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Universal Media Server v2.0: Windows / Linux / Mac

General:

- Design facelift

- Added support for more file archive formats (7-Zip, gzip and tar)

- Improved DVD and ISO support

- Fixed ASS/SSA subtitle position when using overscan compensation

- Fixed a rare bug where videos played at half-speed

- Updated JRE auto-download to 7u9 (latest)

- Admin permissions notifications work on Windows 8 (before they only worked on 7 and Vista)

- Fixed the FFmpeg Audio engine

- Updated English settings/descriptions

- Made some log messages more descriptive

- MEncoder's "A/V sync alternative method" option is applied correctly again

- Fixed error while loading iPhoto library

- Updated many program dependencies to benefit from many bugfixes

- Fixed bug where disabled engines would be picked

- Updated links on the Help page

- Made renderer config layouts more synchronised

- Added a button to uninstall the Windows service

- Removed fontconfig from MEncoder for Mac OSX for improved subs compatibility

- Made names in the transcode folder shorter by removing redundant information

- The user preference to hide file extensions is applied to the transcode folder subfolder names

External components:

- Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB42, which:

........Runs faster

........Improves audio/video sync

........Faster handling of ASS/SSA subtitles

........Improves DVD support

- Updated FFmpeg to SB3, which:

........Fixes memory leaks

........Fixes other bugs

........Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.61, which:

........Fixes MKV framerate detection bug

........Fixes E-AC-3 duration detection bug

........More reliable DTS bitrate detection

- Updated Java Service Wrapper to 3.5.15, which:

........Improves Windows permissions handling

Renderers:

- Added support for Sony Bravia HX800 TVs (thanks, lelin!)

- Enabled streaming more file formats to Android devices

- Improved DivX support on Panasonic devices (thanks, ExSport!)

Plugin Management:

- Created new "Plugin Management" tab

- Added button to edit the plugin credential file

- Improved plugin installation process

- Added button to reload available plugin list

- Updated author column of plugin installer to include maintainers

- Added "version" column to plugin installer

Languages:

- Turkish flag added for the transcode folder

- Updated settings labels for all languages

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users it is in ProgramData/UMS/.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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Universal Media Server v2.1.0: Windows / Linux / Mac

This release adds support for Sony Bravia EX620 TVs, improves support for 3D videos, speeds up transcoding and fixes many bugs!

General:

  • Enabled HiDPI for retina displays
  • Fixed a bug that prevented showing Galaxy Nexus pictures
  • Allow plugins more freedom on install
  • Logging improvements
  • Stop Windows Media Player from being detected because it has never been supported
  • Language clarifications
  • Updated Dutch Traditional translation (thanks, leroy!)
  • Added support for all 3D SBS videos
  • Fixed blocky video with some files
  • Fixed bug where the program would not start without an internet connection
  • Checks for VSFilter (AviSynth subtitles plugin) in K-Lite Codec Pack
  • Fixed crash when scanning some MP3 files with large cover images on Linux (#22)
  • Added support for external subtitles with the AviSynth/MEncoder engine
  • Stopped virtual folder names being cut off after periods
  • Fixed several rare crashes
  • Renamed the Traces tab to Logs
  • Made text and buttons on the Logs page more readable

Plugin Management:

  • Fixed and improved credentials management
  • Improved Plugin Management tab design
  • Buggy plugins no longer logspam

Renderers:

  • Added support for Sony Bravia EX620 TVs (thanks, morisato!)

External components:

  • Updated H2 Database Engine to 1.3.169, which:
    • Makes library scanning faster

    [*]Updated InterFrame to 2.2.0, which:

    • Has less artifacts in the interpolated frames

    [*]Rolled back MediaInfo on OS X to 0.7.58, which:

    • Fixes a bug that caused all videos to be transcoded instead of streamed

    [*]Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB43, which:

    • Runs faster
    • Crashes less
    • Leaks memory less
    • Detects framerates more accurately
    • Improves audio sync

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users it is in ProgramData/UMS/.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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Sweet!

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It seems to be a problem (for windows users most likely) to get 2.1.0 to start. This has to do with administration rights on some files etc.

To solve this a new 2.1.1 can be found HERE and used as a temporary 2.1.1 until SubJunk gets back after weekend and a proper 2.1.1 can be shipped.

