Improved XMLTV channel parsing so different xmltv files can be accommodated. This should fix the EPG123 channel number issue.
    3. Changed: The socket write timeout is set on a per-file served basis to the duration of the file + some padding.

    25.0.85 (7/29/2019)

    1. NEW: Added Options > Tree & View > Advanced > Reset window position settings to reset the placement of windows.
    2. Changed: Made the default height of options taller.
    3. Changed: The socket write timeout to prevent hung sockets introduced in 25.0.81 (30 seconds) was too small for devices that have large buffers resulting in stopped playback in the middle of a track. Set it to 300 seconds.

    25.0.84 (7/29/2019)

    1. Changed: Re-implemented TV channel to xmltv ID matching routine for DVB channels as well as OpenCABLE and STB channels. The more elaborate methods hopefully will improve matching accuracy, especially for DVB channels.
    2. NEW: Added the option to stop after a delay (for going to sleep). Look at Player > More Stop.
    3. Fixed: Mixing 7.1 surround channel in 2.1 or 3.1 output mode could result in some channel being lost, instead of being downmixed properly.
    4. Changed: The WASAPI and DirectSound output plugins will try to preserve the channel layout selected in Output Format instead of only going by channel count.
    5. Changed: When a TV channel is being watched on a client using a server tuner, and the user enters a new channel number using a remote control or keyboard, the client will request the server to serve the new channel.
    6. Changed: Tuned the show and hide times for menus so they work better on some systems.
    7. Changed: Panel - Added a sign out button to the Cloudplay page.
    8. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.81.
    9. Changed: Update RadioParadise cover art retreival URL
    10. Fixed: XMLTV EPG loading did not handle 4-digit date (year-only date) correctly, resulting in empty date field.
    11. Changed: DLNA: If we are controlling a zone check it's state on 5 second intervals even if it's not the current zone (was 20 secs).
    12. Changed: DLNA: For gapless playback using SetNextAVTransportURI send the next track near the end of the current playing track instead of near the beginning. This appears to help with some renderers that get confused with their track buffering code (Volumio)
    13. NEW: DLNA: Added a controller option to ignore other controllers (for misbehaving renderers).
    14. Fixed: DLNA: Retrieve initial volume for a renderer (was always 0 before playback started).
    15. NEW: You can select a maximum play bitrate for Cloud Play files from the Play Doctor options menu (defaults to 1500Kbps).
    16. Fixed: Customizing the columns of a parent view would reset the columns of a child view.
Version 25.0.83
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2019
  • 25.0.83 (7/24/2019)

    1. Fixed: Media Center could crash when starting playback on older CPUs.

    25.0.82 (7/24/2019)

    1. NEW: The MCWS function to play JRiver Radio will accept "Try Me", "Eclectic", "Classical", "Jazz", and "Rock" as station names and play those stations.
    2. Fixed: Dragging Direct Show DSP filters to a differt place in the list could crash.
    3. NEW: A "Genre" filter in Standard view EPG, which takes effect if no text has been typed in the Search box.
    4. Fixed: was not working properly in all cases.
    5. Changed: Updated to Monkey's Audio 4.79.
    6. Fixed: Viewing a handheld could crash.
    7. Changed: Subclarity enables for 3.1 playback.
Version 25.0.81
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2019
  • 25.0.81 (7/22/2019)

    1. NEW: Added a 3.1 output mode to JRSS (enabled with PCM or Dolby Digital). Feedback appreciated.
    2. NEW: Added File > Export All to iTunes & iPhone to export your entire library instead of just a single playlist.
    3. Changed: Tuned the display of audio formats in Audio Path so the display is "5.1 channels", etc. instead of "6 channels" when it's in that mode.
    4. Changed: When you said to keep five downloads, it would keep five then download a sixth. Now it prunes to four before starting the download.
    5. Changed: The mode selection page on TV Recording setup wizard is also put inside a scrolling container to ensure all controls can be seen.
    6. Changed: Transcoding video will ensure the result fits inside the selected resolution, instead of exceeding it in some cases, improving playback compatibility with a variety of devices.
    7. NEW: Importing from iTunes brings the ratings, date last played (if it's newer than you played in MC), and the play count and skip count (if they're greater than MC).
    8. NEW: Added "Series ID" and "Program ID" to the Standard View EPG tooltips.
    9. Changed: TCP sockets could have hung to partially dead devices, added a write timeout.
    10. Changed: When a TCP connection is closed because of a cancel, force the connection to be broken down immediately.
    11. Changed: The increments for the mouse wheel in Room Correction for the speaker distance are now 0.1 ft or 0.01 meters.
    12. NEW: Added the option to "Enable pane tagging" to the panes to allow tagging and the checkboxes to be turned off.
    13. NEW: Ctrl+Shift+V pasting will accept a series of strings on the clipboard (separated by newlines) and paste them into a single selected field.
    14. Fixed: Uninstalling a DSP plugin could crash.

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