nessMediaCenter (64 bit) 1.8.3 for Mac available


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.

To make this work, macOS provides routines for this – and has been doing this since the 1st day of macOS. That is basically fundamental.
Unfortunately, since Catalina, Apple has started to change the functions for this only partially and since Big Sur completely. The result: the text is scrolled, but the rest of the display … is deleted.

Actually this is a bug. Apple was also notified over 6 months ago. Unfortunately, Apple interprets this bug differently – according to Apple, it is not a bug, but “correct behavior”. With the additional hint that the developers may develop their own routines for a correct and optimized display.

Fortunately, we managed to turn this “correct behavior” off.

The AppStore version is in review by Apple since midday yesterday – we hope that this version will be available soon as well.

After 2.5 days, this version is now available in the Mac App Store as well.

This adjustment of the MediaCenter has already been implemented for nessViewer for Mac, but we are currently working on further improvements in movie editing.

Keywords: 64 bit, nessMediaCenter