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Universal Media Server v2.1.1: Windows / Mac / Linux

General:

  • Fixed a bug preventing UMS from starting
  • Improved Plugin Management page design
  • Minor language update

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users it is in ProgramData/UMS/.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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I'm having an issue with UMS and DTS sound. Whenever I select DTS sound, all I get is a loud screaching sound of static. It says that it must be hooked up via hdmi, which my system is, except for the PC which is connected to everything via lan cable and router..... Is that not correct for DTS streaming? Because if it requires the PC to be hooked to the TV via hdmi directly, I see no point in having UMS lol.

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I'm having an issue with UMS and DTS sound. Whenever I select DTS sound, all I get is a loud screaching sound of static. It says that it must be hooked up via hdmi, which my system is, except for the PC which is connected to everything via lan cable and router..... Is that not correct for DTS streaming? Because if it requires the PC to be hooked to the TV via hdmi directly, I see no point in having UMS lol.

On your ps3 push triangle and make sure the audio volume is at default. DTS doesn't work if it's at -1, +1, ect.

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On your ps3 push triangle and make sure the audio volume is at default. DTS doesn't work if it's at -1, +1, ect.

I'll try that tonight and let ya know if it's the solution. Thanks.

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Like Audioboxer said and the program tells you:

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Assuming our ticking the "Keep DTS" checkbox in the Transcoding Settings > Audio settings

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Universal Media Server v2.1.2: Windows / Mac / Linux

General:

  • Fixed subtitle support for RTL languages (Arabic, Persian, etc.)
  • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB44, which:
    • Fixed subtitle bug on certain CPUs
    • Improved audio/video sync in some cases
    • Fixed memory leaks
    • Improves AVI support

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users it is in ProgramData/UMS/.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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Universal Media Server v2.2.0: Windows / Mac / Linux

  • General:
    • Added option that creates virtual A-Z subfolders in folders with a lot of files (the last option on the Navigation/Share Settings page)
    • Added option to the Windows installer to perform a "clean install", which removes all configuration files before installing
    • Design and usability improvements
    • Logging improvements
    • Fixed audio/subtitle priority defaults
    • "Definitely disable subtitles" is more reliable
    • Fixed FFmpeg Web Video streaming
    • Fixed DTS support in FFmpeg
    • Improved FFmpeg speed
    • Added support for creating thumbnails from TIFF and other formats
    • Fixed numerous smaller bugs
    • Made thumbnail generation and browsing faster
    • Don't show the text "{External Subtitles}" if the display name is "[No Encoding]" within the transcode folder
    • Added support for True Motion and convertfps to AviSynth/FFmpeg engine
    • Made multithreading more stable with AviSynth/FFmpeg engine
    • Fixed RTL subtitle support
    • Improved stability while seeking and transcoding
    • Fixed custom MEncoder settings at renderer level
    • Added a check to the Windows installer that prevents installation until UMS is closed

    [*]Languages:

    • Minor updates to all languages
    • More text is translatable
    • Updated Brazilian
    • Updated Czech

    [*]Renderers:

    • Support more Android players (thanks, ExSport!)
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs (thanks, ExSport!)

    [*]External Components:

    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB45, which:
      • Fixed audio stuttering/repeating bug
      • Fixed alpha for ASS subtitles
      • Improves permissions handling on Windows
      • Removes incorrectly categorised fonts

      [*]Updated FFmpeg to SB4, which:

      • Improves audio sync when seeking
      • Supports more rare avi files
      • Improves support for demuxing DTS-HD
      • Fixes dozens of memory leaks
      • Improves audio sync for some AVI files using MP3 audio
      • Improves FPS detection
      • Improved sync for interlaced video
      • Allows mid-stream channel layout change for flac audio
      • Supports 24-bit flac encoding
      • Improves support for some CPU-optimisations
      • Fixed a lot of bugs with the implementation of h264

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users you can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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Cheers for the update! (Y)

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Universal Media Server v2.2.1: Windows / Mac / Linux

  • General:
    • Improved MEncoder audio sync
    • Improved TS video support on PS3
    • Installer offers to automatically close UMS if it is running
    • Updated JRE auto-download to 7u10
    • Fixed tsMuxeR support on non-PS3 renderers
    • Improved MediaInfo support
    • More files work on Panasonic TVs
    • Updated images for PS3 and Panasonic TV renderers
    • External Components:
      • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB46, which:
        • Makes ASS/SSA subtitle rendering up to 3.5x faster
        • Improves sync for files with negative timestamps
        • Improves AC-3 audio buffering
        • Fixes memory leaks

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users you can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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Hmmm what is the trick for Cinavia and changing the time? I tried it this afternoon and it just did not work, unless of course it is supposed to happen every 5 or 10 minutes?

