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Meanwhile, we also have installed a pre-release version of Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) to check the compatibilty of our applications.

So far, we were pleased to discover only a very small problem: Apple has changed the path to the library of the “Photos App” (aka the database). This database is used for displaying the contents of the “Photos App” in the MediaCenter.

We have now solved this problem in another pre-release version of nessMediaCenter and nessViewer (32 and 64 bit).

In the coming days we will continue to test, prepare the Mac App Store version of nessMediaCenter and then hopefully make the final versions available soon.

Keywords: Mac App Store, Mac OS X 10.12, media center, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer, Photos App, Sierra


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After the movie processing with “AV Foundation” on Mac, we now worked on the movie processing for iOS.

The “Photos App” offers movie processing too, but beside trimming of videos you can save only the selection as new clip.
So if you want to delete several parts from a video, then this is impossible – you must save many new clips. For example, instead of deleting 2 parts in one video, you must save 3 clips.

The movie processing in nessViewer App for iOS therefore also offers “delete” beside “trim”. In addition, the video can be rotated (left / right), which increments the rotation each time by 90 degrees.

If you select “Open File” and open a movie, then the movie playback is not displayed anymore (as at “Present File”) – now the movie processing is displayed instead (such as if you open a picture, the picture processing).

By the way: “Open File” also offers the import of pictures and movies from the “Photos App”, and (after processing) the media can be added to the “Photos App”.

A trial version can be downloaded now for registered devices. We will continue to test and wait for feedback from some users.

Keywords: clip, delete, edit, editing, iOS, movie, nessViewer, Photos App, processing, rotate, trim, video


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In the 64-bit version of nessViewer, we have extended the movie processing, so that now movies must not be saved after each change any longer.

So it is now possible to join multiple videos, to rotate the new movie afterwards, then to delete (undesirable) parts of the movie and finally to change the size of the movie (for example to remove black bars or to reduce the displayed part). And only after this 4 processing steps must / can the movie then be saved once.

The advantages are obvious: on one hand the saving takes time (only 1x instead of 4x), on the other hand the quality is not getting better by (multiple) recompression.

And movies can now be saved in a higher resolution (with Mac OS X 10.10 or newer) too: iPhones have for example a recording resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels and after rotating the movie left, the video could previously only be saved with 1080 × 600 – now in the original resolution of 1080 × 1920.

Unfortunately, we also found a few bugs: for example, in the dialog for changing the size of a movie, in which the system routines added a point to integers (eg “1.920” instead of “1920”) – which meant that “1” instead of “1920” was returned from the system routines after confirming (because integers have no point). To install a “formatter” in text fields which can not read the formatted content makes, of course, no sense – we have therefore now installed our own “formatter” which adds no point.

A trial version can be downloaded now. We will continue to test and wait for feedback from some users.

Please note: the 64-bit version of nessViewer requires at least Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Keywords: 64 bit, delete, edit, join, movie, nessViewer, processing, rotate, video


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Jon from an University has send us a request: “I would like to share a folder on our network and allow people to drop images and movies into it and for those to be continually shown on a loop”.

Our first idea was to use the (nessViewer) AppleScript commands to start automatically a (new) media presentation if media was added to a folder and to extend the AppleScript commands to set this media presentation to “endless”.

But this solution has one disadvantage: each time new media was added to the folder, the current media presentation must be stopped and a new media presentation must be startet.

Therefore we decided to extend the 64 bit version of nessViewer to support “watching folders” if a media presentation has been started by clicking “present media” in the toolbar. If media will be added to the selected folder(s) or subfolders during the fullscreen presentation, then these media will be added to the presentation (after 10 seconds) and the presentation will start at the beginning.

Of course a started presentation can be set to “endless” and “random” (after moving the mouse up until the menu bar is visible to see the presentation menu). If new media has been found, then all media will be “sorted random” again.

A test version can be downloaded now. We will continue to test and wait for feedback of some users.

Please note that the 64 bit version of nessViewer requires at least Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Keywords: 64 bit, folder, nessViewer, presentation, watch


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As previously reported we had extended the media server to display combined previews for folders and metadata (movie info, cover) for movies when accessing the media server in nessMediaCenter for Apple TV. These enhancements are now also used in nessViewer App when opening “Media Files (Server)” in the MediaCenter.

Also by working on nessMediaCenter for Apple TV, the access to DLNA media server has been developed – and iOS and tvOS are so very similar in development. Unfortunately, there are significant differences in terms of playback options: whereas tvOS has no problems to play long movies (motion pictures), this is not possible with iOS. In this respect, the access to DLNA media server should be used only for pictures and short videos. For longer movies, the nessViewer media server should be used, because it segments long movies into short parts (m3u8)
which can be played immediately in nessViewer App.

In addition, some providers were also adjusted, including SpiegelOnline.

Keywords: AppStore, DLNA, iPad, iPhone, iPod, media, media center, Media Server, UPnP


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