Universal Media Server 6.0.0

Universal Media Server

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 5.5.0:


  • Added "Fully played action" setting to control what UMS does with media that has been fully played. The options are:
  • Do nothing
  • Add an overlay to the thumbnail (default)
  • Hide the file
  • Move the file to a different folder
  • Move the file to the recycle/trash bin
  • Added "Thumbnails" renderer config option, to specify whether the renderer can display thumbnails
  • The Status tab updates when media is fast-forwarded or rewound
  • Audio and image thumbnails are output at consistent dimensions
  • Added SquareAudioThumbnails and SquareImageThumbnails renderer configuration options
  • Improved support for thumbnail generation
  • Improved detection of the position of media while playing
  • Improved logging
  • Improved headless support
  • Fixed font size of subtitles
  • Improved filename prettifying
  • Fixed transcoding to LPCM
  • Added and updated tooltips

Stability improvements

  • Fixed and improved automatic cover downloading
  • Fixed OS X version


  • Improved Status tab display for Panasonic TVs
  • Improved VLC for iOS support
  • Improved Panasonic VT60 support


  • Synchronized translations with crowdin
  • External Components:
  • Updated Google gson to 2.5
  • Updated h2database to 1.4.191
  • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.81

Download: Universal Media Server 6.0.0 | Other Systems | 77.5 MB (Open Source)
View: Universal Media Server Website

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