nessViewer  - last informations
Last informations gives a short overview about the extensions and adaptions of nessViewer.
At our blog we report about backgrounds and give more detailed informations.
November 1, 2019: Version 3.9.2 available (current version) opens an internal link in the same windowDownload
  • Adaptions for macOS 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Access to the media of the Photos App via System Framework (MLMediaLibrary)
  • Music Playback via Music App Control (Catalina) or iTunes (older macOS)
  • Protected movie blayback via TV App (Catalina) or iTunes (older macOS)
Movie Editing (64 bit) (updated on 11/25/2019):
  • Bug fix at movie export in MPEG-4 format

Please note that this update is not available for the 32 bit version (which will not be maintained anymore).
 August 6, 2019: Version 3.9.1
  • Support of the HEIC picture format
Media Show:
  • Import of the original media files from the "Photos App" (incl. HEIC)
  • Export metadata incl. file dates optionally (keep metadata)
  • Combine selected movies to one movie
Media Server:
  • Correct rotation of movies
  • Improved handling of Apple's filesegmenter
  • Disabling of ffmpeg usage for macOS 10.15 (Catalina)

Please note that this update is not available for the 32 bit version (which will not be maintained anymore).
 April 4, 2019: Version 3.9
  • Further adaptions for macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Support of the dark appearance
Preferences (Center tab):
  • Address of the preferred DLNA media server
  • Access to the preferred DLNA media server

Please note that this update is not available for the 32 bit version (which will not be maintained anymore).
Furthermore the minimum operation system for the 64 bit version is now macOS 10.10 (Yosemite).
 August 15, 2018: Version 3.8.2
64 bit version:
  • Adaptions for macOS 10.14
 December 10, 2017: Version 3.8.1
  • Photos media library adaptions
 June 27, 2017: Version 3.8
  • Preferences: address, name, password for media server access
  • Media Server access
Media Server:
  • Energy Saver compatibility: wake up on connection, prevent sleep
  • Improved external connection
  • Video quality optionally when adding users
  • EyeTV movie segmentation optionally via ffmpeg
Media Show (64 bit):
  • Contact sheet if drawer is hidden
 September 9, 2016: Version 3.7.3
Movie Editing (64 bit):
  • Improved editing
  • Change Size: bug fix
  • Map with GPS location
  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra) adaptions (access to the media of the "Photos App")
  • GPS location (country, town) for movies with GPS data (64 bit)
Media Show (64 bit):
  • Map with GPS location of pictures and movies
Media Presentation (Toolbar) (64 bit):
  • Watch folders & restart presentation with added media
 August 28, 2015: Version 3.7.2
  • Provider adaptions (among others Arte and Clipfish updated on 2/7/2016, SpiegelOnline updated on 12/1/2015)
MediaCenter - iTunes control:
  • Access to shared user music playlists (more infos)
  • Faster music playlists preview (and only if playlist has changed)
  • Standard cover for missing music covers
Media Server:
 July 3, 2015: Version 3.7.1
  • Provider adaptions (among others YouTube updated on 5/26/2015)
Media Presentation:
  • Faster forward for movie presentation (up to 64x)
  • Movie status (position, duration, playback speed)
