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20Mar/140

Universal Media Server 3.5.0 released


This release improves the configuration wizard, program icon, filename prettifying, renderer support, shared folder control, stability, speed and more!

For more details and the download link, please see the official website.

Changes since 3.4.2:

  • General:
    • Added a reminder at the end of the configuration wizard about optionally setting shared folders
    • Added an option to run the configuration wizard on the next program start
    • Added the ability to specify folders to ignore (folders_ignored in UMS.conf)
    • Made the program icon look better in some situations (added more resolutions)
    • Expanded filename prettifying
    • Fixed OpenSubtitles support
    • Improved stability of packing debug files
    • Improved readme file
    • Improved speed
    • Cleaned some renderer configs
    • Increased the safety of using -ac, -ab and -c:a in the CustomFFmpegOptions string in renderer configs
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for DirecTV and Samsung phones when using FFmpeg
  • Languages:
    • Updated English
  • External Components:
    • Updated h2database to 1.3.175, which:
      • Improves stability
      • Updated Logback to 1.1.1
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB56, which:
      • Improves DVD support
      • Fixes encoding sometimes finishing too soon
      • Improves stability
      • Improves support for the following video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
      • Improves support for the following audio codecs: DTS
      • Improves support for the following containers: Matroska, MOV, OGG
      • Adds x265 encoding support
      • Improves audio sync
      • MPEG-4 adheres more strictly to spec limits
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.0, which:
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.6, which:
      • Improves stability
19Mar/140

MPlayer & MEncoder SB56 released

MPlayer logo
For more details and the download link, please see the main post.

Changes since SB55:

  • Synchronised with r37018, which:
    • Improves DVD support
    • Adds Blu-ray playlist -identify printout
    • Fixes encoding finishing too soon
    • Improves stability
  • Updated FFmpeg to aa86ccc, which:
    • Improves support for the following video codecs: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
    • Improves support for the following audio codecs: DTS
    • Improves support for the following containers: Matroska, MOV, OGG
    • Adds x265 encoding support
    • Improves audio sync
    • MPEG-4 adheres more strictly to spec limits
5Mar/140

Framedoubling/60fps conversion guide updated

The framedoubling/60fps conversion guide has been updated.

It's here.

Changes since previous update:

  • Updated MeGUI instructions and screenshots
  • Updated the link to MKVToolnix to 6.8.0
  • Added more notes about some options
26Feb/140

Universal Media Server 3.4.2 released


This release improves audio sync, fixes video playback bugs, improves stability and fixes other bugs!

For more details and the download link, please see the official website.

Changes since 3.4.1:

  • General:
    • Improved fontconfig cache creation
    • The shared directory setting in the config is read more safely
    • Fixed video playback on some renderers including OPPO devices
    • Fixed a crash with certain files
    • Fixed a buffer display error
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-02-12, which:
      • Improves support for the following video codecs: H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1, VP8, VP9
      • Improves support for the following audio codecs: AC-3, DTS, WMA
      • Improves support for the following containers: AVI, Matroska, MPEG-TS
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Improves detection of 60FPS
      • Improves audio sync
    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.64, which:
      • Fixes crashes
    • Updated Netty to 3.7.0
6Feb/140

Universal Media Server 3.4.0 released


This release adds encoded audio passthrough, improves 3D support, adds support for the Google VP9 codec, improves support for most popular codecs, improves speed and more!

For more details and the download link, please see the official website.

Changes since 3.3.0:

  • General:
    • Added "Encoded Audio Passthrough" option for DTS and AC-3 audio
    • Added support for 3D MKV files (mk3d)
    • Made font cache creation over 50% faster on Windows
    • Font cache creation is done in the background
    • Expanded filename prettifying
    • Clicking "Check for updates" tells you when there are no updates
    • Image thumbnails are generated faster
    • Fixed FLAC support on some players
    • Removed broken entry from WEB.conf
    • Minor English language improvements
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for the Vizio renderer
  • External Components:
    • Updated Commons Codec to 1.9
    • Updated Commons Configuration to 1.10
    • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-01-05+, which:
      • Adds support for reading and setting stereoscopic (3D) metadata for MPEG-2, H.264 and H.265 streams
      • Improves AV sync, especially when outputting MPEG-TS
      • Improves support for the following audio codecs: AC-3, DTS
      • Improves support for the following video codecs: VP9, H.264, H.265
      • Improves AviSynth support
      • Improves Matroska support
    • Updated InterFrame to 2.5.1, which:
      • Improves quality
      • Improves GPU support
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated JGoodies Forms to 1.7.2
    • Updated JGoodies Looks to 2.5.3
    • Updated JNA to 4.0.0, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB55, which:
      • Adds Google VP9 support
      • Improves support for some DVDs
      • Speed improvements
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Fixes a fontconfig bug
      • Improves support for the following containers: AVI, Matroska, MPEG-TS
      • Improves support for the following video codecs: H.264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1, VP8
      • Improves support for the following audio codecs: AAC, AC-3
      • Improves detection of 60FPS
    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.67, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.0, which:
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.7
5Feb/140

