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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server 3.4.0: Mac / Windows / Linux


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!

  • 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

 

 

Upgrade Notes:

For all versions below 3.2.0:
If you have enabled FFmpeg's fontconfig or hid the New Media folder, you will need to re-apply those settings.

For all versions below 3.0.0-b1:
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.

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Yay, glad to see an official build out with the cinavia bypass.

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Kriz    186

Yay, glad to see an official build out with the cinavia bypass.

finally! so many films i havnt got round to watching yet becuase of that..

 

Upgrading now!

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server 3.4.1: Mac / Windows / Linux


This release fixes bugs, improves stability and improves speed!

 

  • General:
    • Fixed MPlayer thumbnail generation
    • Fixed support for the MovieInfo and LastFMScrobbler plugins
    • Improved math accuracy
    • Improved thread-safety
    • Improved code speed
    • Minor GUI improvements
  • External Components:
    • Updated JGoodies Forms to 1.6.0
    • Updated Maven Checkstyle plugin to 2.11
    • Updated Maven Doxia Docbook Simple plugin to 1.5
    • Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.3
    • Updated Maven Site plugin to 3.3
    • Updated Maven Surefire Report plugin to 2.16

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richardsim7    115

finally! so many films i havnt got round to watching yet becuase of that..

 

Upgrading now!

You know that only affected AC3 (Dolby Digital) tracks. If you could find said files with DTS tracks you wouldn't have a problem :)

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+Audioboxer    2,876

You know that only affected AC3 (Dolby Digital) tracks. If you could find said files with DTS tracks you wouldn't have a problem :)

You can't pass DTS to your TV though, only a receiver. You can however pass AC3 to your TV. So useful for those without an audio system.

I think anyway lol.

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Kriz    186

You know that only affected AC3 (Dolby Digital) tracks. If you could find said files with DTS tracks you wouldn't have a problem :)

I did not know that! So if it isnt AC3 i shouldnt have any problems no? I dont currently have an audio setup on the tv so not much of an option at the moment!

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richardsim7    115

You can't pass DTS to your TV though, only a receiver. You can however pass AC3 to your TV. So useful for those without an audio system.

I think anyway lol.

Ah good point, yes DTS needs a decoder. But surely so does Dolby Digital?

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Ah good point, yes DTS needs a decoder. But surely so does Dolby Digital?

I think Dolby Digital can just get down mixed to 2.0 by most devices? Not sure.

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richardsim7    115

I think Dolby Digital can just get down mixed to 2.0 by most devices? Not sure.

Yeah sounds about right

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v3.4.2: Mac / Windows / Linux



This release improves audio sync, fixes video playback bugs, improves stability and fixes other bugs!


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

 

 

Upgrade Notes:

For all versions below 3.2.0:
If you have enabled FFmpeg's fontconfig or hid the New Media folder, you will need to re-apply those settings.

For all versions below 3.0.0-b1:
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.

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v3.5.0: Mac / Windows / Linux


This release improves the configuration wizard, program icon, filename prettifying, renderer support, shared folder control, stability, speed and more!

 

  • 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

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v3.6.1: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux

This release improves support for many file types, fixes many bugs, updates translations and more!

 

 

  • General:
    • Made resuming more intuitive
    • Fixed the aspect ratio of thumbnails by default (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed the buffer going nuts after automatic subtitle conversion (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed support for URLs in playlists
    • Fixed error with thumbnails of resume files (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Fixed the user interface when hiding advanced options
  • Languages:
    • Made more strings translatable
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Russian translation (thanks, Tianuchka!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-05-05, which:
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated h2database to 1.3.176, which:
      • Improves stability
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB57, which:
      • Adds AAC encoding support
      • Improves H.265 support
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Improves speed
      • Fixes bugs
  • Like 1

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Kriz    186

Havnt updated mine in a while, ta (Y)

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v3.6.2: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux

This release improves support for wireless connections and many renderers, fixes lots of bugs and more!