  • Continuous increase of playback speed with remote control (after 3 seconds)
Media Show:
  • 64 bit: import media also from Aperture, Final Cut (Pro), iMovie, "Photos App", "Photo Booth" (beside iPhoto) (updated on 4/25/2015)
 March 27, 2015: Version 3.7
Preferences (Center tab):
  • choice of the new "Photos App" media display (albums, moments, collections, media types)
  • access to media of the new "Photos App" (available with macOS 10.10.3)
  • improved GPS location (country, town) for pictures with GPS data (updated on 3/22/2015)
  • optional presentation start from the current entry (updated on 1/18/2015)
  • improved handling of DLNA availability (updated on 2/1/2015)
  • Provider adaptions (among others ARD updated on 3/5/2015)
Media Presentation:
  • GPS location (country, town) for pictures with GPS data (updated on 3/22/2015)
  • Provider adaptions (among others YouTube updated on 2/23/2015)
  • 64 bit: correct display of pictures with orientation data (EXIF) (updated on 3/13/2015)
Media Show:
  • 64 bit: import media also from Aperture, Final Cut (Pro), iMovie, "Photos App", "Photo Booth" (beside iPhoto) (updated on 4/25/2015)
Media Server:
  • "Auto Start" as menu command to start automatically the media server when nessViewer is started (updated on 2/23/2015)
Picture Editing:
  • map with GPS location
 January 9, 2015: Version 3.6.1
Adaptions for macOS 10.10.1 (updated on 11/20/2014):
  • Bug fix to recognize the system version correctly
Preferences (tab: Center):
  • Choice of the media center selection color
  • modernized display of the selection
Media Presentation:
  • improved handling of (fullscreen) presentations on multiple screens (updated on 12/15/2014)
 November 14, 2014: Version 3.6
  • New icon including Retina icons for macOS 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • New German provider (Clipfish) with motion pictures & music clips
  • Provider adaptions (among others Arte, Austria ATV, BBC, MyVideo)
 September 26, 2014: Version 3.5.4
  • Adaptions for macOS 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Bug fix for Universal Access
Media Presentation:
  • Provider adaptions (among others Clipfish, MyVideo)
 August 22, 2014: Version 3.5.3
  • Intel: changeover to ScriptingBridge from AppleScript (iTunes, EyeTV and VLC)
  • Improved folder preview
  • Improved support of multiple displays
  • Re-implementation of missing internet features
  • Bug fixes (among others Miro podcast access, media show display)
  • Provider adaptions (among others Arte)
Media Presentation:
  • Optional sort by name, path or random
  • Optional endless playback
 July 18, 2014: Version 3.5.2
  • DVD cover search by new provider: FreeCovers (Movie Info & MediaCenter)
  • Intel: changeover to ScriptingBridge from AppleScript (currently only for iTunes controlling)
  • NRW (Nikon camera RAW format) support for macOS 10.7 or newer
  • Improved handling (scrolling):
    • asynchron creation of "combined" previews (iPhoto albums, iTunes movie playlists, folders)
    • asynchron search & load of DVD covers
  • iTunes:
    • improved support of (external) movie playlists
    • improved start of protected movies and TV shows (DRM)
  • Folders (pictures, movies, volumes): "combined" preview of included media
Media Presentation:
  • Pictures: improved presentation duration for "slower" computers or larger pictures

