Universal Media Server 4.0.0-a1 adds Chromecast support, fixes bugs

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.

When using the default options in UMS, no codecs are needed. The only time you need codec is to use the AviSynth engine. In that case K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is recommended. If you already have codecs or a codec pack installed, uninstall them first and restart the computer before installing K-Lite. In the installer options select "Lots of stuff", the rest can be left at defaults.

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Changes since 3.6.2:


  • Added a web interface, available at localhost:9001
  • Added a new transcoding option to allow H.264 video with AAC audio
  • Added documentation for more renderer options to PS3.conf (CustomFFmpegOptions and OverrideVideoFilter)
  • Added support for configuring whether UMS can run just one or multiple instances
  • 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!)
  • Made FFmpeg the default transcoding engine
  • Improved the TextWrap function, which makes filenames fit better on certain renderers
  • Fixed padding in FFmpeg for DVD video resolution


  • Added support for Google Chromecast
  • 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 OPPO devices
  • Improved support for Panasonic TX-L32V10E TVs


  • 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 Git Commit ID Plugin to 2.1.9
  • Updated Netty to 3.9.1, which: Fixes bugs
  • Updated slf4j to 1.7.7

Download: Universal Media Server 4.0.0-a1 | Other Systems | 44.1 MB (Open Source)
View: Universal Media Server Website | Changelog

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