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Universal Media Server 9.6.2 [Update]

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.

To see a comparison of popular media servers, click here.

Universal Media Server 9.6.0 changelog:


  • Improved compatibility of files containing both supported and unsupported streams
  • Improved support for MP4 and OGA/OGG audio on the web interface
  • Fixed automatic updating on Windows and macOS
  • Fixed renderer control windows not refocusing on Windows when renderer image was clicked
  • Fixed support for external subtitles when using the se syntax in renderer config
  • Fixed not transcoding embedded subtitles when we should


  • Updated support for external subtitles on VLC for iOS (thanks, JuanPZ!)
  • Updated support for external subtitles on Panasonic VT60

Translation updates via Crowdin:

  • English (British) (5%)
  • Macedonian (0%)

Dependencies updates:

  • commons-io from 2.6 to 2.7
  • exec-maven-plugin from 1.6.0 to 3.0.0
  • JRE from 8 to 14.0.1
  • maven-project-info-reports-plugin from 3.0.0 to 3.1.0
  • metadata-extractor from 2.13.0 to 2.14.0
  • netty from 3.10.6 to 4.1.50
  • oshi-core from 5.1.0 to 5.1.2
  • rome from 1.12.2 to 1.13.1

Changes in v9.6.1:

  • Fixed Linux startup error

Universal Media Server 9.6.2 changelog:


  • Fixed broken browsing on some renderers
  • Fixed broken transcoding on renderers with KeepAspectRatio enabled
  • Improved support for web interface on iOS (thanks, Jeff Puls!)


  • Updated support for external subtitles on VLC for Desktop (thanks, JuanPZ!)

Translation updates via Crowdin

  • Russian (94%)

Dependency updates

  • netty from 4.1.50 to 3.10.6

Download: Universal Media Server 9.6.2 | 161.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
View: Universal Media Server Website

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