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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.5.1: Windows / Linux

This release makes libraries and files load faster, improves subtitle support, adds 2 new renderers and more!

Note: This release requires Java 7 to be installed. It will not run on Java 6.

  • General:
    • Improved subtitle support on non-PS3 renderers
    • Made library/file loading faster
    • Fixed 24-bit flac support with tsMuxeR
    • Stopped using 2 database locations for media caching on Windows
    • Allow library scanning to be stopped
    • Library scanning interface improvements

    [*]Renderers:

    • Added support for Sony Home Theatre systems
    • Added support for Onkyo TX-NR717
    • Improved Samsung AllShare compatibility

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Thanks!

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DirtyLarry    2,094

Just curious, has anyone ever experienced a crackling sound on their speakers through USM or PSM for that matter? It was not a lot, and would happen at random intervals, but it was definitely enough for me to notice. It would not happen for 10 minutes, then happen like every 10 seconds. Same deal all night pretty much.

It started happening to me last night, and I just redid all the wiring on my entertainment center last weekend so the first thing I thought of was I had a loose wire somewhere, but it turns out I was only getting the crackling with anything streaming through USM. I googled it, and it does seem to be an issue a few other people have had, but no one posted any fixes for it.

So I have a few options. Redo the audio settings on my PS3 itself, or check and see if my settings on USM are perhaps messed up.

I just installed the latest posted USM above (the 2.5.1) and I did a clean install, so perhaps that will fix it, but just wondering if anyone here has experienced the same thing and knows how to fix it?

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.5.2: Windows / Linux

This release fixes a startup error for Java 6 users, fixes media caching and more

  • General:
    • Offer to automatically update Java on Windows from 6 to 7
    • Fixed library updating with cache enabled
    • Made detection of network speed more accurate (thanks, ExSport!)
    • Library scanning interface improvements
    • Set a higher maximum memory by default via the Windows installer for computers with 4GB+ of RAM

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jerzdawg    338

Just curious, has anyone ever experienced a crackling sound on their speakers through USM or PSM for that matter? It was not a lot, and would happen at random intervals, but it was definitely enough for me to notice. It would not happen for 10 minutes, then happen like every 10 seconds. Same deal all night pretty much.

It started happening to me last night, and I just redid all the wiring on my entertainment center last weekend so the first thing I thought of was I had a loose wire somewhere, but it turns out I was only getting the crackling with anything streaming through USM. I googled it, and it does seem to be an issue a few other people have had, but no one posted any fixes for it.

So I have a few options. Redo the audio settings on my PS3 itself, or check and see if my settings on USM are perhaps messed up.

I just installed the latest posted USM above (the 2.5.1) and I did a clean install, so perhaps that will fix it, but just wondering if anyone here has experienced the same thing and knows how to fix it?

Been using my ump alot more lately (finally watching Walking Dead) and have had zero audio issues. I installed the new version 2 days ago I think, also a clean install and the only issue I ran into so far was some stuttering 40 minutes in (turns out it ran out of buffer, most likely because the laptop is a pos). But no audio issues at all, only setting I changed after clean install was the keep DTS checkbox.

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DirtyLarry    2,094

Been using my ump alot more lately (finally watching Walking Dead) and have had zero audio issues. I installed the new version 2 days ago I think, also a clean install and the only issue I ran into so far was some stuttering 40 minutes in (turns out it ran out of buffer, most likely because the laptop is a pos). But no audio issues at all, only setting I changed after clean install was the keep DTS checkbox.

It just started happening this past Saturday, never saw it prior. So maybe one of my connections is lose somewhere, as I did rewire everything. I did a clean install of UMS though which I have not tried yet, so hoping that does it. It was driving me nuts.

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jerzdawg    338

It just started happening this past Saturday, never saw it prior. So maybe one of my connections is lose somewhere, as I did rewire everything. I did a clean install of UMS though which I have not tried yet, so hoping that does it. It was driving me nuts.

