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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

Release Notes:

 

Version 3.0.307

 

  • Fix song display in Chocolate
  • Fix Chocolate recent item posters not respecting show tick option
  • Fix Yahoo weather (thanks Throg)
  • Properly handle not being able to get Connect PIN
  • Improve streamed music display during playback (thanks Softworkz)
  • Fix genre buttons on detail page

 

Version 3.0.302

  • More top level view configuration options

 

Version 3.0.299

  • Compatibility update

 

Version 3.0.298

 

  • Compatibility update
  • Restore Legacy folder browsing

 

Version 3.0.292

 

  • Compatibility update

 

Version 3.0.283

 

  • Fix books not showing in User View mode
  • Fix a crash with a null content type
  • Fix blue screen if cannot locate server on brand new install
  • Change branding
  • Performance improvements - especially with TV libraries
  • Fix details page not showing for episodes

 

Version 3.0.266

 

  • Stability improvements for extenders

 

Version 3.0.262

 

  • Fix backdrops on top items
  • Recognize more local networks
  • Allow star ratings on series
  • Fix some channels crashing with new server

 

Version 3.0.258

 

  • Add MB Connect feature (warning - MBC may not function well on low-bandwidth connections)
  • Display the same user views as the web client
  • Performance enhancements
  • Compatibility with the new Vox Commando plug-in
  • Indicate forced subs in all caps in Chocolate
  • Wrap list view in Chocolate
  • Fix delete button overlapping next button in Chocolate
  • Retry server connection if configured to specific server to allow wake-up time
  • Fix active backgrounds with Box Sets/Collections

If you use GameBrowser, please see: Gamebrowser Guide - MB Classic setup, read this

 

 

Version 3.0.243

 

  • Performance improvements with indexes
  • Handle non-Latin characters in machine and Windows user names
  • Add h.265 media info icons

 

Version 3.0.238

 

  • Fix crashing on multi-part items
  • Allow streamed content in MPC-HC and VLC
  • Sort by User (IMDb/tmdb) and Critic (rotten tomatoes) ratings
  • More remote control improvements
  • Allow auto login with a hidden user account
  • Display an appropriate message when access is denied by schedules on the server
  • Fix problems with using the same user account on multiple extenders of the same host
  • Implement Theme music and video backdrops natively (plug-in no longer required)
  • Reduce network traffic with the server
  • Audio media info icon will now align with default audio track instead of just first one
  • Expose options for the size of images retrieved from server (can be used to improve extender performance)
  • Add an indicator and update button when an update is available
  • Add clt-shift-f and ctl-shift-b as shortcuts for skip forward and back in custom player interface
  • Re-write image caching to be much simpler and perform better
  • Remove redundant missing and un-aired episode options (these are in the server now)

 

Version 3.0.224.0

 

  • Improved and expanded remote control capabilities
  • Fix favorite only filter not working
  • Improve reactions to new items being added during session
  • Fixes for changes to photo support on server
  • Fix some freezes when MBC is left open while using other components in WMC
  • Add periodic image cache clean up
  • 24 hour clock in log
  • Ensure playlists display in proper order
  • Play intros in custom interface
  • Fix box sets collapsing in playlists
  • Fix Tune-in playback
  • Fix Manual log-in with passwords
  • Improve streaming
  • Force all streamed items to play in internal player

 

Version 3.0.206.0

 

  • Support new server security model
  • Support server playlists (cannot manage, add or edit from MBC yet)
  • Fix "Play All from here" on music not using the WMC player interface
  • Enhancements to Chocolate theme including new colored icons, 3D indicator and much easier sorting in all views
  • Add multiple item support to new player interface .  Can now see how many items and skip to the next one.
  • Add overview display to new player interface
  • Add remaining time to new player interface
  • Add option to display pause indication
  • Remove the auto configuration of MPC-HC in external players (was not working consistently)
  • Ability to delete content is now governed by the server-side user option instead of one in MBC (no longer have to be an Admin to delete)
  • Add manual log-in ability (now can access hidden users in MBC)

 

Version 3.0.196.0

 

  • Force static streaming of trailers and podcasts
  • Recent items for channels
  • Back hides the overlay in custom player interface
  • Red watched indicators
  • Remove backdrop rotation restriction while playing video (allows backdrops to rotate during theme music playback)
  • Fix local/remote determination (was not recognizing all local addresses)
  • Zoom modes in custom player interface (ctl-shft-z toggles)
  • Fix for server auth change
  • Move weather configuration to MBC (no longer in the server)
  • Fix chapters and actors not loading properly
  • Option to not show overlay in custom player interface on mouse movement
  • Allow screensaver/sleep on extended pause
  • Allow intros on multi-part items
  • Pause/unpause on mouse click in new player interface
  • Fix problems when there is no internet connection
  • Fix skipping in DVD rips

 

Version 3.0.187.0

 

  • Auto Logoff - MBC will now automatically log out of the current profile after a period of activity.  Can be disabled and the time-out adjusted via config.
  • New watched indicators match up with other clients
  • Better streaming support - you can now configure max bandwidth and other parameters related to streaming content when not on the same network as the MB server
  • New Jump In List (JIL) selectors in most views
  • Fix missing thumb images for genres
  • Brand new modernized and more functional playback interface.
  • Support for new "Channels" - these will appear on your EHS along with your media folders
  • Fix unwatched counts on seasons and series not updating after playback
  • Add remote messaging support
  • A tiny bit of fun in the Chocolate detail screen
  • Add overscan adjustment to advanced config panel
  • Several other minor improvements and adjustments for changes in the server

 

 

Version 3.0.163.0

 

  • Make exit menu optional

 

Version 3.0.160.0

 

