Author: SubJunk

MPlayer & MEncoder SB50 released

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This is the first release that includes a Linux version (as a separate download) so now I am releasing for Windows and Linux.
For more details and the download link, please see the main post.

Changes since SB49:

  • Synchronised with r35910, which
    • Silences meaningless errors
  • Added support for XAnim codecs
  • Added support for dynamic loading (dlfcn-win32-r19)
  • Added RTMPDump Streaming Media library (r481)
  • Updated libpng to 1.5.14

Universal Media Server 2.2.6 released

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

Changes since 2.2.5:

  • General:
    • Some renderers (like Philips HTS) can connect more quickly with the server
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia HX series TVs
    • Improved design on OS X
    • Fixed FFmpeg video transcoding on Xbox
    • Fixed file permissions on Linux
    • Plugins can use custom icons for files (thanks, skeptical!)
  • Languages:
    • Updated Korean translation (thanks, sunghyuk!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB49, which:
      • Improves MP3 encoding speed
      • Improves MKV support
      • Improves threading
      • Fixes memory leaks

InterFrame 2.4.0 Beta 1 released

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

Changes since 2.3.0:

  • The “Medium” preset is back to what it was in 2.2.0
  • The “Fast” preset is the same as “Medium” was in 2.3.0
  • The new “Faster” preset is the same as “Fast” was in 2.3.0
  • The “Animation” tuning has been changed a lot based on SVP recommendations
  • The “Weak” tuning has been changed a lot based on widezu69’s recommendations
  • The “Smooth” tuning is smoother

MPlayer & MEncoder SB38 released

Please see the main post here


  • Synchronised with r35203, which:
    • Enables more CPU optimisations
    • Improves audio sync
    • Tried to fix very occasional freezing issue
  • Updated FFmpeg to r44583 (8d07742), which:
    • Improves audio/video sync
  • Updated GCC to 4.7.0
  • Updated x264 to r2216

Universal Media Server 1.5.0 released

You can get it from its website here.


  • General:
    • Made videos adhere more exactly to the maximum bandwidth limit
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB37, changelog:
    • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.60, changelog:
    • Files are now sorted alphanuerically by default, e.g. Episode 2 before Episode 10
    • #–TRANSCODE–# folder name is localized
    • Cleaned up FFmpeg and MEncoder commands
    • Use automatic enabling of multithreading with FFmpeg and FFmpeg/AviSynth engines
    • Many improvements to UMS.conf and how it responds to updates, it is recommended to delete your old one
    • Only use tsMuxeR to compensate for MEncoder ignoring audio delay when A/V sync alternative method is enabled (which it is by default)
    • Fixed bugs in plugin installer
    • Automatic encoding detection of non UTF-8 external subtitles for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages (leave "Subtitles codepage" option blank)
    • Improved handling of UTF-8 external subtitles
    • Prevented image distortion on some DLNA clients with "Keep AC-3 track" option enabled
    • Don’t show entries for disabled engines in #–TRANSCODE–# folder
    • Allow Traces tab panel to auto-scroll (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
    • Replaced ImageMagick with Thumbnailator for thumbnail generation
    • Fixed FFmpeg engine’s handling of unsupported custom options (thanks, ajamess)
    • Fixed FFmpeg command line arguments used by tsMuxeR video
    • Fixed DNLA 2114 errors when scanning non-readable subfolders with "hide empty folders" enabled
    • Linux tarball: fix "cannot find tsMuxeR" error
    • Fixed numerous small bugs


    • Added Sony SMP-N100
    • Added Yamaha RX-A1010 (thanks, merelin)
    • Deprecated misnamed TranscodeVideo profile MPEGAC3: use MPEGPSAC3 instead
    • Documented and cleaned up TranscodeVideo and TranscodeAudio profiles


    • Updated FFmpeg to a366bea (20120827)
    • Follow the maximum bandwidth setting
    • Mux AC3 instead of transcoding it
    • Use better commands


    • Disabled AC-3 remux if audio track has delay, which improves audio sync
    • Disabled DTS and LPCM remuxing if tsMuxeR engine is unavailable


    • Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO)
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy)
    • Updated Russian
    • Updated English settings labels

MPlayer & MEncoder SB37 released

Please see the main post here


  • Synchronised with r35130, which:
    • Improves SubRip handling
    • Supports more formats
    • Fixed streaming delay in some situations
  • Updated FFmpeg to r44030 (438b86fed47d766b5af30cd1c379d15aa4cf4e57), which:
    • Improves audio/video sync
    • Better support for double-PAL and double-NTSC framerates
    • Fixed memory leaks/corruption
    • Improved subtitle timing when seeking
    • Fixes AC3 bug
    • Improved support for bitmap subtitles
  • Updated x264 to r2208
  • Updated fontconfig to 2.10.1, which:
    • Fixes a font type
    • Respects user’s previous configurations more
    • Fixes memory leaks
    • Supports older versions of Windows
    • Fixes cache aging

Universal Media Server 1.4.0 released

You can get it from its website here.


  • General:
    • Many improvements to FFmpeg, from audio sync to file-support to stability
    • Updated MPlayer and MEncoder for Windows to SB36, which:
      • Supports a lot more file formats and colour-spaces
      • Improves audio/video sync, especially with PAL (25FPS) videos
    • Added FFmpeg multithreading option
    • Updated FFmpeg for OS X to 57d5a224
    • Added a GUI config editor for those who like to edit manually
    • Improved audio/video sync when using MEncoder
    • Improved audio channel detection
    • Fixed support for some plugins
    • Added support for TX3G (MPEG-4 Timed Text) subtitles
    • Added support for WebM videos downloaded from YouTube
    • Fixed DV video detection
    • Fixed "Definitely disable subtitles" option with ASS/SSA subtitles
    • Fixed default audio/subtitle priority options
    • Fixed running on headless servers
    • Windows 7 and Vista users are reminded to run as administrator before attempting to automatically update
    • Fixed multithreading bug with MEncoder on Linux
    • Made layout more consistent
  • Plugin Installer:
    • Added Plugin Installer which lets you automatically browse plugins and install them, see this page for details: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=152
  • Web:
    • Added new default web video engine: FFMpeg Web Video
    • Updated WEB.conf with working default video streams
    • Added support for new web protocols: mmsh:// and mmst://
    • Added The Onion to the default video feeds
  • Languages:
    • Updated Simplified Chinese (thanks, lovenemesis!)
    • Updated Czech (thanks, valib!)
    • Updated English
    • Added image for Hebrew subtitle choosing

Universal Media Server 1.3.0 released

You can get it from its website here.


  • General:
    • Enabled FFmpeg video player for all platforms
    • Updated FFmpeg for Windows to e01f478 (20120319)
    • Updated 32-bit MediaInfo to the 20120611 development snapshot which fixes a bug with detecting the duration of some avi files
    • Improved FFmpeg commands
    • Added support for PGS (Blu-ray) subtitles
    • Added support for VobSub (DVD) subtitles in MP4 container
    • Better handling of embedded SSA/SSA subtitle styling
    • Fixed audio track selection for MP4 and MOV containers
    • Localized audio and subtitle priority defaults
    • Added option on Traces tab to pack useful debug information into a zip file
    • Fixed 64-bit OS detection for Windows and OS X
    • Made program-closing more reliable
    • Fixed default settings
  • Languages:
    • Updated Catalan (thanks, aseques)
    • Improved English

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