Well if you run the speaker test on your onkyo you should be able to tell if its the speakers/onkyo or the settings in ump. If the crackling is coming out of all speakers only during ump playback, its most likely not the speakers/connections (would be very rare for all of them to get messed up). Didnt you say you saved all your old versions... maybe revert back to an old one to see if it still happens.

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.5.2.2: Windows

This is a Windows-only release.

v2.5.2.1 changes:

  • General:
    • Fixed the startup error introduced in 2.5.2

v2.5.2.2 changes:

  • General:
    • Reverted maximum memory increase

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perochan    151

Anyone knows how to fit the movie resolution to the TV? I play MKV from Mac to my 32 inches TV and it didnt resize to fit the screen. It just went out the edge of the TV.

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.6.0: Windows / Linux / Mac

You can download it from the front page. OS X version coming soon.

This release adds a new feature we're excited about which is Live Subtitles, so instead of having to download subtitles and put them in your folders, now you can do it all automatically! It also sets better subtitle defaults, adds H.264 transcoding support to MEncoder, improves stability and speed and more!

  • General:
    • Added "Live Subtitles" which means you can select subtitles from the Internet via your device. It can be enable on the Navigation/Share Settings page.
    • Improved layout of the Navigation/Share Settings page
    • Implemented default subtitle preferences, to use them:
      • Either use the "Clean Install" option on Windows or put "eng,off;*,eng;*,und" into the "Audio/subtitles language priority" box in the "Subtitles settings" tab on the Transcoding Settings page

      [*]Fixed DTS muxing with FFmpeg

      [*]Added new "precoder" functionality, useful for plugin developers

      [*]Added h.264 encoding support to MEncoder (when renderers specify it)

    [*]Languages:

    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated English settings labels
    • Updated Simplified Chinese translation (thanks, lovenemesis!)

    [*]External Components:

    • Updated h2 database to 1.3.171, which:
      • Increases speed
      • Improves JDK 7 compatibility

      [*]Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows SB52, which:

      • Improves audio sync
      • Improves DVD support
      • Supports filenames with uncommon characters
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Improves sync with Real videos
      • Fixes a crash

      [*]Updated Netty to 3.6.3, which:

      • Makes browsing more stable

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DirtyLarry    2,094

Well if you run the speaker test on your onkyo you should be able to tell if its the speakers/onkyo or the settings in ump. If the crackling is coming out of all speakers only during ump playback, its most likely not the speakers/connections (would be very rare for all of them to get messed up). Didnt you say you saved all your old versions... maybe revert back to an old one to see if it still happens.

I actually did do this without ever seeing your response, and it did prove it was the software. The last one I installed I just did a clean install, and it seems to have fixed itself. I think because I always copy and pasted the configuration file on every install, it eventually maybe got corrupt or something.

Anyone knows how to fit the movie resolution to the TV? I play MKV from Mac to my 32 inches TV and it didnt resize to fit the screen. It just went out the edge of the TV.

Did you ever sort this out? I would think this is either a setting on the PS3 or the TV itself, as I do not think a setting even exists on the software side.

Thanks as always MediocoreNoob for posting the latest build, will install it this weekend. (Y)

And just a general question, recently one of the builds added support for my Onkyo receiver. It was actually in the release notes and it now shows up as a detected device. Has anyone here used just there receiver to play movies? I am wondering how it would wind up doing.

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.6.1: Windows / Linux / Mac

This release fixes several bugs, improves speed, improves compatibility with some renderers and more!

  • General:
    • Added option to toggle H.264 remuxing in FFmpeg
    • Improved stability of Live Subtitles
    • Re-enabled WMP detection
    • Speed improvements
    • Fixed transcoding to Xbox via FFmpeg
    • Added support for WTV files
    • A-to-Z virtual folders support sorting options
    • Fixed a crash with rare MP3 files

    [*]Renderers:

    • Improved Sony Blu-ray Player support (thanks, skeptical!)
    • Fixed exception on Android
    • Fixed stuttering issues with Bravia HX TVs

    [*]Languages:

    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
    • Updated Italian language (thanks, nocciola82!)

