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Jaksta Media Recorder 2022 Beta (2022.0.15.0)

Im pleased to release the first beta of Jaksta Media Recorder 2022 for your testing.


1.  New DVR functionality for recording from premium sites such as Netflix.

2.  New Digital audio recording functionality.  

3.  Improved Monitoring features


New DVR

JMR 7 used the Google Chrome browser.  This stopped working a few months back for alot of premium sites when they started to block the version from chrome we used.

JMR 2020 uses the Vivaldi browser.  Use it in the same was as you did previously.  Open the DVR browser and navigate to the site and video you want to record and once playing click the red record button to start recording.

DVR functionality is only available on Windows 10 and Windows 11. 


New Digital Audio Recording Method

JMR 7 used the Application audio recording method by default.  This uses a process called injection to attach to an application to capture its audio. Many web browsers now reject dll injection.  Injection also requires your computer to have secure boot switched off in your computers BIOS.  

The new Digital audio recording method is now selected by default.  It doesn't have any of the cfg issues described above.  

The Application method has been removed.


Improved Monitoring

1.  Monitors are now stored in a single database, replacing the flat file format used in JMR 7.  This should improve performance for those with a large numbers of monitors.

2.  You can now export and import monitors to/from Microsoft Excel format.  This should make batch editing monitors much easier.  

3.  You can now select and delete more than one monitor at a time.

4.  You can now configure a monitor to only check on certain days and between certain times.  See the new Schedule tab on the monitor.

5.  You can import your existing JMR 7 monitors, by exporting them from JMR 7 and then importing them in JMR 2022.  Change the File Type to "Old Export Files (*.dat)" in the import file dialog to see your JMR7 export file and import it.


Everything else works the same and hasn't changed from JMR7.  


JMR 7 and JMR 2022 can co exist on the same computer - there is no need to uninstall JMR 7.


Existing license holders -  your existing license will be imported from JMR7 in the background on the first run.


The latest beta has been tested with Windows 10 and Windows 11.


As you find issues with the beta please post to the forums clearly describing the issue with debug logs and screenshots if required.  Please include in the posts title that the issue is for the 2022 beta.


The latest JMR 2022 Beta can be downloaded from:   https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.15.0/JMR-2022.0.15.0.exe 


I look forward to your feedback.


Thanks

CRS

  


Preliminary Windows 11 testing has been completed.  


Please download and install JMR Beta 2022.0.5.0 from https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.5.0/JMR-2022.0.5.0.exe.


For best results please uninstall,  JMR Beta 2022.0.0.0 and all its settings and libraries before installing 2022.0.5.0.


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This is absolutely fantastic and works perfectly. Only thing I have found so far is that in the old version you could set the time to record for and then it would stop on it's own. That feature appears to be missing in release 2022. Is this something you might consider adding back in or perhaps is there another way for me to set a time to record for?

Latest JMR Beta 2022.0.7.0:


https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.7.0/JMR-2022.0.7.0.exe


Changes.  

1.  Improved DVR shutdown

2.  Rework of Import/Export icons

3.  Rework of Monitoring UI sorting.



@Celine - setting time to record DVR will be in next beta.

Latest JMR Beta 2022.0.8.0:


Changes:


1. New settings icon on DVR browser. Click this to set the DVR recording duration if required.


https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.8.0/JMR-2022.0.8.0.exe

 

 

 

Latest JMR Beta 2022.0.9.0


Changes:


1.  Fixed the setting of the DefaultLAN setting on first startup, thus allowing AUTO mode to work correctly.


https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.9.0/JMR-2022.0.9.0.exe

I think the Vivaldi browser is an improvement---picture quality seems better!  However, the issue with captions is still there.  If I launch the Vivaldi browser, find the show, and set it to play+setting open captions, inside the Vivaldi browser I see the captions displayed as I would expect.  But when I playback the finished recording these open captions are missing.  They are embedded in the video (not a separate file), so they should appear on playback the same way they appear in the initial Vivaldi browser window.

@jakster123


For most sites, subtitles are a web page artefact and not embedded in the video and therefore are not captured (and cannot be) by the DVR capture method.


For sites that allow the extraction capture method, then if the site support subtitles capture (youtube for example), they can be captured as a separate file and muxed into the output file.  See Settings > Internet Downloads > Advanced >  Extractor Subtitles

So I think you're saying that even if I can see the open captions in the Vivaldi browser before I hit record, they're no embedded?  See screenshot of Vivaldi just before I hit record.

@jakster123: That is correct they are not part of the video but displayed by the browser over the video.

Just to be ultra-clear.  These are not subtitles, but are open captions---are you sure that this doesn't make a difference?  By the way, I really appreciate how fast you're responding!

@jakster123 -  just got to work ;).  CC and subtitles are the same thing from my pov.   If they were displayed "in" the video then they would be captured, but as I said for most of these sites they are displayed over the video element in the page as normal web browser text.

I like what I see.


There is one issue though.  Fo some reason Netflix is recording in a smaller 4:3 resolution and not in a full 16:9 or 16:10..  What's up with that?  I've only noticed it in the Version 7 and this Beta within the last month.  What do I have to do to adjust for this?


Keep up the great work.  Thank you.

The nature of the DVR capture method is that it will record at 1/4 of your screen size (max) by default.  What the site actually renders at and therefore what is captured though is up to it.


You can override the 1/4 request, by changing the Settings > DVR > Request Best Output Size.  Note the tooltip. It will tell you what will be requested if this is left on.  When off you can request any width and height.


The 1/4 size is "best" for performance.  Depending on what the specs are of your computer and what you are doing on it whilst recording is happening, increasing beyond this may result is skips, pixelization etc in the resulting captured file.



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