  • General:
    • Tweaked the default Wi-Fi settings for smoother playback on slower networks
    • Fixed automatic updating on Windows
    • Fixed a memory leak
    • Fixed several bugs on OS X
    • Optimized code
    • Improved logging
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for LG LA644V Smart TV
    • Improved support for Nokia N900
    • Improved support for Pioneer Kuro
    • Improved support for Samsung mobile devices
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia 4500
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia EX620
    • Improved support for Telstra T-Box
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v3.6.3: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux

This release fixes DTS transcoding, adds and improves support for many renderers, fixes thumbnail seek position and more!

 

  • General:
    • Added and improved documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions, OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter and KeepAspectRatio)
    • Added support for configuring whether UMS can run just one or multiple instances
    • Made the renderer setting KeepAspectRatio more reliable
    • Renamed the renderer option OverrideVideoFilter to OverrideFFmpegVideoFilter
    • Fixed incorrect aspect ratios being cached
    • Fixed thumbnail seek position
    • Fixed bugs with FFmpeg subtitle styles
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for nPlayer, skifta and TwonkyBeam on portable Apple devices (thanks, MattDetroit!)
    • Added support for LG LM620 TVs (thanks, michal-sapsa!)
    • Added support for Sony Bravia W7 series TVs (thanks, shtirlic!)
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for OPPO devices
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Samsung mobile devices
  • Languages:
    • Updated Czech translation
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Apache commons-lang to 3.3.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Logback to 1.1.2, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Maven FindBugs Plugin to 2.5.4
    • Updated Maven Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB55, which:
      • Fixes DTS-ES to AC-3 transcoding
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which:
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated slf4j to 1.7.7

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Thanks. My DTS has been working fine, but as always I'll update.

Love that this app is still going. Hurry up and give the PS4 DLNA Sony....

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DirtyLarry    2,094

Thanks for keeping this thread up to date MediocoreNoob. I go awhile without remembering to check it out, but just grabbed the latest release for both Windows and OS X.

As always with Windows I will install it as a new install. I pretty much have every build of this app installed the past 2 years installed just in case.
I also have had zero DTS issues, but will update just to see what's doing.

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v4.0.0: Mac OS X / Windows (Java 7) / Windows (Java 8) / Linux (Java 7) / Linux (Java 8)

This release adds a web interface, automatic bitrate adjustments to match network speed, improves support for many devices and files including 4k videos, fixes many bugs and more!


Changes since 3.6.4:

  • General:
    • Added a web interface, available at localhost:9001
    • Added option to automatically adjust the maximum bandwidth by measuring the speed of the connection to the devices
    • Added a new transcoding option to allow H.264 video with AAC audio
    • Added "Random" file sorting option
    • Added tooltips to more options in the GUI
    • Added option to use PsPing on Windows to make network speed estimates more accurate (ping_path)
    • Added renderer option LimitFolders to specify whether the renderer has a folder limit
    • Added renderer option SendDateMetadata to specify whether to send last modified date metadata to the renderer
    • Added searching to each folder
    • Added web_port and web_enable settings to UMS.conf
    • Added support for 4k videos by automatically scaling them to a resolution that the renderer supports
    • Made FFmpeg the default transcoding engine
    • Made the buffer more animated
    • Changed the names of transcoding options in renderer config files for clarity
    • Output surround audio (AC-3) instead of stereo (MP2) when using VLC (needs testing)
    • Enabled subtitles in VLC (thanks, tdcosta100!)
    • Improved the TextWrap function, which makes filenames fit better on certain renderers
    • Improved detection of which videos are automatically muxable
    • Made more strings translatable
    • Fixed performing unnecessary network speed checks
    • Fixed a bug with the Recently Played folder
    • Fixed padding in FFmpeg for DVD video resolution
    • Fixed documentation images on Linux
    • Fixed external subtitles sometimes not loading
    • Fixed files with resolutions that are too high for the renderer streaming if they are otherwise supported
    • Fixed the VLC Web Video legacy engine only outputting 25fps
    • Fixed UMS occasionally telling renderers to expect a different video format than they get
    • General speed improvements
    • Updated several descriptions and formatted UMS.conf (user config) and PS3.conf (reference renderer config)
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Google Chromecast
    • Added support for Sony Bravia XBR TVs
    • Improved aspect ratios on Sony Bravia EX TVs
    • Improved support for Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
    • Improved support for AirPlayer
    • Improved support for Android
    • Improved support for BlackBerry
    • Improved support for Cambridge Audio Blu-ray players
    • Improved support for D-Link DSM-510
    • Improved support for Freebox HD
    • Improved support for Freecom Music Pal
    • Improved support for LG Smart TV Upgrader
    • Improved support for OPPO Blu-ray players
    • Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs
    • Improved support for Popcorn Hour
    • Improved support for Pioneer Kuro
    • Improved support for Realtek media players
    • Improved support for Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile devices
    • Improved support for Showtime
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia TVs, media players, Blu-ray players and Xperia devices
    • Improved support for Streamium
    • Improved support for Telstra T-Box
    • Improved support for VideoWeb TV
    • Improved support for Vizio TVs
    • Improved support for WDTV Live
    • Improved support for XBMC
    • Improved support for Xbox 360
  • Languages:
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)