  • Support multi-part videos
  • Add shortcut legend
  • Add new exit menu

 

Version 3.0.155.0

 

  • Fix minor issues with some external players
  • Implement new remote control commands for upcoming server
  • Performance improvements dealing with Actor Index and "Hide Empty Folders"

 

Version 3.0.150.0

 

  • Update Chocolate to be sure it is properly in the package

 

Version 3.0.149.0

 

  • Re-check before attempting playback of items marked offline - in case they have come back online since the last library scan

 

Version 3.0.148.0

 

  • Support External Disc type
  • Option to collapse movies into box sets in views
  • Make spinner buttons more responsive to available options
  • Display date taken on photo slide show
  • Fix backdrops on individual songs
  • Separate index by performer into letter-based folders (performance improvement)
  • Allow for larger overviews in detail page (chocolate)
  • Basic touch support
  • Fix List scrolling issues (chocolate)
  • Fix subtitle and director display problems (chocolate detail view)

 

Version 3.0.140.0

 

  • Minor bug fixes

 

Version 3.0.137.0

 

  • Mark intros watched so intro plug-in can favor un-watched ones
  • When sorting series or other folders by date added, it will now sort by date of latest content
  • Several improvements to Chocolate theme
  • Add "Also Here" capability to allow multiple users' watched status to be updated
  • Remove plug-in update/install from configurator (now only in MBC)
  • Improve performance of bringing up all items from a particular director
  • Fix Jump In List (JIL) for indexed folders and TV series
  • Add Rotten Tomatoes score
  • Add support for movie "Special Features"
  • Enforce only a single instance of MBC (if you jump out to another part of WMC, when you come back it will be right back where you left it)
  • Improve BD folder rip playback (requires LAV)
  • Show either season or series images for episodes that don't have them (future episodes)
  • Fix bug that would cause an incompatible version of a plug-in to be installed via "Update All"
  • EXPERIMENTAL - attempt to stream content if we cannot directly access it (not recommended)
  • Navigate directly to genre or director from detail screen in Chocolate

 

Version 3.0.129.0

 

  • Compatibility update for upcoming server

 

Version 3.0.127.0

 

  • Plug-in management inside MBC
  • Server and log-in configuration inside MBC
  • Fix unwatched counts not updating after playback

 

Version 3.0.117.0

 

  • Make Chocolate the new default theme (old default renamed to "Classic")
  • Add Filtering by unwatched and favorite in any view
  • Fall back on production year if release date is not available for sorting
  • Delete old log files periodically
  • Performance improvements
  • Only show photos in the photo slide show (ignore any videos or other content in the same folder)

 

Version 3.0.108.0

 

  • Better refreshing of recent lists when things are added/removed
  • Respect the "Hide User" setting in the server
  • Add a notation that our special VLC external profile only works with the older version.  Use generic instead
  • Restore the Hide Empty Folders option (but if things are slow, try turning it off)
  • Increase default server communication time-out and make it configurable (Advanced tab of config page)
  • Eliminate duplicate items in search results
  • Handle errors from TMT better
  • Support TMT6 for resume setting
  • Respect the plug-in update level (bug previously delivered all updates regardless of setting)
  • Fix some hangs/performance issues after playback of some items
  • Include Adult Videos in Favorite Movies
  • Sort by Year now sorts by entire date instead of just year (for items released in same year)
  • Fix play menu showing no options for index folders
  • Sort specials inside seasons properly
  • Stop WMC screen saver from engaging during a photo slide show
  • Fix Index folders not respecting modified sort names

 

Version 3.0.100.0

 

  • Remove "Hide Empty Folders" option.  Caused performance problems.
  • Add switch user profile functionality.
  • Allow a re-try if we can't find the server on start-up

 

Version 3.0.96.0

 

  • Add support for Chapters (availability will depend on theme)
  • Modernize start-up screen
  • Scroll properly when there are more than 4 users

 

Version 3.0.90.0

 

  • Fix missing/unaired items breaking folder playback
  • Re-style the PIN page
  • Add WOL option for server machine

 

Version 3.0.88.0

 

  • Fix wrong premiere date in UTC+ time zones
  • Fix music resuming if played before in same session
  • Update configurator icon
  • Be sure IBN images refresh when changed
  • Support Photos directly in the core (no longer need MBPhoto Classic)
  • New, modern login screen
  • Support for Missing/Future episodes

 

Version 3.0.78.0

 

  • Fix Indexing - this was completely re-written and before complete functionality can be restored there will need to be a new server release as well.
  • Fix default screen saver
  • Update help links in configurator
  • Store all display preferences on the server (this may cause you to have to re-do some prefs)
  • Support new server features
  • Support for upcoming Intros plug-in
  • Fix volume OSD lag issue (but this limits some of the remote muting display capability)
  • Add optional Music Album view

 

Version 3.0.72.0

  • Update art assets
  • Eliminate empty requests to server
  • Fix context menus for podcasts
  • Implement favorite books and games
  • Various performance tweaks
  • Fix generic external players not marking items as watched

Version 3.0.67.0

  • Update SQLite (for win 8.1)
  • Add AdultVideo recognition
  • Attempt to fix some items won’t play after others
  • Support for upcoming podcasts
  • Implement new server remote control features
  • Fix some display prefs not saving
  • Possible performance improvements on some themes
  • Implement ability for watched list to be “in-progress”
  • Fix some issues with IBN backdrops
  • Properly trap errors when deleting something
  • Ensure RAL is updated after change

Version 3.0.60.0

  • Fix network logos not showing
  • Fix collections not showing or crash on WTV files with bad run times
  • Fix crash if server delivers unknown folder type to MBC
  • Fix playback reporting not always consistent (affected Trakt)

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