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Jaksta Media Recorder 2022 Release

Jaksta Media Recorder 2022 has now been released

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 2022 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.

The latest JMR 2022  can be downloaded from:  https://jaksta.com/download/windows/jaksta-media-recorder

Thanks

CRS

  


From CRS @ 13 Feb 2022 10:02

Answers: 24, Votes: 0

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.


From CRS @ 25 Nov 2021 19:11

Votes: 0

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?


From Celine Jacquet @ 02 Dec 2021 15:12

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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.


From CRS @ 08 Dec 2021 09:12

Votes: 0

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


From CRS @ 08 Dec 2021 09:12

Votes: 0

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

 

 

 


From CRS @ 11 Dec 2021 09:12

Votes: 0

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


From CRS @ 11 Dec 2021 16:12

Votes: 0

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.


From jakster123 @ 16 Dec 2021 07:12

Votes: 0

@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


From CRS @ 16 Dec 2021 07:12

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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.


From jakster123 @ 16 Dec 2021 07:12

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


From CRS @ 16 Dec 2021 07:12

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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!


From jakster123 @ 16 Dec 2021 07:12

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@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.


From CRS @ 16 Dec 2021 08:12

Votes: 0

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.


From Stephen Miller @ 20 Dec 2021 04:12

Votes: 0

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.


From CRS @ 20 Dec 2021 07:12

Votes: 0

Latest JMR Beta 2022.0.12.0:

Changes:

1. Fix importing of monitors

https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.12.0/JMR-2022.0.12.0.exe


From CRS @ 20 Dec 2021 11:12

Votes: 0

Update to my comments about Netflix being locked at 4:3.  

I went in the DVR Settings.  "Request Best Output Size" was enabled.  I hovered over the link.  The hint showed, "Request output size for your computer... widith 800...height 450."

I changed the Request Output Width=1430 and Request Output Height=600. after running several I was able to achieve the result I wanted.  

I should be noted.  I was able to leave "Request Best Output Size" enable for Disney+, Amazon, and NBC. 

I would recommend adding a function to the Netflix Settings that will force 1430x600.


From Stephen Miller @ 20 Dec 2021 11:12

Votes: 0

Thanks for the response about the Output Size.  I seemed to have stumbled into it on my own.  Oddly enough I do not have to do that with Disney+ or Amazon.  Why do oyu think that would be the case?

Thanks again.  I'm really loving the updates.  Just applied your latest.  Going to test it now.


From Stephen Miller @ 20 Dec 2021 11:12

Votes: 0

@Stephen

Different sites just respond in different ways when the output size is requested.  

If you had the default on which for your computer is 800x450 then the max size Disney and Amazon could be recorded at would have been that.  Are you saying you got a larger resolution?  If so then please provide debug logs showing that so I can have a look.

For performance reasons the default will always be 1/4 of the screen size.  Defaulting to 1430x600 would put undue pressure on most computers.


From CRS @ 21 Dec 2021 10:12

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Sorry, I missed your last message.  Actually I'm saying that Netflix is showing small than the videos captured from Disney+.  I have added the adjustments and they appear to be working for Netflix.  However, I have never had to do this in previous iterations of the application.

Also, there is an error when recording amazon that says the browser is out of date and will not work past Dec 6th.

Thanks for everything you are doing.  I really like the updates.


From Stephen Miller @ 26 Dec 2021 01:12

Votes: 0

On Amazon, it starts playing the video.. I click the record button, and it just closes. The main window says "No player found to DVR. Ensure video is playing in browser before clicking record."

Of course, I am making sure it's playing when I hit the record button. :) I just wanted to let you know--would you like debug logs?

--Glenn


From Glenn Sieb @ 31 Dec 2021 03:12

Votes: 0

When I try to record an Instagram Live stream using the AUTO function, it works fine. When I try to create a monitor for an Instagram Live stream, it doesnt record.


From rico5377 @ 31 Dec 2021 04:12

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@Glenn - amazon DVR's fine here.  Please start a new thread and provide debug logs as per https://www.jaksta.com/support/windows/technical/jaksta-media-recorder/how-to-generate-debug-logs-6000009063


From CRS @ 05 Jan 2022 12:01

Votes: 0

Latest JMR Beta 2022.0.15.0:

Changes:

1. UI performance improvements for large #'s of monitors and downloads in progress

2. New 2022 User Manual

3. Inprogress sorting

https://d2nncct4cgzns7.cloudfront.net/release/jak8/JMR/2022.0.15.0/JMR-2022.0.15.0.exe

 

 

 


From CRS @ 06 Jan 2022 19:01

Votes: 0

JMR 2022 has now been released and the beta is now superseded.  Download latest from here https://jaksta.com/download/windows/jaksta-media-recorder


From CRS @ 13 Feb 2022 10:02

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