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Universal Media Server 6.4.0

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.

To see a comparison of popular media servers, click here

Changes since 6.3.2:

General

  • Regularly initiate UPnP searches for new renderers
  • Added renderer config settings HalveBitrate and SupportedVideoBitDepths
  • Prevent sleep mode while streaming by default
  • Tweaked language
  • Improved/fixed some documentation (thanks, Sami32!)
  • Improved file parsing speed
  • Improved logging
  • FFmpeg no longer defers to MEncoder for embedded fonts since it supports them
  • FFmpeg no longer defers to MEncoder for internal ASS subtitles
  • ALIVE messages send less frequently by default
  • Fixed support for CMYK JPEG images
  • Fixed 24-bit FLAC fake videos showing up for non-PS3 renderers
  • Fixed unsupported subtitles being streamed
  • Fixed transcoding bitrate in rare cases
  • Fixed MIME types for WAV audio and TIFF images
  • Fixed renderer TextWrap
  • Fixed renderers only being detected if they are started before UMS

Renderers:

  • Added support for VLC on Apple TV
  • Improved video quality on wireless networks for Panasonic VT60
  • Improved support for subtitles on Panasonic CX700 Series TVs
  • Improved support for Panasonic CX680 Series TVs
  • Improved support for Panasonic E6 Series TVs
  • Improved support for Sony Bravia NX800 TVs (thanks, prescott66!)
  • Improved detection of Vizio TVs

Languages:

  • Czech translation was completed (thanks, jirkapas and panther7!)
  • French translation was completed and validated (thanks, archaos, Kielo, Kirvx, misterfred and Nadar!)
  • Italian translation was completed (thanks, alebrambilla1986, av3c01, bonatigennaro7, FoxGhost07, fsc_mar, johnjonh, jumputer, morag87, RickyReds, supp and vladiesel!)
  • Polish translation was completed and validated (thanks, anonymodmous, K4r0lSz, Nadar and robo25!)
  • Russian translation was completed (thanks, antonyfg, dronidzer, guzu-guzu, lxnderty, Nadar and Tianuchka!)
  • Swedish translation was completed (thanks, klebom, linushg111, mattias_karlsson_89, millenniumb, Nadar, qwert352, rchk, richarda, Rowly, sebastianboos, Stetoskop, strayhat and swarish!)
  • Turkish translation was completed and validated (thanks, hasanbahcekapili, OnarEngincan and onuroztemizel!)

External Components:

  • Updated FFmpeg to builds from this month
  • Updated FLAC to 1.3.1 (thanks, Sami32!)
  • Updated h2database to 1.4.192
  • Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.86

Download: Universal Media Server 6.4.0 | Other Systems | 78.5 MB (Open Source)
View: Universal Media Server Website

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