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Universal Media Server 10.2.0
by Razvan Serea
Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
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Universal Media Server 10.2.0 changelog:
Added option to skip the first-run wizard (thanks, Ahmed Adan!) Improved speed of API lookups by up to 3x Improved support for MusicBrainz (thanks, ik666!) Fixed support for some languages, e.g. Arabic Fixed and secured some URLs in the code and docs Translation updates via Crowdin
Arabic (100%) (thanks, خليل مراطلة !) Catalan (100%) (thanks, nikodeimos!) French (100%) (thanks, Archaos!) Hungarian (100%) (thanks, Viktor Kozma!) Slovak (99%) (thanks, Dušan!) Swedish (100%) (thanks, Erik Karlsson!) Dependency updates
Bump CheckStyle to 8.40 Renderers
Added support for MediaPlayer by PeteManchester Added support for nextCP/2 Fix auto loading for Sony UBP-X800 Download: Universal Media Server 10.2.0 | 160.0 MB (Open Source)
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View: Universal Media Server Website
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By Usama Jawad96
The PlayStation Network is down for certain games
by Usama Jawad
Microsoft's Xbox Live service had an outage yesterday, resulting in gamers facing problems in connecting to it. This caused failed purchases, inability to sign in for some users, issues in launching certain games, and unavailability of xCloud gaming. While Microsoft was able to resolve the problem in six hours, it did admit that the fix took longer than anticipated to apply.
Today, it's the PlayStation Network's turn which appears to be down for several games.
According to Sony's dedicated network service status page, the PlayStation Network is facing issues in the "gaming and social" category. This affects the PlayStation Vita, 3, 4, and 5. The company cautions that:
It's unclear exactly how widespread the problem is, but the status appears to be the same across most regions including the US, UK, and Canada. Engadget reports that while some games like Fortnite and Fall Guys work just fine, players are having issues connecting to others such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Minecraft, Destruction AllStars, and Don't Starve Together.
The issue was officially confirmed by Sony on 6:33PM ET, but earlier reports point to it appearing on 1PM ET, which essentially means that it's been almost 12 hours since the partial outage began. It's currently unclear when a fix will be rolled out, but you can keep an eye on the network service status page for updates in the meantime.
By Namerah S
Colorful action game titled Sifu revealed at State of Play
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
Sony and Soclap have jointly unveiled a new action title slated to arrive on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles. According to the game's website, it will also land on PC via the Epic Games Store. Duly christened Sifu, the game features a colorful world and hand-to-hand combat.
Sifu was unveiled at the State of Play virtual event held today. The PlayStation and PC title plays from a third-person perspective and follows the story of a young man who is a Kung Fu student. Revenge and martial arts appear to be some of the main themes of the upcoming title.
A summary of the game's storyline reads:
Although the announcement trailer highlights martial arts, the blurb for Sifu on its website states that players will be able to use assorted weapons as well. Some of them are detailed to be "throwable objects" and "makeshift weapons".
As of right now, no exact release date for the action game has been disclosed. All we know now is that Sifu will come out sometime in 2021.
By Namerah S
Oddworld: Soulstorm due out April 6, set to join PS Plus in April
by Namerah Saud Fatmi
The next installment in the Oddworld franchise was revealed quite a while back in June last year. Titled Oddworld: Soulstorm, the platform game will continue the storyline of 2014 title Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. At the time, no exact launch date for the eccentric game was revealed.
Today at the State of Play event, Sony took the wraps off of the release date. Oddworld: Soulstorm hits the store on April 6, 2021. It will arrive on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Members of the monthly PlayStation Plus service get two free titles for the PlayStation 4 and one free title for the PlayStation 5 each month as long as they are active subscribers. In a surprise move, developer and publisher Oddworld Inhabitants revealed that Oddworld: Soulstorm will be April's free PS5 title for PS Plus subscribers.
PlayStation 5 users will experience immersive gameplay due to haptic feedback on the DualSense controller. Players will be able to feel the heartbeat of the game's protagonist, Abel during gameplay.
Currently, pre-orders are only open for the PC version of Oddworld: Soulstorm. Those interested in pre-purchasing the title can head to the Epic Games Store where it is priced at $19.99.