Universal Media Server 8.0.1

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.

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Changes since 7.9.0:


  • Added new Shared Content tab for managing all local and web content

  • Added country flags for audio and subtitles to video thumbnails in TRANSCODE folders

  • Added option to customize the subtitles info that is appended to filenames

  • Made the subtitles info more standardized

  • Greatly optimized memory use and long-term stability (thanks, skeptical!)

  • Improved default web content entries

  • Database cleanup step removes files that are no longer shared

  • Fixed a lot of bugs related to subtitles

  • Fixed functionality of the Back button on the web interface in some situations

  • Fixed "Season" not displaying on subsequent visits in Media Library

  • Optimized performance of Media Library folders

  • Improved reliability when using "Defer to MEncoder" option

  • Fixed some broken Media Library queries

Languages (translations updated via Crowdin)

  • Dutch translation updated

  • Italian translation completed

  • Japanese translation completed

  • Persian translation updated

  • Polish translation completed and validated

  • Russian translation updated

  • Slovenian translation updated

  • Serbian (Cyrillic) translation updated

  • Ukrainian translation updated


  • Allow MP3 streaming on VLC

  • Transcode unsupported audio to MP3 on Samsung JU6400

  • Fixed video transcoding on Sony Bravia EX TVs


  • Updated MediaInfo to 18.12 on Windows and macOS


  • These releases work on all versions of Java 7 onwards.
  • The Windows releases work on Windows Vista onwards.
  • We noticed a bug with the macOS installer where sometimes it failed to update the version, so we have stopped releasing that for now. The macOS releases are back to being disk images by default.
  • This post covers the release of both 8.0.0 and 8.0.1, since they were released closely together.
  • This release includes an update to the database, which will mean the initial startup scan will take longer the first time it runs. It will be much faster on subsequent scans.

Download: Universal Media Server 32-bit | 124.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Universal Media Server 64-bit
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website

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