 

 

Changes since 4.0.0-b1:

  • General:
    • Made the buffer more animated
    • Added web_port and web_enable settings to UMS.conf
    • Added support for 4k videos by automatically scaling them to a resolution that the renderer supports
    • Added renderer option SendDateMetadata to specify whether to send last modified date metadata to the renderer
    • Improved detection of which videos are automatically muxable
    • Fixed and improved web interface search
    • Fixed web interface content-type
    • Fixed images on web interface on Linux and OS X
    • Fixed documentation images on Linux
    • Fixed occasional error on Linux when packing debug files
    • Fixed external subtitles sometimes not loading
    • Fixed files with resolutions that are too high for the renderer streaming if they are otherwise supported
    • Fixed the VLC Web Video legacy engine only outputting 25fps
    • Fixed UMS occasionally telling renderers to expect a different video format than they get
    • General speed improvements
    • Updated several descriptions and formatted UMS.conf
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Sony Bravia XBR TVs
    • Improved support for Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod)
    • Improved support for AirPlayer
    • Improved support for Android
    • Improved support for BlackBerry
    • Improved support for Cambridge Audio Blu-ray players
    • Improved support for Chromecast
    • Improved support for D-Link DSM-510
    • Improved support for Freebox HD
    • Improved support for Freecom Music Pal
    • Improved support for LG Smart TV Upgrader
    • Improved support for OPPO Blu-ray players
    • Improved support for Popcorn Hour
    • Improved support for Pioneer Kuro
    • Improved support for Realtek media players
    • Improved support for Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile devices
    • Improved support for Showtime
    • Improved support for Sony Bravia TVs, media players, Blu-ray players and Xperia devices
    • Improved support for Streamium
    • Improved support for Telstra T-Box
    • Improved support for VideoWeb TV
    • Improved support for Vizio TVs
    • Improved support for WDTV Live
    • Improved support for XBMC
    • Improved support for Xbox 360
    • Recognize Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when they connect to the web interface
  • Languages:
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
  • Like 1

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v4.0.1: OS X (Java 6) / OS X (Java 7) / Windows (Java 7) / Windows (Java 8) / Linux (Java 7) / Linux (Java 8)

This release adds options for greater control over subtitles, optimizes bandwidth use for better wireless performance, improves file compatibility and fixes several bugs!

 

  • General:
    • Added option InternalSubtitlesSupported to renderer configs for greater control over file compatibility
    • Added option "Force external subtitles"
    • Added the option "Use embedded style" to FFmpeg instead of just MEncoder
    • Fixed a bug with the adaptive bitrate setting GUI
    • Fixed bugs with subtitles not being loaded
    • Fixed displaying the Windows-specific "prevent operating system from sleeping" option on other operating systems
    • Fixed FFmpeg sometimes sending too many audio channels
    • Fixed FFmpeg using a bitrate too high for audio transcoding
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated FFmpeg to builds from 2014-07-16, which:
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs
  • Like 1

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MediocreNoob    15

(subjunk updates so fast sometimes I miss a version so posting this for the sake of having all versions [maybe incase the latest version won't work for someone])
 
Universal Media Server v4.0.2: OS X (Java 7) / OS X (Java 8) // Windows (Java 7) / Windows (Java 8) // Linux (Java 7) / Linux (Java 8)

This release fixes Live Subtitles support, fixes external subtitle support on Samsung TVs, improves support for other renderers, fixes bugs and more!

