MPlayer & MEncoder SB59 released

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For more details, please see the main post.

Changes since SB58:

  • Synchronised with r37259, which:
    • Fixes decoding of PGS subtitles
  • Updated FFmpeg to 596636a, which:
    • Improves support for many containers and codecs
    • Fixes bugs
  • Updated x264 to r2453, which:
    • Fixes 3D compatibility on some devices
    • Fixes bugs
    • Better optimizations for some CPUs

Universal Media Server 4.1.0 released


This release improves file support – especially for files with subtitles – improves speed, adds Xbox One support, fixes bugs and more!

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Release details

Changes since 4.0.3:

  • General:
    • Added previous and next buttons to web interface
    • Added the ability to prioritize renderer loading order
    • Windows uninstaller no longer deletes custom renderer configs
    • Windows uninstaller no longer leaves behind unused files
    • Windows automatic updater downloads the correct build for the user’s Java version
    • FFmpeg defers to MEncoder for transcoding subtitles by default
    • Fixed subtitles stretching bug
    • Fixed startup crash on non-Windows operating systems
    • Fixed subtitles not being transcoded when the renderer supported streaming the file
    • Fixed automatic wireless quality optimizations not being applied
    • Improved logging and log packing
    • Speed improvements
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Xbox One via DLNA
    • Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u20, which:
      • Improves security
    • Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X to builds from 2014-08-28, which:
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs

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UMSBuilder 1.8.0 released


UMSBuilder automatically builds the latest revision of UMS for Windows and Linux.

Download for Windows
Download for Linux

Release details

Changes since 1.7.1:

  • General:
    • Made the Linux script keep the external components
  • External components:
    • Updated Maven to 3.2.3, which:
      • Adds more HTTPS access
    • Updated Java to 1.7.67, which:
      • Improves security

Universal Media Server 4.0.3 released


This release improves folder population speed, fixes external subtitles and file support bugs, fixes and updates translations and more!

Download: http://www.universalmediaserver.com

Release details: http://www.universalmediaserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2096

Changes since 4.0.2:

  • General:
    • Fixed MP4 support on some renderers
    • Fixed transcoded video resolutions with odd numbers on some renderers
    • Fixed error when retrieving audio channels
    • Updated descriptions in UMS.conf
  • Renderers:
    • Fixed audio support on WDTV Live (thanks, DualC!)
    • Fixed external subtitle support on Samsung devices
    • Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
  • Languages:
    • Fixed Spanish translation
    • Updated most translations in minor ways
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.69, which:
      • Improves folder population times
      • Improves stability
      • Improves detection of HEVC streams
      • Fixes bugs

Universal Media Server 4.0.2 released


This release fixes Live Subtitles support, fixes external subtitle support on Samsung TVs, improves support for other renderers, fixes bugs and more!

Download: http://www.universalmediaserver.com

Release details: http://www.universalmediaserver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2067

Changes since 4.0.1:

  • General:
    • The Java 8 build on Windows offers to update Java 7
    • Added all default renderer values to PS3.conf to make it easier to support new renderers
    • Added documentation and formatting to PS3.conf
    • Fixed automatic Java download/installation on Windows for users without it
    • Fixed the Live Subtitles feature
    • Fixed external subtitle support
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Samsung devices
  • External Components:
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u11, which:
      • Improves security
    • Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.1

Framedoubling/60fps conversion guide updated

The framedoubling/60fps conversion guide has been updated.

It’s here.

Changes since previous update:

  • Added more items to the FAQ

Framedoubling/60fps conversion guide updated

The framedoubling/60fps conversion guide has been updated.

It’s here.

Changes since previous update:

  • Added more items to the FAQ
  • Shortened the changelog to only the latest 3 changes by default

Universal Media Server 3.6.4 released


This release fixes lots of bugs, improves transcoding speed, improves memory use and more!

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

Changes since 3.6.3:

  • General:
    • Fixed a bug with filename prettifying
    • Fixed a bug with FFmpeg subtitles
    • Fixed a bug with adding files
    • Fixed ignored renderers
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for Samsung devices
  • External Components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB58, which:
      • Improves H.265 support
      • Improves buffer allocation
      • Makes seeking more accurate
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs

MPlayer & MEncoder SB58 released

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

Changes since SB57:

  • Fixed DTS-ES to AC-3 transcoding
  • Synchronised with r37225, which:
    • Improves H.265 support
    • Improves buffer allocation
    • Improves Opus support
    • Makes seeking more accurate
  • Updated FFmpeg to b152152, which:
    • Improves support for many containers and codecs and fixes bugs
  • Updated x264 to a5831aa (r2431), which:
    • Improves speed

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