    [*]External Components:

    • Updated FFmpeg for Linux to burek's 2013-04-04 build, which:
      • Is compiled statically

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richardsim7    115

Works great, updating all the time. LOVE this program! :D

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.6.2: Windows / Linux

This release improves audio sync, transcoding speed, fixes lots of bugs and more!

  • General:
    • Fixed audio sync when muxing DTS via FFmpeg
    • Improved descriptions in GUI
    • Added support for the file:// protocol in WEB.conf
    • Protocols are matched before extensions in WEB.conf
    • Fixed "Can't assign requested address" bug after update to Java 1.6.0.45 on Mac OS X
    • Added installation instructions to the Linux distribution
    • Fixed incorrect server IP address when starting via UMS.exe or UMS.bat

    [*]External Components:

    • Updated FFmpeg for all operating systems, which:
      • Fixes RTMP bugs
      • Improves support for the following codecs/containers: WMV, MPEG, H.264, Matroska, AVI, AAC, AC-3, WMA, MP3, FLV, OGG
      • Improves 60FPS video support
      • Supports more audio channel layouts
      • Improves pthread support
      • Fixes memory leaks
      • Improves subtitle decoding support
      • Adds support for subtitles character encoding conversion
      • Makes duration estimation more reliable
      • Adds support for .ape files
      • Improves memory use when using hardware acceleration
      • Fixes multithreaded MPEG-4 decoding

      [*]Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 7u21, which:

      • Has lots of security fixes and improvements

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.6.4: Windows / Linux / Mac

This release improves file compatibility on all renderers, makes file list population faster, updates all language flags and more!

This is probably our last 2.x release since we have been working hard on 3.0 which is packed with new features. We will release an alpha or beta version for testing soon.

  • General:
    • Made the menu icon on OS X grayscale to fit with most other programs (thanks, Kefran!)
    • Made file list population faster
    • Added option to ignore certain renderer configurations
    • Improved file compatibility on all renderers

    [*]Renderers:

    • Improved file compatibility on Sony Bravia TVs
    • Improved file compatibility on Samsung TVs

    [*]Languages:

    • Updated English settings
    • Updated all language flags
    • Corrected Slovak language flag
    • Added language flags for Icelandic, Lithuanian and Slovenian

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DirtyLarry    2,094

Anyone check out the 3.0 Alpha 1 yet?

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Version 3.0.0 Alpha 1 is released

by SubJunk ? Thu May 16, 2013 10:38 am

General:

This release has many new features like video resuming, configuration wizard, filename prettifying, 5.1 audio output for Xbox, automatic transcoding quality adjustment, better transcoding quality, more complete subtitle support for FFmpeg, better iTunes integration and more!

Download: Windows ? Linux ? OS X

Changes since 2.6.4:

General:

  • 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 the ability to resume videos after closing the program, for details on its use see the tooltip on the Navigation tab
  • Transcoding quality automatically adjusts for content and network speed by default, allowing wireless users an easier experience
  • Improved memory defaults on Windows
  • Improved video transcoding quality by default
  • Improved audio transcoding quality in FFmpeg by default
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Added tooltips to several options to make them clearer
  • OS X build runs optimized Java 7 code
  • Renderers:
    • Xbox 360 supports 5.1 audio
    • Faster transcoding on Xbox 360
    • Added profile for Samsung D7000 TVs

    [*]Languages:

    • Added English (UK) to the list of languages
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, Alfredo Ramos and uman2k!)

Upgrade Notes:

For all versions:

Some configuration options for 3.x are not compatible with the 2.x releases, so it may be wise to make a backup of your 2.x configuration.

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. Windows users can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Oooo, looks good! Will try.

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DirtyLarry    2,094

Oooo, looks good! Will try.

