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.
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Changes since 7.3.1:
- Uses the media folders by default on Windows and macOS instead of the whole user directory
- Added support for using GPU (video cards) for decoding via FFmpeg (thanks, onon765trb!)
- Added option for higher quality audio resampling via FFmpeg (thanks, onon765trb!)
- Files downloaded via the web interface have the correct filename (thanks, js-kyle!)
- Improved stability when using custom FFmpeg settings (thanks, onon765trb!)
- Made plugin web queries use SSL/HTTPS
- Stop sometimes throwing errors when downgrading versions
- Disabled the broken minimization on macOS
- Fixed the wizard file chooser not working on macOS
Languages (translations updated via Crowdin)
- Chinese Traditional translation completed
- French translation completed and validated
- Italian translation updated
- Polish translation completed and validated
- Fixed aspect ratio of transcoded videos on Panasonic ST60 TVs
Compatibility notes: These releases work on all versions of Java 7 onwards. The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.
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