CategoryPS3 Media Server

Universal Media Server 5.0.0-a1 released


This release adds support for UPnP connections and playback, the option to use info from IMDB with filename prettifying, HTML5 video support to the web interface and more!

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Changes since 4.2.0:

  • Changes unique to 5.0.0-a1:
    • General:
      • Added support for UPnP connections and playback
      • Added the option to use info from IMDB with filename prettifying
      • Added HTML5 video support to the web interface
      • Minor tweaks to the GUI
  • Changes from the 4.x release branch:
    • General:
      • Increased speed of FFmpeg transcoding to H.264
      • Updated UMS.conf
      • Improved filename prettifying
      • Re-added "Force default renderer" option to the GUI
      • Minor GUI fixes and improvements
      • Fontconfig caches are not generated if subtitles are disabled
    • Renderers:
      • Added support for Panasonic SC-BTT Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Sound Systems
      • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
      • Improved support for Xbox One
    • Languages:
      • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)

Universal Media Server 4.2.0 released


This release adds 3D subtitles support, improves support for renderers including Xbox One and Panasonic TVs, improves 3D video support, fixes bugs and more!

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Release details

Changes since 4.1.3:

  • General:
    • Added support for automatic 2D to 3D subtitles conversion
    • Added renderer support for converting 3D video to a different 3D format
    • Added a new template renderer file "DefaultRenderer.conf" which contains all possible renderer config options (like PS3.conf did before)
    • Made cache recreation happen only when it has changed, instead of with every new release
    • FFmpeg defers to MEncoder for subtitle transcoding if there are embedded fonts, since FFmpeg can’t use them
    • Improved video quality when transcoding via FFmpeg over wired networks
    • Improved language detection
    • Transcode instead of streaming videos when their bitrate is too high for the renderer
    • Updated tooltips
    • Fixed the cache not storing all data (thanks, taconaut!)
    • Fixed full-SBS 3D support via FFmpeg
    • Fixed not transcoding subtitles for renderers that can stream the file format but not with subtitles
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Samsung HT-E3 Series Blu-ray Home Entertainment Systems
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Philips TVs (thanks, ler0y!)
    • Improved support for Xbox One
    • Improved some renderer images
    • Formatted all renderer configs
    • Removed unnecessary (same as default) values from all renderer configs
  • Languages:
    • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X to 20141014 builds, which:
      • Fixes a bug with subtitle parsing
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated InterFrame to 2.6.0, which:
      • Improves quality
      • Improves GPU support
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u25, which:
      • Improves security

Universal Media Server 4.1.3 released


This release fixes Xbox One support, improves browsing speed, network performance, file support and more!

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Release details

Changes since 4.1.2:

  • General:
    • Improved default settings for smoother playback on wired and wireless networks
    • Made FFmpeg more reliable when transcoding embedded subtitles
    • Enabled file cache by default
    • Updated logo (subtle)
    • Improved cache handling
    • Disabled FFmpeg deferring to MEncoder for subtitles by default
    • Fixed thumbnails on some Samsung TVs
    • Fixed general bugs
  • Renderers:
    • Fixed unnecessary high CPU usage on LG TVs (thanks, amalic!)
    • Fixed support for Sony Home Theatre Systems
    • Fixed support for Xbox One
    • Improved support for Samsung UE ES6575 TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)

Universal Media Server 4.1.2 released


This release improves speed, improves file and renderer support and fixes bugs!

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Release details

Changes since 4.1.1:

  • General:
    • Folder population speed improvements with filename prettifying enabled
    • Web interface client-side speed improvements
    • Web interface design tweaks
    • Expanded filename prettifying
    • Split the renderer option SupportedSubtitlesFormats into SupportedExternalSubtitlesFormats and SupportedInternalSubtitlesFormats
    • Optimized video bitrate over wireless connections
    • Made more strings translatable
    • Fixed FFmpeg not working on OS X
    • Fixed FFmpeg to MEncoder deferral via the Transcode folder
    • Fixed subtitles being transcoded when they didn’t need to be
    • Fixed web thumbnails sometimes
    • Fixed the Windows installer downloading the 32-bit version of Java on 64-bit systems
    • Fixed the Windows installer offering to automatically close UMS
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
    • Improved support for Samsung renderers
  • Languages:
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg for OS X to g7cf1f0f, which:
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated jQuery to 1.11.1, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated NSIS LockedList to 3.0.0.3, which:
      • Adds support for detecting 64-bit processes
      • Fixes bugs

Universal Media Server 4.1.1 released


This release improves speed, improves file support and fixes bugs!

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Release details

Changes since 4.1.0:

  • General:
    • Made videos start faster sometimes when using FFmpeg
    • Improved accuracy when parsing rare files
    • Improved folder population speed
    • Fixed x264 transcoding when using recent versions of MEncoder
    • Fixed Windows Java 6 versions trying to update to Java 7
  • Renderers:
    • Fixed external subtitle streaming support on Samsung TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
    • Updated Spanish translation
  • External Components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB59, which:
      • Fixes decoding of PGS subtitles
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Improves 3D compatibility on some devices
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.4, which:
      • Improves security
      • Fixes bugs
      • Improves memory use

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

UMSBuilder 1.8.0 released


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

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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

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

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