In this version we have improved the media server, the MediaCenter and the media presentation in addition to some internal routines.
New for the media server for macOS 10.15 and newer is the integrated movie segmenter (MPEG4AppleHLS), which breaks down movies into M3U8 segments and streams them to the media client (available in the MediaCenter). Previously only …
Although we actually have enough Apple hardware, we have now bought a new Apple computer in order to be able to test the new Apple processor Silicon M1 with our products. Actually, we would have preferred to wait until a 27-inch iMac with this processor is available, but well … a new Mac Mini is okay too.
The biggest surprise with the Mac Mini was that the MAC address changed – already known from iPhones, but not yet for us with Macs. Especially since no info was displayed even when starting the …
As with nessMediaCenter, we have now fixed a bug in nessViewer caused by macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 10.15 (Catalina) so that longer titles and descriptions are displayed correctly again in the MediaCenter.
In addition, we have improved the movie editing so that movies with different orientations (portrait, landscape) can now be joined together in a better way.
The system routines (AVFoundation) unfortunately place the individual tracks at the top or left. When joining, the offset is now calculated in order to place these tracks centered.
With this version, a bug in macOS 11 (Big Sur) and partly also macOS 10.15 (Catalina) is “bypassed” – unfortunately there is no other way of saying it.
If a media title or description in the MediaCenter is longer than the available space, the rest of the text will be displayed automatically after a short time. Means scrolled, so to speak.
So that this is displayed smoothly even on very large screens with high resolution, only the affected area is scrolled. The rest of the content is not displayed again during this time.
In addition to further adaptions for macOS 11 (Big Sur) and minor improvements, the data rate and FPS (Frames Per Seconds) can now explicitly be specified when exporting movies in MPEG-4 format.
So far, the various standard export settings (presets) from Apple have been used both for saving and for exporting movies. This makes it easy to save movies in HD or SD format or for AppleTV / iPad / iPhone, WiFi and Cellular.
However, these standard export settings also have a disadvantage: neither the data rate nor the