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Universal Media Server 11.0.0

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.

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Universal Media Server 11.0.0 release notes - since 10.21.1:


  • Uses image backgrounds and logos for movies, TV series and episodes on the web interface
  • Web interface switches between dark and light themes in Media Library based on background images
  • Automatic quality adjustment on web interface, with optional manual settings
  • Improved video forward-backward positioning in videos via the web video player
  • Improved web interface design
  • Improved web video player design
  • Improved API metadata matches for TV series
  • Added HLS video option which may improve support for transcoding via some renderers like Philips TVs
  • Log splitting/zipping (#2608)
  • Implemented network state scanner
  • Show the addresses of servers on the Status tab (#2372)
  • Allow to set the log level of FFmpeg in its engine settings in the desktop UI (#2677)
  • Increased maximum memory limit on macOS to match Windows
  • Fixed Restart server when network interface becomes available (#2615)
  • Fixed Network Interface not found (#1485)
  • Fixed GetProtocolInfo not being recieved (#2338)
  • Fixed Font scaling issues on some elements of the GUI for some users (#2549)
  • Fixed UMS doesn't free DLNA ports after closing (#739)
  • Fixed Service wrapper for Windows doesn't work with 64 bit JVM (#767)
  • Fixed Deinstallation does not remove autostart entry for wrapper.exe (#2343)
  • Fixed Attempt to remove medias.lock on install/startup (#2838)
  • Fixed Media Library no longer populated and startup scan slowness (#2826)
  • Fixed Cound not open the default web browser: The BROWSE action is not supported on the current platform! (#2725)
  • Added editable server-side playlist support
  • Prevent users from enabling startup scanning while the cache is disabled
  • Removed second toolbar on the web interface video page
  • Increased speed of API lookups
  • Improved video and TV series posters
  • Fixed some API metadata not updating
  • Fixed Resume videos on the web interface
  • Fixed API response handling
  • Backgrounds for TV series, episodes and movies fade in
  • Image backgrounds in Media Library without text are prioritized over ones with text
  • Match more TV series in API
  • Use markdown in changelog
  • Use main branch instead of master
  • Fixed audio files detected as video files


  • Samsung 2021 TVs use HLS transcoding

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  • Started using Renovate for dependency tracking
  • Added x64 windows service wrapper
  • Replaced Cling with JUPnP
  • Update actions/cache action to v3
  • Update actions/checkout action to v3
  • Update dependency com.github.spotbugs:spotbugs-maven-plugin to v4.7.0.0
  • Update dependency moment.js to v2.29.3
  • Update dependency pako to v1.0.11
  • Bump checkstyle from 9.3 to 10.2
  • Bump Jackson from 2.13.1 to
  • Bump JRE from 8u332 to 17.0.3
  • Bump metadata-extractor from 2.17.0 to 2.18.0
  • Bump Video.js from 7.13.3 to 7.19.2
  • Fixed support for latest Maven versions

Download: Universal Media Server 11.0.0 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
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