Version 6.6.0 released

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SubJunk
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Version 6.6.0 released

Post by SubJunk » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:11 pm

General:

You can download it from the front page.

We have added and improved support for many renderers, fixed bugs, and more!


Changes since 6.5.3:
  • General:
    • Added support for AIFF files
    • Improved detection of the language of subtitles
    • Debugging and logging improvements
    • Fixed forcing the usage of discrete GPUs on Apple computers with dual GPUs
    • Fixed minor bugs
  • Languages:
    • Added Thai translation
    • Synchronized translations with Crowdin
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Panasonic DMR Blu-ray recorders
    • Added support for Pioneer Blu-ray players
    • Added support for Sony BRAVIA XD 70/75 series TVs
    • Added support for Yamaha RX-A2050
    • Enabled UPnP control support on Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Google Chromecast
    • Improved support for LG WebOS TVs
    • Improved support for Panasonic Viera VT60 TVs
    • Improved support for Philips PFL TVs
    • Improved support for Sony BRAVIA KDL-NX800 series TVs
    • Improved support for Sony BRAVIA XD 70/75/80/83/85/93/94 series TVs
    • Fixed image stretching on Sony BRAVIA 5500 series TVs
  • Dependencies:
    • Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.5
    • Updated ChromeCast Java API to 0.9.2
    • Updated dcraw to 9.27
    • Updated ICU4J to 58.2
    • Updated logback to 1.1.8
    • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.91

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by snakebyte » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:34 pm

Problems opening the DMG files on Mac OS X Sierra.
Both the Java 7&8 downloads give a message that there is no mountable file system.
Downloaded the files through the Fosshub link on the frontpage and through Sourceforge to no avail.
Maybe a bug or incorrect upload ?

Greetsssssss Snakebyte

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by SubJunk » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:05 am

Thanks for letting us know, snakebyte. You were right and we have re-uploaded the files properly now :)

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by snakebyte » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:10 am

Hey Subjunk,

These are indeed working :D

Thnxsssssssss

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by ermete » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:33 am

Hi ,
tested last version I still have problem streaming FLAC files to network (chromecast audio) through Android client.
Time slide does not work and only the first item in the playlist is played. MP3's work flawlessly.
Other media server (Minim) does not have this problem. It seems I have to use 2 servers one for music the other for video.

Regards

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by InEbre8d » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:12 am

No longer able to play .iso files with this new release. Don't know what happened. Worked fine in 6.5.3

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by erick diangilis » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:55 am

thanks for the release its working fine on the ps4 media player great version so far very stable. :D

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by Paradox » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:24 am

I have not downloaded new versions for a while and see quite a few changes have taken place, especially to renderer files since around version 6.5x.

Could you explain what the differences are between

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KeepAspectRatio =
and
KeepAspectRatioTranscoding =
The defaultrenderer.conf file has the exact same description for both options. Is there any specific time when one option should be used over the other?

Oh and what exactly does each option do differently?

Also is there also any reason why the option has been added to some Sony renderer.conf files and not for others which still use older options like...

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OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter = 
and
CustomMencoderOptions =
Could these now possibly be removed and replaced with the 2 newer options in some conf files and things work correctly????

Sorry for all the questions.

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by Sami32 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:33 am

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KeepAspectRatioTranscoding
is only used while transcoding.
None of these options shouild be used if you didn't meet aspect ratio issue.

About the customs options found in the renderers, they are, for the most of them, set on users request, as we don't own all the renderers and need to rely on the user's experiences.

Feel free to submit the parameters that work best for your renderer ;)

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Re: Version 6.6.0 released

Post by Paradox » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:56 am

Sami32 wrote:

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KeepAspectRatioTranscoding
is only used while transcoding.
None of these options shouild be used if you didn't meet aspect ratio issue.

About the customs options found in the renderers, they are, for the most of them, set on users request, as we don't own all the renderers and need to rely on the user's experiences.

Feel free to submit the parameters that work best for your renderer ;)
Ive taken a few days to look at this more and that explanation while the obvious and what i thought it was supposed to be does not seem to be correct.
1. Anything that invokes EITHER "KeepAspectRatio" or "KeepAspectRatioTranscoding" is when transcoding is taking place (at least on SONY devices), when a file is played with the [no encoding] file listing they are not used. ALL other times one or the other is. So they both seem to be used when transcoding.

2. The Sony-Bravia 5500.conf as an example has both options in it which if your explanation is correct it would seem redundant to have both as that model of TV basically can only do MPEG files and only those with very limited audio formats everything else gets transcoded, any files that it can play without transcoding (IE the no encoding file option) it does not require either setting so if "KeepAspectRatio" is only meant to be used when NOT transcoding a file its not working for that renderer.

3. Specific old style settings seem to be much more sensible and reliable, I own a Sony 40EX403 TV that uses the "Sony-BraviaEX.conf" renderer which has the older settings (IE OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter and CustomMencoderOptions) if i remove and replace those with (KeepAspectRatioTranscoding and KeepAspectRatio) the aspect ratio on some files again becomes stretched or squashed. AGAIN this makes no sense if its a setting now which is supposed to keep the aspect correct on transcoded and NON-transcoded files.

4. On one of the Panasonic renderers i can not see how it would work at all, one of the panasonic renderers covers models which were both 1080p and 720p screens so it would either alter aspect to a 720P (meaning the image of a 1080p file would not be optimal on 1080p screens and for transcoded files would require more CPU to transcoded down to 720 aspect) or if it tried to scale to a 1080p aspect then it wont work on panasonic models which are only 720p


Can anyone explain what both are supposed to do and what they do differently, at the moment it seems they are interchangable and both in a single renderer makes no difference.

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