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7Aug/140

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
28Jun/140

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
15Jun/140

Universal Media Server 3.6.3 released


This release fixes DTS transcoding, adds and improves support for many renderers, fixes thumbnail seek position and more!

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

Changes since 3.6.2:

  • General:
    • Added and improved documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions, OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter and KeepAspectRatio)
    • Added support for configuring whether UMS can run just one or multiple instances
    • Made the renderer setting KeepAspectRatio more reliable
    • Renamed the renderer option OverrideVideoFilter to OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter
    • Fixed incorrect aspect ratios being cached
    • Fixed thumbnail seek position
    • Fixed bugs with FFmpeg subtitle styles
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for nPlayer, skifta and TwonkyBeam on portable Apple devices (thanks, MattDetroit!)
    • Added support for LG LM620 TVs (thanks, michal-sapsa!)
    • Added support for Sony Bravia W7 series TVs (thanks, shtirlic!)
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for OPPO devices
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Samsung mobile devices
  • Languages:
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.4
    • Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB55, which:
      • Fixes DTS-ES to AC-3 transcoding
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.7
3Jun/140

Universal Media Server 4.0.0-a1 released


This release adds a web interface (visit localhost:9001 while running UMS to use it), improves transcoding speed and stability by default, adds and improves support for many more renderers and more!

Download:

Windows
Linux
OS X

Release thread

Changes since 3.6.2:

  • General:
    • Added a web interface, available at localhost:9001
    • Added a new transcoding option to allow H.264 video with AAC audio
    • Added documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions and OverrideVideoFilter)
    • Added support for configuring whether UMS can run just one or multiple instances
    • Changed the names of transcoding options in renderer config files for clarity
    • Output surround audio (AC-3) instead of stereo (MP2) when using VLC (needs testing)
    • Enabled subtitles in VLC (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Made FFmpeg the default transcoding engine
    • Improved the TextWrap function, which makes filenames fit better on certain renderers
    • Fixed padding in FFmpeg for DVD video resolution
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Google Chromecast
    • Added support for nPlayer, skifta and TwonkyBeam on portable Apple devices (thanks, MattDetroit!)
    • Added support for LG LM620 TVs (thanks, michal-sapsa!)
    • Added support for Sony Bravia W7 series TVs (thanks, shtirlic!)
    • Improved support for OPPO devices
    • Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.7
27May/140

Universal Media Server 3.6.2 released


This release improves support for wireless connections and many renderers, fixes lots of bugs and more!

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

Changes since 3.6.1:

  • General:
    • Tweaked the default Wi-Fi settings for smoother playback on slower networks
    • Fixed automatic updating on Windows
    • Fixed a memory leak
    • Fixed several bugs on OS X
    • Optimized code
    • Improved logging
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for LG LA644V Smart TV
    • Improved support for Nokia N900
    • Improved support for Pioneer Kuro
    • Improved support for Samsung mobile devices
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia 4500
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia EX620
    • Improved support for Telstra T-Box
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
16May/140

Universal Media Server 3.6.1 released


This release improves support for many file types, fixes many bugs, updates translations and more!

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

Changes since 3.6.0:

  • General:
    • Made resuming more intuitive
    • Fixed the aspect ratio of thumbnails by default (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed the buffer going nuts after automatic subtitle conversion (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed support for URLs in playlists
    • Fixed error with thumbnails of resume files (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed the user interface when hiding advanced options
  • Languages:
    • Made more strings translatable
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-05-05, which:
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated h2database to 1.3.176, which:
      • Improves stability
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB57, which:
      • Adds AAC encoding support
      • Improves H.265 support
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs
28Apr/140

Universal Media Server 3.6.0 released


This release improves H.264 transcoding, thumbnails of resume files, adds support for more TVs/Blu-ray players, fixes many bugs and more!

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

Changes since 3.5.0:

  • General:
    • Use the Entertainment application category on OS X instead of Other
    • MPlayer thumbnail generation is disabled in the GUI if "Generate thumbnails" is unticked
    • Made Matroska container detection more reliable
    • Message dialogs display in the center of the program instead of the screen
    • The FFmpegAudio engine supports web audio
    • Valid MIME types are always sent to the renderer
    • Thumbnails of resume files are taken from the correct time (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • The "Hide empty folders" option works for New Media folders (thanks, jpeyper!)
    • Improved support for transcoding to H.264 (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Improved detection of H.264 (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Improved speed
    • Fixed FFmpeg subtitles conversion (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed the ability to stop scanning the library
    • Fixed the ability to resume videos with external subtitles
    • Fixed LPCM transcoding
    • Fixed renderer selection
    • Fixed timeseek detection (thanks, tdcosta100!)
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Cambridge Audio Azur BD players (thanks, Triplefun!)
    • Added support for LG LA6200 TVs (thanks, douglasanpa!)
    • Added support for Sony Bravia BX305 TVs (thanks, douglasanpa!)
    • Added support for more sizes of LG LA644V TVs
    • Allow muxing of non-mod4 videos to Bravia TVs (thanks, tdcosta100!)
  • Languages:
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u55, which:
      • Improves security
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
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