I used it this weekend, ran flawless, and things were definitely more responsive overall. Go To worked the best it ever has, and it could just be my imagination, but DTS audio sounded really, really damn good. It also seemed to be louder than it ever has been, in a good way though. What I mean is for whatever reasons whenever I streamed movies, I had to turn the volume up, it just was not as loud as the volume coming from games for the PS3. now it seems to be the same, so I do not need to put the volume up louder. Whatever it was, the sound really did sound the best it ever has.

Also I like the little touch they added for the app itself. When you first launch it on your PC, it asks a series of questions (do you have DTS support, what is your networks bandwidth, etc. etc.) and configures everything accordingly. Although I am pretty sure I always set things up correctly manually, was a nice little touch as I said. Seems to be a very solid release.

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jerzdawg    338

I used it this weekend, ran flawless, and things were definitely more responsive overall. Go To worked the best it ever has, and it could just be my imagination, but DTS audio sounded really, really damn good. It also seemed to be louder than it ever has been, in a good way though. What I mean is for whatever reasons whenever I streamed movies, I had to turn the volume up, it just was not as loud as the volume coming from games for the PS3. now it seems to be the same, so I do not need to put the volume up louder. Whatever it was, the sound really did sound the best it ever has.

Also I like the little touch they added for the app itself. When you first launch it on your PC, it asks a series of questions (do you have DTS support, what is your networks bandwidth, etc. etc.) and configures everything accordingly. Although I am pretty sure I always set things up correctly manually, was a nice little touch as I said. Seems to be a very solid release.

cool, Ill install tonight, havent had much content to stream from my pc recently so havent even really looked for new version.

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Kriz    186

Shhweeet!! :D

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Kriz    186

Flawless streaming so far, seems this latest update fixed a few issues..

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v2.6.5: Windows / Linux / Mac

This fixes compatibility with the latest Java update, updates translations and networking stability.

  • General:
    • Made sure it is possible to override thumbnails
    • Fixed RAW image transcoding and support 28 additional RAW file extensions

    [*]Languages:

    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, Alfredo Ramos and uman2k!)

    [*]External Components:

    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.63, which:
      • Adds H.265 (HEVC) support
      • Fixed some crashes with .mov files
      • Improved AVI support

      [*]Updated Netty to 3.6.6

      [*]Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.4, which:

      • Fixes memory errors with the latest Java Runtimes

Upgrade Notes:

For versions prior to 1.5.0

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

For all versions

It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. Windows users can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

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Kriz    186

Been running absolutely flawlessly, ive introduced a few friends to this who now swear by it!

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v3.0.0 Alpha 2: Windows / Linux / OS X - Coming Soon

This improves transcoding quality, file support, multithreading support and fixes many bugs.

Changes since 3.0.0-a1

  • General:
    • Added manual configuration option (hide_subs_info) to hide subtitle info from filenames while browsing
    • FFmpeg starts faster
    • Improved quality of H.264 transcoding by default
    • Added H.264 transcoding quality option
    • Improved speed of list population, though initial folder may be slower
    • VLC video no longer loops
    • Added multithreading support to VLC
    • 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
    • Added thumbnail support to Samsung 2012 ES and EH models (thanks, dmitche3!)
    • Removed the obsolete MPlayerAudio, MPlayerWebAudio and MPlayerWebVideoDump engines
    • 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 layout issues
    • Fixed various bugs
  • Languages:
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, Leroy!)
  • External Components:
    • 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 MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.63, which:
      • Adds H.265 (HEVC) support
      • Fixed some crashes with .mov files
      • Improved AVI support
    • Updated Netty to 3.6.6
    • Updated Thumbnailator to 0.4.4, which:
      • Fixes memory errors with the latest Java Runtimes

 

Upgrade Notes:
Some configuration options for 3.x are not compatible with the 2.x releases, and a lot of them were renamed between 3.0.0-a1 and 3.0.0-a2, so it may be wise to make a backup of your configuration before installing.
It is recommended (but usually not necessary) to delete your UMS.conf file prior to installing this version. Windows users can choose the "clean install" option while installing instead.

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Kriz    186

Yeeeah buddy!

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