I know its a late reply, Larry, but I just gave up on using the PS3 because of Cinavia, and ended up getting a WD TV Live. It definitely is not as snappy as PS3 and its yet another device in my entertainment block but no Cinavia intrusions. And it works with my Harmony One without a $60 dongle (Y)

I will say this, the latest release of UMS is pretty fantastic. Moved from PS3MS to UMS in November...when I need to use it, it hasn't let me down.

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I hope the Audio Sync on mkv's is finally working well on MEncoder. Been putting up with it being poor for a while

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I know its a late reply, Larry, but I just gave up on using the PS3 because of Cinavia, and ended up getting a WD TV Live. It definitely is not as snappy as PS3 and its yet another device in my entertainment block but no Cinavia intrusions.

Same reason I bought mine. Cinavia is just a pain in the ass. Though, from what I understand, if you make your own MKV Blu-Ray rips with DVDFab there is an option to set the audio track as some kind of "protected" audio so the Cinavia thing doesn't kick in.

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Luckily I haven't hit a lot of cinavia but to be honest in recent times it's been all about the TV Shows for me. Haven't watched many movies as of late.

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Anyway to get USM working on Windows 8? I have set UPnP allowed all sharing and assigned a static ip for my PS3 but the program does not find any renders.

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Universal Media Server v2.2.2: Windows / Linux / Mac

  • General:
    • Improved support of many files, especially on non-PS3 renderers
    • Fixed AVI support on Panasonic TVs
    • Cleaned up the "serving" text at the bottom of the program
    • Fixed conditional horizontal scrollbar
    • More accurately determine which formats tsMuxeR supports

    [*]External Components:

    • Updated InterFrame to 2.3.0, which:
      • Increased speed
      • Improved quality in high-action scenes
      • Optimised memory use
      • Supports more video cards

      [*]Updated MPlayer/MEncoder to SB47, which:

      • Disabled direct rendering for non-ref frames only again
      • Fixes a bug which detected transport streams as finished when they weren't

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0:

It is recommended to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. For Windows users you can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

For all versions:

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to uninstall the older version before installing the new one.

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I'm having problems with UMS wanting to display certain subtitles in movies. But it seems that PMS will at least play them correctly. So at the moment, I bounce to which ever I need. Lately though, Cineva hasn't been a problem on any movies.

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I'm having problems with UMS wanting to display certain subtitles in movies. But it seems that PMS will at least play them correctly. So at the moment, I bounce to which ever I need. Lately though, Cineva hasn't been a problem on any movies.

You definitely have the disable subtitles option checked off? That is what I do.

And yeah I have to say, ever since I switched to UMS, I have not had a single Cinavia issue (knock on wood).

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You definitely have the disable subtitles option checked off? That is what I do.

And yeah I have to say, ever since I switched to UMS, I have not had a single Cinavia issue (knock on wood).

I normally have it checked, but I've unchecked it, and did every other option I thought could be with it, and for some movies, it just refuses to show them. It's only on a select few though. But what it doesn't wan to show, PMS will do just fine.

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I've always struggled to setup subtitles properly (for example have them on but only display on foreign language tracks). It seems some language tracks aren't flagged correctly which just turns on subs by default (and therefore transcodes).

I put definitely disable on, and when I need them I go into the transcode folder and manually select them.

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I've always struggled to setup subtitles properly (for example have them on but only display on foreign language tracks). It seems some language tracks aren't flagged correctly which just turns on subs by default (and therefore transcodes).

I put definitely disable on, and when I need them I go into the transcode folder and manually select them.

I used to do that, but UMS stopped showing subtitles , even when I selected it from the transcode folder, if I had the "Disable Subtitles" box checked. UMS would work normally if I picked the correct one on the transcode folder, except for a few select movies.

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**** cinavia! Ta for the update ;)

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