Important: macOS 10.4 is still the minimum version for PPC (PowerPC), but from now on macOS 10.5 is the minimum version for Intel.
 June 6, 2014: Version 3.5.1
Remote Control:
  • Improved control of EyeTV (updated on 4/21/2014)
  • Optional: activation of EyeTV after selecting exit (updated on 4/21/2014, more infos at the blog)
  • Provider adaptions (among others BBC on 5/18/2014, ARD on 5/27/2014)
Media Show (64 bit version):
  • Mark incompatible videos with a dot in the title
  • Export converts these videos continuously
 April 18, 2014: Version 3.5
  • (De)activate DLNA in the MediaCenter menu settings
  • Access to the media data available by DLNA / UPnP media server
Media Show:
  • Context menu for selected entry in the drawer (open media document, open internet browser, download media)
 February 21, 2014: Version 3.4.2
MediaCenter Preferences:
  • iPhoto events can be (de)activated in the menu settings
Remote Control:
  • wake up the system or display if it is asleep (updated on 3/10/2014)
  • iTunes control:
    • recognize folders as playlists
    • prevent iTunes to show the music browser window (updated on 3/10/2014)
  • iTunes DRM playback: improved handling (updated on 3/14/2014)
  • iPhoto: show albums and / or events
Media Presentation:
  • Provider adaptions
 January 18, 2014: Version 3.4.1
Multi-display aware: MediaCenter:
  • New German providers: RTL Nitro Now, ZAPP (NDR)
DVD cover (MediaCenter & Movie Infos):
  • Provider adaptions
 December 20, 2013: Version 3.4
MediaCenter control by trackpad, (magic) mouse and mouse wheel:
  • Swipe down & up to select next & previous entry
  • Left mouse click to select the entry
  • Right mouse click to move one level up
Media Presentation control by trackpad, (magic) mouse and mouse wheel:
  • Swipe right & left to select next & previous entry (or jump forward & backward)
  • Right mouse click to show presentation menu
DVD Presentation control by trackpad, (magic) mouse and mouse wheel:
  • Swipe right & left to select next & previous chapter
  • Right mouse click to show presentation menu
 October 28, 2013: Version 3.3.4
macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) adaptions:
  • Recognition of new iTunes DRM movie format (DRMI)
Remore Control:
  • iTunes fullscreen mode switch (via "play hold")
DLNA Media Browser (updated on 11/08/13):
  • Display of metadata (preview, date, duration)
  • Controllable by remote control
  • Provider adaptions
 August 6, 2013: Version 3.3.3
  • New content for Austria Television
  • Images and informations at Arte and Austria / Netherland television
Media Presentation:
  • Arte and ARD mediathek without Flash player
  • Provider adaptions
 July 15, 2013: Version 3.3.2
Internet Browser:
  • Impoved support for search engine Startpage
Media Server:
  • Bug fix for macOS 10.7 / 10.8
 June 10, 2013: Version 3.3.1
Internet Browser:
  • Search engine Startpage supported for anonymous internet search
  • Provider adaptions
 April 20, 2013: Version 3.3
Crash Reporter:
  • Implementation of a crash report on unexpected errors
  • Access to DLNA media servers to browse content and present pictures and movies
DVD Playback / Presentation:
  • Default audio language selection (including automatic selection of audio passthrough if available)
  • Provider adaptions
Media Server:
  • AirPlay compatibility for iOS 6 (updated on 4/24/2014)
 February 14, 2013: Version 3.2.4
DVD Playback / Presentation:
  • Improved Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 playback (updated on 3/5/2013)
  • More previews and descriptions at internet
  • Provider adaptions
 January 15, 2013: Version 3.2.3
  • iPhoto folder / album preview and info
  • iTunes playlist preview and info
  • Improved iTunes control
  • Provider adaptions
 December 23, 2012: Version 3.2.2
  • GUI improvements (minimal)
  • Improved starting of iTunes DRM media
  • Provider adaptions
 November 12, 2012: Version 3.2.1
  • Access to protected iTunes movies and TV shows which will be started in iTunes
 October 23, 2012: Version 3.2
Preferences - Media:
  • Delete cookies
  • New internet TV content from Austria, Netherlands and Swiss (,,,,,,,
  • Provider adaptions
 September 28, 2012: Version 3.1
Remote Control
  • Remote control of iTunes, EyeTV or VLC via nessViewer, if one of these applications is frontmost
  • New provider: FreeMoviesCine
  • Provider adaptions
 September 19, 2012: Version 3.0.1
  • Movie informations for alias files, correct duration
  • Provider adaptions
Media Presentation:
  • Improved display for ZDF Mediathek
  • Provider adaptions
 August 28, 2012: Version 3.0
  • Improved page display (by replacing Flash hint with preview picture)
  • Provider adaptions
  • Shutdown of the computer by selecting exit (select Preferences -> Center to activate it)
  • Movie informations (duration, size, date) below the preview for local movies
  • iTunes TV shows, podcasts and (now even) movies will show/update the "played status" (if iTunes is already running)
  • Correct handling of aliases to files (if the aliases have the correct extension)
  • Hint (and improved solution) if aliases to folders / volumes are found but not displayed
  • Provider adaptions
Media Presentation:
  • iTunes TV shows, podcasts and movies will use the last play position (if iTunes is already running)
Media Server:
  • No movie conversion if files are transfered and iOS convertion for the current user is not selected
  • Bug fix for FTP transfer
Apple Remote Control
  • Compatibility to CandelAir
  • Alert if exclusive access failed
July 10, 2012: nessMediaCenter available
We offer now nessMediaCenter, the media center of nessViewer, for a very low price: only 9.50 Euro.

nessViewer integrates plenty of functionality - which is in our opinion the best solution for enjoying media with only one application.
But not everybody wants to e.g. edit media, arrange & collect media in media shows (playlists) or stream media from / to iPhone.
Because of this, we extracted the functionality of media center and media presentation in a new application.

Please download both applications and use the free demo versions to test which application fits your needs in a better way.
Last informations about version 2