MPlayer & MEncoder SB55 released

MPlayer logo
For more details and the download link, please see the main post.

Changes since SB54:

  • Synchronised with r36788, which:
    • Fixes a fontconfig bug
  • Updated FFmpeg to acd7505, which:
    • Improves support for the following video codecs: VP9, H.265, VC-1, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VP8
    • Improves support for the following audio codecs: AC-3
    • Improves support for the following containers: Matroska, AVI, MPEG-TS
    • Fixes memory leaks
    • Added support for encoding 7.1 channels with FDK-AAC
    • Improves detection of 60FPS
  • Updated x264 to r2389, which:
    • Uses less memory
  • Updated fontconfig to 2.10.95, which:
    • Uses version 4 of the cache
    • Fixes bugs (memory leaks, crashes, etc.)
7Jan/140

MPlayer & MEncoder SB54 released

MPlayer logo
For more details and the download link, please see the main post.

Changes since SB53:

  • Synchronised with r36571, which:
    • Adds Google VP9 support
    • Improves support for some DVDs
    • Improves AAC support
    • Speed improvements
    • Fixes memory leaks
  • Updated FFmpeg to r59647 (13f3092), which:
    • Improves AV sync
    • Improves AC-3 support
    • Improves DTS support
    • Improves VP9 support
    • Improves H.264 support
    • Improves H.265 support
    • Improves AviSynth support
    • Improves Matroska support
    • Fixes dts/pts bugs when outputting MPEG-TS
    • Adds support for reading and setting stereoscopic metadata for MPEG-2, H.264 and H.265 streams
  • Updated Opus to 1.1, which:
    • Significantly improves encoding quality
    • Speed improvements of up to 40%
16Dec/130

Framedoubling/60fps conversion guide updated

The framedoubling/60fps conversion guide has been updated.

It's here.

Changes since previous update:

  • Updated InterFrame to 2.5.1 which is better quality, more stable and supports more video cards.
  • Updated the link to MKVToolnix to 6.6.0
  • Updated instructions
16Dec/130

InterFrame 2.5.1 released

For more details and the download link, please see the main post.

Changes since 2.5.0:

  • Minor code cleanup
  • Updated SVP libraries (thanks, SVP!) which:
    • Improved quality
    • Improved GPU support
    • Fixed bugs
9Dec/130

Universal Media Server 3.3.0 released


This release lets you further customize your server name, automatically muxes more types of files, improves video compatibility, especially on Panasonic TVs, and more!

For more details and the download link, please see the official website.

Changes since 3.2.0:

  • General:
    • Added the option to toggle the display of the profile name after the server name on the renderer
    • Added a warning on the Status tab if the UMS port is being blocked
    • Added some missing entries to UMS.conf
    • Added automatic video scaling to renderer resolution limits in FFmpeg
    • Added the ability to use asterisks for the "Force transcoding" and "Skip transcoding" options
    • Added config option "itunes_library_path"
    • Improved detection of which videos should be muxed automatically when using MEncoder or FFmpeg
    • Fixed files with compatible video but incompatible audio not muxing video
    • Fixed support for outputting 24-bit FLAC files as 24-bit by muxing them with video
    • Fixed audio playback if VLC is enabled
    • Made server restarts more reliable
    • Made sure FFmpeg outputs a compatible colorspace when transcoding to H.264
    • Made sure the transcode folder appears before files instead of after (below)
    • Renamed config setting "ffmpeg_font_config" to "ffmpeg_fontconfig"
    • Renamed config setting "hide_new_media" to "hide_new_media_folder"
  • Renderers:
    • Improved video compatibility on Panasonic TVs
    • Updated the PS3 image
    • Updated the XBMC logo
  • Languages:
    • Minor language tweaks
    • Renamed "Advanced Monitoring" to "Include in New Media folder"