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As of macOS 10.14.5 (Mojave), according to Apple, all applications have to be certified by Apple (notarization). This process checks the applications for malware and, if successful, certifies the applications. Only these “certified” applications can be installed or started.

Although it will take a while until macOS 10.14.5 is available, we still have all 64 bit versions now notarized by Apple.

The updated versions can now be downloaded from the download page – and in the future, all new versions will be notarized.

Keywords: 64 bit, Apple, Notarization


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As reported, it needed various bug reports to Apple and updates of macOS 10.14 to finally offer a new version of nessMediaCenter.

With this version, 2 old braids are cut off:

  1. The 32 bit version is no longer maintained (and this update is only available for the 64 bit version).
  2. The internet offer will also not be maintained anymore and probably removed in the future.

Version 1.8 finally supports the dark appearance of macOS 10.14.

In addition, the server address of the DLNA media server can now optionally be specified in the preferences and there at “Media Server” – even a part of the server address is sufficient. If the server address of the DLNA media server is e.g. 192.169.69.10:32469, then it is enough to enter “:324”.

Previously, access to the media server of nessViewer was only possible through nessViewer App on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or nessMediaCenter App on AppleTV or nessViewer.
From now on, the media server can also be accessed on another Mac with nessMediaCenter.
For this purpose, the name and password for the access must be entered in the preferences by “Media Server”. Optionally the external address (or domain) and the port can be specified – otherwise the media server will be found automatically by Bonjour.

Keywords: 64 bit, MediaCenter, Media Server, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer


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As reported, it needed various bug reports to Apple and updates of macOS 10.14 to finally offer a new version of nessViewer.

With this version, 2 old braids are cut off:

  1. The 32 bit version is no longer maintained (and this update is only available for the 64 bit version).
  2. The internet offer will also not be maintained anymore and probably removed in the future.

Version 3.9 finally supports the dark appearance of macOS 10.14.

In addition, the server address of the DLNA media server can now optionally be specified in the preferences (tab: Center) and there at “Media Server” – even a part of the server address is sufficient. If the server address of the DLNA media server is e.g. 192.169.69.10:32469, then it is enough to enter “:324”.

Keywords: 64 bit, MediaCenter, nessViewer


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nessMediaCenter App for AppleTV now supports endless media playback.

If endless playback has been activated in the settings, then pictures and / or videos (possibly with a random sorting) can be presented and at the end of the presentation again from the beginning.
These two options are e.g. great for using Apple TV to showcase your own ads in a shop window. Or just to play music videos in the background continuously…

In addition Gerhard pointed out to us that with several existing DLNA media servers, the access does not work as desired. Although one of the DLNA media servers can be accessed – but only the one who reports first. And that does not have to be the one which is to be accessed with nessMediaCenter.

Therefore, you can now optionally specify the server address of the DLNA media server in the settings – even a part of the server address is sufficient. If the server address of the DLNA media server is e.g. 192.169.69.10:32469, then it is enough to enter “:324”.

As before, the DLNA media servers are searched for via the standard interface of DLNA / UPnP and (depending on the settings of the respective DLNA media server) they register. This is very fast for some servers, but for some servers it takes longer.
The available DLNA media servers are displayed in the settings, so that one then sees how much of the server address must be specified in order to access the desired.

Keywords: Apple, AppStore, DLNA, MediaCenter, Media Server, TV, tvOS


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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 appearance, 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 appearance.
Although the 64 bit versions are prepared for the dark appearance, for the time being it will not be supported (until this hopefully has been fixed).

Addendum: 5 month after the release of macOS 10.14, all system and XCode bugs could be resolved with Apple.

Keywords: 64 bit, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer


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