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.
August 15, 2018: Version 3.8.2 available (current version) opens an internal link in the same windowDownload
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