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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
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
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"
1Dec/130

Universal Media Server 3.2.0 released


This release lets you set your own server name, increases seeking accuracy and audio sync when using FFmpeg, and increases video compatibility for many videos including 3D (SBS and OU).

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

Changes since 3.1.2.1:

  • General:
    • Added font cache generation for FFmpeg on startup
    • Added the ability for users to set their own server name
    • Added example virtual folders file in the profile directory
    • The virtual folders file is now loaded from the profile directory instead of the installation directory
    • Made seeking more accurate with FFmpeg
    • When FFmpeg muxes, it always uses tsMuxeR
    • Improved compatibility with videos with unusual colorspaces
    • Improved compatibility when transcoding to H.264 via FFmpeg
    • Improved compatibility with video with HE-AAC audio
    • Improved compatibility when using tsMuxeR via FFmpeg
    • Improved compatibility with high-resolution videos such as 3D-SBS and 3D-OU
    • Fixed resume files causing a startup crash
    • Fixed some settings causing a crash
    • Fixed bug with FFmpeg subtitles
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2013-11-27, which:
      • Adds support for HEVC (H.265)
      • Improves seeking accuracy
      • Improves AV sync
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Optimizes AC-3 decoding
      • Improves support for 60FPS videos
      • Improves AVI support
      • Silences meaningless errors
      • Improves DTS support
      • Supports seeking to non-keyframes in Matroska files
      • Improves AC-3 support
      • Fixes support for rare MP4 videos
26Nov/130

Universal Media Server 3.1.2.1 released


This release fixes a video compatibility bug affecting some users.

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

Changes since 3.1.2:

  • General:
    • Fixed a video compatibility bug affecting some users
25Nov/130

Universal Media Server 3.1.2 released


This release fixes video compatibility bugs, improves stability when using the resume feature, has minor GUI improvements and other bug fixes.

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

Changes since 3.1.1:

  • General:
    • Added tooltips to more options
    • Changed the appearance of tooltips
    • Removed the ability to set both FFmpeg muxing options at the same time in the GUI
    • Minor GUI improvements
    • Made the resume feature more stable
    • Fixed video compatibility bugs
    • Fixed FFmpeg on Linux systems which do not have FFmpeg installed
18Nov/130

Universal Media Server 3.1.0 released


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

Changes since 3.0.0-b1:

  • General:
    • Added new "Random" sorting option (thanks, etrunko!)
    • Added support for sending subtitles (losslessly) to renderers via closed captioning
    • Added option to clear all monitored files
    • Added support for picture-based subtitles (like VobSub) in FFmpeg
    • Added whitelist option for advanced users
    • Added support for automatically muxing WEB-DL files on all operating systems by default
    • Added automatic tsMuxeR muxing via FFmpeg
    • Added tooltips to more settings
    • Improved video compatibility when transcoding to H.264 via MEncoder or FFmpeg
    • Increased speed of FFmpeg transcoding by default by ~25% in some cases
    • Disabled AviSynth/MEncoder by default
    • Fixed subtitle character conversion in FFmpeg
    • Fixed the configuration option to disable multithreading with FFmpeg engines
    • Fixed the New Media folder not adhering to the empty folder setting
    • Fixed the broken FFmpeg binary on Linux
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Sony STR-DA5800ES (thanks, AYColumbia!)
    • Added support for sending SubRip and MicroDVD subtitles to Panasonic TVs
    • Added support for sending SubRip subtitles to WD TV Live
    • Added support for sending SubRip subtitles to Xbox Media Center
    • Improved thumbnail support on Sony Bravia TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated Italian translation (thanks, nocciola82!)
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB53, which:
      • Adds support for HEVC (H.265)
      • Adds support for 4k AVC (H.264)
      • Supports seeking to non-keyframes in Matroska files
      • Improves seeking accuracy
      • Improves H.264 encoding quality in fade-heavy clips
      • Improves bitrate calculation
      • Improves ASS/SSA subtitle support
      • Improves support for some DVDs
      • Improves support for 60FPS videos
      • Improves DTS support
      • Improves AVI support
      • Increases speed
      • Fixes a crash when trying to play a DVD from different region than currently set in the DVD drive
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Fixes multithreaded decoding
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated tsMuxeR for Linux and OS X to 2.2.3b, which:
      • Adds support for DTS-HD elementary stream with extra DTSHD headers
      • Improves muxing speed
      • Improves stream standards compatibility
      • Fixes E-AC3 support
      • Adds support for DTS-express audio
      • Reduces bandwidth
    • Updated tsMuxeR for Windows to 2.2.3b, which:
      • Adds support for DTS-HD elementary stream with extra DTSHD headers
      • Reduces bandwidth
1Nov/130

Universal Media Server 3.0.0 released


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

Changes since 2.6.5:

  • General:
    • Transcoding quality automatically adjusts for content and network speed by default, allowing wireless users an easier experience
    • Added the New Media folder, which contains unwatched media
    • Added the Recently Played folder, which contains watched media
    • Added the ability to resume videos after closing the program, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
    • Added support for muxing (losslessly streaming) more files with tsMuxeR by default
    • Added support for sending subtitle streams (without transcoding) to more devices
    • Added more information to our debug logs
    • Added internal subtitle support to FFmpeg
    • Added subtitle seeking support to FFmpeg
    • Added subtitle styling (fontconfig) support to FFmpeg
    • Added "Prettify filenames" feature, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
    • Added configuration wizard to simplify common things like network configuration
    • Added an option to hide/show advanced options, hopefully making things less confusing/daunting for most users
    • Added VLC video transcoding (thanks, LordQuackstar!)
    • Added new options to iTunes library browsing: Browse by Artist, Album and Genre
    • Added manual configuration option (hide_subs_info) to hide subtitle info from filenames while browsing
    • Added checkboxes to enable/disable renderers
    • Added tooltips to several options to make them clearer
    • Added H.264 transcoding quality option
    • Enabled support for cover files in virtual folders (thanks, D-Kalck!)
    • Improved video transcoding quality by default
    • Improved audio transcoding quality in FFmpeg by default
    • A more helpful error is displayed when something is using the UMS HTTP port
    • Made some custom MEncoder options safer to use
    • Improved file compatibility for mod2 videos
    • Improved support for iTunes compilations
    • Made video playback more stable
    • FFmpeg starts faster
    • Improved speed of list population
    • Audio files are added to the transcode folder
    • Chapter folders are hidden if the video duration is less than the chapter length
    • Improved file compatibility detection for H.264 muxing
    • Renamed a lot of configuration variables
    • Removed the obsolete MPlayerAudio, MPlayerWebAudio and MPlayerWebVideoDump engines
    • Improved memory defaults on Windows
    • The "Clean Install" option on Windows removes the program directory
    • The server logo displays on more renderers
    • A status message is displayed while UMS is checking the MPlayer font cache
    • MPlayer/MEncoder is no longer included in the Linux builds
    • Added renderer config option DisableMencoderNoskip
    • Made the use of acodec in CustomMencoderOptions safer
    • Videos work when tsMuxeR is the only engine enabled
    • Code optimizations to run faster
    • Fixed duplicate entries in DVD/playlist/feed folders
    • Fixed FFmpeg web videos on Linux and OS X
    • Fixed external ASS/SSA support (Thanks, skeptical!)
    • Fixed FFmpeg muxing on non-PS3 renderers
    • Fixed use of custom Java Heapsize (Thanks, OptimusPrime!)
    • Fixed streaming radio timing out after 1:45:32
    • Fixed MEncoder subtitle support when the font name contains a space
    • Fixed startup issue on OS X
    • Fixed RAW image transcoding and support 28 additional RAW file extensions
    • Fixed incorrect server IP address when starting UMS by launching UMS.exe or UMS.bat
    • Fixed and improved support for virtual folders
    • Fixed conflicts between some renderer config options
    • Fixed tsMuxeR video detection bug
    • Fixed x264 transcoding with MEncoder
    • Fixed a rare startup bug
    • Fixed layout issues
    • Fixed memory leaks
    • Fixed various bugs
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for LG 42LA644V TVs (thanks, khmelnov.roman)
    • Added profile for Samsung D7000 TVs
    • Added support for Samsung mobiles (Galaxy S3, S4, Note, Note 2, and Note 3)
    • Added support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
    • Added thumbnail support to Samsung 2012 ES and EH models (thanks, dmitche3!)
    • Added support for Bravia W series TVs
    • Improved support for KalemSoft Media Player on BlackBerry PlayBook
    • Updated support for Bravia W series TVs (thanks, flux131)
    • Updated Samsung AllShare logo
    • Updated notes on Philips PFL (thanks, ler0y!)
    • Xbox 360 supports 5.1 audio
    • Faster transcoding on Xbox 360
    • Improved DirecTV support
    • Updated DirecTV image
    • Improved PS3 support
    • Enabled text-wrapping for long names on Sony Blu-ray players
  • Languages:
    • Added English (UK) to the list of languages
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, Leroy!)
    • Updated French translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos and uman2k!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Apache Commons Codec to 1.8
    • Updated Checkstyle to 2.10
    • Updated Cobertura Maven Plugin to 2.5.2
    • Updated FFmpeg on all operating systems, which:
      • Improves ASS/SSA subtitle support
      • Improves handling of aspect ratios, even when muxing
      • Fixes multithreaded MPEG-4 decoding
      • Added multithreading to ALAC decoding
      • Speeds up JPEG decoding
      • Fixes and improves MP3, AAC and DTS decoding stability
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Fixes channel mapping with surround AAC audio
      • Improves H.264 and VC-1 support
      • Improves Vorbis support
      • Improves Matroska support
      • Improves MPEG-TS muxing
    • Updated FindBugs Maven Plugin to 2.5.2
    • Updated Gson to 2.2.4
    • Updated H2 Database Engine to 1.3.173
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u45, which:
      • Improves security
    • Updated JBoss APIviz to 1.3.2
    • Updated jgoodies-forms to 1.6.0
    • Updated jgoodies-looks to 2.5.2
    • Updated JUnit to 4.11
    • Updated Logback to 1.0.13
    • Updated Maven Cobertura Plugin to 2.6
    • Updated Maven Doxia Docbook Simple Plugin to 1.4
    • Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.5, which:
      • Improves stability
    • Updated Maven IDEA Plugin to 2.2.1
    • Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.9.1, which:
      • Makes it more threadsafe
      • Improves security
    • Updated Maven Project Info Reports to 2.7
    • Updated Maven Source Plugin to 2.2.1
    • Updated Maven Surefire to 2.16
      • Fixes problems with character encodings
    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.64, which:
      • Adds H.265 (HEVC) support
      • Fixed some crashes with .mov files
      • Improved AVI support
      • Added HEVC/H.265 in MKV support
      • Added Dolby E support
      • Improved AVI, MKV, MPEG-TS, QuickTime, RMVB, MPEG-4, AAC, AVC, AC-3 and DTS support
      • Faster MPEG-TS analysis
    • Updated Netty to 3.6.6
    • Updated PMD Maven Plugin to 3.0.1
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.5
    • Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.5, which:
      • Fixes memory errors with the latest Java Runtimes
      • Fixes use of Exif orientation
    • Updated tsMuxeR for Windows to 2.0.6b, which:
      • Improves muxing speed
      • Improves stream standards compatibility
      • Fixes E-AC3 support
      • Adds support for DTS-express audio
    • Updated xmlwise to 1.2.11