  • General:
    • The Java 8 build on Windows offers to update Java 7
    • Added all default renderer values to PS3.conf to make it easier to support new renderers
    • Added documentation and formatting to PS3.conf
    • Fixed automatic Java download/installation on Windows for users without it
    • Fixed the Live Subtitles feature
    • Fixed external subtitle support
  • Renderers:
    • Improved support for DirecTV HR
    • Improved support for Panasonic TVs
    • Improved support for Samsung devices
  • External Components:
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u11, which:
      • Improves security
    • Updated Maven Compiler Plugin to 3.1

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v4.0.3: OS X (Java 7) / OS X (Java 8) // Windows (Java 7) / Windows (Java 8) // Linux (Java 7) / Linux (Java 8)

This release improves folder population speed, fixes external subtitles and file support bugs, fixes and updates translations and more!

  • General:
    • Fixed MP4 support on some renderers
    • Fixed transcoded video resolutions with odd numbers on some renderers
    • Fixed error when retrieving audio channels
    • Updated descriptions in UMS.conf
  • Renderers:
    • Fixed audio support on WDTV Live (thanks, DualC!)
    • Fixed external subtitle support on Samsung devices
    • Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
  • Languages:
    • Fixed Spanish translation
    • Updated most translations in minor ways
    • Updated Dutch translation (thanks, leroy!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated MediaInfo for Windows to 0.7.69, which:
      • Improves folder population times
      • Improves stability
      • Improves detection of HEVC streams
      • Fixes bugs

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MediocreNoob    15

Universal Media Server v4.1.0: OS X (Java 7) / OS X (Java 8) :: Windows (Java 7) / Windows (Java 8) :: Linux (Java 7) / Linux (Java 8)

This release improves file support - especially for files with subtitles - improves speed, adds Xbox One support, fixes bugs and more!

 

 

  • General:
    • Added previous and next buttons to web interface
    • Added the ability to prioritize renderer loading order
    • Windows uninstaller no longer deletes custom renderer configs
    • Windows uninstaller no longer leaves behind unused files
    • Windows automatic updater downloads the correct build for the user's Java version
    • FFmpeg defers to MEncoder for transcoding subtitles by default
    • Fixed subtitles stretching bug
    • Fixed startup crash on non-Windows operating systems
    • Fixed subtitles not being transcoded when the renderer supported streaming the file
    • Fixed automatic wireless quality optimizations not being applied
    • Improved logging and log packing
    • Speed improvements
  • Renderers:
    • Added support for Xbox One via DLNA
    • Improved support for Panasonic VT60 TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated Spanish translation (thanks, AlfredoRamos!)
  • External Components:
    • Updated Java Runtime Environment automatic downloader for Windows to 8u20, which:
      • Improves security
    • Updated FFmpeg for Windows and OS X to builds from 2014-08-28, which:
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Fixes bugs

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+Audioboxer    2,876

Thanks :)

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Universal Media Server v4.1.1: Mac OS X (Java 7) / Mac OS X (Java 8) :: Windows (Java 7) / Windows (Java 8) :: Linux (Java 8) / Linux (Java 8)

This release improves speed, improves file support and fixes bugs!

  • General:
    • Made videos start faster sometimes when using FFmpeg
    • Improved accuracy when parsing rare files
    • Improved folder population speed
    • Fixed x264 transcoding when using recent versions of MEncoder
    • Fixed Windows Java 6 versions trying to update to Java 7
  • Renderers:
    • Fixed external subtitle streaming support on Samsung TVs
  • Languages:
    • Updated French translation (thanks, Kirvx!)
    • Updated Spanish translation
  • External Components:
    • Updated MPlayer/MEncoder for Windows to SB59, which:
      • Fixes decoding of PGS subtitles
      • Improves support for many containers and codecs
      • Improves 3D compatibility on some devices
      • Fixes bugs
    • Updated Netty to 3.9.4, which:
      • Improves security
      • Fixes bugs
      • Improves memory use

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