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: https://www.spirton.com/mplayer-mencoder-sb37-released/
    • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.60, changelog: http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/Log
    • 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


  1. Wow, massive changelog. Downloading now..

  2. There are some audio issues with certain mkv files. The soundtrack will play, but not the people talking and/or effects. Kinda strange. Hopefully I will find the time to get some debug info out to you all.

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