Changes since 3.0.0-b1:

  • General:
    • Added support for muxing (losslessly streaming) more files with tsMuxeR by default
    • Added support for sending subtitle streams (without transcoding) to more devices
    • Added more information to our debug logs
    • The "Clean Install" option on Windows removes the program directory
    • The server logo displays on more renderers
    • The wizard defaults to "no" for DTS streaming by default for compatibility
    • A status message is displayed while UMS is checking the MPlayer font cache
    • MPlayer/MEncoder is no longer included in the Linux builds
    • Fixed FFmpeg web videos on Linux and OS X
    • Added renderer config option DisableMencoderNoskip
    • Made the use of acodec in CustomMencoderOptions safer
    • Videos work when tsMuxeR is the only engine enabled
    • Fixed a bug where VLC would include unwanted subtitles
    • Fixed MIME types in some situations
    • Fixed (hopefully) a duration/seeking bug
    • Fixed the video resuming feature
    • Code optimizations to run faster
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for LG 42LA644V TVs (thanks, khmelnov.roman)
    • Added support for Samsung mobiles (Galaxy S3, S4, Note, Note 2, and Note 3)
    • Added support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
    • Updated notes on Philips PFL (thanks, ler0y!)
    • Updated support for Bravia W series TVs (thanks, flux131)
    • Updated Samsung AllShare logo
  • Languages:
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u45, which:
      • Improves security
    • Updated tsMuxeR for Windows to 2.0.6b, which:
      • Improves muxing speed
      • Improves stream standards compatibility
      • Fixes E-AC3 support
      • Adds support for DTS-express audio
18Oct/130

Universal Media Server 3.0.0-b1 released


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

Changes since 3.0.0-a5:

  • General:
    • Added the New Media folder, which contains unwatched media
    • Added the Recently Played folder, which contains watched media
    • Added checkboxes to enable/disable renderers
    • Enabled support for cover files in virtual folders (thanks, D-Kalck!)
    • A more helpful error is displayed when something is using the UMS HTTP port
    • Improved calculation of subtitle font size in FFmpeg
    • Expanded filename prettifying
    • Made some custom MEncoder options safer to use
    • Improved file compatibility for mod2 videos
    • Fixed and improved support for virtual folders
    • Fixed conflicts between some renderer config options
    • Fixed tsMuxeR video detection bug
    • Fixed x264 transcoding with MEncoder
    • Fixed a rare startup bug
    • Fixed FFmpeg subtitles bug
    • Fixed a general subtitles bug (thanks, Skeptical!)
    • Fixed several minor bugs
    • Fixed plugin compatibility problems
  • Renderers:
    • Improved DirecTV support
    • Updated DirecTV image
    • Improved PS3 support
    • Enabled text-wrapping for long names on Sony Blu-ray players
  • External Components:
    • Updated H2 Database Engine to 1.3.173
    • Updated Maven Cobertura Plugin to 2.6
    • Updated Maven Doxia Docbook Simple Plugin to 1.4
    • Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.5, which:
      • Improves stability
    • Updated Maven IDEA Plugin to 2.2.1
    • Updated Maven Javadoc Plugin to 2.9.1, which:
      • Makes it more threadsafe
      • Improves security
    • Updated Maven Surefire Plugin to 2.16, which:
      • Fixes problems with character encodings