For the improvements in the media server of nessViewer, nessMediaCenter App for AppleTV had to be adapted as well.

In addition, access to media shows has been improved and support for internet providers has been enhanced.
So you can now use nessViewer on the Mac to arrange internet videos in a media show and then access on AppleTV via the media server this media show to presemt the internet videos one after another.

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


The work on finessTV has resulted in some improvements which have now also been implemented in the media server:

  1. Energy saving: when connecting by a client, the Mac is woken up and then the sleep is prevented.
  2. External connection: outside the local network, connections are now possible again even if the router firewall is switched on.
  3. Video quality for convertion: for each user the quality (for example, “4096” for high quality and fast connection) can be specified optionally – otherwise it will be automatically calculated as before.
  4. EyeTV movies: optionally, EyeTV movies are segmented by ffmpeg if ffmpeg is installed in the Utilities folder.

Previously, access to the media server was only possible through nessViewer App on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or nessMediaCenter App on AppleTV. On another Mac, however, the media could only be transferred using a FTP client.
From now on, the media server can also be accessed on another Mac in the MediaCenter.
For this purpose, the name and password for the access must be entered in the preferences (tab “Center”) 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.

In the 64 bit version, media shows can also be displayed as a contact sheet after the drawer has been hidden.

For the improvements in the media server, nessViewer App had to be adapted for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.
In order to make the preferences in the “Settings App” easier to access, the corresponding “Prefs.” button is now available in the info display (Info button “i” in the upper right corner of the main view).

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


If you know the application “Preview” from Apple, the media show of nessViewer will be familiar – but media shows offer much more: e.g. you can add movies and PDF documents, save media shows, and convert / compress media by export.

However, media shows have lacked a function until now: the display of the media as a contact sheet. In contrast to the display of thumbnails in the drawer and the current media in the main window, a contact sheet shows the media next to each other – similar to the display in iPhoto or the Photos app.

In the pre-release version of the 64 bit version of nessViewer, the display is now also available as a contact sheet in Mac OS X 10.11 (macOS 10.11, El Capitan) or newer: if you hide the drawer in the media show menu, the media is displayed next to each other.

In addition, the window size is now calculated based on the screen size so that the available space is better used on large screens. And the positioning has been corrected so that windows that are opened on a second screen are correctly positioned.

Keywords: 64 bit, contact sheet, media, Media Show, movie, nessViewer, Photos App


As previously reported we have now also added the video processing to the iOS version of nessViewer.

In addition to trimming videos, it is now also possible to delete a part of a video – a functionality that is missing in the “Photos App”. But if you have recorded a longer video and you want to remove in the middle of the video a section, then that was so far not so easy.

And so it goes:

  1. Select “Open File”.
  2. In the action menu button (available on the iPhone only in landscape format), select “Import file from Photos App”, select the video and import it.
  3. Open the video, select a section, and either select “trim” or “delete”. This can also be repeated several times.
  4. Save the video.

If you want to have the edited video back in the “Photos App”, then select in the action menu button “Add Movie to Photos App”.

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


Together with the (64-bit) Mac App Store version of nessMediaCenter are now nessMediaCenter 1.7.4 & nessViewer 3.7.3 for Mac available.

Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) – or how Apple is now writing: macOS 10.12 – will be available at 20.9. – we tested our applications with a pre-release version and adapted the path to the data of the “Photos App” so that the media can be accessed with Sierra in the media center.

In the 64 bit versions, GPS data (country, city) now appears for movies in the media center if available – and in the 64 bit version of nessViewer a map with the GPS location can be opened in movie editing and in media shows.

We have also in the 64 bit version of nessViewer improved the movie processing, fixes a bug in the dialog for changing the size and added a higher resolution for the export.
And if you start the media presentation via the toolbar, then the selected folders will be monitored and new media automatically added to the current presentation.

For Retina, adjustments are also available: the export of preview images (covers) in the movie info are now scaled correctly – and in image processing, the changing of the size correctly calculated (from Mac OS X 10.10 or newer in the 64 bit version of nessViewer).

Unfortunately we found a bug in the Apple system framework “DVDPlayback” which prevents DVD playback on Macs without internal DVD drives (bug report 28133794) – even if an external DVD drive is connected. The “DVD Player” can play DVDs – either Apple found a trick or is not using its framework. We have no feedback from Apple until now…

Addendum: meanwhile Apple has closed the bug report without notification – unfortunately the bug still exists. We informed Apple and hope that they will reopen the bug report – and fix the bug of course.

Keywords: 64 bit, folder, GPS, Mac App Store, Mac OS X 10.12, media center, movie, nessMediaCenter, nessViewer, Photos App, presentation, processing, Retina, Sierra, video, watch

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